2017 Awards Dinner

Presenting the 2017 Truman Awards Dinner

The Truman Awards Dinner celebrates leaders in the public and private sectors who embody Truman’s values and have had a positive impact on the national security and foreign policy communities. Through this event, we hope to strengthen the connection between the private and public sectors while expanding our profile in the national security public policy debate and delivering concrete solutions to pressing global challenges at the local, state, and national levels.

The event brings together an exclusive global audience of more than one hundred guests including current and former elected officials, members of Truman community, local business and community leaders, individual donors, corporate partners, and media. The event takes place in Washington, DC, and includes a cocktail reception, seated dinner, and an awards presentation. The dinner will include the following awards:

The Edmund S. Muskie Distinguished Public Service Award honors an individual who has shown a commitment to public service and has made significant contributions to the country. The purpose is to honor a current or former elected official whose career is built on public service and leadership in public policy. The Edmund S. Muskie Distinguished Public Service Award was established in 1996.

The Truman Visionary Leadership Award recognizes a leader in the defense, cyber, environmental, energy, technology, or advocacy communities in recognition of an exemplary career in the profession. The purpose is to honor an individual from the private sector whose career is built on integrity, innovation, and corporate and civic leadership. The Truman Visionary Leadership Award was established in 2016.

The Truman Center Policy Leadership Award, given by the Truman Board of Advisors, honors significant contributions made by men and women under 45 to U.S. foreign policy. This individual with their connections should be able to raise awareness for Truman. The Truman Center Policy Leadership Award was established in 2016.