When: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:30 — 11:00 a.m.
Where: The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC
The United States today faces a diverse array of threats to its security. These threats include familiar challenges, like the scourge of radical extremism, while newer ones like the rise of China and Russia’s revanchist foreign policy require updated thinking and new capabilities. After two years of Republican rule in Washington, the newly inaugurated Democratic House of Representatives promises to assert itself in U.S. foreign and defense policymaking. By wielding budgetary power and pursuing oversight of the Trump administration, Democrats’ power in the House has implications for an array of issues concerning America’s relationships in the world.
On February 12, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) will deliver a keynote at the Brookings Institution on House Democrats’ vision for the future of U.S. defense policy. Then, Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon will engage Rep. Moulton in a conversation about threats facing the United States and what a new era of divided government will mean for defense policy, budgets, and strategic planning.
Questions from the audience will follow their conversation.