Unmute Yourself

Unmute Yourself is a series of virtual happy hours hosted by Ploughshares Fund's deputy director of development Bonnie Fisk and director of programs Michelle Dover.

Started during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to discuss the impact of the 2020 US presidential election on US foreign policy, Unmute Yourself features in-depth discussion on the latest in national security, foreign policy and nuclear policy with our network of grantees and partners — experts, scholars and activists working for a safe and secure future.

Watch the full video above of the most recent event, Unmute Yourself: Iran, which took place on May 25, 2022 and featured the following panelists:

Ben Rhodes, author, national security analyst, and former Deputy National Security advisor for President Obama
Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto , former ambassador to the United States in Geneva

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Enjoy these videos and learn about previous Unmute Yourself events. 

  • Unmute Yourself: Iran

    Watch the full video of Unmute Yourself: Peace Now on the Korean Peninsula that took place on May 2, 2022.

    The event featured Ben Rhodes, author, national security analyst, and former Deputy National Security advisor for President Obama and Ambassador Pamela...

    June 2, 2022 - By hsingj
  • Unmute Yourself: Peace Now on the Korean Peninsula

    Watch the full video of Unmute Yourself: Peace Now on the Korean Peninsula that took place on May 2, 2022.

    The event featured Abigail E. Disney, Emmy-Winning Documentary Filmmaker, activist, and co-founder of Fork Films; Deann Borshay Liem, Producer, Director and Writer of Crossings;...

    May 5, 2022 - By hsingj
  • Unmute Yourself: Ukraine

    Watch the full video of Unmute Yourself: Ukraine that took place on March 16, 2022.

    The event featured Amy McGrath, former Marine Corps fighter pilot and member of the Ploughshares Fund Board of Directors; Mari Faines, Director of Communications and Outreach at Physicians for Social...

    March 17, 2022 - By hsingj
  • Unmute Yourself: The First 100 Days

    Watch the full video of Unmute Yourself: The First 100 Days, a special post-election analysis of the state of national security and nuclear weapons policy that took place on January 25, 2021. Back by popular demand, the event featured Kelsey Davenport, Director of Nonproliferation Policy at Arms...

    January 11, 2021 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Unmute Yourself: Your Security, Your Vote

    Watch the full video of the third Unmute Yourself: Your Security, Your Vote virtual happy hour series, which took place on November 2, 2020. The event featured Farshad Farahat, Actor, Director, Journalist, and member of the Ploughshares Fund Board of Directors, Stephen Miles, Executive Director...

    October 19, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Unmute Yourself: Your Security, Your Vote

    Watch the full video of the second Unmute Yourself: Your Security, Your Vote virtual happy hour series, which took place on October 5, 2020. The event featured Alexandra Bell, Senior Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Jennifer Blemur, Director...

    September 11, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Unmute Yourself: Your Security, Your Vote

    On Monday, August 31, 2020, we launched Unmute Yourself: Your Security, Your Vote, a virtual happy hour series. The first event featured Jamal Abdi, President of NIAC, Jessica Lee, Senior Research Fellow in the East Asia Program at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, and Alexandra I...

    August 25, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund