CPP Spring 2014: 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, Under Secretary for International Trade at the Commerce Department (2001-2005), Romney Campaign Foreign Policy Adviser Dr. Henry Gaffney, Office of […]

Off-the-Record with former Under Secretary of State R. Nicholas Burns

FEB 6 – Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns (2005-2008) joined PSA for an off-the-record dinner with alumni of the Congressional Partnership Program. Burns, who was the U.S. lead negotiator on Iran, discussed recent developments with international negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program and prospects for a long-term deal. To learn […]

Off-the-Record with former USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios

DEC 6 – PSA hosted former USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios (2001-2006) for a Capitol Hill discussion on U.S. aid reform. This is a private event for PSA’s fall 2013 Congressional Partnership Program. Andrew S. Natsios is an executive professor and director of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs. Natsios was most recently a Distinguished Professor […]

CPP Alumni Dinner w/ IAEA Deputy Director General Janice Dunn Lee

DEC 4 – In recent years, leading nations have begun to focus efforts on the global nuclear governance agenda. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is responsible for assisting in the development and practical application of atomic energy for peaceful purposes and serving as the international watchdog monitoring nuclear programs to warn of any changes […]

CPP Fall 2013: Retreat

PSA held its Fall 2013 Congressional Partnership Program (CPP) Weekend Retreat November 9-10. Keynote Speaker – Amb. Ronald Neumann, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Bahrain, and Algeria. Other guest speakers included: – Barbara Slavin, Atlantic Council   – Douglas Ollivant, New America Foundation   – William Pomeranz, Woodrow Wilson International Center   – Stephen Grummon, […]

Off-the-Record with former Ambassador to the UN Donald McHenry

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 […]

Off-the-Record with USAID Administrator Raj Shah

The Partnership for a Secure America hosted a morning at USAID to learn about how the Agency’s programs impact U.S. foreign policy and national security interests abroad. Speakers included USAID Administrator Raj Shah. The Congressional Partnership Program is for Congressional staff interested in generating dialogue and developing the skills and relationships required to advance bipartisanship […]

Off-the-Record with Advisory Board Member Ambassador Paula Dobriansky

PSA hosted a private CPP reception with Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, PSA Advisory Board member and former Under Secretary of State. For information on PSA’s Congressional Partnership Program, please click here. ——————————————————————————- Dr. Paula J. Dobriansky is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Chair of the National […]

Off-the-Record with Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes

PSA hosted a private CPP reception with Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communication. For information on PSA’s Congressional Partnership Program, please click here. ————————————————————————————————– Ben Rhodes is Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, overseeing President Obama’s national security communications, speechwriting, and global engagement. Previously, he served as Deputy Director […]

CPP Spring 2013: Retreat

PSA to hold Spring 2013 Congressional Partnership Program Weekend Retreat June 15-16. For more information on CPP visit http://www.psaonline.org/cpp. Guest Speakers: Dr. Graeme Bannerman, Bannerman Associates, PSA Board of Directors, Former Senate Foreign Relations Committee Republican Staff Abraham Denmark,VP for Political and Security Affairs, The National Bureau of Asian Research Dr. Christos Kyrou, Research Director […]