Press Release: The Man Who Ran Washington

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

Peter Baker and Susan Glasser present, “The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III”

This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council virtual meeting takes place on Wednesday, January 27 via Zoom

Waterford, CT (January 14, 2020) – The Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) announced today that Peter Baker and Susan Glasser are to speak on their new biography of former Secretary of State James A. Baker III and his impact on Washington and the world at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, via Zoom. The virtual presentation is free for members; $20 for non-members. Registration is required.

“The Man Who Ran Washington”: Peter Baker and Susan Glasser discuss their new biography of former Secretary of State James A. Baker III and his impact on Washington and the world. From the end of Watergate to the end of the Cold War, Baker had his hand in almost every major event in the capital, from running five presidential campaigns and managing Ronald Reagan’s White House to negotiating the reunification Germany and dealing with the collapse of the Soviet empire. But his story is also the story of Washington and how it has changed over the years.

Copies of the book may be purchased from R.J Julia Independent Booksellers in Madison, CT: https://www.rjjulia.com/book/9780385540551.

Baker & Glasser’s presentation is part of the SECWAC 2021 monthly Speaker Series. Register in advance at https://scwac.wildapricot.org/event-4089101

ABOUT PETER BAKER AND SUSAN GLASSER

Peter Baker and Susan Glasser are longtime Washington journalists who have written about the intersection of politics and the world. Baker is chief White House correspondent for The New York Times and an MSNBC political analyst. He has covered four presidents and is author or co-author of six books, including Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House. Glasser is a staff writer for The New Yorker and author of the weekly “Letter from Trump’s Washington” as well as a global affairs analyst for CNN. She previously was the editor of POLITICO and editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine.

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 at least 8-10 meetings annually, between September and June. The meetings present a range of topics in international affairs, foreign policy and diplomatic history, 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. policymakers, educators, authors, and other experts on foreign relations. Learn more at http://secwac.org.

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CALENDAR LISTING: Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) presents Peter Baker and Susan Glasser on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. Free for members; $20 for non-members. Registration is required in advance. Annual membership of SECWAC is $85; $25 for young professionals under 35, and free for students and educators; corporate membership available for $1,000 (contact SECWAC for details).

NEXT MEETING: Join us virtually on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. for a presentation by Trita Parsi, Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft to speak on America and the Middle East in 2021. Register in advance. More information at http://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.