Senior Executive Dialogue (SED)
Not currently scheduled for 2013
This four-day seminar brings teams of three or four senior officials from participating countries (one Senior Executive Service-equivalent civilian from the Defense Ministry; one senior General/Flag Officer; and, one or two Legislators from the respective Defense Committees) to Washington D.C. for an orientation on U.S. Security/Defense policy formulation processes. In addition to conceptual lectures and discussion groups conducted at the Center, participating officials will meet with senior U.S. decision-makers and key Congressional staff leaders on visits to the National Security Council, Departments of State and Defense, and Capitol Hill.
Participation in the Senior Executive Dialogue is by invitation only. U.S. Embassy Country Teams will be heavily involved coordinating with the participating governmental leadership to identify and invite officials to attend these seminars. Separate Senior Executive Dialogues will be offered in Spanish for those participants from Central America, the Andean Ridge, and the Southern Cone, and in English for attendees from the Caribbean region.