USIP: A National Security Resource For Congress

On February 8, Ambassador Bill Taylor, Executive Vice President of the U.S. Institute of Peace and former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine discussed the foreign policy and national security challenges facing the United States in 2017. He highlighted the key foreign policy take-aways from USIP’s Passing the Baton Conference that reviewed the global challenges confronting the U.S […]

Off-the-Record Discussion with Sec. Madeleine Albright

On December 13,  Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State, met with alumni of the Congressional Partnership Program for an off-the-record dinner, where she discussed today’s foreign policy and national security issues.     Secretary Madeleine Albright Madeleine K. Albright is Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and Chair of Albright Capital Management […]

Iraq: What Congress Can Do

On November 3, Iraq experts Sarhang Hamasaeed of United States Institute of Peace, and Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discussed the current situation in Iraq and what issues Congress should focus on during the upcoming change in administrations. Christopher Blanchard of the Congressional Research Services moderated the discussion. This event was the second in a three-part series on foreign policy during […]

Afghanistan

Afghanistan and Transition

On October 20th,  Andrew Wilder of United States Institute of Peace and Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discussed the current situation in Afghanistan and what issues Congress should focus on during the upcoming change in administrations. Ken Katzman senior analyst at the Congressional Research Services moderated the discussion. This event was the second in a three-part series on foreign […]

Colombia

Colombia: What’s Next For the Peace Agenda

On October 13th, Amb. Roger Noriega, former U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States & Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere, discussed recent developments in Colombia, including the fallout of the peace deal referendum in Colombia and the future of the peace negotiations between the Colombian Government and FARC leaders. June Beittel from the Congressional Research […]

Natalia Gherman

Off-the-Record Discussion with Ambassador Natalia Gherman

On September 14th, congressional staff met with former Acting Prime Minister of Moldova, Ambassador Natalia Gherman for an off-the-record round table discussion.  Amb. Gherman is an official candidate for United Nations Secretary-General in the 2016 election. She discussed her United Nations campaign platform and her perspective on reforming the United Nations among other important issues. Ambassador Natalia Gherman Ambassador Gherman has served for […]

NATO

NATO Challenges: Turkey & Ukraine

On September 12, Amb. Bill Taylor, Executive Vice President, United States Institute of Peace, and Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council, will discuss recent developments and challenges facing NATO due to recent major events. Turkey and Ukraine pose unique and potentially long-term challenges for NATO. These challenges have forced American policy-makers to grapple with […]

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 […]