Sam Nunn National Security Leadership Prize Event

Primary tabs

Center for Strategic & International Studies cordially invites you to the virtual Sam Nunn National Security Leadership Prize Event honoring Michèle Flournoy.

2021 Prize Recipient

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. 

Opening Remarks

Sam Nunn

Co-Chair, Nuclear Threat Initiative, 
Chairman Emeritus, CSIS, and 
Distinguished Professor of the Practice, Georgia Tech

Followed by a discussion with

Michèle Flournoy

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors 

Moderated by

John Hamre
President and CEO, and Langone Chair
in American Leadership, CSIS


Register Here

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.


**This event will be a Zoom Webinar and has a limited number of available spots for live participants. Please register for this event through the registration button and you will receive an email with the details to watch the event live. The recording of this event will be posted on this event page a day after the event concludes.**


  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created By: jpalacios9
  • Created: 02/16/2021
  • Modified By: jpalacios9
  • Modified: 02/16/2021