Paul Nugent, Executive Director
Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council
Waterford, CT (February 23, 2021) – The Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) announced today that Dorinda Elliott is to speak on U.S.-China relations at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, via Zoom. The virtual presentation is free for members; $20 for non-members. Registration is required.
Dorinda Elliott will speak on the idea that more and more Americans see China as a threat, and there seems to be consensus in Washington, DC, that the policy of “engagement” with China failed. But if the two countries are strategic competitors, how can we avoid becoming enemies? Like it or not, as the two largest economies and largest emitters of greenhouse gas, the U.S and China must find ways to work together. The first step is to start knowing each other better.
Elliott’s presentation is part of the SECWAC 2021 monthly Speaker Series. Register in advance at https://scwac.wildapricot.org/event-4089163
Dorinda (Dinda) Elliott is SVP, Director of the Center for Business, at the China Institute. She runs all the public and private business-related programming, including speakers programs, the Global Council, and the annual Executive Summit. Before joining China Institute, Elliott worked for three years as editorial and communications director at the Paulson Institute, founded by Hank Paulson, which promotes U.S.-China relations and sustainable growth in both countries.
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.
CALENDAR LISTING: Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) presents Dorinda Elliott on Tuesday, March 9, 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 Tuesday, March 23rd at 6 p.m. for a presentation by Binalakshmi Nepram, Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard Kennedy School on the women’s rights movement in India. Register in advance.
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.