Neutralizing the Politics of Fear

May 21, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Free for members; $20 walk-in
Paul Nugent
Neutralizing the Politics of Fear

Join us May 21, 2020, (location TBD) for a presentation by Stephen Flynn of Northeastern University titled, “Neutralizing the Politics of Fear: The Case for Bolstering Societal Resilience.” A reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation starting at 6:00 p.m. Following the presentation, there will be an optional dinner ($40 for a meal and additional Q&A with the speaker). Location TBD.

As Founding Director of the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University, Dr. Stephen E. Flynn leads a major university-wide research initiative to inform and advance societal resilience in the face of growing human-made and naturally-occurring turbulence. At Northeastern, he is also Professor of Political Science with faculty affiliations in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs. Dr. Flynn is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on critical infrastructure and supply chain security and resilience.

See Dr. Flynn’s full bio here.

Learn more about the Global Resilience Institute at

Register online for the presentation and dinner here: URL to come!


CANCELED-Minority Languages in World Affairs

When: March 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Where: Old Lyme Country Club, 40 McCurdy Rd, Old Lyme, CT 06371, USA

CANCELED-due to COVID-19 pandemic. Read our Executive Director’s response here. Join us Friday, March 20, 2020, for a luncheon presentation by Nina Garrett, Director of Language Study at Yale. The luncheon will take[…]

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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.