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 […]

PSA/USIP Lunch Briefing – The Budget & U.S. Foreign Affairs

NOV 20 – The Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) held a congressional staff only off-the-record, bipartisan lunch discussion on the changing budget and appropriations process over the last four years and how it has impacted the foreign affairs budget. Two formative experts, Jim Dyer and Kate […]

PSA/USIP Host Tara Sonenshine, former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

On September 17th, the Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted a bipartisan discussion for congressional staff only with Tara Sonenshine, the former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. This discussion will focus on how U.S. policymakers make use of public diplomacy to […]

Off the Record with USAID Administrator Raj Shah

The Partnership for a Secure America hosted a morning at USAID to learn about how the Agency’s programs impact U.S. foreign policy and national security interests abroad. Speakers included USAID Administrator Raj Shah. The Congressional Partnership Program is for Congressional staff interested in generating dialogue and developing the skills and relationships required to advance bipartisanship […]

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 […]