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

Breaking the Silence

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings […]

15 | June 2020

Monday 6:20 PM

Press Release: Dr. Saad Omer, COVID-19 Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  Dr. Saad Omer, Yale Institute for Global Health, Yale University, presents, “COVID-19 Epidemiology, Evidence-Based Policy and Prospects for Vaccines” This Southeast Connecticut […]

26 | May 2020

Tuesday 9:37 PM

Recap: Steven Flynn, Virtual Meeting May 2020

Dear Members, SECWAC joined the world of virtual meetings on May 7th with our first Zoom session – thanks to those who called in!  Stephen Flynn, Professor of Political Science and Founding Director […]

26 | May 2020

Tuesday 9:18 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

Press Release: Sydney Williams, “Dear Mary: Letters Home from the 10th Mountain Division, 1944-1945”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Sydney Williams, local author and SECWAC member, presents his new book, “Dear Mary: Letters Home from the 10th Mountain Division, […]

22 | August 2019

Thursday 8:47 PM

Recap: Grand Strategy in April and May 2019

Dear Members, I hope that you were able to attend our April and May meetings, held recently a week apart at the First Congregational Church in Old Lyme. The overall topic was similar […]

15 | May 2019

Wednesday 10:10 PM

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