Press Release: Strengthening Brazil-U.S. Relations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, exhibernia@gmail.com Nestor Forster Jr. presents, “Strengthening Brazil-U.S. Relations” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council virtual meeting takes place on Monday, November […]

20 | October 2021

Wednesday 7:41 PM

Press Release: A Beginner’s Guide to America

Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, exhibernia@gmail.com Roya Hakakian presents, “A Beginner’s Guide to America” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council hybrid virtual and in-person meeting takes place on Wednesday, […]

20 | September 2021

Monday 6:53 PM

Press Release: Haiti & Democracy

Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  Laurent Dubois presents, “Haiti & Democracy” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council and Sister Cities Essex Haiti hybrid virtual and in-person meeting takes […]

2 | September 2021

Thursday 10:27 AM

Press Release: Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad

Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  Michela Wrong presents, “Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs […]

20 | August 2021

Friday 10:25 AM

Press Release: SECWAC Announces Fall 2021 Speaker Series

Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council Announces Fall 2021 Speaker Series Waterford, CT (Aug. 1, 2021) – The Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) […]

1 | August 2021

Sunday 9:28 AM

Thomas Wright, Brookings Institution

Press Release: US-Europe Relations in the Context of Brexit

Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  Thomas Wright presents, “US-Europe Relations in the Context of Brexit” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council virtual meeting takes place on Tuesday, April […]

20 | April 2021

Tuesday 6:15 PM

Press Release: What Americans Get Wrong about China

Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  Dorinda Elliott presents, “What Americans Get Wrong About China” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council virtual meeting takes place on Tuesday, March 9 […]

7 | March 2021

Sunday 8:32 PM

Portrait of Peter Baker and Susan Glasser

Press Release: The Man Who Ran Washington

Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  Peter Baker and Susan Glasser present, “The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III” This Southeast Connecticut […]

15 | January 2021

Friday 12:20 AM

Press Release: Peter Beinart, America and the World in the Biden Era

Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Peter Beinart presents, “America and the World in the Biden Era” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council virtual meeting takes place on Wednesday, […]

23 | November 2020

Monday 4:38 PM

Press Release: Marissa Turnbull, Indigenous Rights in the 21st Century

Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  Marissa Turnbull presents, “Indigenous Rights in the 21st Century” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council virtual meeting takes place on Wednesday, November 18 […]

12 | November 2020

Thursday 9:36 PM

Press Release: Michael Kimmage, The Abandonment of the West

Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  Michael Kimmage presents “The Abandonment of the West: The History of an Idea in American Foreign Policy” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council virtual […]

12 | October 2020

Monday 7:01 PM

Recap: September 2020 Presentations with George Packer and David Shimer

George Packer, Quarterly Colloquium In case you missed our September 30th Zoom meeting with author and journalist George Packer speaking on the life of US diplomat Richard Holbrooke and the End of the […]

5 | October 2020

Monday 3:02 PM

Press Release: Dean Accardi, ‘India, Pakistan, and the War Over Kashmir’

Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  Dean Accardi, Ph.D. presents, “India, Pakistan, and the War over Kashmir” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council virtual meeting takes place on Thursday, October […]

5 | October 2020

Monday 2:51 PM

Press Release: George Packer, ‘Our Man: Richard Holbrooke’

Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  George Packer presents “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council virtual meeting takes place […]

21 | September 2020

Monday 8:18 PM

Press Release: David Shimer, Rigged

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  David Shimer presents, “Rigged: America, Russia, and One Hundred Years of Covert Electoral Interference” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council […]

8 | September 2020

Tuesday 4:38 PM

Press Release: Admiral John B Padgett III, US Navy

Admiral John B Padgett III, US Navy (Ret’d), presents, “US Submarine Employment and Effectiveness in a Dynamic World: Stealth, Mobility and Firepower” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council virtual meeting takes place on Tuesday, June […]

19 | June 2020

Friday 11:21 AM

Breaking the Silence

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings […]

15 | June 2020

Monday 6:20 PM

Press Release: Dr. Saad Omer, COVID-19 Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  Dr. Saad Omer, Yale Institute for Global Health, Yale University, presents, “COVID-19 Epidemiology, Evidence-Based Policy and Prospects for Vaccines” This Southeast Connecticut […]

26 | May 2020

Tuesday 9:37 PM

Community Safety: COVID-19 Response II, April 2020

April 3, 2020 Dear Members, As we all continue to deal with the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic, and in the interests of your continued safety and that of the wider community, we have decided […]

3 | April 2020

Friday 7:24 PM

Community Safety: COVID-19 Response

March 13, 2020 Dear Members, In view of the developing COVID-19 pandemic, and in the interests of your safety and that of the wider community, we have decided to cancel our two March […]

23 | March 2020

Monday 9:15 AM

Press Release: Dean Accardi, India, Pakistan, and the War over Kashmir

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  Dean Accardi, Professor of History, Connecticut College, presents “India, Pakistan, and the War over Kashmir” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs […]

10 | March 2020

Tuesday 8:48 PM

Press Release: Esam Boraey, Egyptian Political Activist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org  Esam Boraey, Egyptian Political Activist, presents “The Development of Democracy in Egypt” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council meeting takes […]

3 | February 2020

Monday 7:40 PM

Press Release: Megan O’Neill, Imagine Scholar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact:Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Megan O’Neill, Imagine Scholar, presents “A Different Look at Rural African Education” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council meeting takes place […]

8 | January 2020

Wednesday 1:55 PM

Recap: December 2019 Meetings

Dear Members, We had 2 SECWAC events in December: Sarah Wiliarty from Wesleyan University spoke to us on December 12 on the ever-evolving situation of “The Rise of Populism in Europe”, while on […]

8 | January 2020

Wednesday 12:51 PM

Press Release: Sarah Wiloarty, Wesleyan University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact:Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Sarah Wiliarty, Associate Professor Wesleyan University, presents “The Rise of Populism in Europe” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council meeting takes […]

3 | December 2019

Tuesday 11:33 AM

Recap: November 2019 Meetings

Dear Members, We had a large gathering at Connecticut College on November 12th to hear Katherine Brown, President of Global Ties USA, speak on the subject of the Press and Diplomacy in Afghanistan.  […]

3 | December 2019

Tuesday 11:26 AM

Press Release: Katherine Brown, Global Ties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact:Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Katherine Brown, President and CEO Global Ties US, presents, “Afghanistan: Storytelling of America’s Longest War” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council […]

4 | November 2019

Monday 8:10 PM

Press Release: Jonathan Starr, It Takes a School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Jonathan Starr, Abaarso School of Science and Technology, Somaliland, presents, “It Takes a School” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council […]

17 | October 2019

Thursday 6:45 PM

Press Release: SECWAC Quarterly Colloquium with Emma Sky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Emma Sky, Jackson Institute, Yale University, presents “In a Time of Monsters – A Middle East in Revolt” This Southeast […]

22 | September 2019

Sunday 5:25 PM

Press Release: GREAT DECISIONS, Coming to America: A Refugee’s Story

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Will Kneerim (IRIS) & Mohammed Hamou (Old Lyme resident & Syrian refugee) present “Coming to America: A Refugee Story” Brought […]

22 | August 2019

Thursday 9:18 PM

Press Release: Gordon Chang, America’s Grandest Wager: China

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Gordon Chang, China expert and author, presents, “America’s Grandest Wager: China” This Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council meeting takes place […]

22 | August 2019

Thursday 9:01 PM

Press Release: Sydney Williams, “Dear Mary: Letters Home from the 10th Mountain Division, 1944-1945”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive DirectorSoutheast Connecticut World Affairs Council860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Sydney Williams, local author and SECWAC member, presents his new book, “Dear Mary: Letters Home from the 10th Mountain Division, […]

22 | August 2019

Thursday 8:47 PM

Press Release: Peter Rutland, Brexit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Peter Rutland, Wesleyan University, presents “Brexit: Why did it happen, and what comes next? Southeast Connecticut World […]

16 | June 2019

Sunday 12:20 PM

Two Meetings in Two Weeks: A letter from the Executive Director

Dear Members, I’m sure that you have noticed by now that the next two monthly SECWAC meetings are occurring on consecutive Thursdays, April 25 and May 3. The reason for this relates more […]

18 | April 2019

Thursday 11:26 PM

Press Release: Daalder & Lindsay, US’s Abdication of Global Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Ivo H. Daalder, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and James M. Lindsay, Council on Foreign Relations, present […]

16 | April 2019

Tuesday 10:15 PM

Portrait of Stephen Walt

Press Release: Stephen Walt, The Decline of U.S. Primacy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Stephen M Walt, Harvard Kennedy School, presents “America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy” […]

20 | March 2019

Wednesday 11:59 AM

Press Release: CJ Chivers, Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org CJ Chivers, Author and former US Marine Corps Officer, presents “Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq” […]

25 | February 2019

Monday 2:43 PM

Press Release: Carl Zimmer, ‘The Deep History of Global Affairs’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Carl Zimmer, Author and Journalist, presents ‘The Deep History of Global Affairs’ Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council […]

1 | February 2019

Friday 11:32 AM

Press Release: Caroleen Sayej, “Nationalism in Post-Saddam Iraq”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Caroleen Sayej, Associate Professor of Government and International Relations at Connecticut College, presents ‘Patriotic Ayatollahs: Nationalism in Post-Saddam […]

19 | December 2018

Wednesday 8:01 PM

Press Release: Rob Hernandez, “Cuba, the Conflicted Isle”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Rob Hernandez, local independent expert, presents, “Cuba, the Conflicted Isle: can it reconcile its past while creating […]

25 | November 2018

Sunday 10:56 PM

Press Release: Charles Sennott, “GroundTruth in a ‘Post-truth’ Era”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Charles Sennott, Founder, CEO & Editor of The GroundTruth Project, presents “GroundTruth in a ‘Post-truth’ Era” Southeast […]

28 | October 2018

Sunday 8:34 PM

Press Release: Robert Morgus presents, “The Battle for the Global Internet”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org Robert Morgus, Sr. Policy Analyst, Cybersecurity Initiative, New America, presents ‘The Battle for the Global Internet‘ Southeast […]

10 | October 2018

Wednesday 1:58 PM

Portrait of John Lewis Gaddis

Press Release: John Lewis Gaddis presents, “On Grand Strategy”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Nugent, Executive Director Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council 860-388-9241, info@secwac.org   John Lewis Gaddis presents, “On Grand Strategy” Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council meeting takes place on […]

30 | May 2018

Wednesday 11:06 AM

5 Reasons Students Should be Interested in SECWAC

Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC), is an organization focused on expanding its audience to reach young professionals and area high school and college students interested in world affairs. Each month in the […]

21 | March 2018

Wednesday 6:06 PM

SECWAC Information for Guest Speakers

Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) welcomes 8-10 guest speakers per year, September through June. If you’re interested in being a guest speaker at one of our monthly meetings in the southeast Connecticut […]

6 | March 2018

Tuesday 2:12 AM

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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.