Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council is a regional membership organization. Our members include a diverse group of regional citizens with backgrounds in education, medicine, law, business, academia, media, humanitarian, civic organizations, and beyond. Government officials, as well as active duty and retired military personnel, are also active members. SECWAC happily accepts those interested in foreign policy and world affairs from any walk of life.
2020-2021 half-year prorated membership dues for speaker events February-June 2021:
Members are encouraged to refer friends and colleagues for membership who share an interest in discussing and educating themselves and others on world affairs.
A guest of a member may attend once as a complimentary guest; thereafter, the guest/walk-in rate is $20 per person.
Members of the Press are invited to attend meetings as a guest of the Board – contact Executive Director Paul Nugent to arrange.
(left to right) Paul Nugent, Executive Director, SECWAC; Eric Trager, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 2017 speaker; Milton Walters, Chairman, SECWAC; Andreas Mink, SECWAC Board Member
SECWAC members during Q&A
SECWAC members are also members of the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA), the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots organization in the United States dedicated to educating and engaging the American public on global issues. Over 500,000 people a year benefit from their network programming, including members and participants.
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.