Randy Kutz

CPP Summer 2016: Negotiation and Strategic Communication Training

On July 12th and 13th, Participants in the Summer 2016 Congressional Partnership Program attended a session on negotiation led by Randy Kutz, a partner with Negotiation Expertise, LLC. The session focused on negotiation and active communication skills. Participants practiced collaborative negotiation tactics in a simulation after the lecture. Randy Kutz Randy Kutz is a Partner with […]

Michael Hayden

General Michael V. Hayden: On CIA, NSA, and Security in the Digital Age

On July 12, General Michael V. Hayden (USAF, Ret.), former Director of the NSA and the CIA, met with alumni of the Congressional Partnership Program for an off-the-record dinner, where he discussed data security, cyber security, and privacy in relation to today’s foreign policy and national security issues. Cyber attacks have become commonplace in the United […]

Summer 2016 CPP Orientation

The Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) welcomes 30 Congressional staff members into PSA’s Summer 2016 Congressional Partnership Program (CPP) schedule.  Currently in its 15th session, the program brings together Republican and Democratic staff to develop the skills and relationships required to advance bipartisanship on national security and foreign policy issues. Through policy seminars and networking activities […]

Matt Olsen

Off the Record with former NCC Director Matt Olsen

On June 6th, Matt Olsen, former Director of the National Counter Terrorism Center, joined participants in the Congressional Partnership Program for an off-the-record dinner discussion on counter-terrorism strategies.   Matt Olsen Matt Olsen has served as a leading government official on a range of national security, intelligence, and law enforcement issues. Mr. Olsen served for three years […]

Ambassador Taylor

Off the Record with Ambassador William Taylor

On May 24th, Ambassador William Taylor joined participants in the Congressional Partnership Program for an off-the-record dinner discussion on Russian actions in Ukraine. Ambassador Taylor, former Ambassador to Ukraine, also discussed the relations between the United States and Russia. William Taylor Ambassador Taylor is the executive vice president at the U.S. Institute of Peace.  Earlier, he was […]

Islamic Extremism

The War Within: Understanding the Fight Against Islamic Extremism

On May 23, Ambassador Alberto Fernandez, Former State Department Coordinator for the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, and Imam Suhiab Webb, founder of CenterDC, joined alumni and current participants in the Congressional Partnership Program (CPP) and discussed methods currently being used to counter Islamic extremism. This off-the-record round table discussion focused on how the government and local organizations […]

CPP Spring Retreat

CPP Spring 2016: Spring Retreat

On May 14th and 15th, participants in the Spring 2016 class of the Congressional Partnership Program will join foreign policy and national security experts for a weekend of thought provoking discussions about issues in the world today and bipartisan team-building. On May 14th, participants heard from Jodi Herman (Senate Foreign Relations Committee minority staff) and […]

Randy Kutz leading CPP negotiations

CPP Spring 2016: Strategic Negotiation & Communication Training

On April 25th and 26th, Participants in the Spring 2016 Congressional Partnership Program attended a session on negotiation led by Randy Kutz, a partner with Negotiation Expertise, LLC. The session focused on negotiation and active communication skills. Participants practiced collaborative negotiation tactics in a simulation after the lecture.   Randy Kutz Randy Kutz is a […]

Welcoming CPP 2016

CPP Spring 2016: Orientation

The Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) welcomes 30 Congressional staff members into PSA’s Spring 2016 Congressional Partnership Program (CPP) schedule.  Currently in its 14th session, the program brings together Republican and Democratic staff to develop the skills and relationships required to advance bipartisanship on national security and foreign policy issues. Through policy seminars and networking […]

Bob Gallucci- North Korea

Amb. Robert Gallucci Discusses Managing North Korea

Ambassador Robert Gallucci attended an off-the-record dinner with alumi from the Congressional Partnership Program, where he discussed recent developments in North Korea’s nuclear weapon program and their global implications. Ambassador Robert Gallucci (ret.) Ambassador Gallucci served as Dean of the School of Foreign Service for 13 years until he left in July 2009, to become […]