Press Release: SECWAC Announces Fall 2021 Speaker Series

Media Contact: 
Paul Nugent, Executive Director
Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council
860-388-9241, 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) recently announced its Fall 2021 speaker series. Events are free for members and $20 for guests. Annual membership (Sept. 2021-June 2022) is $95; young professionals under 35 can become members for $35; students and educators receive free membership. Events will take place both in person and on Zoom, and abide by local CDC recommendations for safe indoor events. 

The upcoming presentations by world-renowned world affairs authors and speakers are as follows:

Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. on Zoom, author and journalist Michela Wrong will present “Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad,” based on her book of the same name. Register here for the virtual presentation. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., following the SECWAC Annual Meeting at 5:30 p.m., Laurent Dubois will speak about “Haiti & Democracy,” based on current events and his 2013 book “Haiti: The Aftershocks of History.” This event is both in-person and virtual on Zoom. Register here for the virtual or in-person event.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., Roya Hakokian will present “A Beginner’s Guide to America: The Immigrant Experience,” based on her book of the same name. Register here for the virtual or in-person event.

Monday, November 8, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom, Brazil Ambassador to the US, Nestor Forster, Jr. will present “Strengthening Brazil-US Relations” via Zoom. Register here for the virtual presentation.

Wednesday, December, 15, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., Gery Barry will present “Healthcare Policy Insights from Around the Globe.” Register here for the virtual or in-person event.

More information about all programs is available at https://secwac.org/. Meeting dates, speakers and locations are subject to change.

Members of the press are encouraged to attend. Please contact Executive Director Paul Nugent at exhibernia@gmail.com to reserve your space or for more information.

ABOUT SOUTHEAST CONNECTICUT WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL (SECWAC)

SECWAC is a regional, nonprofit, membership organization affiliated with the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA). The organization dates back to 1999, and has continued to arrange at least 8-10 meetings annually, between September and June. The meetings present a range of topics in international affairs, foreign policy and diplomatic history, and are hosted at venues along the I-95 corridor, welcoming members and guests from Stonington to Old Saybrook, and beyond.  SECWAC’s mission is “to foster an understanding of issues of foreign policy and international affairs through study, debate, and educational programming.” It provides a forum for nonpartisan, non-advocacy dialogue between members and speakers, who can be U.S. policymakers, educators, authors, and other experts on foreign relations. Learn more at http://secwac.org.

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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.