PSA Events


Upcoming Events


PSA/USIP Congressional Briefing Series - topics on International Conflict Resolution and Prevention
The PSA/USIP Congressional Briefing Series - topics on International Conflict Resolution and Prevention is an educational program designed to provide congressional staff opportunities to engage with leading experts and fellow Capitol Hill staffers in bipartisan forums.

Upcoming CPP Alumni Dinner with Dr. Norman Ornstein
OCT 20 - Dr. Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, will join our Congressional Partnership Program alumni to discuss our electoral system and partisanship in Congress.

Past Events


Summer 2014 CPP Retreat
SEPT 13-14 - PSA welcomed former Senator Evan Bayh to speak to the eleventh class of the Congressional Partnership Program at a private, off-the-record dinner. Speakers included:Thomas Moore, Ed Levine, Dr. Kim Holmes, Robert Daly, and Dr. Dov Zakheim

The Iran Forum Series
An unprecedented coalition of eight Washington think tanks hosted three discussions on the pivotal diplomacy to coincide with the last three rounds of talks. The coalition includes the U.S. Institute of Peace, RAND, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Arms Control Association, the Center for a New American Security, the Stimson Center, the Partnership for a Secure America, the Ploughshares Fund, and staff from the Brookings Institution and the Center for Non-Proliferation Studies.

Click here for videos of all three public meetings.

PSA Welcomes Former Senator Evan Bayh
SEPT 3 - PSA welcomed former Senator Evan Bayh to speak to the eleventh class of the Congressional Partnership Program at a private, off-the-record dinner.

Senator Richard Lugar Congressional Partnership Program Alumni Lunch
JULY 21: Senator Richard Lugar (1977-2013) joined PSA's Congressional Partnership Program for an off-the-record lunch with CPP alumni.

PSA/USIP - Afghanistan's Election, America's Choices - David Sedney & Dr. Andrew Wilder
JUNE 5 - PSA/USIP will host an off-the-record dinner with David Sedney (former DASD for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia) and Dr. Andrew Wilder to explore issues surrounding the upcoming Afghan presidential runoff election, the future of U.S. engagement in the country, and the role of Congress during and after Afghanistan's presidential transition.

Jerry Bremer, Doug Ollivant, Paul Pillar Off-the-Record Congressional Partnership Program Dinner
JUNE 23 - Jerry Bremer, Doug Ollivant, Paul Pillar joined PSA's Congressional Partnership program for an off-the-record discussion with spring 2014 participants on the crisis in Iraq.

GEN James Cartwright Off-the-Record Congressional Partnership Program Dinner
MAY 19 - GEN James Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2007-2011), joined PSA's Congressional Partnership Program for an off-the-record discussion with spring 2014 participants.

PSA/USIP: The Inside Scoop - Developments in Syria, Impacts on Iraq, U.S. Levant Policy
MAY 15 - PSA and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted Amb. Maura Connelly, Bassel Korkor, and Manal Omar for an off-the-record roundtable focused on the Syrian conflict and its impact on Iraq and the greater Middle East.

Amb. Robert Ford Off-the-Record Congressional Partnership Program Dinner
JUNE 9 - Ambassador Robert Ford, U.S. Ambassador to Syria (2010-2014), joined PSA's Congressional Partnership Program for an off-the-record discussion with spring 2014 participants.

PSA/ASAP Panel Discussion: Afghan Elections and the Future of US-Afghan Relations
BROADCAST ON C-SPAN 3

APR 7- Join PSA and ASAP for a panel discussion on the upcoming Afghan elections and their potential implications on future relations featuring Lisa Curtis Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Omar Samad former Afghan Ambassador to Canada and France and Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, Jed Ober Director of Programs at Democracy International, and moderated by Caroline Wadhams Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.

Briefing: The Role of Women in Counterterrorism
SEPT 17 - CAPITOL HILL PUBLIC EVENT Women play an important, but not as recognized role in counterterrorism worldwide. This briefing shed light on their roles in preventing terrorism and discussed the ideas of what The United States and international community can do to further integrate women in counterterrorism programs.

This briefing was organized by two participants in PSA's Congressional Partnership Program. Information on the CPP found at www.psaonline.org/cpp

Former Senator Jon Kyl Private Event
SEPT 22 - PSA welcomed former Senator Jon Kyl to speak to the eleventh class of the Congressional Partnership Program at a private, off-the-record dinner.

Information on the CPP found at www.psaonline.org/cpp

Spring 2014 Congressional Partnership Program Retreat
MAY 10 & 11 - PSA Congressional Program participants joined an all-star group of foreign policy and national security experts for a weekend of thought provoking discussions and bipartisan team-building. Speakers included: Hon. Grant Aldonas, Dr. Henry Gaffney, Amb. Tom Graham, Paul Grove, Dr. Christina Lin, Amb. Steven Pifer, Michael Schiffer.

PSA/USIP Off-the-Record Briefing - Revolution/Counterrevolution: Examining Events in Ukraine and North Africa
MAR 28 - PSA and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) will host Ambassador Bill Taylor (ret.) for our next off-the-record, Congressional staff discussion - Revolution/Counterrevolution: Examining Events in Ukraine and North Africa.

Back to Bipartisanships's Concluding Reception with Former Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine
Former Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine joined PSA's Foreign Policy and National Security Scholars on March 27th for a reception to congratulate the scholars for their diligent work.

Back to Bipartisanship Discussion and Negotiations Module
MARCH 18 - PSA and veteran Capitol Hill staffers ran an interactive discussion and negotiations module on today's pressing national security issues for the Spring 2014 B2B Foreign Policy and National Security Scholars.

Private Panel Discussion with Veteran Congressional Staff
March 11th - PSA's Foreign Policy and National Security Scholars were treated to a supplemental panel discussion with veteran congressional staff from both the House and the Senate.

Back to Bipartisanship Congress & Foreign Policy Workshop with Dr. Charles Stevenson
MARCH 4 - PSA held a workshop on Congress and foreign policy featuring Dr. Charles Stevenson (Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies) for the Spring 2014 B2B Foreign Policy and National Security Scholars.

Back to Bipartisanship Public Speaking & Communication Skills Workshop with Prof. Mark Gaspar
FEB 25 - PSA held a public speaking and communication skills workshop with Prof. Mark Gaspar (GWU) for the Spring 2014 B2B Foreign Policy and National Security Scholars.

PSA's Foreign Policy and National Security Scholars, Spring 2014
Check out PSA's Foreign Policy and National Security Scholars' biographies!