Progressive National Security: The First 100 Days

Join us for a conference that will kick off the Center for American Progress’ effort to develop an actionable, off-the-shelf 100-day plan outlining the executive actions, diplomatic priorities, and policy implementation activities that will be critical to advancing a progressive national security and foreign policy agenda in 2021.

Just added: Iran: What Now?
Panelists: Avril Haines, Jake Sullivan and more to be announced

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CAP Progressive National Security Conference Agenda
(subject to change)

9:00 a.m.   | Breakfast and Registration

9:30 a.m.   | Welcome Remarks with Kelly Magsamen

10:00 a.m. | Perspectives on the First 100 Days
Featured panelists: Michele Flournoy, Denis McDonough, and Ambassador Susan Rice
Moderator: Kelly Magsamen

11:00 a.m. | Break


11:15 a.m. | Breakout Sessions
These sessions will include facilitated discussions that will explore actions to be taken in the first 100 days of the next administration. Breakout sessions will be off the record.

The China Challenge with Melanie Hart and Jake Sullivan

Mexico and Latin America with Rebecca Bill Chavez and Dan Restrepo

Defending and Leveraging Our Democratic Allies with Max Bergmann, Mike Fuchs, and Julie Smith

The Rebalance of Diplomacy and Defense with Rudy deLeon, Frank Kendall, and Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield


12:45 p.m. | Break

1:00 p.m.   | Lunch Keynote: Ambassador Samantha Power on the Power of Progressive National Security

2:00 p.m.   | Break


2:15 p.m.   | Breakout Sessions
These sessions will include facilitated discussions that will explore actions to be taken in the first 100 days of the next administration. Breakout sessions will be off the record.

Rebuilding Our National Security Institutions with Katrina Mulligan and Loren DeJonge Schulman

Responsibly Ending the Forever Wars with Avril Haines and Matt Olsen

A Progressive Vision for Human Rights with Elisa Massimino and Uzra Zeya

Climate Security with Sharon Burke and Michael Werz


3:45 p.m.   | Break

4:00 p.m.   | Iran: What’s Next?
Panelists: Avril Haines, Jake Sullivan and more to be announced
Moderator: Brian Katulis

5:10 p.m.   | Closing Remarks by Kelly Magsamen

5:15 p.m.   | Reception
co-hosted with Out in National Security