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 fifth largest Chapter in the country, with 118 total members from 2006-2019. The total membership is currently 60% Fellows, 22% Partners, and 18% 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.


4/9/19, Utility Dive, Grid modernization is the best new deal, co-authored by Roger Sorkin, Truman Security Fellow

Truman-Affiliated Podcasts

Office Hours, hosted by Aroop Mukharji, Truman Security Fellow



Truman Project's Boston Chapter May Meeting

Tue, May 28, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Please join Truman Project's Boston Chapter for our May meeting. We hope to see you there!

Truman Project's Boston Chapter April Meeting

Tue, April 23, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Please join Truman Project's Boston Chapter for our April meeting. We hope to see you there!

Truman Project's Boston Chapter January Meet and Greet
Tue. January 29, 2019 - 7:00 PM 

Please join Truman Project's Boston Chapter for our first meeting of the year. This is your first chance to meet the new class of Truman folks, and we hope to see you there.


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.