|Science Diplomacy and the Prevention of Conflict: A USC Center on Public Diplomacy Conference|
On February 5, 2010, PSA Executive Director Matthew Rojansky spoke at a conference hosted by the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, in conjunction with the United States Institute of Peace, to further academic understanding of science diplomacy as a valuable element in the wider field of public diplomacy. Science diplomacy provides an opportunity for scientists and researchers around the world to work collaboratively on projects that address humanity's most pressing problems, including sustainable development, preserving the environment, and fighting disease and hunger in an overall effort to prevent conflict around the world.
|Climate Change, Energy, and National Security: PSA in South Carolina|
On January 28th and 29th, 2010, in Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina, PSA, CNA, and the Reserve Officers Association sponsored a series of events on the national security implications of climate change and America's energy posture, featuring Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn of the CNA Military Advisory Board, PSA Executive Director Matthew Rojansky, and ROA Defense Education Forum Director Bob Feidler.
|Iran's Nuclear Challenge: U.S. Options|
On January 12, 2010, PSA and Hudson Institute hosted a panel discussion on the future of U.S. policy towards Iran. The panel featured Ambassador James Dobbins, Dr. Ellen Laipson, Dr. Hillel Fradkin, and Alex Vatanka.
|The Future of U.S.- Russia Arms Control Efforts|
On November 30, 2009, a PSA-Hudson panel assessed the road to a START replacement and what comes next for the U.S. and Russia. The panel discussed the likelihood that a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) will be signed in the near future, and what that treaty would entail. In addition, the panel talked about the difficulties plaguing U.S.-Russia arms control efforts, particularly in the areas of verification and classification, and prospects for resolving those difficulties. Finally, the panel discussed whether there was a need and will for a further treaty once a new START is ratified, and what that treaty might look like.
|The Hard Path Forward: Bipartisan Debate on Afghanistan|
On November 18, 2009, PSA Executive Director Matthew Rojansky participated in the first debate on Afghanistan co-sponsored by the DC Democratic and Republican parties. The debate focused on whether the Obama Administration should commit additional US combat forces to Afghanistan, acceding to a recommendation and request from commanding General Stanley McChrystal.
|SNC Briefing: Climate Change and National Security|
On November 13, 2009, PSA Executive Director Matthew Rojansky participated in a panel discussion on climate change and national security with Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn and Nigel Purvis, founder and president of Climate Advisers.
|Bipartisan Foreign Policy: Better Process, Better Outcomes|
On October 9, 2009, PSA Executive Director Matthew Rojansky spoke at the San Francisco Commonwealth Club on the history of American bipartisanship. Rojansky also provided an insider's view on the making of foreign policy in Obama's Washington.
|Climate Change, Energy, and National Security: PSA in North Dakota|
On September 24th and 25th, 2009, in Grand Forks and Fargo, North Dakota, PSA, CNA, and the Reserve Officers Association sponsored a series of panel discussions on the national security risks posed by global climate change, America's energy use, and nuclear proliferation featuring PSA Executive Director Matthew Rojansky and Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn of the CNA Military Advisory Board.
|Climate Change, Energy and National Security|
On September 8, 2009, the Partnership for a Secure America convened a high level panel on climate change and national security featuring Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT), former Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey, Vadm. Dennis McGinn (Ret.), and PSA Advisory Board member Amb. Frank Wisner. The same morning, PSA released a high level bipartisan statement on climate change, energy, and national security, published as a full page ad in Politico and signed by 32 prominent Democrats and Republicans.
|PSA Advisers Testify at House Committee Hearing|
On June 24, 2009, PSA Advisory Board member Dr. William Perry and NPT statement signatory Ambassador Thomas Graham testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee meeting on the future of arms reductions agreements with Russia.
|PSA Board Members Discuss Nonproliferation|
On June 15, 2009, PSA Board members Dr. Morton H. Halperin and Andrew K. Semmel discussed nonproliferation issues at the U.S. Congress's bipartisan study group, Security for a New Century.
|Nuclear Proliferation Issues|
On June 15, 2009, Security for a New Century, a bipartisan study group for Congress, sponsored a discussion on nuclear nonproliferation featuring Dr. Morton H. Halperin and Dr. Andrew K. Semmel.
|Bipartisan Conference on US-Russia Relations|
On April 27th and 28th, 2009, The World Russia Forum held its 28th annual conference in Washington, DC. PSA sponsored a panel featuring Robert McFarlane, Thomas Pickering, and Sergei Rogov, moderated by PSA Executive Director Matthew Rojansky.