Mini Calendar



Congress and National Security Policy

The Constitution provides that responsibility for foreign and defense policy be divided between the executive and legislative branches, and there has been a “struggle” in this area between the president and Congress for the more than two hundred years of our history. Over the last 75 years a series of expansionist executives and passive Congresses

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November 18, 2020 (first class meeting)


The New Congress

The New Congress is a one-day course offered on Capitol Hill following the biennial congressional elections. This course is not intended to be an instant analysis of election results, but rather an examination of the implications of election outcomes with regard to congressional organization and leadership, the legislative agenda, and prospects for key legislative-executive branch

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Executive – Legislative Branch Relations

(2 days) Executive – Legislative Branch Relations is designed for anyone who has a need for an in-depth understanding of the myriad forms of interaction between the executive and legislative branches. The course covers the theoretical foundations of the relationship between the branches and focuses specifically on the executive branch role in the lawmaking process,

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October 19 - 20, 2020


Interest Groups and Advocacy

Most Members of Congress would agree that “if lobbyists didn’t exist, we’d have to invent them.” It seems that every major association, corporation, labor union, and public interest group has representation on Capitol Hill. While lobbying is a constitutionally protected right and has existed since the beginning of the republic, it is unlikely that the Founders envisioned

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TBA Spring 2021


Committees and Parties in Congress

Woodrow Wilson once noted that Congress in committees is Congress at work. However, the parties and their leaders play a key agenda-setting role, one of increasing importance in recent years. This course examines the role of congressional parties and committees, the inherent tension between the two, and their development over time. Specific topics may include: The

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September 16, 2020 first class meeting


Air Force Capitol Hill Workshop

The purpose of the Air Force Capitol Hill Workshop is to provide a first-hand understanding not only of congressional process and procedure, but also the “culture” that is the United States Congress. Over the four days, participants will hear from – and be afforded the opportunity to ask questions of – Members of Congress, congressional staff,

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Congress and Homeland Security

This four-day course is conducted entirely on Capitol Hill.  It is designed for personnel from the Department of Homeland Security, as well as individuals from any other department, agency or organization with an interest in Congress and homeland security issues.  The purpose of the course is to increase the participants’ understanding of Congress’s role in

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Congressional Briefing for the Forest Service

(4 days) The purpose of this course is to provide a first-hand understanding not only of congressional process and procedure, but also the “culture” that is the United States Congress. Over the four days, participants will hear from – and be afforded the opportunity to ask questions of – Members of Congress, congressional staff, academic

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June 15 -18, 2020


Congressional Briefing for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

(4 days) The purpose of this course is to provide a first-hand understanding not only of congressional process and procedure, but also the “culture” that is the United States Congress. Over the four days, participants will hear from – and be afforded the opportunity to ask questions of – Members of Congress, congressional staff, academic

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Understanding Congress: Primer for the Intelligence Community

This 4-day class is conducted entirely on Capitol Hill. It is designed for personnel from the various component organizations of the Intelligence Community, as well as individuals from any other national security or military department, agency or organization who have a need or  interest in understanding Congress’s organization and internal processes and the institution’s role in overseeing intelligence

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July 2020
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June 28, 2020 June 29, 2020 June 30, 2020

Advanced Legislative Process

Advanced Legislative Process
July 1, 2020

Advanced Legislative Process

Advanced Legislative Process
July 2, 2020 July 3, 2020 July 4, 2020
July 5, 2020 July 6, 2020 July 7, 2020 July 8, 2020 July 9, 2020 July 10, 2020 July 11, 2020
July 12, 2020 July 13, 2020 July 14, 2020 July 15, 2020 July 16, 2020 July 17, 2020 July 18, 2020
July 19, 2020 July 20, 2020

Congressional Operations Seminar

Congressional Operations Seminar
July 21, 2020

Congressional Operations Seminar

Congressional Operations Seminar
July 22, 2020

Congressional Operations Seminar

Congressional Operations Seminar
July 23, 2020

Congressional Operations Seminar

Congressional Operations Seminar
July 24, 2020 July 25, 2020
July 26, 2020 July 27, 2020 July 28, 2020 July 29, 2020 July 30, 2020 July 31, 2020 August 1, 2020