Wednesday, October 16, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

A Conversation on National Security with Senator Tammy Duckworth


Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

This event will also be livestreamed at


Event Description

Senator Tammy Duckworth Official Portrait

Join the Elliott School of International Affairs for a conversation on national security with U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth. Senator Duckworth received her master's degree from the Elliott School in 1992 and an honorary degree from the University in 2017.

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth is an Iraq War Veteran, Purple Heart recipient and former Assistant Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. She was among the first Army women to fly combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Duckworth served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years before retiring from military service in 2014 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. She was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016 after representing Illinois’s Eighth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for two terms.

In 2018, after Duckworth became the first Senator to give birth while serving in office, she sent a message to working families across the country about the value of family friendly policies after securing a historic rules change allowing Senators to bring their infant children onto the floor. Senator Duckworth and her husband Bryan are the proud parents of two daughters, Abigail and Maile.


This event is sponsored by the Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority, Elliott School Alumni Programs, and the Leadership, Ethics, and Practice Initiative at the Elliott School. 

Please note that registration is required but does not guarantee admission. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m.

This event is now over capacity, and registration is closed. We encourage you to check out the livestream at 6:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Elaine Garbe in Elliott School Alumni Programs at

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