Oct
24
Wed
The Battle for the Global Internet @ Old Lyme Country Club
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Battle for the Global Internet @ Old Lyme Country Club | Old Lyme | Connecticut | United States

Robert Morgus will present, ‘The Battle for the Global Internet’ on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Old Lyme Country Club at 40 McCurdy Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371.

As recently as 2014, the Internet appeared to have reached an “End of History,” as one set of ideas seemed to have prevailed in defining the World Wide Web: one that favored freedom and openness and incorporated all stakeholders in decision making. But today, two ideological poles of defining the internet have emerged: on one end of the spectrum, a model that keeps tight control over information and emphasizes the sovereignty of states; on the other, a free, open, and global internet. In his SECWAC presentation on October 24, Robert Morgus will explore how this fracture happened, why it matters, and where things might go from here.

Robert is a Sr. Policy Analyst and Deputy Director with New America, a non-partisan think tank in Washington, where he leads the institution’s work on international cybersecurity policy. His research has been published and recognized by the New York TimesSlate, the Council on Foreign Relations, peer-reviewed academic journals, and numerous other national and international media outlets. He currently serves as a member of the Research Advisory Network for the Global Commission on Internet Governance, the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, and the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyber Space, and has served as an expert advisor for the World Economic Forum. He received his Bachelor’s of Arts in Diplomacy and World Affairs with honors from Occidental College, has a background in international security, and is conversant in three languages.

Dinner with Robert, guests, and fellow members is optional for $35 following the presentation at the Country Club. Reservations must be made in advance. Reservations are required by Friday, October 19, at 860-912-5718.

Nov
14
Wed
Covering U.S. Foreign Relations through the GroundTruth Project @ TBD
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Covering U.S. Foreign Relations through the GroundTruth Project @ TBD

Charles Sennott, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Editor of The GroundTruth Project, will present “Covering U.S. Foreign Relations through the GroundTruth Project” on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.

Venue is still TBD, but you’ll be the first to know!

Dec
11
Tue
Cuba: The Conflicted Isle @ Old Lyme Country Club
Dec 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cuba: The Conflicted Isle @ Old Lyme Country Club | Old Lyme | Connecticut | United States

Join us Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Old Lyme Country Club for a presentation by Rob Hernandez, Local Independent Expert. He will discuss, “Cuba, the Conflicted Isle: can it reconcile its past while creating a new future?”

Bio via NationalGeographic.com: A 28-year veteran of the National Geographic Society, Rob Hernandez began as a senior editor for National Geographic magazine and later founded its International Publishing division, which publishes magazines, books, and other media in more than 35 languages. Raised in Cuba and Spain, Rob spent his early career doing ecological field research and documenting the wildlife and culture of the world’s more remote places. He filmed a television special on lions in Namibia, explored the wilderness of New Guinea, journeyed to rarely visited corners of South America, and circumnavigated the Indian and Pacific Oceans in a small sailboat for 2 years.

More information on the presentation to come!

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The Battle for the Global Internet

When: October 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Old Lyme Country Club, 40 McCurdy Rd, Old Lyme, CT 06371, USA

Robert Morgus will present, ‘The Battle for the Global Internet’ on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Old Lyme Country Club at 40 McCurdy Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371. As recently as 2014, the[…]

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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.

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