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On April 27 at 1pm, as part of the Woman’s National Democratic Club’s monthly “US Role in a Changing World” series, I will be speaking at a lunchtime panel presentation “America’s Russian Problem: A New Chapter.”
Schedule for lunch events:
11:45-12:15 reception-opportunity to mix with attendees;
12:15-1:00 sit-down lunch;
1-2 PM- program, leaving at least 15 minutes for Q and A.
$10 program only.
Information about the WNDC is on our website, www.democraticwoman.org.
WNDC is located in the historic Whittemore House on New Hampshire Ave NW at the corner of Q St.
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