Blog: SECWAC Presents ‘US-Europe Relations in the Context of Brexit,’ Tomorrow –

Thomas Wright

LYME/OLD LYME — On Tuesday, April 27, at 6 p.m., the Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) hosts Thomas Wright of the Brookings Institute, who will discuss, US-Europe Relations in the Context of Brexit, in a Zoom presentation.

Registration required. The link to join the program will be emailed with your registration confirmation.

The United States is very clear on what it wants from Europe– more cooperation on China, technology, the Middle East, and more sharing of the burden of defense– but it is much less clear about what it wants in Europe.

With Europe in flux following the departure of the UK from the EU and the rise of populist nationalism, the Biden administration needs an affirmative vision of what it wants to see in Europe over the next four years.

In this talk, Wright will show how such a vision might take shape.

Wright is the director of the Center on the United States and Europe and a senior fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy at the Brookings Institution. He is also a contributing writer for The Atlantic and a nonresident fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy.

He is the author of “All Measures Short of War: The Contest For the 21st Century and the Future of American Power” which was published by Yale University Press in May 2017.

His second book, “Aftershocks: Pandemic Politics and the End of the Old International Order,” will be published by St Martin’s Press in 2021. Wright also works on U.S. foreign policy, great power competition, the European Union, Brexit, and economic interdependence.

Wright has a doctorate from Georgetown University, a Master of Philosophy from Cambridge University, and a bachelor’s and master’s from University College Dublin. He has also held a pre-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and a post-doctoral fellowship at Princeton University.

He was previously executive director of studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and a lecturer at the University of Chicago’s Harris School for Public Policy.

Cost: Free for members, guests $20.

SECWAC is a membership organization. A guest of a member may attend once as a complimentary guest. Thereafter, there is a $20 walk-in fee.

Annual membership is $85 per person, or $25 for Young Professionals under 35. Membership is always free for students and educators. Corporate memberships are available for $1,000 (unlimited memberships for employees of member organization – contact us for more details).

Learn more and download the application here.

SECWAC will be using Zoom meetings for this presentation.

If you are new to Zoom virtual meetings and would like to learn more about how to join SECWAC, visit for more information. Also, feel free to call 860-912-5718 for technical advice prior to the event. SECWAC will not be able to resolve issues during the meeting. A link to the recording will be shared via email following the meeting.

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