Trish Morris (Fellow ‘15) - Chapter Director

Derek Oliver (Defense Council ‘16)  - Chapter Co-Director

Phil Caruso (Defense Council ‘17) - Communications Director


OUR PEOPLE: The Boston Chapter of Truman National Security Project is the sixth largest Chapter in the country, with 69 total members from 2006-2018. The total membership is currently 58% Fellows, 22% Partners, and 20% DefCon. Our members work across many sectors, including consulting, medicine, nonprofit management, business, entrepreneurship, law, politics, government and education. Truman Project is a 501(c)(4) social welfare nonprofit organization.


6/14/18, TechCrunch, Dreamit Ventures launches new security vertical, quotes Bob Stasio, Truman Security Fellow

6/13/18, Philly, Meet the Army vet leading Dreamit’s new SecureTech vertical, quotes Bob Stasio, Truman Security Fellow

6/13/18, Bustle, These Transgender Candidates Running In 2018 Want You To Think Beyond That Label, quotes Alexandra Chandler, Truman Defence Council

5/29/18, Bloomberg (Syndicated Widely), First Line of Defense in U.S. Elections Has Critical Weaknesses, quotes Bob Stasio, Truman Security Fellow

5/10/18, Ms. Magazine, Three Lessons from the Women Who Rebuilt Tunisia’s Constitution, by Truman Security Fellows Olivia Holt-Ivry and Nanako Tamaru

5/10/18, Boston Herald Radio, MA3 Congressional Candidate Alexandra Chandler, featuring Alexandra Chandler, Truman Defense Council

5/9/18, Truman Doctrine Blog, Eroding the Promise and Potential of the G.I. Bill, by Dan Vallone, Truman Defense Council

4/29/18, Eagle Tribune, Candidates vying for 3rd Congressional District seat held by Niki Tsongas face off in Lowell forum, featuring Alexandra Chandler, Truman Defense Council

3/31/18, Concord Monitor, Trump and the black hole of leadership, by Dan Vallone, Truman Defense Council

3/28/18, Politico Magazine, How Veterans are Powering the Democrats’ 2018 Hopes, featuring Seth Moulton, Truman Security Fellow, Rye Barcott, Truman Defense Council, Joseph Kopser, Truman Defense Council, Jason Crow, Truman Political Partner, and Daniel McCready, Truman Political Partner

3/6/18, Los Angeles Review of Books, Next! How Superpowers Change Places, by Ali Wyne, Truman Security Fellow

3/5/18, Cosmopolitan, These Women Candidates Could Make History in 2018, featuring Gina Ortiz Jones, Defense Council Member,  Fayrouz Saad, Truman Political Partner, Lauren Baer, Truman Security Fellow, and Alexandra Chandler, Defense Council Member

2/25/18, The National Interest, America will never win the war in Afghanistan, by Ali Wyne, Truman Security Fellow

1/28/18, Inside Sources, Why the Wall Won’t Work, by Timothy H. Kistner, Truman Political Partner




Truman Project's Boston Chapter Dinner with Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis

Wed. June 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

Please Truman Project's Boston Chapter for a dinner with former U.S. Chargé d'Affaires to Cuba and someone who negotiated the opening of Cuba - Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis. We hope to see you there!

Truman Project's Boston Chapter March Meeting

Tue. March 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

Inviting you all to the Truman March meeting March 27. Hope to see you there or please join remotely. 

Truman New Year and New Member Welcome

Tue, January 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join the first meeting of the new year to come meet our latest member and get to know one another over dinner.

Boston Holiday Party

Fri, December 1, 2017 - 5:30pm

Please join us for some holiday cheer this Friday, 12/1, at 5:30PM at The Abbey in Cambridge.

Boston Chapter Meeting

Tue, September 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

Please join us for our September Truman Project Boston Chapter meeting, which is a call now! Come ring in (literally) the fall season with your fellow Truman Boston members.

Get to Know the Truman Project

Thu, September 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

New England! The Truman National Security Project invites new and old members and interested applicants to drinks at the Tip Tap Room Tuesday September 14, 7-9pm to get to know the Truman Project and learn about applying.

Boston BBQ

Sat, August 19, 2017  -  3:00pm

A meetup of members both old and new; families, friends and kids can all join the party! In place of August meeting.


Truman National Security Project is a member-based organization. Our members enter our community through one of three paths: the Defense Council, the Political Partnership, or the Security Fellowship. All three cohorts follow the same first year training programs, which lead to the same goal: full Truman membership. Each cohort is full of skilled, passionate leaders who share a commitment to public service and a strong interest in national security. The main difference between the cohorts lies in the particular background and experience of each member. A community of equals, each cohort significantly contributes to Truman Project, the national security conversation, and the larger realm of public service.  

Fellows are policy experts, academics, and other thought leaders who anticipate and articulate new global challenges and opportunities. Many work within the U.S. national security apparatus and legislative bodies, as well as the international community and an expansive network of nongovernmental and private organizations.

Partners are political leaders, advocates, communicators, journalists, and aspiring or actively serving public officials. Fluent in campaign management, media, journalism, organizing, and more, they advance progressive principles and a shared liberal internationalist worldview at all levels of civil society.

Members of the Defense Council include veterans and frontline civilians who have firsthand experience implementing U.S. foreign policy. They have wide-ranging expertise in hard security and an ongoing professional interest in defense and intelligence operations as they continue to serve in government, business, policy, and nonprofit ventures.