Feb
3
Thu
The Overseas Trade of British America: A Narrative History @ Zoom
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Overseas Trade of British America: A Narrative History @ Zoom

Presenter: Thomas Truxes, Clinical Professor, Irish Studies and History, New York University | Arts & Science

The Topic: “The Overseas Trade of British America: A Narrative History”

Thomas Truxes, Professor of History at New York University, will present the 300-year history of the overseas trade of British America in the context of America’s involvement in today’s global economy. He will discuss how the British America economy became dependent on free and open markets, and how American prosperity and survival in the American Revolution was only possible because of the labor of enslaved Africans and Atlantic trade.

When: January 27, 2022 at 6:00pm

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 ​

Feb
23
Wed
Representation of Asylum Interviews in Contemp. Literature & Film @ Zoom
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Representation of Asylum Interviews in Contemp. Literature & Film @ Zoom | New London | Connecticut | United States

Presenter: Karolin Machtans, Associate Professor of German Studies, Chair of the Department of German, Connecticut College

The Topic: “The Representation of Asylum Interviews in Contemporary Literature and Film of Refuge”

Karolin Machtans, Associate Professor and Chair of German Studies at Connecticut College, will discuss the representation of asylum seekers’ interviews in contemporary literature and film of refuge with respect to the telling of a credible, coherent, and convincing story tailored to the narrative rules of the receiving country – rules that most asylum seekers are not familiar with.

When: February 23, 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 ​

Mar
15
Tue
Cuba: An American History @ Zoom
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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 ​

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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.