Study Group with Congressman Mac Thornberry: The Defense Authorization Act



Meeting Method:

Join us on Tuesday, October 5 at 4:30pm ET for a Study Group with IOP Resident Fellow Congressman Mac Thornberry.

Defense Authorization Act
For 60 straight years, with majorities and presidents of both parties, Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill have worked together to enact a Defense Authorization Act.  Is that cooperation breaking down too?  What will happen this year?  We will discuss the ways that the current political climate is affecting national security legislation as well as some of the key challenges facing the nation.

Congressman Thornberry will be joined virtually by Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D, FL-7), Co-Chair, Blue Dog Coalition and Chief Deputy Whip, House Democratic Majority.

*RSVP by 10:00am ET on 10/5. You must register through this form and a limited number of seats will be allocated for in-person participation. We will notify you at noon the day of the study group via your Harvard email whether you will be joining in-person or via Zoom. 

*AUDIENCE: These conversations are open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

*OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, all IOP study groups are off-the-record.

*The Institute of Politics is strictly observing all HKS COVID health and safety protocols. HKS buildings are closed to the public and attendance will be limited to the room capacity. You will be asked to show a Harvard ID prior to entry and doors to the space will open 10 minutes before the start time. Unvaccinated persons should make every effort to practice social distancing. Everyone must wear a mask indoors. No eating or drinking is permitted at indoor events.