Every other year, we gather in Washington, D.C. to hear from policymakers and leading experts and advocates about the political environment and opportunities for advancing peace and security issues.

As a Minnesota-based private family foundation, GHR brings a beyond-the-Beltway perspective to international grantmaking, but we need continuous engagement with leaders in Washington, New York, and other global centers; PSFG helps strengthen those connections and identify complementary efforts driven by other donors.
— Andreas Hipple, Senior Program Advisor, GHR Foundation

2018 Federal Policy Briefing

PSFG's 2018 Federal Policy Briefing was held on March 9. Participants heard from non-governmental (NGO) experts representing organizations who focus on a wide range of peace and security issues, senior staff from both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and from an Executive Branch official from the National Security Council. Over 30 PSFG members met with 19 different Senate and House offices on six critical issues, including North Korea and Iran, defense and the Pentagon, and gender and conflict. The full agenda is available here

2017 federal policy briefing

PSFG's 2017 Federal Policy Briefing was held on May 5. The meeting provided an opportunity for members to engage in conversations with policymakers and leading experts, and do outreach to Members of Congress. About fifty PSFG members met with Senate offices on six critical PSFG issues, including atrocity prevention and nuclear issues. The full policy breifing agenda is available here.


PSFG's 2015 Federal Policy Briefing was held on May 8. Participants heard from NGO experts representing conservative and liberal viewpoints, senior staff from both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate (and both personal and committee offices), and from Executive Branch officials from the Department of State and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. After lunch, participants met with over a dozen congressional offices to discuss various peace and security issues, ranging from Israel/Palestine to nuclear to genocide prevention.