Nov
18
Mon
Great Decisions: Nuclear Negotiations @ The Country School, Madison
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Great Decisions: Nuclear Negotiations @ The Country School, Madison | Madison | Connecticut | United States

Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) and Essex Meadows Community Partnership Program presents “Nuclear Negotiations” from Great Decisions, America’s World Affairs Discussions, with Joseph Cirincione, President of The Ploughshares Fund, on Monday, November 18. Join us at Essex Meadows from 2-3pm.

Dec
12
Thu
The Rise of Populism/Nationalism in Europe @ Connecticut College
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Rise of Populism/Nationalism in Europe @ Connecticut College | New London | Connecticut | United States

Join us on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Connecticut College for a presentation by Sarah Wiliarty titled, “The Rise of Populism/Nationalism in Europe.” A reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation starting at 6:00 p.m.

Register in advance at: https://scwac.wildapricot.org/event-3528953

More information to come.

Feb
13
Thu
The Refugee Crisis in Europe: The Case of Germany @ Connecticut College
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Refugee Crisis in Europe: The Case of Germany @ Connecticut College | New London | Connecticut | United States

Join us Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Connecticut College for a presentation by Karolin Machtans titled, “The Refugee Crisis in Europe: The Case of Germany.” A reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation starting at 6:00 p.m.

Machtans is an Associate Professor of German Studies at Connecticut College. Machtans’s main research and teaching interests are 20th- and 21st-century German literature and film, post-1945 German history and culture, German-Turkish relations; Muslims in Germany; minorities in Germany; Holocaust studies and literary theory. Learn more here.

Register online for the presentation and dinnere here: https://scwac.wildapricot.org/event-3528976

Mar
26
Thu
India, Pakistan, and the War over Kashmir @ Connecticut College
Mar 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
India, Pakistan, and the War over Kashmir @ Connecticut College | New London | Connecticut | United States

Join us in March 2020 at Connecticut College for a presentation by Dean Accardi titled, “India, Pakistan, and the War over Kashmir.” A reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation starting at 6:00 p.m.

Accardi is an Assistant Professor of History at Connecticut College. Accardi is a historian of gender and religion in South Asia and the Islamic World. He is interested in the connections between religious and political practices, institutions and discourses in the early modern and modern world. His research focuses on the gendered ascetic practices of saints revered by both Hindus and Muslims and their use to establish and articulate religious and political power.

His research and teaching highlight how historical and religious narratives constantly reconstruct and deploy the past to serve particular socio-political agendas. His research and teaching also reexamine notions of mutually exclusive religions, hybridity, and syncretism and reconceptualizes relationships between religions and other social and cultural phenomena.

Learn more about Accardi here.

 

Register online for the presentation and dinner here: https://scwac.wildapricot.org/event-3528989

Apr
15
Wed
Submarine Fleet in the US Military Strategy
Apr 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Submarine Fleet in the US Military Strategy

Join us in April 2020 (exact date and location TBD) for a presentation by Admiral John Padgett, retired Commander of the US Pacific Submarine Fleet, titled, “Submarine Fleet in the US Military Strategy.” 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

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Afghanistan: Storytelling of America’s Longest War

When: November 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave Pkwy, New London, CT 06320, USA

Join us Tuesday, November 12 at Connecticut College for a presentation by Katherine Brown, President and CEO of Global Ties USA, titled, “Afghanistan: Storytelling of America’s Longest War.” A reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with the[…]

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.