Past Participants

Summer 2009

U.S. Senate

  • Brandon Andrews
  • Pablo Duran
  • Sarah Holland
  • Daniel Jasnow
  • Jonathan McCaskey Rosenbaum
  • Brian A. Miller
  • Daniel S. Murray
  • Dahlia Reed
  • Tyler Stephens
  • Ashley Stover
  • Will Wagner

U.S. House

  • Emily Boening
  • Maria Bowie
  • Toni-Marie Calabrese
  • Christina M. Crooks
  • Michael P. Darner
  • Kari Fuglesten
  • Stephen Martinko
  • Dennis Peterson
  • Cybil Roehrenbeck
  • Algene T. Sajery
  • Monica Christina Sanders
  • U. Maheen Siddiqui
  • George C. Tagg, Jr.
  • Lynne Weil
  • Daniel L. Zeitlin

Fall 2009

U.S. Senate

  • Arex B. Avanni
  • Adam Barker
  • Abigail Collazo
  • Joshua Carter
  • Sarah Drake
  • James M. Freeman
  • Joshua Kremer
  • Scott Levin
  • Derrick K. Nayo
  • Sally Rey
  • Grace Smitham
  • Joel C. Spangenberg

U.S. House

  • James P. Fenlon
  • Liam Fitzsimmons
  • Scott Graves
  • Brent Hall
  • Jehmal Hudson
  • Travis Moore
  • Aysha House Moshi
  • Laura Mszar
  • Edward Parkinson
  • Kerri Elizabeth Price
  • Asi Ofosu
  • Kristal Quarker
  • Katy Quinn
  • Aprille C. Raabe
  • Liza Reiderman
  • Casey C. Street
  • Aaron Wasserman

Spring 2010

U.S. Senate

  • Taylor William Andreae
  • Michael Bain
  • Tomeika Bowden
  • Laura Chambers
  • Michael DiNapoli, Jr.
  • Marian A. Grove
  • Heather Homan
  • Elizabeth McWhorter
  • Jessica Nagasako
  • Kelvin Stroud
  • Jim Swift
  • Rachel Yemini

U.S. House

  • Michael Clauser
  • Marissa Doran
  • Morad Elmi
  • Robert La Branche
  • Meagan McCanna
  • Apiyo Oloya
  • Jonathan R. Pawlow, Jr.
  • Jennifer Prather
  • Aaron Ranck
  • Alex St. Amour
  • Kara Stencel
  • Jason Suslavich

Spring 2011

U.S. Senate

  • Youshea Berry
  • Jonathan Black
  • Clint Lohse
  • Melanie Nakagawa
  • Katherine Green Robertson
  • Robert Sheldon
  • Kelsey Stroud

U.S. House

  • William Anderson
  • Sondra Spaulding Boddie
  • Ryan Crumpler
  • Kristopher Ensley
  • Erica N. Fein
  • Garrett Golding
  • Jonathan L. Halpern
  • Stephanie Hammond
  • Michael Hermann
  • Sean P. Joyce
  • Jessica Lee
  • Maria Mahler-Haug
  • Lucy McFadden
  • Gilbert M. Nelson
  • Catlin O’Neill
  • Nishith Pandya
  • Maximiliano Trujillo
  • Dennis Wirtz

Fall 2011

U.S. Senate

  • Joe Bosnick
  • Joe Bosnick
  • Sara Brown
  • Joel Colony
  • Ryan Ehly
  • Cory Gill
  • Simon Tafoya
  • Cristina Tallarigo
  • Will Todd
  • Aaron Woolf

U.S. House

  • Hera Abbasi
  • Jen Barnes
  • Nina Besser
  • Alexandra Brunory
  • Schylr Greggs
  • Kenya Handy
  • Matt Henken
  • Josh Koslov
  • Robert Lawrence
  • Jessica Lemos
  • Jonathan Moore
  • Jonathan Nabavi
  • Dr. Carol Pillsbury Patton
  • Chris Perry
  • Steve Petersen
  • Sergio Rodriguera, Jr.
  • Jean Roehrenbeck
  • Scott Shiller
  • Valentina Valenta
  • John Van Etten
  • Toby Whitney

Spring 2012

U.S. Senate

  • Jonathan Abdnor
  • Nathaniel Adler
  • Jim Dolbow
  • T.A. Hawks
  • Terrell Henry
  • Sharif Ibrahim
  • Phil Maxson
  • Nicholas McCormick
  • Dominic Saavedra
  • Michael Sistak
  • Denise Zheng

U.S. House

  • Loren Aho
  • Nathan Bennett
  • Ken Cummings
  • Joe DeVooght
  • Sergio Espinosa
  • Patricio Gonzalez
  • Rachel Hines
  • Jeremy Kadden
  • Diane Luensmann
  • George McElwee
  • Chris O’Connor
  • Sara Lynn Rafferty
  • Melody Reis
  • Eric Sayers
  • Philip Simshauser
  • Krista Stafford
  • Tom Stewart
  • Richard Weghorst

Summer 2012

U.S. Senate

  • Katharine Ehly
  • Ryan Evans
  • Julie Klein
  • Kur Kur
  • Scott Rodman
  • Moon Sulfab
  • Eric Tamarkin

U.S. House

  • Nate Anderson
  • Michael Berman
  • Tai M. Brown
  • Caitlin Campbell
  • Scott Cullinane
  • Alex Etchen
  • David Gillies
  • Kevin Gundersen
  • Jesse Haladay
  • Matthew Hays
  • Elizabeth Hoffman
  • Timothy Johnson
  • Derek Satya Khanna
  • Stephen Lassiter
  • Caitlin Poling
  • Erin Meyer Seligman
  • Kara Spencer
  • Alexander Teel
  • Jamila Thompson
  • William Tighe
  • Colin Wilhelm
  • Eric Williams

Spring 2013

U.S. Senate

  • Richard S. Anderson
  • Raymond Bilter
  • Thomas Crockett
  • Kyle Grantier
  • Liz Hermsen
  • Andrew Herther
  • Sanaa Khan
  • Gabriel Kohan
  • Andre Nakazawa
  • Elisabeth Perry
  • Jorge M. Rueda
  • Kaade Wallace
  • James Ward

U.S. House

  • Chris Averill
  • Christopher Del Beccaro
  • Kristopher Denzel
  • Ansley Fox
  • Tom Garofalo
  • Scott Goldstein
  • Hannah Kim
  • Matt Kretman
  • John Laufer
  • Paul Mandelson
  • Jason Miller
  • George O’Connor
  • Sean Snyder
  • Marshall Thomas
  • Will Vaughn
  • Caitie Whelan

Fall 2013

U.S. Senate

  • Heba Abdelaal
  • Tedros Abraham
  • Mohammad Ali
  • Nicole Barrett
  • Ben Brenner
  • Shannon Cantwell
  • Elizabeth Frei
  • Seth Gainer
  • Christopher Grover
  • Nancy McKinstry
  • Lauren Overman
  • Edgar Rodriguez
  • Jenna Spinks
  • Andrew Timm
  • Stephen Vina
  • Tim Wolverton

U.S. House

  • Sarah Arkin
  • Annie Boyajian
  • Justin Brown
  • Jed Bullock
  • Chad Carlough
  • Joshua Cohen
  • Christopher Grawien
  • Michael Harold
  • Amanda Ladden-Stirling
  • Sophia Lafargue
  • Alexander Schorsch
  • Michael Shapiro
  • Robert Yavor

Spring 2014

U.S. Senate

  • Jonathan Arias
  • John Crown
  • Jennifer Humphrey
  • Alec Johnson
  • Justin Laufer
  • Tony Samp
  • Feras Sleiman
  • Morgan Vina

U.S. House

  • Aaron Allen
  • Anna Gonzalez
  • Julie Herbert
  • Thomas Hill
  • Blake Hollander
  • Florie Knauf
  • Sonali Korde
  • Juan Lara
  • Printus LeBlanc
  • Jeff Lowenstein
  • David Mangini
  • James Mazol
  • John Neal
  • Sara Nitz
  • Kerry O’Brien
  • Frank Santana
  • Tamla Scott
  • Ashley Shillingsburg
  • Andrew Simpson
  • Askia Suruma
  • Dean Thompson
  • Victoria Weaver

Summer 2014

U.S. Senate

  • Michael Bednarczyk
  • Francisco Bencosme
  • Christopher Farrar
  • David Goldfarb
  • Mike Howell
  • Dan Lips
  • David Park
  • Basant Sanghera
  • Julie Sheetz
  • Margaret Williams

U.S. House

  • Teresa Acuna
  • Jason Attermann
  • Joske Bautista
  • McKenzie Schell Clark
  • Piper Crowell
  • Katherina Dimenstein
  • Jason Frye
  • Scott Hinkle
  • Keith Howard
  • Randy Kutz
  • Ryan Propis
  • Cornelius Queen
  • Jacquelynn Ripke
  • Ashley Rose
  • Ryan Steyer
  • Mac Tolar

Spring 2015

U.S. Senate

  • Liz Banicki
  • Tyler Brace
  • Katherine Bradbury
  • Anne Hall Brashier
  • Meghan Bush
  • Taona Enriquez
  • Kelsey Govotski
  • Jon Greenert
  • Janelle Johnson
  • Kevin Knight
  • William Sheffer
  • Stuart Varvel
  • Walker Zorensky

U.S. House

  • Dorcas Adekunle
  • Aaron Falk
  • Ben Freeman
  • Jacob Fullmer
  • Janelle Guest
  • Diem Ha
  • Ginger Harper
  • Tyler Houlton
  • Emily Manning
  • Matt Manning
  • Alex Sarnowski
  • Bradley Saull
  • Livia Shmavonian
  • Scott Stockwell
  • Andrew Tharp
  • William Tranghese
  • Andrew Waldeck

Fall 2015

U.S. Senate

  • Kaylan Billingsley
  • Lauren Canfield
  • Charles Carithers
  • Amanda Chuzi
  • John Curtis
  • George Elliot
  • Carol Foster
  • Jon Kenworthy
  • Lexia M. Littlejohn
  • Oumou Ly
  • Will Quinn
  • David Seyferth
  • Sapna Sharma
  • Kaitlin Vogt
  • Greg Willey

U.S. House

  • Abbi Burgess
  • Drew Davidhizar
  • Dan Dunham
  • Carly Frame
  • Jean Fundakowski
  • Jamie Geller
  • Jennifer George-Nichol
  • Kimberly Greenplate
  • Rachel Huggins
  • Corey Jacobson
  • Kelsey Mishkin
  • Angel Nigaglioni
  • Moh Sharma
  • Anna Sorentino
  • Ryan White

Spring 2016

U.S. Senate

  • Patricia Boh
  • Robb Davies
  • Patrick Davis
  • Emily Farnell
  • Nury Gambarrotti
  • Stephanie Halcrow
  • Caroline Horres
  • Jared Jones
  • Jane lee
  • Kathryn Olson
  • Ryan Pettit
  • John Rodriguez
  • Ryan Uyehara

U.S. House

  • Abiola Afolayan
  • Craig Anderson
  • Philip Bednarczyk
  • Paul Behrends
  • Diane Cihota
  • William Connor
  • Thomas Eager
  • Alec Fink
  • Miranda Lutz
  • Natalie Matson
  • Jason McMahon
  • Andrew Noh
  • Jason Olin
  • Matt Reynolds
  • Zachary Silberman
  • Erik Sperling
  • Lesley Warner

Summer 2016

U.S. Senate

  • Trent Bishop
  • Francis Brooke
  • Tommy Brown
  • Ryan Doherty
  • Micah McKinnis
  • Andrew Polesovsky
  • Laura Schlapp
  • Nathan Stamps

U.S. House

  • Tanner Black
  • Jordan Blumenthal
  • Jason Burke
  • Steve Clement
  • Andrew Connery
  • Jon Ferro
  • Chris Gorud
  • Chris Griswold
  • Walter Haydock
  • James Hunter
  • Scott Johnson
  • Varun Krovi
  • Jordan Morris
  • Jeff Orzechowski
  • Twinkle Patel
  • Shawn Schroeder
  • Gabriel Sehr
  • Dannie Suber
  • Gary Timmins
  • Camilla Vogt

Partnership Projects

At the conclusion of the events, PSA CPP participants work together in bipartisan groups to produce a project that gives them the opportunity to use their new skills and knowledge to tackle a foreign policy challenge they face in their careers. Participants are encouraged to pursue projects that are of benefit to their professional development and to the broader policy discourse. Below are examples of past projects:

Congressional Briefings

  • Bipartisan Resources for Congressional Staff
  • U.S. Policy Towards Cuba: Key Considerations for Developing a Long Term Strategy
  • Polar Security: Sovereignty and Security in the Arctic
  • Status of the Nuclear Fuel Bank
  • The 2009 G8 Initiative on Global Food Security and Implementing Effective Agriculture Development Policies
  • Emerging Terrorism in Northern Africa
  • Options for Poppy Eradication in Afghanistan
  • Understanding the U.S. – Pakistan Relationship: A Focus on Trade and National Security
  • Root causes of regional conflict in the Balkans and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Humanitarian Stabilization and Reconstruction Issues for post-Korea Reunification
  • REAL ID/Border Security
  • Communication Challenges on the Northern Border
  • Words Matter: Effective Communication to Counter Violent Extremism
  • Political Transition After the Arab Spring
  • Careers in Foreign Policy
  • Iran’s Influence in Latin America
  • Drone Warfare:  Strategic, Legal, and Moral Implications
  • Beyond Sanctions:  Their Effectiveness and Other Options

Papers

  • International Criminal Court: Effectiveness and Enforcement
  • Section 1206 Authority of the National Defense Authorization Act and the Imbalance Between the Pentagon and Foggy Bottom
  • A Bipartisan Agenda for Public Diplomacy Reform
  • The Opium Economy in Afghanistan: U.S. Geostrategic Issues, Implications & Actions
  • Lessons on Combating Human Trafficking from the DOD Perspective
  • An Opportune Time for Renewed Engagement with Asia
  • Proposal to Create an International Women’s Conflict Coalition for Good Governance and Civil Society
  • Proposal to The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget to Enhance their Debt Simulator
  • An Overview of Agroterrorism
  • Proposal for Statutory Establishment of Integrated Civilian Missions
  • Challenges to passing the International Violence Against Women Act of 2010
  • The Role of Congress in Arms Sales and International Diplomacy

Op-eds

  • Critical Languages and our National Security: Bridging the Gap
  • Burma
  • West Should Not Give in to Russian Threat (published in Kyiv Post October 29, 2009)

Blog Postings