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Pandemics and Plutonium: A New Look At National Security

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

With the generous support of the Ploughshares Fund, the Truman National Security Project’s Seattle Chapter is hosting a series of virtual fireside chats on how U.S. defense spending should complement global nuclear non-proliferation efforts in the era of COVID-19.

The next defense budget must balance our nation’s needs in fighting the coronavirus as well as threats that come from other nuclear powers including North Korea, Russia and China. Nuclear policies like No First Use, and agreements like New START – which is set to expire early next year – will remain important as we weigh security considerations under the new COVID-19 reality.

We are excited to announce that Seattle Congressman Adam Smith, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee will kick off the series on May 9 in a conversation with Truman member and President and CEO of the Seattle World Affairs Council Jacqueline Miller.

WHAT: “Pandemics and Plutonium: A New Look at Modern Day National Security”

WHEN: May 9, 4-5pm ET; 1-2pm PT


Representative Adam Smith, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee

Jacqueline Miller, President and CEO, Seattle World Affairs Council and Truman 2010 Security Fellow

Hosted by Moh Kilani, Truman National Security Project Seattle Chapter Director

Q&A with Chairman Smith to follow discussion




May 9
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm