Please join the New American Engagement Initiative on Thursday, September 16, from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT for a virtual discussion featuring Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI-3) and Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-7) in conversation with Just Security‘s Tess Bridgeman about the effort to repeal the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF).

For the first time in a generation, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers has joined together to reclaim Congress’s authority with respect to the power to wage war. ​Two of the leaders of this effort join us to discuss how they did it, and to explore other ways for Congress to exercise better oversight of US national security. Why is now the time to repeal the AUMFs? How does the end of the war in Afghanistan influence the process to do so? And should the AUMFs just be repealed or should they be replaced with new legislation?

The Future Foreign Policy series features new perspectives to expand the US toolkit to address traditional threats, confront emerging challenges, and enable greater and more robust global engagement with allies and partners. To this end, our invitees bring much-needed diversity into the national security dialogue. The speakers include not only those from traditionally underrepresented groups in Washington foreign policy circles, but also those who represent a range of viewpoints.


Hon. Peter Meijer

United States Representative (R-MI-3)

Hon. Abigail Spanberger

United States Representative (D-VA-7)

In conversation with

Tess Bridgeman

Co-editor-in-chief of Just Security

Opening and closing remarks

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