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Ray McGovern: Ukraine, NATO, and the War One Year On

January 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Thursday, January 12th, 12:00-2:00 pm


Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst (from John F. Kennedy to George H. W. Bush) turned whistleblower, political activist, and professor on the state of Ukraine and the implications of NATO activity, nearly one year on from the Russian invasion that began the war in Ukraine. Along with his 27 years as a CIA analyst, in the 1980s Ray chaired National Intelligence Estimates and prepared The President’s Daily Brief. Ray is an expert in Russian history and policy and appears on networks such as Democracy Now! to offer his insight on intelligence and foreign policy.

Ray will be speaking virtually over Zoom, but this event follows the usual luncheon format: bar opens at 12:00 pm, lunch is served at 12:30, the program begins at 1:00.

  • In-person participation (includes lunch): $30 for members; $35 for non-members
  • In-person program only (no lunch) & Zoom only: $10 for members & non-members


WNDC encourages and expects all visitors to the Club to be up-to-date on vaccinations and boosters for COVID-19, and to exercise responsible judgment in decisions regarding masking, distancing, and remote participation. The WNDC will follow recommendations from the CDC and District of Columbia and will update these requirements as needed.


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