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  • Truman National Security Project Hosts Conferences in Washington DC
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    Truman National Security Project Conference, Kathleen Hicks

    Kathleen Hicks, a former Defense Department official with the Obama Administration, was one of the featured speakers at the 2018 conference hosted by the Truman National Security Project and the Truman Center for…

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  • Truman National Security Project Conference Progressives and National Security
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    Truman National Security Project Conference, Progressives and National Security

    Four progressive national security policy experts talked about the intersection of politics and national security policy. The panel was part of the 2018 annual conference co-hosted by the…

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  • Truman National Security Project Conference Gina McCarthy
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    Truman National Security Project Conference, Gina McCarthy

    Former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy said she is confident that much of the work done during her tenure at the EPA will remain despite proposed rollbacks…

  • Truman National Security Project Conference Stories of Self
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    Truman National Security Project Conference, Stories of Self

    The Truman National Security Project and the Truman Center for National Policy hosted their 2018 conference in Washington, DC. This portion of the event featured three women who have worked with the…

  • Technology and Economic Development in Africa
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    Technology and Economic Development in Africa

    Investors and venture capitalists talked about how technology and innovation were helping to advance economic development in Africa. They discussed the growth of tech companies, challenges…

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  • Public Diplomacy in Conflict Zones
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    Public Diplomacy in Conflict Zones

    Civilian workers talked about the role of public diplomacy in conflict zones. In addition, the panelists addressed the need for frontline training and cooperation among diplomats and the…

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  • Jake Sullivan on Foreign Policy and Campaign 2016
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    Jake Sullivan on Foreign Policy and Campaign 2016

    Jake Sullivan, foreign policy adviser for 2016 presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, spoke at a conference co-hosted by the Truman National Security Project and the Truman Center for…

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  • Discussion on Women in Combat
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    Women and Camaraderie in the Military

    Panelists talked about unit cohesion in the military and the ways the concept has been instrumental in excluding women from combat. They focused on research showing that camaraderie can take place among…

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  • Discussion on Women in Combat
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    Women in Combat, Representatives Sanchez and McSally

    Panelists talked about the ways members of Congress had been tracking combat integration. Congressmen Sanchez and McSally spoke by pre-recorded videos about their support for integration in the military. “A…

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  • Discussion on Women in Combat
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    Women in Combat, Firsthand Accounts of Women

    Panelists gave firsthand accounts of women who had participated in combat, including as part of Cultural Support Teams. Gayle Lemmon was the author Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the…

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  • Discussion on Women in Combat
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    Women in Combat, Panel on Standards

    Panelists discussed the different approaches military organizations had taken to setting and validating gender-neutral occupational standards for combat. “Getting Standards Right” was part of the…

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  • Discussion on Women in Combat
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    Women in Combat, Defense Department Officials

    Pentagon representatives assessed the status of integrating women into combat roles since the 2013 rescission of the Defense Department’s ground combat policy that automatically excluded U.S. servicewomen. The…

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  • Discussion on Government Cybersecurity Needs
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    Cybersecurity Needs

    At a conference on cyber security, the first panelists talked about the long-term cyber-security requirements of federal agencies, and how the United States could best defend itself against cyber crimes and…

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  • Syrian Transition After Assad Regime
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    Syrian Transition After Assad Regime

    Panelists talked about the civil war in Syria and the potential for the Assad regime to fall. The Institute for the Study of War’s Joseph Holliday said the fall of the Assad regime will not be a collapse but…

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  • Special Operations and US Foreign Policy
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    Special Operations and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Panelists discuss the political and strategic implications of America’s reliance on special operations forces, and the prediction that it will increase in the coming decade. Participants examined…

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  • Drone Strikes and Counterterrorism
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    Drone Strikes and Counterterrorism

    Two counterterrorism experts talked about the drone strike program and the people and groups it targets. They said the Obama administration’s expanded use of drone strikes may be…

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  • USChinaTaiwan Relations
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    U.S.-China-Taiwan Relations

    Panelists spoke about elections in Taiwan, China and the U.S, and how they might impact relationships between the countries. Among the topics addressed were territorial disputes in the…

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  • Egypts Presidential Elections
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    Egypt's Presidential Elections

    Participants spoke about recent elections in Egypt held following the fall of the Mubarak regime. The talked about the initial results of the election and implications for Egypt’s future.…

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  • Security of Afghanistan
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    Security of Afghanistan

    Panelists talked about security operations in Afghanistan. Among the topics they addressed were the recent rise in violence prior to a presidential election, the implication of different…

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  • Human Rights in China
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    Human Rights in China

    Harry Wu spoke about human rights issues in China and political efforts to address some international concern about China’s record prior to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Among the…

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