Author and Political Commentator Gordon Chang Presents Trump and North Korea: War or Peace in Asia?

Gordon Chang

We hope you can join us for the last meeting of the season.
When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 5:30pm reception, 6:00pm presentation
Where: Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
The Topic: Trump and North Korea: War or Peace in Asia? His speech will address the current situation in volatile North Asia where four nuclear powers – North Korea; its traditional friends, China and Russia; and the United States – are confronting one another.
Presenter: Gordon G. Chang

Dinner: Following the presentation, join Gordon, guests, and fellow members for a delicious meal at Old Lyme Country Club. $40/person.
A reservation is required by Friday, June 2 to attend the dinner; please call 860-912-5718 or email to make your reservation (vegetarian option available if reserved in advance). Checks payable to SECWAC (or credit card payment) are accepted before the meeting by Courtney Assad.

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Gordon G. Chang is the author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World, released by Random House in January 2006.  Showdown focuses on nuclear proliferation in general and the North Korean crisis in particular.  His first book is The Coming Collapse of China (Random House, August 2001). He is a columnist at The Daily Beast and a contributor at  He blogs at World Affairs Journal.

Chang has lived and worked in China for almost two decades, most recently in Shanghai, as Counsel to the American law firm Paul Weiss. He has spoken in many Asian countries and in North America. He is a regular on news television and has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Chang has given briefings at the National Intelligence Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, the State Department, and the Pentagon, and has appeared before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.



Coming up

Dear Members,
Although the June 6 meeting marks the close of our season, we have a wonderful opportunity in our community we wanted to share.
As some of you will remember,  we had a wonderful presentation by Dick Shriver in January 2017 at Old Lyme Country Club.  If you so choose, you will have another (or perhaps first) opportunity to hear Dick speak about his experience as a U.S. Department of Defense Official, and his new book Glimpses of an Uncharted Life, at St Ann’s Church in Old Lyme on Sunday, June 11.
In the interests of SECWAC’s goal to “foster an understanding of issues of foreign policy and international affairs through study, debate, and educational programming,” I urge you to join some of us and Dick on June 11.

– Paul Nugent, Executive Director, SECWAC


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