Unmute Yourself

Unmute Yourself is a series of virtual happy hours hosted by Ploughshares Fund's deputy director of development Bonnie Fisk and director of programs Michelle Dover.

Started during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to discuss the impact of the 2020 US presidential election on US foreign policy, Unmute Yourself features in-depth discussion on the latest in national security, foreign policy and nuclear policy with our network of grantees and partners — experts, scholars and activists working for a safe and secure future.

Watch the full video above of the most recent event, Unmute Yourself: The First 100 Days, which took place on January 25, 2021 and featured the following panelists:

 Kelsey Davenport, Director of Nonproliferation Policy at Arms Control Association
 Assal Rad, Senior Research Fellow at the National Iranian American Council (NIAC)
 Ali Vaez, Iran Project Director and Senior Adviser to the President at International Crisis Group

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Enjoy these videos and learn about previous Unmute Yourself events. 

  • Unmute Yourself: The First 100 Days

    Watch the full video of Unmute Yourself: The First 100 Days, a special post-election analysis of the state of national security and nuclear weapons policy that took place on January 25, 2021. Back by popular demand, the event featured Kelsey Davenport, Director of Nonproliferation Policy at Arms...

    January 11, 2021 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Unmute Yourself: Your Security, Your Vote

    Watch the full video of the third Unmute Yourself: Your Security, Your Vote virtual happy hour series, which took place on November 2, 2020. The event featured Farshad Farahat, Actor, Director, Journalist, and member of the Ploughshares Fund Board of Directors, Stephen Miles, Executive Director...

    October 19, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Unmute Yourself: Your Security, Your Vote

    Watch the full video of the second Unmute Yourself: Your Security, Your Vote virtual happy hour series, which took place on October 5, 2020. The event featured Alexandra Bell, Senior Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Jennifer Blemur, Director...

    September 11, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Unmute Yourself: Your Security, Your Vote

    On Monday, August 31, 2020, we launched Unmute Yourself: Your Security, Your Vote, a virtual happy hour series. The first event featured Jamal Abdi, President of NIAC, Jessica Lee, Senior Research Fellow in the East Asia Program at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, and Alexandra I...

    August 25, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund