Past programs

Declaration on Civility & Inclusive Leadership

In response to the multitude of problems facing our nation, the Center created the Declaration on Civility and Inclusive Leadership, a document aimed at forging national unity by crossing party lines. The Declaration has garnered support from professional athletes to former government officials and has secured over 200 signatories.

Crisis Leadership

A seminar series in December 2006, Crisis Leadership: Securing Societies, Protecting Homelands, aimed to address public leadership reactions post-crises, initiated CSPC’s Crisis Leadership program.

Civility & the American Experience

Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Center hosted events in fall 2010 and spring 2011 on Civility and the American Experience.  These events discussed the legacy of George Washington, Henry Clay, and Abraham Lincoln as leaders who exemplified pragmatism and compromise during times of political strife. 

America & the Muslim World

In 2002, the Center launched a multi-year initiative to strengthen U.S. relations with predominantly Muslim countries and to revitalize America’s engagement with Muslim populations around the world.

Afghanistan Study Group

The Afghanistan Study Group was convened by CSPC in 2007 and was co-chaired by General James Jones, USMC (Ret.) and Ambassador Thomas Pickering.

Advancing Trust and Reconciliation among Palestinians and Israelis

In 2007, the Center began an informal diplomatic effort, funded by the U.S. State Department, to aid in the rebuilding of trust between Israel and the Palestinian territories.

A Letter on STEM Education to America’s Parents

In December 2012, CSPC released A Letter on STEM Education for America's Parents at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to an audience of STEM education professionals, community leaders, and policymakers.

The U.S. & Latin America

Chaired by CSPC Trustees Mel Martinez and Francis Rooney, this project examines U.S. policy towards Latin America and the opportunities for increased attention toward the region and improved relations with regional partners.