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 […]

PSA/USIP Host – Former Congressman Jim Kolbe: Reforming US Defense Cooperation with Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia

The PSA/USIP Congressional Briefing Series – topics on International Conflict Resolution and Prevention continued on May 30th with an off-the-record discussion featuring former Congressman Jim Kolbe (R-AZ). Congressional staffers discussed the findings of a recent Atlantic Council report co-authored by Kolbe and General George Casey, Jr., USA (Ret.) – A New Deal: Reforming US Defense […]

A Conversation with Ambassador Thomas Pickering

PSA and USIP held a discussion with Ambassador Thomas Pickering on Capitol Hill to discuss current events facing American foreign policymakers in an increasingly challenging world on March 8th. Ambassador Thomas Pickering is Vice Chairman of Hills & Co., International Consultants, having retired in 2006 as a Boeing senior vice president for International Relations and […]

George Shultz, Fmr. Sec of State, Addresses Policymakers on Capitol Hill for the First Time in 20 Years

On March 8th, 2013, For the first time in 20 years, Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of State George P. Shultz (1982-1989) visited Capitol Hill to publicly address congressional policymakers. READ EVENT TRANSCRIPT BELOW   On this rare visit, Secretary Shultz, a member of PSA’s Advisory Board, spoke to a standing-room-only crowd on Capitol Hill. The topic […]

Thirty-Eight Leading U.S. National Security Experts Urge Washington to Act on International Climate Change Initiatives

On February 25th, Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) rolled out an open letter on the national security threats of climate change at a bipartisan panel event on Capitol Hill. R. James Woolsey, former Director of Central Intelligence, and Wayne Gilchrest, former Congressman (R-MD) and Co-founder of the Congressional Climate Change Caucus, discussed the national […]

Off-the-Record with Amb. Fred Hof and Dr. Steven Heydemann

PSA and USIP held a small round-table discussion on recent events in Syria and their effect on global security featuring Fred Hof, senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and former Special Representative on Syria, and Steven Heydemann, Senior Adviser for Middle East Initiatives at USIP, on Feb 1st, […]