Capitol Hill Workshop

Legislative Challenges in a Transformational Age—A 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


There is no doubt that there are significant tensions between the Republican Congress and the White House. The Republican Party is deeply divided and the Democratic Party is remarkably united in opposition—and therein lies the problem facing policymakers in Washington. Deeply partisan divisions over tax and spending, immigration, energy, health, trade, defense and foreign policy demand serious attention, while rapidly changing global events, from Syria to North Korea, compound the difficulties facing the 115th Congress.

The possible trajectory and potential institutional changes within Congress will be explored in this seminar with an eye on both the domestic and international forces that may impact those developments. Capitol Hill Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to discuss these and other critical issues in an off-the-record setting featuring a group of nationally recognized speakers who are experienced in all aspects of the national policymaking process.

 

Seminar Topics


  • Power and Partisanship: Reflections on How Washington Actually Works
  • The Congressional Process: Strategic Lawmaking on Capitol Hill
  • The Evolution of Leadership and Power on Capitol Hill
  • Lawmaking and the Role of Congressional Staff
  • National Security and the Defense Budget
  • Why Politicians Seldom See the World As It Really Is
  • The Politics of Border Security
  • Emerging Threats Facing Congress: A Global Assessment
  • *The above topics may change to address current events at the time of the seminar.

 

Fee


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.

Truly outstanding insight/superior historical background and great stories born throughout scars of experience; I attended National War College and they are known for great speakers/first-hand experience - yours were better. Huge thanks; extremely well done!

M. Weaver, Wright Patterson Airforce Base

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

H. Hutchison, Air Force

Excellent overview of an incredibly important subject given world events and a new administration. Great insights. Great speakers. Well done!

G.G., Air Force • Transnational Issues Seminar April 2017

Great opportunity for immersion in current events with experts with viewpoints based on deep academic study, history, etc., which informs a deeper understanding of the public policy debates.

K.K., Air Force • Enterprise Perspective Seminar April 2014

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