The Deep History of Global Affairs

February 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Crozier Student Center, Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave Pkwy
New London, CT 06320
Free for Members; $20 walk-in
Paul Nugent
The Deep History of Global Affairs @ Crozier Student Center, Connecticut College | New London | Connecticut | United States

Join us February 20, 2019, at the Crozier Student Center at Connecticut College for a presentation by Carl Zimmer, Independent Scholar and Journalist. He will discuss, “The Deep History of Global Affairs.”

More information TBA.


Carl Zimmer is the author of thirteen books about science. His newest book is She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Power, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity. His column Matter appears each week in the New York Times.

Zimmer’s writing has earned a number of awards, including the 2016 Stephen Jay Gould Prize, awarded by the Society for the Study of Evolution to recognize individuals whose sustained efforts have advanced public understanding of evolutionary science. In 2017, he won an Online Journalism Award for his series of articles in which he explored his genome. She Has Her Mother’s Laugh was selected for the shortlist for the 2018 Baillie-Gifford Prize for Nonfiction.

A professor adjunct at Yale University, Zimmer is a familiar voice on programs such as Radiolab. He lives in Madison, Connecticut, with his wife Grace and their children, Charlotte and Veronica. He is, to his knowledge, the only writer after whom a species of tapeworm has been named.


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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.