Global Engagement and Emerging Threats

A Political-Economic Conflict Seminar

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Program Description

In a world defined by big-power rivalries and increasing regional disputes, current U.S. security concerns are broader and more multi-dimensional than at any other time in the nation’s history. This custom program is designed to prepare a group of senior leaders to meet these challenges and explore the emerging global threats facing the United States.

The special two-day program will cover a broad range of issues, including the latest regional risk assessments, legislative initiatives, and the nature and scope of U.S. defense and external commitments.

Seminar faculty will consist of former ambassadors and diplomats, senior government and former elected officials, international correspondents, think-tank fellows, and nationally known consultants who specialize in geo-political issues of national concern.


Seminar Topics

  • Middle East and U.S. Security Challenges in a Volatile Region
  • The European Union in Crisis:  Implications for Transatlantic Cooperation
  • America’s Quandary in South Asia:  Understanding the New Defense Environment
  • The State of  Global Jihad and its Future
  • Latin America and Emerging Security Challenges
  • The Fall of the Soviet Union and the Rise of 21st Century Socialism
  • Africa:  U.S. Political Economic and Strategic Interests
  • A World of Economic Trouble: The Global Clash of Politics and the Free Market
  • Remaking the Soviet Union:  A Review of Putin’s Career, Policies, and Personality
  • The Iran Challenge: Politics, Economics, Diplomacy and the Future of U.S.-Iran Relations
  • North Korea:  Human Rights and National Security Implications for the United States
  • The Current State of U.S.-China Relations:  Challenges to U.S. National Interests

*The above topics may change to address current events at the time of the seminar.

Seminar Format

It is anticipated that there will be a minimum of ten senior-level presentations given by a group of prestigious individuals who have first-hand knowledge of the formulation and development of U.S. public policy.  No video, power point or audio-visual aids are utilized in the presentations. The workshop is informal and off-the-record.



Alan L. Freed Associates will provide a Program Moderator who has extensive experience conducting senior-level foreign policy seminars of interest to participants.  The Moderator will have first-hand knowledge and a detailed, up-to-date understanding of the issues being addressed in the seminar.



Please call for pricing. The program will feature approximately 12-15 separate presentations. Also included are daily continental breakfasts and working luncheons. The workshop will be held in a private meeting room at the Capitol Hill Club. An on-site staff person will assist participants as needed and coordinate daily activities.


Additional Information

The Capitol Hill Workshops will be held in private meeting rooms at the Capitol Hill Club, located at 300 First Street SE, in Washington, DC. The Club is directly across the street from the Capitol South Metro Station (Blue and Orange Lines). Business attire for participants is required. 

Reporting information concerning registration time and meeting room assignment will be sent to all participants approximately two weeks prior to the start of each program. The meeting room will open at 7:45 am and seminars will be conducted from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

These programs are informal and strictly “off-the-record.” No video, power point or audio-visual aids are utilized in seminar presentations.


Excellent course, provided me some valuable insight into important issues. I leave here better equipped as a leader.

H. Hutchison, Air Force

This is the best and most informative array of speakers I have ever had the pleasure to hear!

K. Buckley, Air Force

Really Outstanding, will highly recommend to others. Highly professional, thoughtful and experienced classmates greatly added to my positive experience in this class.

W. Smith, Pentagon

Speakers bring a refreshing perspective on government/politics and social economics (U.S and foreign). Great Insight to happenings on the Hill, Pentagon and White House.

J. Falbo, Navy

Format is terrific! Lots of speakers from across government enterprise and no power points. Plenty of time for engaging dialogue. I love to hear what experts and insiders have to say about out WDC enterprise.

J. Haywood, Wright Patterson Air Force Base