Press Release: Peter Beinart, America and the World in the Biden Era

Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Peter Beinart presents, “America and the World in the Biden Era” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council virtual meeting takes place on Wednesday, […]

23 | November 2020

Monday 4:38 PM

Press Release: Marissa Turnbull, Indigenous Rights in the 21st Century

Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  Marissa Turnbull presents, “Indigenous Rights in the 21st Century” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council virtual meeting takes place on Wednesday, November 18 […]

12 | November 2020

Thursday 9:36 PM

Past Speakers Fall 2013-Fall 2020

List of Past Speakers that have presented at SECWAC Meetings: 2020-2021 Season (to date, as-of Nov. 2020) November 2020 – Marissa Turnbull, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, “Indigenous Rights in […]

12 | November 2020

Thursday 8:34 PM

Press Release: Michael Kimmage, The Abandonment of the West

Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  Michael Kimmage presents “The Abandonment of the West: The History of an Idea in American Foreign Policy” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council virtual […]

12 | October 2020

Monday 7:01 PM

Recap: September 2020 Presentations with George Packer and David Shimer

George Packer, Quarterly Colloquium In case you missed our September 30th Zoom meeting with author and journalist George Packer speaking on the life of US diplomat Richard Holbrooke and the End of the […]

5 | October 2020

Monday 3:02 PM

Press Release: Dean Accardi, ‘India, Pakistan, and the War Over Kashmir’

Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  Dean Accardi, Ph.D. presents, “India, Pakistan, and the War over Kashmir” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council virtual meeting takes place on Thursday, October […]

5 | October 2020

Monday 2:51 PM

Press Release: George Packer, ‘Our Man: Richard Holbrooke’

Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  George Packer presents “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council virtual meeting takes place […]

21 | September 2020

Monday 8:18 PM

Press Release: David Shimer, Rigged

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  David Shimer presents, “Rigged: America, Russia, and One Hundred Years of Covert Electoral Interference” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council […]

8 | September 2020

Tuesday 4:38 PM

Press Release: Admiral John B Padgett III, US Navy

Admiral John B Padgett III, US Navy (Ret’d), presents, “US Submarine Employment and Effectiveness in a Dynamic World: Stealth, Mobility and Firepower” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council virtual meeting takes place on Tuesday, June […]

19 | June 2020

Friday 11:21 AM

Recap: Dr. Saad Omer, Virtual Quarterly Colloquium June 2020

In case you missed our June 3, 2020, Zoom meeting with Dr. Saad Omer, Director of the Yale Institute for Global Health at Yale University, on “COVID-19 Epidemiology, Evidence-based Policy and Prospects for […]

18 | June 2020

Thursday 4:43 PM

Press Release: Peter Beinart, America and the World in the Biden Era

Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Peter Beinart presents, “America and the World in the Biden Era” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council virtual meeting takes place on Wednesday, […]

23 | November 2020

Monday 4:38 PM

Press Release: Marissa Turnbull, Indigenous Rights in the 21st Century

Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  Marissa Turnbull presents, “Indigenous Rights in the 21st Century” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council virtual meeting takes place on Wednesday, November 18 […]

12 | November 2020

Thursday 9:36 PM

Press Release: Michael Kimmage, The Abandonment of the West

Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  Michael Kimmage presents “The Abandonment of the West: The History of an Idea in American Foreign Policy” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council virtual […]

12 | October 2020

Monday 7:01 PM

Community Safety: COVID-19 Response

March 13, 2020 Dear Members, In view of the developing COVID-19 pandemic, and in the interests of your safety and that of the wider community, we have decided to cancel our two March […]

23 | March 2020

Monday 9:15 AM

Press Release: Esam Boraey, Egyptian Political Activist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  Esam Boraey, Egyptian Political Activist, presents “The Development of Democracy in Egypt” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council meeting takes […]

3 | February 2020

Monday 7:40 PM

Press Release: Katherine Brown, Global Ties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact:Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Katherine Brown, President and CEO Global Ties US, presents, “Afghanistan: Storytelling of America’s Longest War” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council […]

4 | November 2019

Monday 8:10 PM

Press Release: Jonathan Starr, It Takes a School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Jonathan Starr, Abaarso School of Science and Technology, Somaliland, presents, “It Takes a School” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council […]

17 | October 2019

Thursday 6:45 PM

Press Release: SECWAC Quarterly Colloquium with Emma Sky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Emma Sky, Jackson Institute, Yale University, presents “In a Time of Monsters – A Middle East in Revolt” This Southeast […]

22 | September 2019

Sunday 5:25 PM

Press Release: GREAT DECISIONS, Coming to America: A Refugee’s Story

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Will Kneerim (IRIS) & Mohammed Hamou (Old Lyme resident & Syrian refugee) present “Coming to America: A Refugee Story” Brought […]

22 | August 2019

Thursday 9:18 PM

Press Release: Gordon Chang, America’s Grandest Wager: China

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Gordon Chang, China expert and author, presents, “America’s Grandest Wager: China” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council meeting takes place […]

22 | August 2019

Thursday 9:01 PM

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