The Judiciary, the Media, and Interest Groups

Influencing Public Policy—Field Seminar

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Field Seminars

In FY 2017-18, 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.

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

Absolutely enjoyed the program's overall structure. The moderator did a great job of weaving the different topics

D. Merker, Air Force

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

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

K. Buckley, Air Force

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