Apr
9
Thu
CANCELED-Presentation on COVID-19 Update @ First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
Apr 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
CANCELED-Presentation on COVID-19 Update @ First Congregational Church of Old Lyme | Lyme | Connecticut | United States

CANCELED-due to COVID-19 pandemic. Read our Executive Director’s response here.

Join us Thursday, April 9th, 2020 at First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, for our Quarterly Colloquium Program presentation by Professor Saad Omer, Director of the Yale Institute for Global Health. Omer will present an update on COVID-19 (coronavirus). A reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation starting at 6:00 p.m.

For more information on Omer, refer to the Op-Ed piece he wrote for the New York Times in January (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/opinion/coronavirus-wuhan-outbreak.html)

To register in advance, we will provide a URL soon!

Apr
23
Thu
CANCELED-Submarine Fleet in the US Military Strategy @ First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
CANCELED-Submarine Fleet in the US Military Strategy @ First Congregational Church of Old Lyme | Old Lyme | Connecticut | United States

CANCELED-due to COVID-19 pandemic. Read our Executive Director’s response here.

Join us Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme for a presentation by Admiral John Padgett, retired Commander of the US Pacific Submarine Fleet, titled, “US Submarine Employment and Effectiveness in a Dynamic World: Stealth, Mobility and Firepower.” A reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation starting at 6:00 p.m.

More information to come.

Register online for the presentation and dinner here: https://scwac.wildapricot.org/event-3528990

May
21
Thu
Neutralizing the Politics of Fear
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Neutralizing the Politics of Fear

Join us May 21, 2020, (location TBD) for a presentation by Stephen Flynn of Northeastern University titled, “Neutralizing the Politics of Fear: The Case for Bolstering Societal Resilience.” A reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation starting at 6:00 p.m. Following the presentation, there will be an optional dinner ($40 for a meal and additional Q&A with the speaker). Location TBD.

As Founding Director of the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University, Dr. Stephen E. Flynn leads a major university-wide research initiative to inform and advance societal resilience in the face of growing human-made and naturally-occurring turbulence. At Northeastern, he is also Professor of Political Science with faculty affiliations in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs. Dr. Flynn is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on critical infrastructure and supply chain security and resilience.

See Dr. Flynn’s full bio here.

Learn more about the Global Resilience Institute at https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/from-the-director/

Register online for the presentation and dinner here: URL to come!

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CANCELED-Minority Languages in World Affairs

When: March 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Where: Old Lyme Country Club, 40 McCurdy Rd, Old Lyme, CT 06371, USA

CANCELED-due to COVID-19 pandemic. Read our Executive Director’s response here. Join us Friday, March 20, 2020, for a luncheon presentation by Nina Garrett, Director of Language Study at Yale. The luncheon will take[…]

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.