Press Release: Peter Rutland, Brexit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Paul Nugent, Executive Director
Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council
860-388-9241, info@secwac.org

Peter Rutland, Wesleyan University, presents “Brexit: Why did it happen, and what comes next?

Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council meeting takes place on June 27th at Old Lyme Country Club

$20 for the General Public; Free for SECWAC members, students, and educators

Waterford, CT (June 18, 2019) – The Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) announced today that Peter Rutland is to speak on ‘Brexit: Why did it happen, and what comes next?’ at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 at Old Lyme Country Club, 40 McCurdy Rd, Old Lyme, CT 06371.

The Brexit referendum has triggered a constitutional crisis with profound implications for Britain’s political and economic future. It exposed deep flaws in the country’s political system and social identity. Why did the crisis happen, and what does the future hold? Peter Rutland was a visiting professor at Manchester University in 2016 and witnessed the referendum first hand. Rutland is the Colin and Nancy Campbell Professor in Global Issues and Democratic Thought, and Professor of Government at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.

A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the main event beginning at 6:00 p.m. The presentation is a part of the SECWAC 2018-2019 Speaker Series. For non-members, tickets ($20) may be purchased at the door; ticket cost can subsequently be applied towards a SECWAC membership. Attendance is free for SECWAC members (and their guests). Join or renew for 2019-20 season, and attend June at no cost. Annual membership September 2019 through June 2020 is $75; $25 for young professionals under 35; free for area educators as well as college and high school students.

Immediately following the presentation, attendees have the option for $35 of attending a dinner with the speaker at The Old Lyme Country Club.  Reservations are required by the morning of Monday, June 24. Please pre-register and pay securely online, call 860-912-5718, or email info@secwac.org to make your reservation (vegetarian option available if reserved in advance).    

Reporters are welcome to attend as guests of the SECWAC Board. Interested reporters should contact Paul Nugent at info@secwac.org or 860-388-9241.

ABOUT SOUTHEAST CONNECTICUT WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL (SECWAC)

SECWAC is a regional, nonprofit, membership organization affiliated with the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA). The organization dates back to 1999, and has continued to arrange 8-10 Speaker Series meetings annually, between September and June. The meetings range in foreign affairs topics, and are hosted at venues along the I-95 corridor, welcoming members and guests from Stonington to Old Saybrook, and beyond.

SECWAC’s mission is “to foster an understanding of issues of foreign policy and international affairs through study, debate, and educational programming.” It provides a forum for nonpartisan, non-advocacy dialogue between members and speakers, who can be U.S. policy makers, educators, authors, and other experts on foreign relations. Learn more at secwac.org.

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CALENDAR LISTING: Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) presents ‘Brexit: Why did it happen, and what comes next?’ with Peter Rutland on Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at Old Lyme Country Club, 40 McCurdy Rd, Old Lyme, CT 06371. Free for members. Annual membership is $75; $25 for young professionals under 35, and free for area students and educators.  More information at secwac.org.

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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.