The Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council, a member of the World Affairs Council of America, engages leading global voices to foster a deeper understanding of timely issues that bear directly on America’s vital global interests. Between September and June, SECWAC arranges up to a dozen speaker series meetings, with events taking place along the I-95 corridor, welcoming members and guests from Stonington to Branford, and beyond. Featured speakers have included policymakers, diplomats, authors, educators, and other experts on foreign relations and global affairs.
Committed to civil discourse and discussion, SECWAC seeks to host the widest possible range of views while advocating none, providing opportunities for nonpartisan, collegial dialogue between members and speakers. The national World Affairs Council office assists members of the SECWAC Board in identifying high-quality speakers for lectures and panel discussions.
SECWAC is pleased to partner in 2023 with the Essex Public Library for the Foreign Policy Association’s “Great Decisions” program and Essex Meadows on its Arts & Exploration Lecture Series. Through its educational outreach program, SECWAC presents panel discussions at local high schools, with panelists speaking on topics related to global affairs and international business.