National Security Action Forum



National Security Action’s inaugural National Security Forum brings together national leaders and rising progressive voices to take on the foreign policy issues and ideas shaping 2020. The Forum provides an opportunity for progressives to showcase the ideas, strategies, and tactics that will position us to make a strong, effective, and affirmative case for our approach to America’s role in the world and approach to foreign policy as we lay the groundwork for the public debate in 2020.

A View from the Hill—Towards a Principled Foreign Policy (9:05 AM – 10:00 AM)

Featuring Rep. Ro Khanna, Rep. Ruben Gallego, Rep. Tom Malinowski, Rep. Elissa Slotkin
Moderated by Amb. Wendy Sherman

Members of Congress from across the country reflect on opportunities to win the national debate about national security and foreign policy in a smart and effective way.

Making the Case—Winning on National Security in 2020 (10:15 AM – 11:15 AM)

Featuring Denis McDonough, Cecilia Muñoz, Sen. Chris Murphy, Hon. Tom Perez
Moderated by Jen Psaki 

Senior political and national security thought leaders describe how to make the case in 2020 that Trump’s presidency has left America less safe, less respected, less prosperous, and less powerful in the world.

Foreign Policy in Our Local Communities (11:30 AM – 12:30 PM)

Featuring Stacey Abrams, Mitch Landrieu
Moderated by Ben Rhodes

State and local leaders discuss the resonance of foreign policy issues at home and how to effectively tap into that energy.