April 2, 2024

Announcing National Security Expert Dr. Colin Kahl Joins Truman Project Board

Announcing National Security Expert Dr. Colin Kahl Joins Truman Project Board

Washington, DC, — The Truman Project, a leading organization dedicated to rethinking national security by bringing together bold thinkers and change-makers, is thrilled to announce Dr. Colin Kahl is joining our Board of Directors.

Dr. Kahl, the Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), brings deep expertise in foreign and defense policy, national security, and technology governance. With his distinguished background in academia, government service, and strategic analysis, Dr. Kahl will play a pivotal role in advancing Truman's mission to solve challenges and build a strong, safe future.

"We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Colin Kahl to the Truman Project Board. His insight and leadership in national security will be invaluable as we navigate complex geopolitical landscapes and shape innovative solutions for the future,” said Tripp Adams, Truman Project Interim President and CEO, “Dr. Kahl's commitment to service and his dedication to promoting inclusive dialogue align seamlessly with Truman's core values."

“Dr. Kahl's extensive research, including his focus on the intersection of emerging technologies, geopolitics, and the changing requirements for deterrence, exemplifies his commitment to addressing critical security challenges with depth and rigor,” said Adams.

As the recent Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the U.S. Department of Defense, Dr. Kahl oversaw the development of the 2022 National Defense Strategy, championed historic defense initiatives with U.S. allies and partners, and led the department's response to international crises. In recognition of these efforts, he was awarded the  Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal.

In addition to his academic and public policy pursuits, Dr. Kahl is a prolific author and commentator, with publications in prestigious journals and media outlets. His dedication to advancing public discourse on national security issues further underscores his alignment with Truman's mission to unite diverse perspectives and effect meaningful change.

Dr. Kahl's appointment reaffirms Truman's commitment to assembling a board of visionary leaders dedicated to reshaping national security policy and fostering a safer, more inclusive world.

About the Truman Project
The Truman Project brings together leaders from diverse backgrounds to rethink national security by fostering inclusive dialogue, advancing innovative solutions, and building a strong, safe future. Through its network of experts, policymakers, and advocates, Truman empowers bold thinkers to address complex challenges and shape transformative policies for the benefit of all.