Applications Open for The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for six to nine month paid fellowships with NGOs in Washington, DC, including Partnership For A Secure America, focusing on arms control, conflict resolution, peace, diplomacy, and international security issues. For more information, visit www.scoville.org .

Passing of Secretary Albright

 

“What people have the capacity to choose, they have the ability to change.”

— Madeleine Albright

Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) is deeply saddened by the loss of our Advisory Board Member
and one of the most highly esteemed women of our time, Secretary Madeleine K. Albright.
With heavy hearts, we mourn the loss of a beloved American leader and supporter of PSA’s mission.
We will continue look to Secretary Albright’s life as a source of inspiration for what the future of
America can hold when we act with both steadfast determination and compassion.
A woman of many accomplishments, some of Secretary Albright’s most notable roles include her
confirmation as the 64th Secretary of State of the United States, the first female to hold the position and
the highest-ranking female leader in the history of the U.S. government at that time.
As Secretary of State, Albright reinforced America’s alliances, advocated for democracy and human
rights, and promoted American trade, business, labor, and environmental standards abroad. From 1993 to
1997, Secretary Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a
member of the President’s Cabinet. From 1989 to 1992, she served as President of the Center for
National Policy. Previously, she was a member of President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Council
and White House staff, and she served as Chief Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Edmund S. Muskie.
Secretary Albright was also a Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University
School of Foreign Service. She chaired both the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
and the Pew Global Attitudes Project and served as president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation.
Secretary Albright served on the Boards of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Aspen Institute, and the
Center for a New American Security. In 2009, Secretary Albright was asked by NATO Secretary General
Anders Fogh Rasmussen to Chair a Group of Experts focused on developing NATO’s New Strategic
Concept.

Dr. Albright is the author of four New York Times bestsellers: her autobiography, Madam Secretary: A
Memoir, (2003); The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs (2006);
Memo to the President: How We Can Restore America’s Reputation and Leadership (2008); and Read
My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box (2009).
Dr. Albright received a B.A. with Honors from Wellesley College, and Master’s and Doctorate degrees
from Columbia University’s Department of Public Law and Government, as well as a Certificate from its
Russian Institute.

PSA Expands its Board of Advisors

 

 

Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) is excited to announce the addition of five new members to our Advisory Board, Senator Evan Bayh, Senator Tom Daschle, Senator Olympia Snowe, Lieutenant General Charles W. Hooper, and Mr. Robert Zoellick. Combined, they have served over 70 years in Congress, the Executive, the military, and international organizations such as the World Bank.  All five bring a strong commitment to promoting bipartisan foreign policy. PSA is grateful for each of their commitment to bipartisan collaboration, and we are honored to have their wealth of experience added to that of our current Advisory Board Members’.

Evan Bayh is a former U.S. Senator from Indiana (1999 – 2011) two-term governor (1989 – 1997), concluding his second term as governor with an approval rating of nearly 80%.  He was first elected to public office as Secretary of State for Indiana in 1986.  As Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council, Senator Bayh pushed for “Third Way” solutions to issues that often fall victim to partisan fighting. He has also served with numerous corporate and business entities\, as well as a lecturer at Indiana University Bloomington. Bayh He has also served on the board of the National Endowment for Democracy.

Tom Daschle has participated in the development and debate of almost every major public policy issue of the last three decades. In 1978, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served for eight years. In 1986, he was elected to the U.S. Senate and was chosen as Senate Democratic Leader in 1994. Senator Daschle is one of the longest-serving Senate Democratic leaders in history and served as both Majority and Minority Leader.  In 2007, Senator Daschle joined with former Majority Leaders George Mitchell, Bob Dole and Howard Baker to create the Bipartisan Policy Center, an organization dedicated to finding common ground on some of the pressing public policy challenges of our time. Senator Daschle serves on numerous public and private boards, including the Center for American Progress and the National Democratic Institute. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Lieutenant General Charles Hooper is recognized as one of America’s foremost soldier-diplomats and is widely respected with the Departments of State, Defense and the Intelligence Community.  With over 40 years of experience, Lieutenant General Hooper’s numerous assignments included serving as the Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency; U.S. Defense Attaché in both China and Egypt; Senior Country Director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense; DOD strategist and planner for U.S. Africa Command; Deputy for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command; and as an instructor at the Naval Postgraduate school in Monterey. LTG Hooper’s many accomplishments began when he was commissioned as an infantryman in 1979. He holds numerous degrees from schools such as West Point, Harvard and the U.S Army War College. He is a fluent Chinese linguist and was awarded the French National Defense Medal.

Olympia Snowe is a former U.S. Representative (1979 – 1995) and Senator (1995 – 2013) from Maine. When first elected to Congress in 1978, at the age of 31, Snowe was the youngest Republican woman, and the first Greek American woman, ever elected to Congress.  She is also the first woman in American history ever to be elected to both houses of a state legislature and both houses of Congress.  Senator Snow currently is a member of the board of numerous private major American companies; is a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Board of Directors of the Commission on Presidential Debates, the Senior Advisory Committee of Harvard’s Institute of Politics, the National Institute for Civil Discourse’s Advisory Board, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission. In 2014, she founded the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute to elevate the confidence and aspirations of high school girls and now serves as Honorary Chair of its Board of Directors.

Robert Zoellick served in the Treasury Department, State Department, and in the George H.W. Bush White House from 1985-1993. Between 1993 and 1997 he was the Executive Vice President of Fannie Mae. In 1997 he took a position with Goldman Sachs as a senior advisor and held various academic appointments. Zoellick returned to government when he was appointed the U.S. Trade Representative (2001-2005) and would go on to serve as Deputy Secretary of State (2005-2006.) In 2007, President George Bush nominated him to serve as the President of the World Bank, a position he would hold until 2012. Since leaving the role, Zoellick has served on the boards of a broad range of institutions including, the Carnegie Endowment for Peace, the German Marshall Fund, the European Institute, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

 

Partnership for a Secure America Advisory Board;

Madeleine Albright (Secretary of State 1997-2001)

Evan Bayh (Senator (D-IN) 1999-2011)

William Cohen (Secretary of Defense 1997-2001)

Tom Daschle (Senator (D-SD) 1987-2005)

Paula Dobriansky (Undersecretary of State 2001-2009)

Lee Hamilton (Congressman (D-IN) 1965-1999)

Gary Hart (Senator (D-CO) 1975-1987)

Carla A. Hills (US Trade Representative 1989-1993)

General Charles W. Hooper (U.S. Army Ret.) (Lieutenant General, Former Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency)

Jeh Johnson (Secretary of Homeland Security 2013-2017)

Nancy Kassebaum Baker (Senator (R-KS) 1978-1997)

Thomas Kean (Governor, New Jersey 1982-1990, 9/11 Commission Chair)

John Lehman ( Secretary of the Navy 1981-1987, 9/11 Commission 2003-2004)

Donald McHenry (Ambassador to UN 1979-1981)

Robert McFarlane (National Security Advisor 1983-1985)

Admiral Michael Mullen (U.S. Navy Ret.)  (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 2007-2011)

Sam Nunn (Senator (D-GA) 1972-1996)

Leon Panetta (Secretary of Defense 2011-2012)

William Perry (Secretary of Defense 1994-1997)

General David Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.) (Director of the Central Intelligence Agency 2011-2012)

Thomas Pickering (Undersecretary of State 1997-2000)

Olympia Snowe (Senator (R-ME) 1995-2013)

Frances Townsend (Homeland Security Advisor 2004-2008)

Frank Wisner (Undersecretary of Defense Policy 1993-1994)

Robert Zoellick (President of World Bank 2007-2012)

 

 

 

Passing of Former Ambassador George P. Shultz

For Immediate Release: February 8, 2021

Media Contact: psa@psaonline.org

Press Release: Passing of Former Ambassador George P. Shultz

Washington, D.C. – – Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) mourns the loss of PSA advisory board member Ambassador George P. Shultz, who passed away on Sunday, February 7th. Ambassador Shultz passed away in his home in Northern California.

Ambassador Shultz was an incredibly skilled patriot and is one of only two Americans to hold four cabinet positions throughout his long career in public service. He began his work in presidential administrations as a member of the Council of Economic Advisors for President Eisenhower and went on to occupy the roles of Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Labor, and as the first director of the newly created Office of Management and Budget. Most notably, Shultz served as Secretary of State under President Reagan and spearheaded historic achievements in arms control and diplomatic negotiations with the Soviet Union that helped pave the way to ending the Cold War. Ambassador Shultz was a central leader on the global effort to prevent the U.S. from deploying Pershing-II intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe, a move that would have increased the already high tensions of the Cold War. He received the Presidential Medal of Honor in 1989 and holds a legacy as one of the United States’ greatest statesmen.

Ambassador Schultz was a champion of bipartisanship and remained a staunch and active advocate for bipartisan foreign policy after leaving office.  PSA proudly hosted Secretary Shultz in a policy forum for his first visit back to Congress. Statesmen from both sides of the political aisle have expressed their sadness at his passing while celebrating his distinguished service for this Country.

President Biden acknowledged Shultz as a man of “honor and ideas…inked into the pages of our [US] history.” Secretary of State, Antony Blinken revered Shultz as a “patriot” and a “towering figure in the history of the State Department.” He was praised by and returned his praise to his diplomatic colleagues in the Department.

PSA will miss Ambassador Shultz and is honored to have benefitted from his guidance, experience, and wisdom and sends its deepest condolences to the Ambassador’s family and friends.

 

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Off-the-Record with Ambassador Richard Verma on the Current State of U.S. – India Relations

On February 13th – Partnership for a Secure America held an off-the-record dinner featuring the former U.S. Ambassador to India. PSA Board member and  Associate at the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute at Harvard University Ronak Desai moderated the discussion. The dinner discussion emphasized the value of the U.S. India relationship and how it has […]

Fall 2019 CPP Final Dinner

Monday, November 18th – The Congressional Partnership Program’s Fall 2019 class participated in their final dinner on Monday. They presented to the group the findings from their partner projects, discussed the program highlights, and enjoyed one final night of mingling with their cohort.

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 […]

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 […]