The Simons Center For Ethical Leadership And Interagency Cooperation

The Simons Center is committed to the development of of ethical leaders with interagency operational skills and an interagency body of knowledge that facilitates broader and more effective cooperation and policy implementation. As a research, analysis, studies, and publication center, the Simons Center is focused on the interagency aspects of national security; counterterrorism; stability and reconstruction operations; homeland defense and security; and disaster preparation and response.

Who we are

The Command and General Staff College (CGSC) educates, trains, and develops leaders for Unified Land Operations in a Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational operational environment. The Simons Center is a fully-funded program of the CGSC Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit corporation. Donations through CGSC help us fulfill our mission to develop interagency leaders and an interagency body of knowledge.

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FORMER STAFF MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL PRESENTS ON RUSSIAN MILITARY CAPABILITIES

On March 17th, the Simons Center hosted an Arter-Rowland National Security Forum luncheon event at the Carriage Club in Kansas City. During the forum, Col. (retired) Matt Dimmick, former National Security Council staff member for both the Trump and the Biden administrations, discussed Russian Military Capabilities. Because of the presentation’s relevance to current world events and how well it was received during the forum, the Simons Center asked Col. Dimmick to record a separate webinar covering the topic again in order to make it available to the wider interagency community. Read more.

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ARTER-ROWLAND NATIONAL SECURITY FORUM

The Arter-Rowland National Security Forum (ARNSF) is an exclusive, professional information sharing and networking forum for individuals interested in keeping abreast of relevant information about national security issues. The forum hosts multiple events throughout the year including luncheons, special presentations, and virtual events.

ARNSF members engage with subject matter experts in order to explore topics with national, regional, and local implications. Memberships consists of senior leaders and business executives spanning numerous industries and sectors.

SIMONS CENTER FELLOWS

The Fellows program helps promote interest in the area of interagency cooperation to foster more effective and efficient governmental action. Our mission is to support active participation in the interagency community by sharing interagency experience, conducting research and analysis, and contributing to the education and advancement of interagency cooperation.

Fellows can contribute to the greater understanding of interagency challenges through intellectual discourse about situations at the application level of the government, engage in substantive contributions to the Center’s efforts, and influence change.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SIMONS CENTER

The Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation is committed to the development of interagency leaders and an interagency body of knowledge that facilitates broader and more effective cooperation and policy implementation. As a research, analysis, studies, and publication center, the Simons Center is focused on the interagency aspects of national security; counterterrorism; stability and reconstruction operations; homeland defense and security; and disaster preparation and response.

The InterAgency Journal (IAJ) is a refereed national security studies journal, and is published quarterly by the Command and General Staff College Foundation Press for the Simons Center for Ethical Leadership and Interagency Cooperation.

Our podcast features the stories of military veterans told from their perspectives. Their first-hand accounts provide unique insights into key moments of history, presenting the challenges faced, solutions implemented, and lessons learned.

The Simons Center’s various lectures, brown bag luncheons, forums and symposia bring together experts to exchange ideas and collaborate on interagency and ethical leadership challenges facing U.S. Governmental agencies.

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