PSFG sponsors regular briefings and discussions on topical issues conducted by conference call or webinar. Our teleconferences typically feature notable experts.
Members are encouraged to propose topics and speakers for future calls.
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May 8, 2012 Webinar: One Year after Japan, Enduring Nuclear Energy Concerns and their
effect on U.S. Nuclear Energy Policy
Featuring: Peter A. Bradford, Professor of Energy Policy and Law at the
Vermont Law School; Andrew
Ho, Manager, Global Philanthropy at Council on Foundations; and Scott
Denman (Moderator), Project Director & Philanthropic Advisor,
Independent Council for Safe Energy Cosponsored by: Environmental Grantmakers Association and others
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Emerging Political Trends in the Middle East Upheavals Featuring:Carne Ross, Executive Director of Independent Diplomat.
Monday, December 5, 2011 The Military Budget’s
Contribution to Deficit Reduction Featuring Darcy Scott Martin, Pentagon Budget Reform Fellow, Center for International Policy; and Stephen Miles, Coordinator, Win Without War.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Political Earthquakes in the Arab World: Implications for Human Rights, Peace and Security Grantmakers
Joint IHRFG and PSFG Telebriefing featuring Judy Barselou, Ford Foundation Middle East and North Africa Representative (Cairo), and Hanny Megally, Vice-President for Programs, International Center for Transitional Justice; Board Member, Arab Human Rights Fun.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Navigating the Minefields: Funding in Conflict Areas Featuring Andrew Blum, Program Officer, Grant Program, United
States Institute of Peace; Zeina Zaatari, Regional Director for the Middle East/North Africa at the Global Fund for Women; Regan Ralph, Executive Director, Fund for Global
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 The 2010 Elections: Implications for U.S.
foreign and security policy Featuring John Isaacs, Executive Director of the Council for a Livable World.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 The Implications of Counter-Terrorism Measures for Conflict Resolution and Human Rights Work Featuring Kay Guinane, Program Manager of the Charity and Security Network.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 Advancing Nuclear Disarmament in the Age of Obama Featuring Stephen Young, Senior Analyst and Washington Representative at the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Marylia Kelley, Executive Director of Tri-Valley CAREs.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Talking to the Public about Nuclear Weapons Threats Featuring Sue Veres Royal, co-director for the
U.S. in the World Initiative (USITW), a program of Demos.
Thursday, June 4, 2009 The Future of Afghanistan Featuring J Alexander Thier, Senior Rule of Law Advisor at the US Institute of Peace, where he is director of the Future of Afghanistan Project, co-chair of the Afghanistan and Pakistan Working Groups, and editor of the recently released, The Future of Afghanistan (USIP, 2009).
Thursday, April 16, 2009 Nuclear Weapons Policy at a Crossroads Featuring Joe Cirincione, President of the Ploughshares Fund and author of Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons.
Thursday, February 12, 2009 Military Spending: When Enough is Enough Featuring Bill Hartung, Director, Arms and Security Initiative, New America Foundation
Thursday, May 8, 2008 Iraq After the Surge Featuring Steven Simon, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and the award-winning coauthor of The Age of Sacred Terror and The Next Attack.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Nuclear Power: Revival or Ruination Featuring Christopher Paine, Senior Analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council and Director of its Nuclear Program in Washington, DC.
February 6, 2008 The Importance of an Unfettered Media and an Informed Public, And How to Get There from Here Featuring Charles Lewis, founder of the Center for Public Integrity and creator and director of the “Iraq Lies” project.
December 17, 2007 Is the US on a Collision Course with Iran? Featuring Mike Amitay, Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society Policy Center; and Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini.
October 15, 2007 The Dos and Don’ts of Election-Related Funding Featuring speakers from the Alliance for Justice. This call was co-sponsored with the Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation and many other affinity groups.
September 28, 2007 Congress Steps Back
from Militarized US Policies in Columbia: What are the implications for
relations with Columbia and Latin America? Featuring Cindy Buhl, Legislative Director for Rep. James McGovern (D-MA), and Adam Isacson, who runs the Colombia program at the Washington-based Center for International Policy.
July 24, 2007 Probing American Attitudes on Foreign Policy Featuring Michael Shellenberger, Managing Director of American Environics. Shellenberger will present the results of the 2007 American Values Survey.
May 9, 2007 Organizing Against the War Featuring Jeff Blum, Executive Director of USAction, and Jonathan Hutto, Navy Third Class Petty Officer serving as the national chairperson of the Appeal for Redress initiative.
March 27, 2007 Rebalancing the US Security Budget Featuring Cindy Williams, Principal Research Scientist of the Security Studies Program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Mike McCord, Professional Staff Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
February 28, 2007 U .S. Military interest
in space “dominance” and the Chinese ASAT Test: Implications for the
emerging debate over U.S. space policy Featuring Theresa Hitchens, Director, Center for Defense Information; and Madelyn Creedon, Senate Armed Services Committee.
January 16, 2007 A discussion of the
applicability of the work of a new social values research firm,
American Environics, to peace and security issues. Michael Shellenberger,
Managing Partner at American Environics, presented his work.
November 28, 2006 The 2006 Elections: Implications for U.S. Foreign and Security Policy Featuring Jeremy Rosner, VP of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, and John Isaacs, Executive Director of the Council for a Livable World.
May 18, 2006 The Dangers of Our Oil Addiction and How to Break It Featuring former CIA Director Jim Woolsey and Natural Resources Defense Council Campaign Director Deron Lovaas.
April 26, 2006 The Proposed U.S.-India Nuclear Deal: Will it Prove Fatal to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime? Featuring MacArthur Foundation Vice President and former White House Aide Gary Samore and U.S. House of Representatives Staff Jeff Duncan.