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This opportunity is for
Congressional staff interested in generating dialogue and developing the skills
and relationships required to advance bipartisanship on national security and
foreign policy issues. Through policy seminars and networking activities, this
unique program aims to equip the next generation of foreign policy and security
experts to respect differences, build common ground and achieve US national
Past activities have included:
- Intimate discussions with policy makers and members of Partnership for a Secure America’s esteemed Advisory Board
- An interactive seminar designed to enhance negotiation and communication skills
- A dynamic simulation of a National Security Council meeting with former high-level officials playing the role of National Security Advisor
- An off-site weekend retreat that includes in-depth policy discussions on vital national security and foreign policy issues
- Opportunities to engage with top
national security figures and past CPP participants in small-group
CPP participants have engaged in discussions with such PSA Advisory Board members as former Undersecretary of State Paula Dobriansky, former National Security Advisor Bud McFarlane, former Ambassador Tom Pickering, and former Homeland Security Advisor Frances Townsend, published op-eds in international newspapers, and gained valuable connections that developed into bipartisan and bicameral professional relationships.
PSA is no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2013 program.
- Current employment with a member of Congress or committee office, AND
- Demonstrated interest in national security and foreign policy issues
For further information about the program, please contact Nathan Sermonis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-293-8580.
"In the past, bipartisan cooperation on national security
and foreign policy depended on leaders who forged
close friendships across party lines. PSA's Congressional Partnership Program
creates opportunities for young Democrats and Republicans to
learn about important policy issues in an atmosphere conducive to
building mutual trust, respect and even friendship."
- Gov. Thomas Kean
9/11 Commission Chair
PSA Advisory Board Member