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The Inter-Agency Seminar Group (IASG) is a forum for the exchange of ideas. We bring together members from government, academia, and industry to learn about current issues often related to public policy across a wide spectrum of topics. IASG was founded in 1973 by LTC John D. Johnston who was serving as a Federal Executive Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution. The group has been holding meetings at Brookings since that time under a special arrangement.

Future Speakers
at The Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036

Guest Speaker Series

Join us every month for a luncheon at the Brookings Institute to network with other members. The highlight of each luncheon is a special guest speaker who is invited to present to the group on a variety of current topics.

Expert Panels and Special Events

Attend a future expert panel where IASG brings together subject matter experts from many disciplines to engage in discussions on key issues affecting our nation.




David Morey, Chairman and CEO of DMG Global and Vice Chairman of Core Strategy Group, is one of America's leading strategic consultants and one of the nation's most sought-after speakers. Mr. Morey is the best-selling author of The Underdog Advantage, The Leadership Campaign, Creating Business Magic, the #1 New Release on Amazon, and most recently Innovating Innovation.

Past Speakers
at The Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036




Richard Danzig is a Senior Advisor to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, a consultant to the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), Chair of the Advisory Panel for Idaho National Laboratories Innovation Center, and a member of the Toyota Research Institute Advisory Board.




Dr. Roger McCarthy, founder and owner of McCarthy Engineering. Dr. McCarthy serves on the Board of Shui on Land (SOL),Ltd., which is publicly traded on the Hong Kong Exchange. Dr. McCarthy specializes in the analysis of Mechanical Design, as well as incidents, failures, and accidents. Dr. McCarthy has personally investigated many major disasters of modern times.




Dr. Jim Firman, President and CEO, National Council on Aging. For more than 35 years, James Firman, EdD, has been a leading force for innovation in services, programs, and public policies for older adults. Under his leadership, NCOA has developed many nationally acclaimed programs to improve the health, independence, and economic security of older Americans.




Dr. Mark Schneider, Dir. of the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Before joining IES, Mr. Schneider was a vice president and an Institute Fellow at American Institutes for Research (AIR) and President of College Measures. Prior to joining AIR, Dr. Schneider served as Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics from 2005-2008.

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Inter-Agency Seminar Group (IASG)


Address: 10719 Oakenshaw Ct. Burke, VA 22015

Phone: : (703) 862-6490