What Should Happen Before Every Interagency Meeting

Principles of Interagency Policy Conversations

  • Pre-Cooking - Before any meeting, even at the lowest (sub-pcc) interagency level, the lead State and/or Embassy actors should discuss the key objectives for the meeting with the NSC, with the goal to guide the meeting, even beyond the agenda.

  • Speaking of Agenda - When possible, State or the lead Embassy should draft the agenda (see pre-cooking) to help guide the meeting.

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