Cuba: An American History

March 15, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Free for members; $20 guests
Paul Nugent
Cuba: An American History @ Zoom

Presenter: Ada Ferrer, Julius Silver Professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean History

The Topic: “Cuba: An American History”

Ada Ferrer, Professor of History and Latin American Studies at New York University, will discuss US-Cuba relations in the context of her new book “Cuba: An American History”. As outlined by the publisher Simon and Schuster, Ferrer delivers an important and moving chronicle that demands a new reckoning with both the island’s past and its relationship with the US. Spanning more than five centuries, “Cuba: An American History” provides us with a front row seat as we witness the evolution of the modern nation, with its dramatic record of conquest and colonization, of slavery and freedom, of independence ad revolutions made and unmade.

When: March 24, 2022

Where: Due to concerns about COVID, this program will be available only virtually via Zoom.​ Registration required by guests. The link to join us will be emailed with your registration confirmation.

Cost: Free for SECWAC Members, $20 Non-Member ​


US-China Relations: A New Cold War?

When: January 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Zoom

Presenter: Odd Arne Westad, Elihu Professor of History and Global Affairs, Yale University​ The Topic: “US-China Relations: A New Cold War?”​ Yale historian Arne Westad, author of “The Cold War” and “Restless Empire:[…]

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.