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

Past Speakers Fall 2013-Spring 2019

List of Past Speakers that have presented at SECWAC Meetings: 2018-2019 Season June 2019 – Peter Rutland, Wesleyan University, “Brexit: Why did it happen, and what comes next?” May 2019 – Ivo H. Daalder […]

15 | May 2019

Wednesday 10:00 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

Recap: Carl Zimmer, February 2019

Dear Members, Those of you fortunate to be among the 70+ attendees at the February SECWAC meeting at Connecticut College last week enjoyed a tour-de-force presentation on international affairs in the deep history […]

25 | February 2019

Monday 2:23 PM

Recap: Caroleen Sayej, January 2019

Dear Members, At our first meeting of 2019, held at Connecticut College on January 28, Caroleen Sayej, Professor of Government and International Relations at the college, spoke to us of the important role […]

1 | February 2019

Friday 11:15 AM

Recap: Rob Hernandez, December 2018

Dear Members, If you were among the capacity crowd of over 120 members and guests attending the December meeting at the Old Lyme Country Club, you know you were in the presence of […]

18 | December 2018

Tuesday 8:11 PM

Recap: Charles Sennot, November 2018

Dear Members, The third meeting of the 2018-2019 SECWAC Speaker season was held at Connecticut College, New London, on November 14th, with some 70-odd members and guests hearing about the current status of […]

25 | November 2018

Sunday 10:30 PM

Recap: SECWAC Meeting October 2018

Dear Members, At our second meeting of the 2018-2019 season, held at the Old Lyme Country Club on October 24, we were treated to a wonderful review of the current state of the […]

30 | October 2018

Tuesday 10:58 AM

Recap: Captain Paul Whitescarver, September 2018

Dear Members, I hope you had the good fortune to attend our inaugural meeting of the 2018-2019 Speaker Season last week at Connecticut College. After our Annual and Board meetings at which Milt […]

28 | September 2018

Friday 12:20 PM

Student Insight: John Lewis Gaddis, June 2018

By Julia Stout, SECWAC Intern On June 4, SECWAC hosted Yale Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, John Lewis Gaddis, at Connecticut College for a talk on his new book: On Grand Strategy. To […]

20 | June 2018

Wednesday 7:03 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

Press Release: CJ Chivers, Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org CJ Chivers, Author and former US Marine Corps Officer, presents “Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq” […]

25 | February 2019

Monday 2:43 PM

Press Release: Carl Zimmer, ‘The Deep History of Global Affairs’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Carl Zimmer, Author and Journalist, presents ‘The Deep History of Global Affairs’ Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council […]

1 | February 2019

Friday 11:32 AM

Recap: Caroleen Sayej, January 2019

Dear Members, At our first meeting of 2019, held at Connecticut College on January 28, Caroleen Sayej, Professor of Government and International Relations at the college, spoke to us of the important role […]

1 | February 2019

Friday 11:15 AM

Press Release: Caroleen Sayej, “Nationalism in Post-Saddam Iraq”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Caroleen Sayej, Associate Professor of Government and International Relations at Connecticut College, presents ‘Patriotic Ayatollahs: Nationalism in Post-Saddam […]

19 | December 2018

Wednesday 8:01 PM

Recap: Rob Hernandez, December 2018

Dear Members, If you were among the capacity crowd of over 120 members and guests attending the December meeting at the Old Lyme Country Club, you know you were in the presence of […]

18 | December 2018

Tuesday 8:11 PM

Recap: Captain Paul Whitescarver, September 2018

Dear Members, I hope you had the good fortune to attend our inaugural meeting of the 2018-2019 Speaker Season last week at Connecticut College. After our Annual and Board meetings at which Milt […]

28 | September 2018

Friday 12:20 PM

Thank You Letter to SECWAC Members

June 17, 2018 Dear Friend of SECWAC, On behalf of the Program Committee, I write to thank you for your support of SECWAC during our 2017-2018 Speaker Season.  As we prepare for the […]

20 | June 2018

Wednesday 2:20 PM

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