KC Roney (Fellow ‘15) and Anna Gohmann (Partner ‘16)  - Chapter Co-Directors

Dan Siegel (Partner ‘16) - Political Director

Mike Connolly (Defense Council ‘16) - Communications Director


OUR PEOPLE: The Philadelphia Chapter of Truman National Security Project is the ninth largest Chapter in the country, with 46 total members from 2005-2018. The total membership is currently 54% Fellows, 28% 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.


1/4/18, Inside Sources, Examining the Russian Disinformation Campaign, by Welton Chang, Truman Security Fellow

12/27/17, Inside Sources (NWI) (MSA) (VDP), Restraint Is Critical on Space Policy, by Welton Chang, Truman Security Fellow

11/19/17, History News Network, Listen Democrats: You Won’t Win by Leaping Leftward, by Jeffrey Bloodworth, Truman Security Fellow

11/18/17, Defense One, Paris Pullout Shows How The US Is Shrugging Off Its Global Leadership, by Welton Chang, Truman Security Fellow




TruPhilly Welcome and Holiday Party

Mon. December 18, 2017 - 5:30pm

To celebrate the holiday spirit, our next TruPhilly “meeting” is in the style of a happy hour next Mon. December 18th from 5:30-7:00 pm.

TruServes Volunteer Activity: The Service Refugee Garden

August 6, October 7, November 4, December 12, 2017

On ​​Saturday, August 5, we will be working alongside ​​Nationalities Service Center (NSC), one of Philly's refugee resettlement agencies, and a number of Philadelphia refugee families for a Refugee Community Garden Work Day. NSC, in conjunction with the Neighborhood Gardens Initiative and PHS, established two community gardens in refugee-rich neighborhoods in Philadelphia. In these gardens, refugee families can grow plants and produce that remind them of home, and find companionship with other refugees from the area. Several times per year, NSC invites the Philadelphia community into the gardens to volunteer alongside garden community members and staff.

Truman Philadelphia: Chapter Meeting

Tue. September 12, 2017

Please join us for our September Truman Philadelphia Chapter Meeting. Chapter Leaders will read out our membership survey and go over plans for the coming year. Drinks and snacks are included!

Truman Philadelphia: Recruitment Event

Wed. August 9, 2017


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.