The United States is at a crossroads: fires, floods, and disease plague the country, while COVID has revealed vulnerabilities in our government, global supply chains, and our frayed and segregated social safety net. Mounting episodes of police using excessive and deadly force against Americans demand reforms in law enforcement and criminal justice. America’s conduct abroad contributes directly to all of these crises at home. Quincy Institute President Andrew Bacevich has just completed a book examining America, post COVID. Senator Chris Murphy is one of the most dynamic members of the U.S. Senate, a leader on both domestic and foreign policy issues. Please join us for a conversation between the two on where we are and where we are headed, on Tuesday, September 29 from 1-2 PM ET.
Andrew J. Bacevich is the President of the Quincy Institute. He grew up in Indiana, graduated from West Point and Princeton, served in the army, became an academic, and is now a writer. He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than a dozen books, among them: The New America Militarism (2005), The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (2008), Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War (2010), America’s War for the Greater Middle East (2016), and The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory (January 2020). He is Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University and has held fellowships at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, the John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the American Academy in Berlin.
Chris Murphy is the junior United States Senator for Connecticut. Senator Murphy has been a strong voice in the Senate fighting for job creation, affordable health care, education, sensible gun laws, and a forward-looking foreign policy. As a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, he has been an outspoken proponent of diplomacy, international human rights and the need for clear-eyed American leadership abroad. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Murphy served Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District for three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. Before getting elected to Congress, Murphy served for eight years in the Connecticut General Assembly where he was the author of the state's historic stem cell investment legislation and the state's workplace smoking ban. Senator Murphy grew up in Wethersfield, Connecticut, and attended Williams College in Massachusetts.