The Judiciary, the Media, and Interest Groups

Influencing Public Policy—Field Seminar

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Field Programs

In FY 2018, Alan L. Freed Associates is offering a menu of one-day field programs that can be presented at military installations around the United States. The format for each field program is identical to the programs held on Capitol Hill (featuring five presentations a day). Please note that each program can be modified to address specific areas of concern to individual agencies/organizations.


Program Description

The evolution of the federal judiciary, combined with the potent influence of the media and special interest groups, will decisively affect and be affected by the institutional competition now unfolding in America. There is no doubt that our fragmentation and seemingly deep politicization in Washington has enhanced the power and stature of these “inside the beltway” groups.

This one-day seminar will closely examine, through a series of high-level presentations, how the judiciary, the media, and interest groups are shaping international politics and the perceptions of America on the global stage. This seminar will help participants understand and appreciate the massive influence these groups have—both pro and con—on American politics and political decision making.


Seminar Topics

  • The Future of the Supreme Court and Why It Matters
  • Conflicting Visions of the Role of Government and the Implications for U.S. Economic and National Security Interests
  • The Media, the Military, and National Security: Lessons in Policy, Politics and Polarization
  • Global Demographics and the Emerging Markets Transformations—What It Means to American Institutions
  • Socialism vs. Free Markets: How Ideas Influence Policy
  • Myths and Realities of the American Lobbyist: Reflections of Former Congressman
  • Strategic Communications in the Global War on Terror
  • *The above topics may change to address current events at the time of the seminar.



The fee for this one-day seminar is $24,580. Please call 703-684-8807 to obtain further information about a field program at your facility.

Fantastic program; great approach to the group in providing interesting/informative, though-provoking information. The day has been well worth my time.

P.Z., Joint Enabling Capabilities Command • Professional Development Course February 2017

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

Balanced program with multiple views on complex subjects—well worth my time!

W.B., Pentagon • Enterprise Perspective Seminar April 2015

Without a doubt the best seminar/training program I have ever experienced during 40 years in federal service. I would take this course once a quarter if possible and have all my people do so also.

USCG Attendee, White House Workshop • September, 2014

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