The Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy program engages members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate and their staffs on a wide range of international and economic issues. It offers a distinctive, nonpartisan forum that convenes policymakers with CFR fellows and experts who are leaders in their fields. The program brings CFR experts to the Hill for briefings, roundtable discussions, and to deliver congressional testimony. It also produces a regular enewsletter for congressional staff.
The Congressional Senior Staff Roundtable is for both House and Senate senior staff, and is held approximately once a week when Congress is in session.
Hill Roundtables Provide:
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All CFR meetings are by invitation only and seating is limited.
What’s Ahead for President Trump
The War in Syria
President Trump’s Immigration Plans
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The Congressional Senior Staff Roundtable is for both House and Senate senior staff, and is held approximately once a week when Congress is in session. Recent topics have included tensions on the Korean peninsula, efforts to revise the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), immigration reform, and cybersecurity.
Foreign Policy Breakfast Forum meetings are held for members of Congress on a topic of their choice with a select group of expert Council members. These meetings are arranged on request for individual members of Congress, and usually occur several times a month.
Expert Bank Briefings are for members of Congress and senior staff on a case-by-case (and per request) basis. These meetings bring CFR and outside experts to the Hill to brief a principal on an issue at their request.
There are also other special events for congressional staff, including dinners, symposia, and invitations to select CFR meetings.
For more information on meetings and to receive our newsletter, the Congressional Communiqué, please contact:
Director, Washington External Affairs
Council on Foreign Relations
1777 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
tel 202.509.8458 fax 202.509.8490
For more information on the David Rockefeller Studies Program, contact:
March 1 Application Deadline:
Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship
For application instructions and more information, visit www.cfr.org/fellowships.