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

Recap: January 2020 Meeting with Megan O’Neill

Dear Members, On January 23, approximately 70 SECWAC members and guests gathered at the First Congregational Church in Old Lyme to hear Megan O’Neill speak on her work at Imagine Scholar in South […]

3 | February 2020

Monday 7:36 PM

Press Release: Megan O’Neill, Imagine Scholar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact:Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Megan O’Neill, Imagine Scholar, presents “A Different Look at Rural African Education” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council meeting takes place […]

8 | January 2020

Wednesday 1:55 PM

Recap: December 2019 Meetings

Dear Members, We had 2 SECWAC events in December: Sarah Wiliarty from Wesleyan University spoke to us on December 12 on the ever-evolving situation of “The Rise of Populism in Europe”, while on […]

8 | January 2020

Wednesday 12:51 PM

Press Release: Sarah Wiloarty, Wesleyan University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact:Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Sarah Wiliarty, Associate Professor Wesleyan University, presents “The Rise of Populism in Europe” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council meeting takes […]

3 | December 2019

Tuesday 11:33 AM

Recap: November 2019 Meetings

Dear Members, We had a large gathering at Connecticut College on November 12th to hear Katherine Brown, President of Global Ties USA, speak on the subject of the Press and Diplomacy in Afghanistan.  […]

3 | December 2019

Tuesday 11:26 AM

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

Recap: Jonathan Starr, October 2019

Dear Members, On October 24th, approximately 95 SECWAC members and guests gathered at the First Congregational Church in Old Lyme to hear Jonathan Starr speak on his work building the Abaarso School of […]

4 | November 2019

Monday 7:47 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

Recap: Quarterly Colloquium

SECWAC Quarterly Colloquium Meeting (Q4 2019) and SECWAC/Essex Meadows Community Partnership Recaps Dear Members, On October 10, about 90 members and guests gathered at the First Congregational Church in Old Lyme for the […]

17 | October 2019

Thursday 6:34 PM

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

Press Release: Daalder & Lindsay, US’s Abdication of Global Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Ivo H. Daalder, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and James M. Lindsay, Council on Foreign Relations, present […]

16 | April 2019

Tuesday 10:15 PM

Recap: CJ Chivers, March 2019

Dear Members, On Tuesday, March 12, those of us gathered at Connecticut College witnessed a moving presentation by an individual very familiar with the “sharp end” of US foreign policy. CJ Chivers, soldier, […]

20 | March 2019

Wednesday 11:19 AM

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