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PSA Presents: Dinner with Under Secretary Tara Sonenshine On September 24th, PSA hosted a discussion with Tara Sonenshine, Under Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy and former PSA Board of Directors member. Click here for full bio.
PSA Presents: Dinner with Col. Robert "Bud" McFarlane On August 20th, PSA will host a CPP dinner with Col. McFarlane, former National Security Advisor. Click here for full bio.
PSA Presents: Dinner with Jake Sullivan
On August 13th, PSA hosted a CPP dinner with Jake Sullivan, US State Department, Director of Policy Planning and Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary Clinton. Click here for full bio.
CPP Summer 2012 Retreat
PSA hosted a private retreat for CPP participants August 4 - 5th featuring:
+ Dr. Andrew Semmel, IAEA Consultant, and Dr. Graeme Bannerman, Bannerman Associates - Sen. Lugar Former Staff Panel: A View on Bipartisanship in National Security and Foreign Policy
+ Ambassador Thomas Miller, former U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Greece - When Should the US Get Involved and How: Three cases - the Greek Debt Crisis, the Cyprus Problem and Disputes in Bosnia
+ Barry Pavel, Director of the International Security Program and Director-Designate of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council - National Security Council Simulation
+ Jonathan Landay, Senior National Security and Intelligence Correspondent, McClatchy News - It's the Region, Stupid: What's at Stake with the Withdrawal of U.S. Combat Forces from Afghanistan
+ Abraham Denmark, Senior Project Director for Political and Security Affairs at the National Bureau of Asian Research - Security Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region
+Betilde MuŮoz-Pogossian, Section Chief of Electoral Studies and Projects at the Organization of American States - Changes in the Western Hemisphere: Elections in Mexico and Venezuela in 2012
Strategic Negotiation/Communication Training
June 23rd and 24th: PSA hosted an evening of negotiation/communication training for CPP participants.
Joy Drucker, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for House Affairs
PSA hosted a CPP dinner with Joy Drucker, DASS for House Affairs and former PSA Executive Director on June 18th. Click here for full bio.
CPP Spring Retreat
PSA hosted a private retreat for CPP participants June 2nd - 3rd featuring:
+ Dr. Andrew Semmel, IAEA Consultant, discussing - Nuclear Proliferation and Security: Iran and North Korea
+ Tom Squitieri, TS Navigations LLS, discussing - Media and Foreign Affairs
+ COL Mark Mykleby, New America Foundation, discussing - Strategic Thinking
+ Prof. Paul Williams, George Washington University, and Ariela Blatter, American University, discussing - Responding to Africa's Security Challenges: What Roles for the United States? + Amb. Robert Loftis, U.S. Institute for Peace, discussing - Conflict Prevention and Stabilization
Strategic Negotiation/Communication Training
May 14th and 24th: PSA hosted an evening of negotiation/communication training for CPP participants.
An Evening with Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) 1997-2009
On May 23, PSA hosted a CPP reception with Senator Chuck Hagel. Click here for his biography.
CPP Event with Ambassador Thomas Pickering, former Undersecretary of State 1997-2000
On May 3, PSA hosted a CPP reception with Ambassador Thomas Pickering, former Undersecretary of State. Click here for his biography.
A Discussion with Michele Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense
On April 16th, PSA hosted a CPP reception with Michele Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the U.S. Department of Defense.
Fall 2011 CFP Fellows Present:
HILL STAFF BRIEFING - Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
Beyond Sanctions: Where Do We Go From Here? A look at sanctions, their effectiveness and other policy options.
HILL STAFF BRIEFING - Friday, December 9th, 2011
Drone Warfare: An overview of the strategic, legal, and moral implications of the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in kinetic action
HILL STAFF BRIEFING - Monday, December 5th, 2011
Iranís Influence in Latin America: Do they have any and what are the implications for U.S. national security?
HILL STAFF BRIEFING - Friday, December 2nd, 2011
Careers in Foreign Policy: How to leverage your qualifications and network
HILL STAFF BRIEFING - Thursday, November 17th, 2011Political Transition After the Arab Spring: Discussion of secular and Islamic political parties in the Middle East
Private Dinner with Jake Sullivan, U.S. Department of State, Director of Policy Planning and Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Clinton
On November 7th, PSA will host a private CFP reception with Jake Sullivan, Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State.
Private Dinner with Robert C. McFarlane, former National Security Advisor and PSA Advisory Board Member
On October 24th, PSA hosted a private dinner for CFP Fellows featuring guest speaker Robert C. McFarlane, former National Security Advisor.
CFP Fall Retreat
PSA hosted a private retreat for CFP fellows October 15th - 16th featuring:
+ Arshad Mohammed, Reuters, U.S. Foreign Policy Correspondent
+ Barry Pavel, Director of the International Security Program and Director-Designate of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council
+ CAPT Wayne Porter, USN, Chair for Systematic Strategy and Complexity at Naval Postraduate School
+ Randy Schriver, Armitage International LLC, former Deputy Assitant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
+ Barbara Slavin, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council
CFP Reception with former Homeland Security Advisor and PSA Advisory Board Member Frances Fragos TownsendOn October 5h, PSA hosted a private reception for CFP Fellows and Alumni featuring guest speaker Frances Fragos Townsend, former Homeland Security Advisor.
Spring 2011 Congressional Fellowship Program Graduation
On September 20, Partnership for a Secure America graduated 25 Hill staff enrolled in the Spring 2011 Congressional Fellowship Program. This highly selective program 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. Former Representative Chris Shays delivered the keynote speech. You can review the list of graduates on the CFP alumni page .
CFP Lunch Briefing - America's Economic Crisis: Our Most Pressing National Security Issue?
On Thursday, July 21st, Colonel Patrick Kumashiro, USAF, and Colonel Mark Troutman, USA, PhD, co-authors of NDUís Industrial College of the Armed Forcesí Financial Services Industry Study, shared their observations on the U.S. federal debt and its risk to U.S. national security, the defense industrial base and global supply chains. They also discussed their financial perspectives on the rise of China and its impact on U.S. national security.
Fellows Dinner with Ambassador Thomas C. Krajeski
On June 16th, PSA hosted a private dinner for CFP Fellows featuring guest speaker Ambassador Thomas C. Krajeski, former Ambassador to Syria.
Fellows Dinner with former National Security Advisor and PSA Advisory Board Member Robert C. McFarlane
On June 21st, PSA hosted a private dinner for CFP Fellows featuring guest speaker Robert C. McFarlane, former National Security Advisor.
A Rare Look Inside North KoreaOn Friday, June 17th, Dr. Stuart Thorson - Professor of International Relations and Political Science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University - discussed his nearly decade-long experience working with information technology researchers and science educators at North Koreaís Kim Chaek University of Technology in Pyongyang and shared his perspective on the influence that science diplomacy has had on U.S. relations with the DPRK. PSA hosted this event along with AAAS as part of our exclusive CFP alums/AAAS fellows Science Diplomacy seminar series.
PSA Seminar: Nicole D. Shampaine
On Monday, May 2nd, Nicole Shampaine, Director, Office of Egypt and Levant Affairs, U.S. Department of State, engaged CFP alumni and current fellows in a candid, off-the-record discussion on the Arab Spring and current affairs in the Middle East.
Beyond Science Diplomacy: A Focus on Iran
On Friday, May 13th, Dr. Norman P. Neureiter, the former State Department Science and Technology Adviser, discussed U.S. science diplomacy initiatives with Iran, current events impacting the Iran-U.S. relationship, and what these developments will mean for future engagement. PSA hosted this event along with AAAS as part of our exclusive CFP alums/AAAS fellows Science Diplomacy seminar series.