Truman National Security Project

2012 Chicago Retreat Agenda (Members Only)

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By Truman Project Staff | 8.30.12
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2012

LOCATION: BILANDIC BUILDING, 160 N LASALLE STREET, 5th FLOOR
ATTIRE:  CASUAL

9:00-9:30am         Arrival and Registration (breakfast will be provided)

9:30-10:00am       Welcome & Introductions

10:00-11:00am     The Major Security Issues in the 2012 Election Cycle and our Message

  • Mike Moschella, Political Director, Truman National Security Project
  • Dave Solimini, Communications Director, Truman National Security Project

11:00-12:00pm      Making the Ask: Demystifying the Art of Raising Money

  • Anna Edwards, Director, Corporate Relations and Development, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Truman Partner, Midwest Region

12:00-1:15pm      Lunch (lunch will be provided)

1:15-2:15pm        Bringing Commercial Diplomacy Home: The Implications of U.S. International Economic Strategy for Middle America

  • Marc Sorel, Associate, McKinsey & Co¸ Truman Fellow, Chicago Chapter
  • Peter Buttigieg, Mayor, South Bend, Indiana, Truman Fellow, Chicago Chapter

2:15-3:15pm        Life on the Campaign Trail with Obama for America

  • Rob Diamond, National Veterans and Military Families Outreach and New York State Campaign Director, OFA, Truman Fellow, New York Chapter
  • Liz Jarvis Shean, Director of Research, OFA, Truman Fellow, Chicago Chapter
  • Steve Krupin, Director of Speechwriting, Obama for America, Truman Fellow, Chicago Chapter

3:15-3:30pm        Break

3:30-4:30pm        Insider Stories from a Press Flack on How to Influence the Media Narrative

  • Kathleen Strand, Director of Public Information for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Economic, Budgetary, and Business Development Council, Truman Partner, Midwest Region

4:30-5:00pm        Travel to Obama for America Headquarters

5:00-6:30pm        Insiders look into Obama for America Headquarters

7:00pm
                Happy Hour & Dinner
Petterino’s Restaurant
150 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60601
*Please pay in advance*

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2012

LOCATION: BILANDIC BUILDING, 160 N LASALLE STREET, 5th FLOOR
ATTIRE: 
CASUAL

10:00-10:30am     Arrival and Registration (breakfast will be provided)

10:30-11:30pm    Afghanistan: The Forgotten Fight

  • Andrew Albertson¸ former Deputy Regional Representative for USAID / Office of Transition Initiatives, Kandahar City, Afghanistan, Truman Fellow, Washington, DC Chapter
  • Katherine Brown, Ph.D. Candidate and Instructor, Columbia University, Truman Fellow, Washington, DC Chapter

11:30-12:30pm    What the 113th Congress Means for Nuclear Non-Proliferation

  • Alex Bell, Truman Fellow, Washington, DC Chapter

12:30-1:00pm        Closing Remarks