Transnational Issues Seminar

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Program Description


The world has been interdependent for millennia, although the last three decades have witnessed an acceleration of technologically driven globalization which has transformed politics, societies, economies, the environment, and cultures.

Foreign policy and national strategy are not only the product of the balance of power but also of those forces which cut across national boundaries and shape power, national interests, and values. The biggest global problems do not have passports; they ignore national boundaries.

Information technology has accelerated the speed of change and amplified the global “market” in such areas as weapons, ideas, crime, and terrorism. Massive efforts of governments to limit the flow of information have failed to secure state cyberspace boundaries. Indeed, governments themselves have exploited the permeability of states to influence opinion, elections, and political movement, as well as to steal technological, sociological, and economic data.

If it is difficult to assert sovereign control over information flows, it is proving equally difficult to curb the physical movement of people, money, weapons, and goods. This special three-day seminar will address great power rivalries and regional conflicts as they are shaped by such social, political, economic, and even environmental forces.

This program will bring together established experts and commentators, as well as key players in the national and international arenas, to evaluate current crises and policies within the context of ongoing and emerging transnational trends.

 

Suggested Seminar Topics


  • Civil Conflict, Economic Collapse, and Mega-Migrations
  • Regional Actors and Transnational Consequences
  • The Threat of Global Socialism—and the End of Western Civilization
  • Global Transnational Trends Shaping Our Future: Urbanization, Demographics, Connectivity, and Climate Politics
  • Criminal States in Latin America, Transnational Crime, and the Crime-Terror Nexus
  • Why the U.S. Confronting Russia Will Bolster the Indo-Pacific Strategy
  • Punching Above their Weight: Gulf Arab States and Transnational Power Projection
  • The New Eurasia Geopolitical Chessboard
  • Northeast Asia Challenges in the Shadow of North Korea
  • Russian Political and Economic Propaganda
  • America’s Great Power Opportunity: U.S. Foreign Policy and Strategic Competition
  • Transnational Terrorism Trends and U.S. National Security
  • China’s Transnational Economic Strategy: Africa Case Study
  • AstroPolitiks: Can American Compete with the World in Space?
  • The Immigration Challenge and Border Security
  • China and Transnational Supply Chains in an Era of Conflict

The above topics may change to address current events and interests of the participants at the time of the seminar.

 

Moderator


The Program Moderator will have extensive experience conducting senior-level foreign policy seminars for the Intel Community. The Moderator will have first-hand knowledge and a detailed, up-to-date understanding of the region being studied in each seminar. In addition to the daily morning introduction and afternoon wrap-up, the Moderator will generally make a separate presentation and be available to provide additional presentations as needed. The Moderator will facilitate, when necessary, dialogue between the speakers and participants as well as lead the group discussions and Q&A sessions.

 

Fee


The fee for each three-day Foreign Policy Seminar is $2,475 per person. The program will feature approximately 12-15 separate presentations. Also included are daily continental breakfasts and working luncheons. The seminar will be held in a private meeting room. An on-site staff person will assist participants as needed and coordinate daily activities.
 

Registration


The target audience for these seminars are civilians (GS-15 and above) and military (O-6 and above). Others who have a special interest in the subject, need-to-know, or are in key positions may apply. Seminar space is limited to assure participants have ample time for open discussion with presenters. Upon registration, attendees will receive confirmation via email within five days. Cancellations will be accepted in writing up to two weeks prior to each program. After that time, substitutions will be accepted. The Agency will be billed if registration is cancelled after the deadline.

If you have any questions or need further information, please call the office at 703-684-8807. To register click here.

 

Additional Information

Reporting information will be sent to all participants approximately two weeks prior to the start of the program.

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

 

Exceptionally relevant topics and highly-credentialed speakers; very thought-provoking, in a great way; all speakers were appropriate as were the topics. As well-run and organized a class/course as I’ve ever been to.

B.K., Air Force • National and International Secuirty Leadership Seminar February 2017

End-to-end, an amazing group of speakers, with most diverse backgrounds. I could listen to each of the speakers for hours on end. Their collective knowledge is truly incredible.

M. Chi, Defense Acquisition University - San Diego

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

K. Buckley, Air Force

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

H. Hutchison, Air Force

Great speakers with decades of experience. Really appreciate the experience and perspectives.

Attendee, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command • Professional Development Course February 2017