River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation

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Coffee, Conversation & Controversy

River Road's Contemporary Issues Forum meets October to May between services at 10:20 AM in the Fireside Room.  The program is often referred to as CC&C (Coffee, Conversation & Controversy). The forum features speakers on a variety of topics of current interest, with an opportunity for brief discussion. Childcare is available. Questions about the program can be sent to Info-CC&C@rruuc.org.

October 15th, 2017
"The Politics of Intelligence"
Mel Goodman

Worried about fake news now? Come hear Mel Goodman, a longtime analyst at the CIA on US/Soviet relations, who wrote a tell-all about the corruption he witnessed at the agency - after he left it in the '90's. His book, "Whistleblower at the CIA" gives an insider's account of the politics of intelligence. How long has disinformation been the actual practice of our government? Mel is a lecturer and adjunct professor of government at Johns Hopkins University and served for 18 years as a professor of international relations at the National War College. He has authored, co-authored and edited 7 books, including National Insecurity; The Cost of American Militarism, which he presented to us at CC&C a few years ago to great acclaim.