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October 7, 2021

Truman Center for National Policy hosts #TruCon2021

Truman Center for National Policy hosts #TruCon2021
Statements
October 7, 2021

Truman Center for National Policy hosts #TruCon2021

Truman Center for National Policy hosts #TruCon2021

WASHINGTON D.C.  - On Friday, October 15th, Truman Center for National Policy will host its annual conference #TruCon2021 to discuss some of today’s most pressing national security issues. Featured speakers will include: Washington D.C’s Mayor Muriel Bowser, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman (ret.), Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX); Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA); Former Deputy National Security Advisor under President Obama, Ben Rhodes; British Ambassador to the United States, Dame Karen Pierce; Deputy Mayor of International Affairs for Los Angeles, Ambassador Nina Hachigian; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy Transformation, Anna Shpitsberg; Co-founder and Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors, Michèle Flournoy; Author, George Packer; Vice President of Public Policy at Amazon, Shannon Kellogg, among many others.

#TruCon2021 will host panels on:

  • A Reflection on Afghanistan and the Future of US Power
  • Twenty Years After 9/11 - Restructuring DHS for a Better Immigration Solution
  • Transforming the State Department and the role of Cities and States
  • Climate and National Security: Green Tech as Foreign Policy

To conclude the event, Truman Center will present Mayor Muriel Bowser with the 2nd annual Truman Award for Exceptional Moral Courage, presented by Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman (ret.). The award will  honor her achievements and extraordinary service to the District of Columbia this year, including: dealing with the January 6th insurrection on the US Capitol Building, enabling an effective vaccine roll-out program, supporting Black Lives Matter movements, battling climate change, and helping our city become a healthy and safe space for all of its residents. 

“At Truman we envision an inclusive foreign policy that enriches all American lives,” said Truman’s President & CEO, Jenna Ben Yehuda. “We host TruCon every year to provide a platform to bring together the best minds in national security, and to discuss the day’s most pressing issues. As we reflect on the past few months: 20 years after the devastation of 9/11, the withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the increasing threats to our planet, we look to TruCon to inform, engage and empower.”

#TruCon2021 will be hosted in a hybrid model. Live-streaming will be available, with select in-person invitations to be sent to fully-vaccinated, masked, and tested members of the Truman National Security Project. For a complete listing of the robust health and safety measures being undertaken, please contact: communications@trumanproject.org 

To register, please visit: https://www.tfaforms.com/4928650

We will share a derailed list of panelists and discussions in the coming days. 

For queries, please contact Communications Manager, Robin McGahey on rmcgahey@trumancnp.org