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Speaker Profile: Michael Breen

Michael Breen, President & CEO of the Truman Center and Truman National Security Project, to speak at RISE Above Conference on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

Michael Breen, President & CEO of the Truman Center and Truman National Security Project, to speak at RISE Above Conference on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

Mike leads and serves over 1,500 veterans, frontline civilians, policy experts, and political professionals with a shared worldview: America is strongest when we utilize all of our tools – defense, diplomacy, development, and democracy – to engage the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Through policy innovation and political advocacy at the local and national level, Mike and his team bring talented leaders together to fight for that worldview.

Previously, Mike led soldiers in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan as a US Army officer. After leaving the military, he attended Yale Law School, where he served in the Office of White House Counsel and co-founded the International Refugee Assistance Project, working with refugees at high risk in Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. Mike is a recognized leader at the intersection of national security, energy, and climate change, and was one of the original members of Operation Free. A proud New Hampshire native, Dartmouth graduate, and former ice climbing instructor, he now lives in the Washington DC area with his wife and daughter.

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