An Evening with Mel Goodman,

May 21, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Garden Street Methodist Church Room B
1326 North Garden Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Gene Marx

An Evening with Mel Goodman, Author and Former CIA Dissident



Bellingham’s Veterans For Peace will be hosting author and former CIA dissident Melvin A. Goodman at Garden Street United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 PM.  Currently the Director of the National Security Project at the Center for International Policy in Washington, DC and adjunct professor of government at Johns Hopkins University, Goodman was a Soviet analyst at the CIA and the Department of State and a professor of international relations at the National War College.

Goodman’s talk will emphasize the destabilizing effects of a national economy based on open-ended military spending, including US/Western interventions and Russian strategic miscalculations in Ukraine.

Mel has authored, co-authored, and edited seven books, including his recent National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism (published by City Lights). The 24-year veteran with the CIA and the Department of State, Goodman has also written for numerous publications, including the New York Times, Harper’s, Foreign Policy, Foreign Service Journal, Baltimore Sun, and the Washington Post.

Gene Marx, Veterans For Peace Chapter 111 Communications Coordinator, 253-653-4423

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