General David Petraeus

Off-the-Record Discussion with Gen. David Petraeus

On August 25, General David Petraeus (US Army, Ret.), former Director of the CIA and former Commander of the International Security Assistance Force, met with alumni of the Congressional Partnership Program for an off-the-record dinner, where he discussed today’s foreign policy and national security issues.     General David Petraeus General Petraeus (US Army, Ret.) is […]

Saudi Counterterrorism

Off the Record Dinner Discussion: Saudi Arabia’s Counterterrorism Efforts

On August 22, His Highness Prince Abdullah Al-Saud, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States and Mr. Nawaf Althari, Counter-Terrorism Adviser for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Permanent Mission to the United Nations joined participants in the Congressional Partnership Program for an off-the-record discussion on Saudi Arabia’s counterterrorism efforts. Also in attendance was Prince […]

Solutions to the Zika Virus: Room for Bipartisanship?

On August 15, alumni of the Congressional Partnership Program (CPP) attended a dinner discussion on how the United States should engage with the international community to fight the Zika virus. Alumni will meet and discuss options for bipartisan action on this pressing global health issue. Democrats and Republicans blame each other for not passing legislation that would address […]

Dr. Nadia Diuk

Off the Record with Dr. Nadia Diuk

On August 8th, Dr. Nadia Diuk, Vice President at the National Endowment for Democracy, joined participants in the Congressional Partnership Program for an off-the-record dinner discussion on Russian foreign policy. Dr. Diuk discussed Russia’s soft and hard power approaches to global events, including propaganda and military intervention around the world. Nadia Diuk Dr. Diuk serves as […]

Summer CPP Retreat

CPP Summer 2016: Summer Retreat

On July 30th and 31st, participants in the Summer 2016 class of the Congressional Partnership Program joined foreign policy and national security experts for a weekend of thought provoking discussions about issues in the world today and bipartisan team-building. On July 30th, participants heard from Ed Levine (former Senate Foreign Relations Committee minority staff) and Tom Moore (former […]

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 […]