SECWAC to Host Nancy Lindborg in ''Building Peace in a Fragile World'' Feb 15

Nancy Lindborg, President, United States Institute for Peace Presents: "Building Peace in a Fragile World"

We hope you can join us for our highly-anticipated first meeting of the second half of the 2016-17 season: 
When: February 15, 2017, 5:30pm reception, 6:00pm presentation
Where: Saybrook Point Inn, 2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook
The Topic: Building Peace in a Fragile World
Presenter: Nancy Lindborg, President, United States Institute for Peace

Dinner: Following the presentation, join Nancy, guests, and fellow members for a delicious meal at the Saybrook Point Inn.  $35/person.
A reservation is required by Friday, February 10 to attend the dinner; please call 860-912-5718 or email to make your reservation (vegetarian option available if reserved in advance). Checks payable to SECWAC (or credit card payment) are accepted before the meeting by Courtney Assad.

Learn more about our 2017 season programs at

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Nancy Lindborg has served since February 2015 as President of the United States Institute of Peace, an independent institution founded by Congress to provide practical solutions for preventing and resolving violent conflict around the world.

Ms. Lindborg has spent most of her career working in fragile and conflict affected regions around the world. Prior to joining USIP, she served as the Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) at USAID. From 2010 through early 2015, Ms. Lindborg led USAID teams focused on building resilience and democracy, managing and mitigating conflict and providing urgent humanitarian assistance. Ms. Lindborg led DCHA teams in response to the ongoing Syria Crisis, the droughts in Sahel and Horn of Africa, the Arab Spring, the Ebola response and numerous other global crises.

Prior to joining USAID, Ms. Lindborg was president of Mercy Corps, where she spent 14 years helping to grow the organization into a globally respected organization known for innovative programs in the most challenging environments. She started her international career working overseas in Kazakhstan and Nepal.

Ms. Lindborg has held a number of leadership and board positions including serving as co-president of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition; co-founder and board member of the National Committee on North Korea; and chair of the Sphere Management Committee. She is a member of Council on Foreign Relations.

She holds a B.A and M.A. in English Literature from Stanford University and an M.A. in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
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Coming up: Join us March 21 for a presentation by University of Connecticut professor of marine science, Pieter Visscher, on aspects of US-South American relations and the environment. This meeting will be held at Old Lyme Middle School, and dinner to follow at Old Lyme Country Club. More information to follow in early March.