Three Happy Hours. Hosted by Ploughshares Fund. Live via Zoom.
Monday, August 31, October 5, and November 2.
For everyone—but especially Gens X and Z and Millennials—this is the most important election of our lifetimes.
What threats to our national security make this so? How do democratic processes impact foreign policy goals? As we face a global pandemic and recession, how do nuclear weapons impact budgetary priorities and define the key relationships around the world that are critical to our safety?
Grab a glass of wine, a cocktail, or a mocktail and join us for a series of three happy hours leading up to the November 3 election during which we’ll talk with policy experts and our mega-smart partners about the impact this election will have on the future of US foreign policy.
The future of an American foreign policy grounded in our priorities and values hangs in the balance.
Monday, August 31 at 4pm PT / 7pm ET—What is going on outside the US?
- Jamal Abdi, President of NIAC
- Jessica Lee, Senior Research Fellow in the East Asia Program at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
- Alexandra I. Toma, Executive Director of the Peace and Security Funders Group
Upcoming second panel, pictured above:
Monday, October 5 at 4pm PT / 7pm ET—Movements, legislative action, and national security
- Alexandra Bell, Senior Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
- Jennifer Blemur, Director of Women Legislators’ Lobby at Women’s Action for New Directions
- Will Goodwin, Director of Government Relations at Vote Vets
Monday, November 2 at 4pm PT / 7pm ET—Impacts of Militarization
- Farshad Farahat, Actor, Director, Journalist, and member of the Ploughshares Fund Board of Directors
- Stephen Miles, Executive Director at Win Without War
- Cassandra Varanka, Advocacy Director at Foreign Policy for America
Ploughshares Fund is a nonpartisan public foundation focused on eliminating the threat of nuclear weapons.