|APR 20: Politics of a Nuclear Deal: Former U.S. & Iranian Officials Debate|
APR 20 - An Iran Forum Series Event: Iran and the world's six major powers now face a June 30 deadline for converting a blueprint into a final nuclear deal. A unique panel of former U.S. and Iranian officials will assess the status of the talks and the political dynamics that will determine the fate of any agreement in Washington and Tehran. Join us for the discussion on April 20 at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
|The Iran Forum Series|
As international negotiators attempt to find diplomatic solutions to disputes over Iran's nuclear program, an unprecedented coalition of eight Washington think tanks hosted a series of public and Capitol Hill educational briefings on the challenges facing these men and women at the table with Iran. The coalition included 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.
|On the Ground in Egypt & UAE|
MAR 9 - PSA's Dr. Graeme Bannerman, PSA Board member and former Senate Foreign Relations Committee Staff Director, shared insight and information from his recent travels to Egypt and UAE.
|Nigeria: Elections, Boko Haram & the Future of US Relations|
FEB 19 - PSA and USIP hosted an off-the-record congressional staff discussion with Amb. Johnny Carson and Susan Stigant focusing on U.S.-Nigerian relations in the face of recent political, economic, and security developments in Nigeria.
|Calamity in Greece & the Eurozone|
FEB 18 - PSA's Ambassador Tom Miller, PSA Board member and former U.S. Ambassador to Greece, discussed implications of Greece's recent election and economic challenges in southern Europe. This was a closed event for CPP alumni.
|Defining U.S. Goals & Policy on Pakistan in 2015|
JAN 15 - Pakistan experts Stephen Cohen (Brookings), Shuja Nawaz (formerly Atlantic Council), and Moeed Yusuf (United States Institute of Peace) joined Capitol Hill staff to explore current issues surrounding the U.S.-Pakistan relationship.
|Congressional Working Series on Future U.S. Afghanistan Policy|
OCT Series - As the last days of campaign season heated up outside the Beltway, PSA and USIP convened influential Capitol Hill foreign policy/national security staffers - Republicans, Democrats, House, Senate - over three weeks to dig deep on the future of U.S. policy in Afghanistan in pursuit of bipartisan solutions.
|CPP Alumni Dinner with Former Reps. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) and Jean Schmidt (R-OH)|
NOV 18 - Former U.S. Representatives Gary Ackerman (D-NY) and Jean Schmidt (R-OH) joined PSA's Congressional Partnership Program alumni for a bipartisan dinner to discuss current international challenges facing U.S. policymakers and opportunities for improving cross-party engagement on critical foreign policy and national security issues.
|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
|CPP Alumni Dinner with Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad (ret.)|
APRIL 8 - Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan and the United Nations, joined PSA to reflect on his experiences at the highest levels of government and discuss current international challenges facing policymakers. This was a closed event for CPP alumni.
|New Dynamics in the U.S.-Afghanistan Relationship|
MAR 30 -PSA and USIP hosted an off-the-record roundtable discussion of the current situation in Afghanistan and the status of U.S.-Afghan relations. The discussion was led by Nancy Lindborg, President of USIP, and Ambassador James Dobbins, former State Department Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
|CPP Alumni Dinner with Dr. Norman Ornstein|
OCT 20 - Dr. Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, joined our Congressional Partnership Program alumni to discuss our electoral system and partisanship in Congress.
|Private Off-the-Record Dinner with CPP Summer 2014 Class|
OCT 6 - PSA's Congressional Partnership Program hosted the summer 2014 class of CPP participants for a private off-the-record dinner. Participants joined members of PSA's Board of Directors for an off-the-record roundtable dinner focusing on top national security and foreign policy challenges today in Congress.
|Summer 2014 CPP Retreat|
SEPT 13-14 - September 13 & 14 - 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:Thomas Moore, Ed Levine, Dr. Kim Holmes, Robert Daly, and Dr. Dov Zakheim
|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.