It is a commonplace observation that the world has shrunk and become more interdependent. A consequence of this fact is that many issues transcend national boundaries and cannot be easily subsumed under traditional geo-political categories. This special three-day seminar will address great power rivalries and the regional conflicts themselves that are shaped by social, political, economic, and even planetary forces. Among these forces are extreme weather, demographic trends, migrations, as well as new scientific and technological advances.
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 on-going and emerging transnational trends. Possible topics may include:
- The New Emerging Threats: A Global Assessment
- Civil Conflict, Economic Collapse, and Mega-Migrations
- Climate Change, Severe Weather Events, and International and Inter-communal conflict
- Globalization and Its Discontents: A Crisis in Liberal Democracy?
- The Rise of 21st Century Socialism: implications for U.S. National Security
- Cyber and Technology Issues: Implications for National Security
- South Asia: A New Arc of Instability
- Africa: Dilemmas in Demographics, Resources, and Governance
- Brexit and Europe: Implications for the European Union and Global Economic Relations
- China: Transforming or Transfixed—a Tale of Power and Economic Growth
- Latin America: The Criminal-Terror Nexus
- Shanghai, Mumbai, Dubai, or Good-bye: The Emerging Market Transformation—Implications for America
- American Exceptionalism and the Dilemma of Global Leadership
*The above topics may change to address current events at the time of the seminar.
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.
The fee for each three-day Foreign Policy Seminar is $2,250 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 at the Capitol Hill Club. An on-site person will assist participants as needed and coordinate daily activities.
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.
I consider myself well-read, but this seminar opened many areas that will require additional study, consideration, and preparation. Well done!T.H., Air Force • National and International Secuirty Leadership Seminar February 2017
The exposure to these experts and their wide and varied opinions was fascinating for me. Making sense of the world we live in and overlaying that with U.S. national security interests is the “Kobayashi Maru” of our time…loved it!!!T.K., Air Force • National and International Secuirty Leadership Seminar March 2017
The speakers were excellent & the seminar was well-organized. I would definitely attend a future Alan Freed event.S.F., Department of Homeland Security • Global Security Seminar February 2017
Exceptional breadth and depth of topics. Wonderful speakers and thought-provoking stories and perspectives. Really well done!! Thank YouD.D., Air Force • Enterprise Perspective Seminar October 2016
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