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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

All events have been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19 Corona virus icon

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.

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December

2021

Join us for a Zoom seminar with Marc Polymeropoulos, one of CIA's most highly decorated operations officers who served in multiple field and headquarters assignments for the U.S. government. Mr. Polymeropoulos will speak about the 9 core principles of leadership from his book "Clarity in Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA. If time allows he will speak about his personal experiences with Havana Syndrome. A detailed bio of Marc Polymeropoulos can be found at: https://www.findingclarityintheshadows.com/.

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

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June

2021

A Zoom fireside chat with General John R. Allen (ret), President of the Brookings Institution. Gen. Allen will speak about the emergence of AI (Machine Learning) technologies and geopolitics with a focus on emboldened Russia and China.

16

October

2020

The Annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) update from our very own Roger McCarthy.

18

September

2020

Online seminar on the topic of national security challenges with Major General Michael D. Jones, U.S. Army (Ret.).

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July

2020

IASG hosted a panel of some of the world's leading democracy and human rights experts. This event was coordinated with the Mandate Democracy Foundation and George Mason University. This expert panel gathered virtually to discuss prospects for China's democracy movement. More information here.

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June

2020

Retired US Army Lt. General Michael Rochelle's speaking topic is entitled: Recognizing Polarities: A Challenge for Leadership at Every Level. General Rochelle will take us through an interesting look at the challenges facing leadership today and the need to shift away from linear problem solving. Gen Rochelle retired from the US Army in 2009, last serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff, for Personnel, Headquarters, US Army. He is currently a Coaching Fellow at George Mason University’s Center for the Advancement of Well-Being.

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February

2020

The Honorable Lester Fettig, Founder and Managing Director, Mandate Democracy Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to revolutionize the way we interact with our elected officials and how we handle the voting process and define democracy itself. This topic is especially relative as 2020 is an election year. Mr. Fettig, who has a long and distinguished career in government serving in high-level executive and congressional positions will present the foundation's purpose and its initiatives.

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January

2020

Tony Pipa is a senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution, where he studies place-based policies to improve social progress in the United States and globally. His presentation will focus on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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October

2019

Doug Criscitello returned to the local area after a few years in Boston at MIT as the “Executive Director, MIT Golub Center for Finance and Public Policy”. Doug’s presentation will be "United States Fiscal Outlook". It highlighted the U.S. Budget process, detailing Outlays and Revenues, Deficit and Debt, and spending forecasts over the next 30 yrs. He highlighted hot button issues.

12

June

2019

David Morey, Chairman and CEO of DMG Global and Vice Chairman of Core Strategy Group, is one of America's leading strategic consultants and 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.

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May

2019

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.

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April

2019

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.

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February

2019

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.

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January

2019

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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