CPP Dinner Discussion with Garrett Grigsby

Tuesday, October 15th – This dinner discussion featured Garrett Grigsby. Mr. Grigsby has served as Director of the Office of Global Affairs since May 2017. He served on the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (SFRC) throughout the 1990s. As SFRC Deputy Staff Director he was responsible for oversight of all U.S. […]

PSA-USIP Briefing on Afghan Negotiations

Tuesday, September 17th – United States Institute for Peace (USIP) and Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) hosted a panel discussion featuring Scott Worden, Director of Afghanistan and Central Asia Programs at USIP, and Luke Coffey, Director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy at The Heritage Foundation. This panel discussed how the Afghan negotiations […]

Fall 2019 CPP Class Kickoff

The Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) welcomed 30 Congressional staff members into the Spring 2019 Congressional Partnership Program (CPP) class. The program, in it’s 21th session, brings together Republican and Democratic staff to develop the skills and relationships required to advance bipartisanship on national security and foreign policy issues. Through policy seminars, a weekend […]

Nuclear Security Report Authors Present Legislative Update at Hudson Institute

Tuesday, August 13th – Authors of the 2018 report “Empowering Congress on Nuclear Security: Blueprints for a New Generation” from Partnership for a Secure America and the Arms Control Association provided an overview of the report’s findings and an update on legislative activity to prevent nuclear terrorism to a public audience at the Hudson Institute.

Off-the-Record with Dr. Reginald Brothers and Dr. Jason Matheny

On July 25th – Partnership for a Secure America held an off-the-record dinner with Peraton Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Reginald Brothers and Director for the Center for Security and Emerging Technology at Georgetown Dr. Jason Matheny. PSA Board member Ronak Desai moderated. The discussion focused on artificial intelligence and national security […]

U.S.-Afghanistan Relations Post-Election: What Now?

Monday, October 7th – With U.S.-Taliban peace talks stalled and the future course of the peace process unclear, Afghans will head to the polls on September 28 to elect a president. Ashraf Ghani has focused his peace strategy on winning a second term and then negotiating with the Taliban with a renewed democratic mandate. Opposition […]

China-Russia Cooperation in Global Hotspots

Thursday, July 18th – United States Institute for Peace (USIP) and Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) hosted an off-the-record lunch briefing on the Hill to discuss the growing partnership between China and Russia and this coordination’s impacts on U.S. interests. Regional experts Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at […]

Final CPP Dinner for the Spring 2019 Class

On July 15th – Partnership for a Secure America held the final off-the-record dinner for the Spring 2019 CPP class. There was no speaker for this event, but instead consisted of the participants presenting their final policy projects. These projects were in memo format describing a foreign policy issue and recommendations for ways in which […]

DPRK Sanctions, Evasion, and Diplomacy

Thursday, July 11th –  Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) hosted a lunch briefing on the Hill to discuss the efficacy of sanctions in light of North Korea’s illicit finance networks and economic integration with China, while outlining what opportunities remain for diplomatic engagement between Washington and Pyongyang. Richard Johnson, Senior Director for fuel cycle and […]

Second CPP Dinner for the Spring 2019 Class

On July 1st – Partnership for a Secure America held the second of three off-the-record dinners with Special Agent Peter Ahearn to discuss how the FBI changed following the terror attacks of 9/11, the inter-agency process and how federal law enforcement fits into the national security apparatus. Mr. Ahearn served as a Senior Advisor with […]

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