CPP Fall 2015: Fall Retreat

October 24 & 25 – PSA Congressional Partnership Program Fall 2015 participants joined an all-star group of foreign policy and national security experts for a weekend of thought provoking discussions and bipartisan team-building.

On October 24th, participants heard from Dr. Graeme Bannerman, a member of PSA’s Board of Directors and former Senate Foreign Relations Committee Republican Staff Director.

In the evening, Ambassador James Dobbins, former Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (2013-2014) and former Ambassador to the European Union, delivered a keynote speech titled “Global Challenges for Today and Tomorrow.”

On October 25th, participants had the opportunity to hear from two speakers:

  • Alan Cullison, Kennan Institute-Wilson Center/Wall Street Journal Correspondent
  • Robert Daly, Director of the Kissinger Institute on China at the Wilson Center

Participants also took part in a National Security Council simulation. Dr. Susan Koch, former Director for Proliferation Strategy on the National Security Council (2001-2005), served as the National Security Advisor for the simulation.