Video On Demand

The Sam Nunn National Security Leadership Prize

March 11, 2021 • 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST

2021 Prize Recipient: Michèle Flournoy

Please join the Center for Strategic and International Studies for a discussion with 2021 Prize recipient Michèle Flournoy. The Sam Nunn National Security Leadership Prize honors the legacy of former Senator Sam Nunn by spotlighting and supporting courageous leaders who demonstrate vision and wisdom in addressing global challenges and who put our nation's interest ahead of political considerations.

Michèle Flournoy is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors, and former Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where she currently serves on the board. Michèle served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from 2009 to 2012. Prior to confirmation, Michèle co-led President Obama’s transition team at the Defense Department. In the mid-1990s, she served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Threat Reduction and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy. 

3:00PM-4:00PM (ET): Virtual Event

Opening Remarks
Sam Nunn

Followed by a discussion with
Michèle Flournoy

Moderated by
John Hamre 

The Sam Nunn National Security Leadership Prize and Lecture was made possible by a generous endowment gift from the CSIS Board of Trustees and friends. Sam Nunn is Chairman Emeritus of CSIS.

John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership
Sam Nunn
Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Nuclear Threat Initiative; and Chairman Emeritus of the Board, CSIS