WHITE HOUSE WORKSHOP
Presidential Leadership and New International Challenges
May 14-16, 2013
September 17-19, 2013
During the President's first term, the combination of a global recession and a strong majority in Congress led to some of the most sweeping legislative changes the country has ever seen. Polarizing economic issues remain, including: the "fiscal cliff," ongoing employment troubles, looming deficits and debt, entitlements and concerns about the Federal Reserve's monetary policies.
Despite the killing of Osama bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi, recent events in Libya have illustrated that terrorism remains very much a global threat, but in a time of austerity in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere, can the U.S. and its allies afford to meet these and other political, economic, and security concerns?
The three-day seminar will offer a faculty of high-level, internationally recognized experts who will discuss, in an off-the-record setting, the global implications of administration policies and their impact on the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.
- The Current Political Environment: The President and the 113th Congress
- Anti-Terrorism: Where Do We Go From Here?
- The European Crisis and How It Affects American Foreign Policy
- Washington's Latest Lessons in Policy, Politics and Polarization
- Assessing the U.S. Role in the Middle East
- The President and Public Opinion
- Presidential Leadership in the Second Term
- Nuclear Proliferation: What Can the United States Do About It?
- How Is Media Coverage of the President Changing?
- Afghanistan and Pakistan: What's Next?
- Latin America: Cooperation and Conflict in the Hemisphere
- The Political Context of National Intelligence: U.S. Leadership and National Security
- China and East Asia: An Overview of U.S. Strategic and Economic Interests
After participating in the White House Workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the key decision makers who are involved in the policy-making and policy implementation processes and the institutional perspectives from which they offer advice and make judgments;
2. Think strategically and tactically about how to affect policy-making and policy implementation, how to anticipate reactions to that policy in the United States and abroad, and how to avoid unintended consequences that flow from poor policy judgments;
3. Improve cultural and historic awareness of the political, legal, and institutional environment in which domestic and foreign policy-making and policy implementation occur;
4. Enhance critical synthetic and analytical skills necessary to advise senior officials in the making and evaluation of public policy;
5. Be sensitized to the changing situational conditions that affect past, current, and future policy judgments.
A highly qualified Program Moderator will facilitate dialogue between the speakers and participants over the course of the three-day seminar. View moderator biographies.
The fee for the workshop is $1,485 per person. The program will feature approximately 12-15 separate presentations. Also included are daily continental breakfast and working luncheon. The workshop will be held in a private meeting room at the Capitol Hill Club. An on-site staff person will assist participants as needed and coordinate daily activities. (Please check Registration Page for fees for two-day Capitol Hill Workshops in Aberdeen, MD and Dayton/Fairborn, OH).
The target audience for these workshops are civilians (GS-13 and above) and military O-4 and above). Others who have a special interest in the subject, need-to-know, or are in key positions may apply. Workshop space is limited to assure participants ample time for open discussion with presenters. Upon registration, attendees will receive confirmation via email. 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 Iris Fernandez or Patricia Patton at 703-684-8807.
The White House 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. Military uniform is optional.
Reporting information concerning registration time and meeting room assignment will be sent to all participants approximately 2 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.
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This was an opportunity that we couldn’t get anywhere else. Definitely a worthwhile investment of my time; I particularly enjoyed the format of the presentations (no power point slides) and the candid speakers. A. Leverton, Department of Defense
Excellent support staff, facility and line-up of speakers. Insights into the workings of the White House and policy decisions will prove invaluable. M. Weaver, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
I thought the program was outstanding. Very thoughtful comments; not only did I learn more about specific issues and activities, but the program exposed me to a broad perspective and thought process which I hope I can apply more in my work. C. Martin, Federal Highway Administration