|Iraqi Kurdistan - the other Iraq|
DEC 9 - The relative stability of Iraqi Kurdistan's capital, the recent policy changes towards the Kurdish community, and the economic potential of the region all point to historical change for this autonomous region, including the possibility of independence.
Rich with oil and overwhelmed by new Western business investments, the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq has the potential to become very influential among its neighbors. Yet, the influx of Kurdish Syrian refugees, mounting tensions between the Kurds and neighboring ethnic groups, and recent violence threaten their new prosperity.
Join us as we discuss current events in Iraqi Kurdistan, the region, and what these developments mean for the region and the United States.
|CPP Alumni Dinner w/ IAEA Deputy Director General Janice Dunn Lee|
DEC 4 - Partnership for a Secure America held a private CPP alumni dinner with IAEA Deputy Director General Janice Nunn Lee to discuss the IAEA's role in the current P5+1 talks with Iran, the future of the IAEA, and the how nuclear energy, security, and nonproliferation play a role in the global security landscape.
|PSA/USIP Lunch Briefing - The Budget & U.S. Foreign Affairs|
NOV 20 - The Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) held a congressional staff only off-the-record, bipartisan lunch discussion on the changing budget and appropriations process over the last four years and how it has impacted the foreign affairs budget. Two formative experts, Jim Dyer and Kate Eltrich, shared their perspective on the current budget environment, the upcoming budget deadlines, and the prospects for future budgeting.
|CPP Dinner with Donald McHenry, former US Ambassador to the United Nations|
PSA held a special off-the-record CPP dinner with PSA Advisory Board member Donald McHenry, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. The discussion focused on Amb. McHenry's service in the United Nations, how the U.S. can use its leadership position in the UN to advance U.S. priorities today, and the future of U.S. engagement in intergovernmental organizations.
|The United States-Mexico Security Relationship|
PUBLIC EVENT Two participants in Partnership for a Secure America’s Congressional Partnership Program hosted a discussion with Professor John Bailey, Georgetown University, Department of Government and School of Foreign Service Director, Mexico Project and Iñigo Guevara, Mexican writer and analyst specializing in Latin American defense and security issues; former adviser to Mexico’s Office of the National Security Council on the United States-Mexico Security Relationship. This event was held on Monday, September 30th.
|CPP Dinner with Olli Heinonen, former IAEA Deputy Director General|
PSA held a special off-the-record CPP dinner with Dr. Olli Heinonen, former Deputy Director General of the IAEA and current Senior Fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, to discuss nuclear programs in North Korea and Iran, IAEA oversight, current technical assessments, and options for the international community.
|PSA/USIP Host an Afternoon with USIP Experts|
Over the August Recess, PSA/USIP hosted congressional staff and USIP experts to discuss new work around the globe in conflict resolution and prevention. This was an information exchange opportunity for researchers, field practitioners, and policymakers.
|"Planning for a Post-2014 Afghanistan: Opportunities and Risks" An Off-the-Record Discussion with Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann|
PUBLIC EVENT Two participants in Partnership for a Secure America’s Congressional Partnership Program hosted an off-the-record discussion with Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann to share his observations and insights following his recent trip to Afghanistan. This conversation discussed a responsible path forward in Afghanistan. We hope you will join us on Monday, July 29, 2013 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in 1539 Longworth House Building for this insightful discussion on an issue that will have long-term implications to our national interests in the region and our Greater Middle East and South/Central Asia policies. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to email@example.com.
|"Syria's Collapse and How Washington Can Help Stop It" a Discussion with Andrew Tabler|
PUBLIC EVENT Two participants in Partnership for a Secure America’s Congressional Partnership Program hosted Mr. Tabler to explore how the U.S. can respond to the crisis in Syria in order to help curb the killing, check the rise of extremists in the opposition, and expedite the downfall of the Assad regime. This event was held on July 26th, from 12:00 pm- 1:00pm in 2255 Rayburn House Office Building.
|Congressional Partnership Program Spring Retreat 2013|
PSA to hold Spring 2013 Congressional Partnership Program Weekend Retreat June 15-16. Speakers include Dr. Graeme Bannerman, Ambassador Tom Miller, Dr. Andrew Semmel, Richard McCall, The Honorable Robert C McFarlane, DAS Julia Nesheiwat, Ambassador Ron Newman, Abraham Denmark, and Dr. Christos Kyrou.
|George Shultz, Fmr. Sec of State, Addresses Policymakers on Capitol Hill for the First Time in 20 Years|
On March 8th, Reagan former Secretary of State George Shultz (1982-89), a member of PSA's Advisory Board, spoke to a standing-room-only crowd on Capitol Hill - his first public address on Capitol Hill in 20 years. The topic of the discussion was national security, energy, and climate change. Joining PSA Executive Director, Andrew Semmel, Secretary Shultz discussed arguments for the importance of the topic and ideas to address the issue urging serious bipartisan dialogue.
|A Conversation with Ambassador Thomas Pickering|
PSA and USIP held a discussion with Ambassador Thomas Pickering on Capitol Hill to discuss current events facing American foreign policymakers in an increasingly challenging world. This was the fourth event of the PSA/USIP Congressional Briefing Series - topics on International Conflict Resolution and Prevention.