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 to cancel our two April programs:

  • Quarterly Colloquium planned for April 9 on “COVID-19 Update” by Dr. Saad Omer, Yale Institute for Global Health, and our
  • April Regular Monthly Meeting on “US Submarine Employment and Effectiveness in a Dynamic World: Stealth, Mobility and Firepower” by SECWAC member Admiral John Padgett.

We will reschedule Admiral Padgett’s presentation to Q2 2020 or the Fall, and hopefully, bring Dr. Omer to SECWAC as soon as we can.

We are considering the possibility of scheduling “Virtual Meetings,” to which you would be able to listen in via Zoom or another e-platform … more on that later.

We wish you the very best as we all deal with this worldwide pandemic, and hope to be back with you before too long with more SECWAC programs.

Please feel free to reach out to me ( if you have any questions.


Paul Nugent
Executive Director and Program Committee Chair
Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC)


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.