EVENT ADVISORY: The First 100 Days: Toward a More Sustainable and Values-Based National Security Approach

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress invites you to join a briefing on our 2020 flagship report, “The First 100 Days: Toward a More Sustainable and Values-Based National Security Approach.” This report is the culmination of a monthslong effort that began with CAP’s national security conference in January 2020.

The result is an off-the-shelf plan featuring nearly 250 recommendations for early policy signals, executive actions, and legislative proposals that a willing administration and the 117th Congress could adapt, adopt, or advance within the first 100 days. This ambitious plan provides a blueprint that the next administration and Congress can use to rebuild America’s national security institutions, reset critical international relationships, live our democratic values, and restore American leadership around the world.

If you have any questions for our panel, please submit them on Twitter using the hashtag #NatSec100Days or email them to .


John Podesta, Founder and Member of the Board of Directors, Center for American Progress
Katrina Mulligan, Managing Director of National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress

Briefing by CAP national security experts:
“Rebuilding and Rebalancing Our National Security Tools and Institutions”: Katrina Mulligan, Managing Director
“Living Our Democratic Values”: Alexandra Schmitt, Policy Analyst
“Ending the Wars Responsibly”: Michael Fuchs, Senior Fellow
“Recalibrating U.S. Global Relationships”: Max Bergmann, Senior Fellow
“Tackling Global Challenges”: Max Hoffman, Associate Director

Demonstration of interactive website:
Siena Cicarelli, Research Assistant


Monday, October 19, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET


You must RSVP to watch the livestream event by clicking this link. An email will then be sent with instructions on how to watch.

For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at  or 202-478-6327.