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From World BEYOND War and Center for Citizen Initiatives:

An Online Conversation on Peace, Russia, and the United States with Vladimir Kozin and Ray McGovern

Start: Thursday, May 06, 2021 • 1:00 PM

Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)
End: Thursday, May 06, 2021 • 2:30 PM

Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

Pressures for war are building. What can people do for peace between
Russia and the United States? Join in this conversation, in English, between Vladimir Kozin and Ray McGovern.

Vladimir P. Kozin
is a Member of the Russian Academy of the Natural Sciences and a Member
of the Russian Academy of Military Sciences, a Member, Scientific
Council, Russian National Research Institute for Global Security, a
Member, Expert Group, Foreign Relations Committee, Russian Senate,
Leading Expert, Center of Military-Political Studies, Moscow State
Institute (University) of International Relations. He graduated from the
Moscow State Institute of International Relations (1972), a
post-graduate course at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign
Ministry (1981) and the Royal College of Defense Studies in London
(1995). He is a holder of the Ph.D. degree and the Academic rank of a
Senior Researcher. Kozin is also the author of 17 monographs on arms
control and strategic stability, including the most recent: “U.S. Key
Military Strategies: Their National and Global Consequences.” Moscow.
2021. 348 PP; “Evolution of the U.S. Strategic and Tactical Nuclear
Weapons, and Their Employment Specifics in the 21st Century. “Moscow.
2020. 1232 PP; “U.S. Military Space Policy: Key Guidelines and Future
Capabilities.”. Moscow. 2019. 312 PP; “Perspectives of the 1987 INF
Treaty (The White Book). Moscow. 2018. 108 PP; “U.S. Tactical Nuclear
Weapons: Reduction or Modernization?” Moscow. 2017. 556 PP; “Evolution
of the U.S. Missile Defense Beyond 2040 and Russia’s Stance.” Moscow.
2016. 446 PP.

Ray McGovern came to Washington from his native Bronx in the early Sixties as
an Army infantry/intelligence officer and then served as a CIA analyst
for 27 years, from the administration of John F. Kennedy to that of
George H. W. Bush. Ray’s duties included chairing National Intelligence
Estimates and preparing the President’s Daily Brief, which he
briefed one-on-one to President Ronald Reagan’s five most senior
national security advisers from 1981 to 1985. In January 2003, Ray
co-created Veteran Intelligence Professionals
for Sanity (VIPS) to expose how intelligence was being falsified to
“justify” war on Iraq. As an act of conscience, on March 2,
2006 Ray returned
the Intelligence Commendation Medallion given him at retirement for
“especially meritorious service,” explaining, “I do not want to be
associated, however remotely, with an agency engaged in torture.” Ray’s
opinion pieces have appeared in many leading newspapers and other
publications in the U.S. and abroad. He has debated three times at the
Oxford Forum. He has appeared on The Newshour, C-Span’s Washington
Journal, CNN, BBC,
a number of domestic Russian TV channels, Aljazeera, RT, PressTV, CCTV
and many other TV & radio programs and documentaries.McGovern is a
founder of Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence. His B.A.
and M.A. degrees – both from Fordham University – are in
Russian history, language, and literature, with minors in theology,
philosophy, and classics. He has taught Russian as an adjunct at the
University of Virginia. Ray also holds a Certificate in Theological
Studies from Georgetown University and is a graduate of Harvard Business
School’s Advanced Management Program. He is fluent in Russian, German,
and Spanish.

David Swanson is an
author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is cofounder and
executive director of World BEYOND War and campaign coordinator for
RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie. He blogs
at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He
is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and was awarded the 2018 Peace Prize by
the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation. Swanson is on the advisory boards
of: Nobel Peace Prize Watch, Veterans For Peace, Assange Defense, BPUR,
and Military Families Speak Out. He is an associate of the Transnational

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