A Destabilized Middle East: Impacts on Jordan and Lebanon

On July 31st, United States Institute of Peace Senior Policy Scholar, Mona Yacoubian and fellow in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Middle East Program, Perry Cammack discussed the destabilizing effects of Middle East conflict (including the Syrian Civil War) on Jordan and Lebanon. The discussion was  moderated by Graeme Bannerman, a member of Partnership for a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Civil Non-Violent Resistance: Why it Works and Why it Matters

Dr. Maria Stephan, Senior Policy Fellow at the US Institute of Peace, and two prominent activists who led civil resistance campaigns in conflict zones discussed the importance of non-violent resistance, what makes these campaigns successful and what Congress can do to ensure their success. Dr. Maria J. Stephan Dr. Maria J. Stephan is a senior policy […]

Bipartisan Senate Majority Votes for Strict Guidelines on U.S. Interrogation Policy

Today, the United States Senate voted – by a bipartisan majority of 78 to 21 – to require all employees and agents of the U.S. government to follow interrogation guidelines and techniques outlined in the U.S. Army Field Manual on Human Intelligence Collector Operations. The legislation – offered as an amendment to the National Defense […]

Off-the-Record with Michael Morell, Acting CIA Director (ret.)

February 9th: Michael Morell, former Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency joined alumni of PSA’s Congressional Partnership Program (CPP) for a discussion on America’s critical national security and foreign policy challenges ahead. This was be an off-the-record event for alumni of the Congressional Partnership Program (CPP). MICHAEL MORELL Michael Morell, the recently retired Deputy […]

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 […]