CPP Fall 2017 Retreat

On October 21st and 22nd, participants in the Fall 2017 class of the Congressional Partnership Program will join foreign policy and national security experts for a weekend of thought provoking discussions and bipartisan team-building. This retreat is a great opportunity for participants to assess global challenges, explore differences, and build common ground. Bipartisan Forum Participants […]

Off the record with former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff

On September 11th, Partnership for a Secure America held an off-the-record dinner for participants in the Congressional Partnership Program with former Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff. Mr. Chertoff discussed today’s homeland security challenges including the rising threat of cyber warfare and the spread of terrorism post-9/11. Started in 2009, PSA’s highly selective Congressional staff foreign policy […]

America’s Longest War: The Future of Afghanistan

On August 29th, United States Institute of Peace Director for Afghanistan and Central Asia Programs, Scott Worden, and Director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation, Luke Coffey, discussed the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan and the future of America’s Afghanistan policy. The discussion was moderated by Kenneth Katzman , a Specialist for […]

Off the Record with former National Security Advisor Kenneth Wainstein

On June 12, Partnership for a Secure America held an off-the-record dinner for participants in the Congressional Partnership Program with former Homeland Security Advisor Kenneth Wainstein to discuss today’s homeland security challenges including cyber threats and the spread of terrorism. Kenneth Wainstein Ken Wainstein is Co-Chair of Cadwalader, Wickersham, & Taft’s Global Litigation Group, Chair of the White […]

Off the Record with former National Security Advisor Robert McFarlane

On May 23, the Partnership for a Secure America held an off-the-record dinner for participants in the Congressional Partnership Program with former National Security Advisor Robert C. (Bud) McFarlane for a discussion on today’s foreign policy and national security challenges. Robert C. McFarlane  Robert C. (Bud) McFarlane serves as the Chairman of McFarlane Associates. Mr. […]

Building Peace in Afghanistan: Next Steps for U.S. Policy

On May 18th, United States Institute of Peace Vice President of Asia Programs Dr. Andrew Wilder and  former Senior Adviser on Afghanistan and Pakistan to DoD Leadership Chris Kolenda discussed the next steps toward a political settlement to the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. The discussion focused on the influence of the current U.S. policy review on the path […]

Off-the-Record Discussion with Sec. Chuck Hagel

On May 4, the Partnership for a Secure America held an off-the-record dinner for alumni of the Congressional Partnership Program with Secretary Chuck Hagel, former Secretary of Defense and Senator from Nebraska to discuss today’s foreign policy and national security challenges.   This was a closed event for alumni of the Congressional Partnership Program. Secretary Chuck Hagel  […]

South Sudan: Congress’ Role in Building a Sustainable Peace

On April 10, South Sudan experts Ambassador Princeton Lyman and Susan Stigant, of the United States Institute of Peace discussed the current situation in South Sudan and what Congress can do to stop the spread of famine and genocide. Lauren Ploch-Blanchard of the Congressional Research Service moderated the discussion. This was a closed, off-the-record event […]