New Canaan native Dr. Christopher Chivvis will speak to the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan in Merrill Hall at St. Mark's Church Friday, April 27, at 10 a.m. The main theme of his presentation will be the challenges of security cooperation with Russia.

Chivvis is a political scientist at the RAND Corporation and adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He will speak about the year he spent in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he was the Eurasia security strategy officer, as well as his involvement with missile defense cooperation, NATO-Russia relations and the Russia-Georgia conflict.

Chivvis has published numerous articles, Op-Ed pieces and books. He is the recipient of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Outstanding Achievement Award.

The Senior Men's Club of New Canaan is open for new members. Applicants are especially welcome to attend this meeting. Visit for more information or call membership chairman Jerry Transue at 203-966-6050.

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