Enterprise Perspective Seminar
U.S. security concerns are broader and more multi-dimensional than at any other time in the nation’s history. As we enter the third decade of the 21st Century, Congress and the Administration face unprecedented political, environmental, economic, and military challenges, both domestic and international, which must be addressed effectively.From the rise of China to the disruptions of globalization, from the proliferation of nuclear weapons to the proliferation of lethal viruses, from cyber-attacks to terrorist attacks, U.S policy planners face a complex array of challenges over the horizon.
This four-day Enterprise Perspective Seminar will bring together a faculty of internationally recognized experts who, in an “off-the-record” setting, will discuss these issues and offer various perspectives on Administration policies and Congressional initiatives which will inevitably impact the Department of Defense.
Areas to be covered are reflected in the topics below and may be changed to address current issues at the time of the seminar.
- Power and Partisanship: How Washington Really Works
- Governance in America: Personal Responsibility and the National Interest
- Myths and Realities of Legislative Politics: A Lobbyist’s Perspective
- Demographics and Social Change: Public Opinion in a Changing America
- The Modern Presidency in Times of Uncertainty and Global Turmoil
- Defining America: Perspectives on Immigration and Border Security
- The New Media and Its Impact on U.S. National Interests
- Why Politicians Often Fail to See the Big Picture
- The Emerging Market Transformation and What It Means for America
- The Re-emergence of Socialism and the Implications to U.S. Economic and National Security Interests
- Washington’s Latest Lessons in Policy, Politics and Polarization
- Global Strategic Competition in a Digital Age
- The Constitution, Academia, and the Supreme Court: Dividing or Uniting America?
- The Role of Legislative Staff: A View from the Inside
- Climate Politics and the Future of Energy
- Local Cultures and Foreign Policy
- The Fourth Industrial Revolution: How AI and Other Technology May Be Reshaping Everything
- Closing and Opening an Economy: Unprecedented Challenges and American Institutions
- Plague, the Defense Department and the Boundaries of Responsibility
The fee for the four-day workshop is $2,475 per person (a discount is available for groups of three or more). The program will feature approximately 18-20 separate presentations. Also included are daily continental breakfasts and working luncheons. The workshop will be held in a private meeting room. An on-site staff person will assist participants as needed and coordinate daily activities.
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.
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.
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.
This is the best and most informative array of speakers I have ever had the pleasure to hear!K. Buckley, Air Force
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
I benefited from the left-leaning, democratic perspectives that juxtaposed the conservative perspectives. Keep it balanced—it was awesome!M.P., 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
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