Mulligan, Katrina

Mulligan, Katrina

Vice President for National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C.

Katrina Mulligan is the acting Vice President for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress.  She is a national security and foreign policy expert in the United States, where she has held senior roles in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the National Counterterrorism Center, the National Security Division in the Department of Justice, and on the National Security Council Staff at the White House.  In these roles, she provided legal and policy advice on a broad range of national policies, including surveillance, foreign influence and election interference; emergency authorities; counterterrorism; detention, interrogation, and Guantanamo; and the response to Benghazi and the Boston Marathon Bombings.  At the Center for American Progress, she is currently leading a project to develop a U.S. national policy blueprint for countering violent white supremacy and another project to reexamine the mission and value proposition of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.    

Mulligan received her bachelor’s degree in law, letters, and society from the University of Chicago and her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.


Thursday 17 June

  • NATO 2030: How to get there?

    • Heusgen, Christoph
    • Mulligan, Katrina
    • Braže, Baiba
    • Rizzo, Rachel
    • Naď, Jaroslav
    • Šekerinska Jankovska, Radmila
    • Sajjan, Harjit Singh
    • Dozier, Kimberly

    What has NATO overlooked when trying to prepare for the next black swan event? How can the private sector and NATO better collaborate to understand emerging geopolitical and technopolitical challenges? How should the findings of the NATO 2030 report be applied to strengthen NATO’s position vis-à-vis China and Russia?

    Expert's insights by:

    • Amb. Christopher Heusgen, Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations
    • Katharina Mulligan, Director, National Security, Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C.
    • Ambassador Baiba Braže, Assistant Secretary-General for Public Diplomacy, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    • Led by: Rachel Rizzo, Adjunct Fellow, Center for a New American Security, Washington, D.C.

    Followed by a panel discussion:

    What is NATO’s role in helping support Allies foster innovation ecosystems to quickly adopt new technologies? How can NATO and its Allies protect and embed our values in new standards for the safe and ethical use of emerging disruptive technologies? Against the backdrop of the ongoing transatlantic economic hardships, how can Allies better pool resources and maintain fair burden-sharing? What does future transatlantic collaboration between the public sector and private sector resemble when it comes to addressing long-term challenges?

    • H.E. Jaroslav Naď, Minister of Defence of the Slovak Republic
    • H.E. Tibor Benkő, Minister of Defence of Hungary
    • H.E. Radmila Šekerinska, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the Republic of North Macedonia
    • Led by: Kim Dozier, CNN Global Affairs Analyst, Washington, D.C.

    Maria Theresia

    Grand Hotel River Park
    Live broadcast