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: Dean Accardi, India, Pakistan, and the War over Kashmir

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  Dean Accardi, Professor of History, Connecticut College, presents “India, Pakistan, and the War over Kashmir” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs […]

10 | March 2020

Tuesday 8:48 PM

Recap: Esam Boraey, February 2020

Dear Members, Our February 13th meeting provided that rare opportunity to SECWAC members and guests to hear first-hand what it is like to stand up to a dictator and try to change your […]

10 | March 2020

Tuesday 8:42 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

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: 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: 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

Mission Statement

The mission of the Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) is to foster an understanding of issues of foreign policy and international affairs by study, debate, and educational programming, primarily through a Speakers Series of 8 to 10 monthly meetings.