The Boston Professional Chapter of Smith Soc hosted its summer reception for 2017 on Wednesday July 26. In addition to a reception for members and guests, the centerpiece of the event was a panel discussion about current issues in national security, "National Security Crisis? Facts vs. "Fake News."
The panelists were Judith Miller, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, Manhattan Institute Fellow, and Fox News contributor; Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, former Director of Intelligence and Counterintelligence at the U.S. Department of Energy; and William Tobey, former Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation. Moderating the panel was Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby. The panelists discussed the threats of terrorism and nuclear proliferation, the changing relationships between the United States and China, Russia, and other foreign powers, and what can be expected from the Trump Administration is handling these ongoing challenges.