Crossing Cultures – CPP Alumni Share Insights with Young MENA Leaders

NOV 21 – Alumni of PSA’s Congressional Partnership Program joined young leaders from the Middle East and North Africa to exchange ideas on media, politics, and government. Thanks for the great opportunity UN Alliance of Civilizations! Congressional Partnership Program: Started in 2009, PSA’s highly selective Congressional staff foreign policy and national security program – the […]

Off-the-Record with Jerry Bremer, Doug Ollivant, and Paul Pillar

Ambassador Paul “Jerry” Bremer (former Administrator tof the Coalition Provisional Authority of Iraq), Dr. Doug Ollivant (former advisor to General Petraeus), and Dr. Paul Pillar (former National Intelligence officer for Near East and South Asia) joined PSA’s Congressional Partnership program for an off-the-record discussion with spring 2014 participants on the crisis in Iraq. BIOGRAPHIESAmbassador L. […]

Off-the-Record with Ambassador Robert Ford

JUNE 9 – Ambassador Robert Ford, U.S. Ambassador to Syria (2010-2014), joined PSA’s Congressional Partnership Program for an off-the-record discussion with spring 2014 participants. For more information on the Congressional Partnership Program, visit Ambassador Robert S. Ford Ambassador Robert S. Ford served thirty years in the State Department and Peace Corps, finishing his career […]

PSA/USIP: The Inside Scoop – Developments in Syria, Impacts on Iraq, U.S. Levant Policy

MAY 15 – Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted a small off-the-record lunch roundtable on May 15th featuring a discussion of the Syrian conflict and its impact on Iraq and the greater Middle East. Speakers: Amb. Maura Connelly– [Senior State Dept. Fellow, U.S. Ambassador to the […]

PSA/USIP Off-the-Record Briefing – Revolution/Counterrevolution: Examining Events in Ukraine and North Africa

MAR 28 – PSA and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted Ambassador Bill Taylor (ret.) for our next off-the-record, Congressional staff discussion – Revolution/Counterrevolution: Examining Events in Ukraine and North Africa. Ambassador Taylor served as U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine (2006-2009) and Special Coordinator for Middle East Transitions in the State Department (2011-2013). Recent […]

PSA/USIP Capitol Hill Briefing: A Report from Inside Iran with Robin Wright

Public Briefing JAN 13 – Author and journalist Robin Wright, who has covered Iran for more than 40 years, visited Capitol Hill to offer insights from her recent two-week trip. She discussed Tehran’s new strategic goals, the shifting balance of political power, the economic challenges and future potential, the post-election public mood, prospects for the […]

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 […]

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, […]