SECWAC Presents ''The Politics of Deception'' June 21 in Old Lyme

Patrick J. Sloyan, journalist and author, will speak on “The Politics of Deception” on June 21st 2016 at the Old Lyme Country Club, McCurdy Road, Old Lyme.
Reception begins at 5:30 p.m.; presentation begins at 6:00 p.m. 
Patick J Sloyan has covered national and international affairs since 1960.  He has been awarded journalism’s most distinguished prizes for domestic and foreign reporting, including the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his 1990 coverage of Desert Storm, the Persian Gulf War and its aftermath,  the George Polk Award for War Reporting, the Raymond Clapper Award for investigative reporting (revelations of the windfall payments by Clinton Administration to defense contractors), and the Deadline Writing prize for his coverage of the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.  Also, he was a member of a Newsday team that won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Reporting on the crash of TWA 800 off the coast of Long Island.
As a foreign correspondent based in London, he covered Europe, the Mideast during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the British invasion of the Falkland Islands, and the transformation of the Soviet Union during the rise of Mikhail Gorbachev. In addition to daily journalism, he has written extensively for a variety of publications including Rolling Stone, the New Republic, the Nation, the Washington Monthly, American Journalism Review, the Washington Post Outlook and the London Guardian.
His career has spanned nine presidents, 20 Congresses and 12 presidential campaigns. He was involved in the coverage of the 1962 Cuban missile crises that had the United States and the Soviet Union on the brink of nuclear warfare; the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy; the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights struggle and the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals involving Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Ronald Reagan.  His latest work is a non-fiction book, “The Politics of Deception: JFK’s Secret Decisions on Vietnam, Civil Rights and Cuba”.  Signed copies of this book will be available for $25 (cash or checks only – no credit cards) after the presentation.
Dinner:  A dinner follows immediately after the presentation for Members and Guests at the Old Lyme Country Club, McCurdy Road, Old Lyme. Because seating is limited, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED - please call 860-912-5718 or email to make your reservation. A vegetarian option is available but it must be reserved in advance. All reservations or cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the program.  
Bring your check payable to SECWAC for the total number of your reservations at $35 each. Credit card payments can also be made at check-in. Courtney Assad will collect your payment when you arrive to get your name tag. At the same time, you will be given dinner tickets for each reservation to be collected by the server as confirmation of your payment.   
Guests: SECWAC is a membership organization. Guests are welcome; please call 860-912-5718 or email to reserve a guest pass.
Upcoming Program: Nicholas T Porter, co-founder and Executive Director of Jerusalem Peacebuilders, will speak on “Syria, Iran and the Great Game in the Middle East” at a location to be determined on September 20, 2016.