LAMP National Summit 2023

Join us June 6-8th for the flagship leadership development program for the Joseph Rainey Center, LAMP, forum for legislators to discuss energy policy and impacts on the economy with a variety of speakers from the public and private sectors. Head to our event site to request more details.

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Joseph Rainey Center Celebrates 5 Years

Join the Joseph Rainey Center this June in Washington, D.C., as we mark our 5th Anniversary! We believe that America is best served when its policies are crafted by those who reflect the diversity of the American people. Rainey Center will continue to be a place where women, minorities, and mavericks come for leadership development, policy research, and a sense of community.

For further details please enquire Kelsey Callahan at

The 2023 Joseph H. Rainey Empowered Leadership Awards Dinner

The Joseph H. Rainey Empowered Leadership Award is a lifetime achievement award named for Joseph H. Rainey, who was the first African American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives—and the namesake of the Rainey Center. It is given to an individual to honor their entire body of work in service of the center’s core values of advancing freedom, equality, and a more perfect union for all.

The award will be introduced and presented by Rep. Jason Saine, LAMP National Chairman, and other North Carolina state legislators in attendance. The LAMP National Summit keynote address and the award ceremony will take place on June 6th, 2023 at the welcome dinner the evening of Tuesday June 6, 2022, LAMP National Summit 2023.


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Celebration of Dan Runde's Book: The American Imperative

On Monday, May 8th, the Rainey Center celebrated the publication of Dan Runde's insightful book, The American Imperative: Reclaiming Global Leadership Through Soft Power.

In his timely tome, Runde argues that the United States, in partnership with its friends, allies, the private sector, civil society, and average voters, should seek to be on the side of peoples’ aspirations and hopes as often as possible. The book calls for a fundamental review and rethink of how and why the United States uses soft power and addresses several issues that have emerged over the last several decades.

Our Past Events

The U.S. House of Representatives honors Rep. Joseph Rainey on the 150th Anniversary of his ...

Rainey’s exhibit is part of a collection that celebrates Black political titans including representatives Shirley Chisholm and Barbara Jordan, Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis, and more.

Divided America and the Intelligence Challenges it Faces

Threats to the U.S. national security are evolving at a rapid pace. Challenges new and old still require vigilance. How should intelligence agencies manage these many challenges Rainey Center hosted a panel with Senior CIA official Bob Grenier, former head of the CIA CounterTerrorism Center moderated by Jeremy Hurewitz, Rainey Center Policy Advisor on National Security.

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