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2022 Luncheons

International Press Club of Chicago November 2022 Program:

DATE:  Thursday, November 17, 2022


TIME: 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

SCHEDULE: Link opens at 11:45 a.m. Guest Speaker Program followed by Q&A at 12:00 p.m.-1:00p.m.

GUEST SPEAKER:  Scott Ritter


PROGRAM: The Russian invasion of Ukraine as a facilitator of global geopolitical transition.

This presentation will build upon themes articulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin during his October 28 presentation at the Valdai plenary in Moscow.


The Ukraine conflict has become the pivotal issue when it comes to the struggle between the sustainability of the US-led rules based international order, and the growing challenge presented by Russia and China's different perceptions and violations of the international order. How this issue is resolved will determine whether the next quarter century will remain dominated by an American singularity, or an emerging global multi polarity.

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About our speaker:

Scott Ritter, is a former United States Marine Corps intelligence officer, United Nations weapons inspector and author.

Author of 'Disarmament in the Time of Perestroika: Arms Control and the End of the Soviet Union.' He served in the Soviet Union as an inspector implementing the INF Treaty, served in General Schwarzkopf's staff during the Gulf War, and from 1991 to 1998 served as a chief weapons inspector with the UN in Iraq. Mr. Ritter currently writes on issues pertaining to international security, military affairs, Russia, and the Middle East, as well as arms control and nonproliferation.


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