Speaker: Ray McGovern.
Location: The Forum, Santa Fe University of Art & Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive
Cost: $15 CIR Members/ $20 Non-members & Guests
Ray McGovern came from his native Bronx to Washington 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.
Ray’s opinion pieces have appeared in many leading newspapers and other publications in the U.S. and abroad. Ray has appeared on The Newshour, C-Span’s Washington Journal, CNN, BBC, a number of domestic Russian TV channels, Aljazeera, RT, PressTV and many other TV & radio programs and documentaries. His B.A. and M.A. degrees – both from Fordham University – are in Russian history, language, and literature, with minor concentrations in theology and philosophy. He also holds a
Certificate in Theological Studies from Georgetown University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. A Catholic, Ray has been worshipping for many years with the ecumenical Church of the Saviour. He has been invited to lecture at various interfaith and ecumenical events around the U.S., and has preached at a number of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues.