Person

Lora Lumpe

Nationality:

American

Occupation:

CEO of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft

Political Party:

Democratic Party

Residence:

Washington, DC

Lora Lumpe is the CEO of the left-of-center Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, a noninterventionist foreign policy think tank founded with donations from liberal billionaire George Soros and libertarian billionaire Charles Koch. [1] Prior to assuming this role in 2020, Lumpe was the advocacy director for security sector governance of the Open Society Foundations, [2] a private grantmaking foundation created by Soros. [3]

She has worked with or contracted for left-of-center and left-progressive organizations including the Federation of American Scientists, the Friends Committee on National Legislation, [4] the Small Arms Survey, the United Nations, and American Friends Service Committee. [5]

Lumpe has said that rising global temperatures pose a “much more direct threat to the American public than does any nation state”; [6] has criticized the practice of American defense contracting firms such as Boeing, General Dynamics, and Raytheon funding research studies at major U.S. think tanks; [7] and criticized the women’s suffrage movement for not being inclusive, saying that women, men, and minorities across the U.S. “continue to fight for women’s full suffrage, against voter suppression, racial injustice” and the critical race theory-inspired concept of “systemic inequality.” [8]

Career

Lora Lumpe became the first CEO of the left-of-center Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, a noninterventionist foreign policy think tank that was founded with donations from liberal billionaire George Soros and libertarian billionaire Charles Koch in 2020. [9] [10]

Prior to working at the Quincy Institute, Lumpe was advocacy director for security sector governance of Open Society Foundations, [11] a private grantmaking foundation created by liberal billionaire George Soros. [12] She has worked for left-progressive organizations including the Federation of American Scientists and the Peach Research Institute of Oslo. She was the legislative representative on conventional weapons at the Friends Committee on National Legislation [13] and for the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Bombs. [14] [15] Lumpe has also been a consultant to the Small Arms Survey, United Nations, the left-of-center American Friends Service Committee, and the Swiss government. [16]

She has appeared on the podcast of the left-of-center Ploughshares Fund [17] and has written articles for the left-wing website Common Dreams. [18]

Policy Positions

In her position at the Quincy Institute, Lora Lumpe focuses her work on democracy in the U.S., militarism, U.S. arms sales, and military assistance. [19]

Lumpe has said that rising global temperatures pose a “much more direct threat to the American public than does any nation state” [20] and supports restraining U.S. military global posture and forward positioning to address temperature change as a “national security threat.” [21] [22]

She personally supports an increased refugee admissions cap for the U.S. but urged the Democratic Party to announce at the 2020 Democratic National Convention that, if they really want to help refugees, the Democrats “will stop making more of them” and pledge not to impose regime change on other countries. [23]

She also has said that the Quincy Institute’s objectives “align with the Charles Koch Foundation” regarding reducing the U.S.’s post-September 11 global security posture [24] and has criticized the practice of American defense contracting firms such as Boeing, General Dynamics, and Raytheon funding research studies at major U.S. think tanks. [25]

Lumpe has criticized the women’s suffrage movement for not being inclusive, saying that women, men, and minorities across the U.S. “continue to fight for women’s full suffrage, against voter suppression, racial injustice” and the critical race theory-inspired concept of “systemic inequality.” [26] She has said that the U.S. needs to end the “casual bombing” of “black and brown people” in far-off lands and called for a “multi-racial alliance” for so-called “racial justice” to honor the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. [27]

Political Contributions

Lora Lumpe has made 15 Federal Election Commission-reportable campaign contributions since 1998. [28] Contribution recipients have included the left-of-center J Street PAC, ActBlue, and Giffords PAC; the campaigns of U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA); and the unsuccessful campaigns of David Richardson (D-FL), Laura Moser (D-TX), Jennifer Lewis (D-VA), Scott Cooper (D-NC), and Caleb Rossiter (D-NY); [29] Governor Steve Bullock (D-MT)’s re-election; and Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT)’s 2016 presidential campaign. [30]

Personal Information

Lora Lumpe holds a B.A. in Political Science and Russian and East European Studies from Indiana University. [31] She resides in Washington, D.C. [32] She has also written three books: Running Guns: The Global Black Market in Small Arms, Small Arms Control: Old Weapons, New Issues, and The Arms Trade Revealed: A Guide for Investigators and Activists. [33]

References

  1. “Lora Lumpe.” Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Accessed November 23, 2021. https://responsiblestatecraft.org/author/llumpe/. ^
  2. Meyer, Theodoric. “Lawyers for Maduro accuse Scott of breaking the law.” Politico Influence. March 4, 2020. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/02/george-soros-and-charles-koch-take-on-the-endless-wars-074737. ^
  3. “Lora Lumpe.” Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Accessed November 23, 2021. https://responsiblestatecraft.org/author/llumpe/. ^
  4.  “Lora Lumpe.” Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Accessed November 23, 2021. https://responsiblestatecraft.org/author/llumpe/. ^
  5.  “Lora Lumpe.” Friends for a NonViolent World.” Accessed November 24, 2021. https://www.fnvw.org/index.asp?SEC=04C2C545-E13E-4999-A20F-5345D5E24A8D&Type=B_BASIC. ^
  6. Lumpe, Lora. “If Biden Is Serious About Saving the Planet, He Should End US Military Domination Across the Globe.” Common Dreams. January 29, 2021. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/01/29/if-biden-serious-about-saving-planet-he-should-end-us-military-domination-across ^
  7. Bender, Bryan. “Transition 2020: Biden’s defense landing team under fire for lack of progressives.” NPP Newsroom. November 12, 2020. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://www.nationalpriorities.org/pressroom/articles/2020/11/12/transition-2020-biden-defense-team-under-fire/. ^
  8. Lumpe, Lora. “What the fight for women’s equality teaches us about the fight for peace.” Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. August 26, 2020. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://quincyinst.org/2020/08/26/what-the-fight-for-womens-equality-teaches-us-about-the-fight-for-peace/. ^
  9. “Lora Lumpe.” Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Accessed November 23, 2021. https://responsiblestatecraft.org/author/llumpe/. ^
  10. Bendery, Bryan. “Trump allies push back on Afghan withdrawal.” Politico National Security Daily. March 4, 2020. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/02/george-soros-and-charles-koch-take-on-the-endless-wars-074737 ^
  11. Meyer, Theodoric. “Lawyers for Maduro accuse Scott of breaking the law.” Politico Influence. March 4, 2020. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/02/george-soros-and-charles-koch-take-on-the-endless-wars-074737. ^
  12. “Lora Lumpe.” Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Accessed November 23, 2021. https://responsiblestatecraft.org/author/llumpe/. ^
  13. “Lora Lumpe.” Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Accessed November 23, 2021. https://responsiblestatecraft.org/author/llumpe/ ^
  14. “Lora Lumpe.” Friends for a NonViolent World.” Accessed November 24, 2021. https://www.fnvw.org/index.asp?SEC=04C2C545-E13E-4999-A20F-5345D5E24A8D&Type=B_BASIC. ^
  15. “Lora Lumpe.” Institute for Policy Studies. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://ips-dc.org/ips-authors/lora-lumpe/. ^
  16.  [1] “Lora Lumpe.” Friends for a NonViolent World.” Accessed November 24, 2021. https://www.fnvw.org/index.asp?SEC=04C2C545-E13E-4999-A20F-5345D5E24A8D&Type=B_BASIC. ^
  17. “Press the Button.” Ploughshares Fund Podcast. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://www.ploughshares.org/pressthebutton. ^
  18. “Lora Lumpe.” Common Dreams. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://www.commondreams.org/author/lora-lumpe. ^
  19. “Lora Lumpe.” Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Accessed November 23, 2021. https://responsiblestatecraft.org/author/llumpe/. ^
  20. Lumpe, Lora. “If Biden Is Serious About Saving the Planet, He Should End US Military Domination Across the Globe.” Common Dreams. January 29, 2021. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/01/29/if-biden-serious-about-saving-planet-he-should-end-us-military-domination-across ^
  21. Lumpe, Lora. “Will the US end military domination to save the planet?” Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. January 28, 2021. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://ips-dc.org/ips-authors/lora-lumpe/. ^
  22. “Lora Lumpe to head Quincy Institute as first CEO.” Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. March 3, 2020. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://quincyinst.org/press/lora-lumpe-to-head-quincy-institute-as-first-ceo/ ^
  23. Khan, Amed and Lumpe, Lora. “Democrats should pledge to stop creating refugees.” Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. August 13, 2020. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://quincyinst.org/2020/08/13/democrats-should-pledge-to-stop-creating-refugees/. ^
  24. Bender, Bryan. “George Soros and Charles Koch take on the ‘endless wars’.” Politico December 2, 2019. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/02/george-soros-and-charles-koch-take-on-the-endless-wars-074737. ^
  25. Bender, Bryan. “Transition 2020: Biden’s defense landing team under fire for lack of progressives.” NPP Newsroom. November 12, 2020. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://www.nationalpriorities.org/pressroom/articles/2020/11/12/transition-2020-biden-defense-team-under-fire/. ^
  26. Lumpe, Lora. “What the fight for women’s equality teaches us about the fight for peace.” Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. August 26, 2020. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://quincyinst.org/2020/08/26/what-the-fight-for-womens-equality-teaches-us-about-the-fight-for-peace/. ^
  27. Lumpe, Lora. “What the fight for women’s equality teaches us about the fight for peace.” Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. August 26, 2020. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://quincyinst.org/2020/08/26/what-the-fight-for-womens-equality-teaches-us-about-the-fight-for-peace/. ^
  28. “Individual Contributions.” Federal Election Commission of the United States. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/individual-contributions/?contributor_name=lora%20lumpe. ^
  29. [1] “Individual Contributions.” Federal Election Commission of the United States. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/individual-contributions/?contributor_name=lora%20lumpe. ^
  30. “Individual Contributions.” Federal Election Commission of the United States. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/individual-contributions/?contributor_name=lora%20lumpe. ^
  31. “Lora Lumpe.” Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Accessed November 23, 2021. https://responsiblestatecraft.org/author/llumpe/. ^
  32. “Individual Contributions.” Federal Election Commission of the United States. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/individual-contributions/?contributor_name=lora%20lumpe. ^
  33. [1] “Lora Lumpe.” Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Accessed November 24, 2021. https://ips-dc.org/ips-authors/lora-lumpe/. ^
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