Expert Support for Congress
For more than 50 years, CSIS has prioritized outreach to Members of Congress and their staff to provide in-depth, strategic analysis and guidance from the world’s leading experts in defense and security policy, global challenges, and regional studies.
Through speaking events, topical briefing series, participation in policy conferences, and membership on commissions and task forces, CSIS helps leaders in Congress effectively engage the broader policy community.
CSIS’s expertise in providing grounded, actionable, and bipartisan policy solutions uniquely positions CSIS to help Congress address the national security, development, and foreign policy challenges facing the United States. A key element of our engagement with Congress is through congressional testimony.
- A bipartisan platform from which members of Congress can powerfully engage the wider policy community
- In-office briefings from top policy experts with government, academic, and field experience
- Staff-focused policy discussions
- Commentaries, Critical Questions, and other timely analysis on current issues
- In-depth reports with realistic policy recommendations
- Opportunities for Members and staff to participate in CSIS events, projects, and initiatives
All content by Congressional Affairs at CSIS
Commentary by Elizabeth Hoffman , Madeline Clough , Christian Hyde , and Michael Buttner — January 10, 2023
Event by Morgan Higman and Rep. Ann Williams — July 12, 2022
Event by and Ben Cahill , Joseph Majkut , Jane Nakano , Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) , Toby Rice , Raoul Leblanc , Amy Myers Jaffe , Artem Abramov , Betty Jiang , Tracey Cameron , Ben Ratner — June 22, 2022
Event by Mvemba Phezo Dizolele , Jacob Kurtzer , Joseph Sany , Zemede Zewdie , Nimo Hassan , and Chilande Kuloba-Warria — June 15, 2022
Event by Caitlin Welsh , Christopher Reid , Danielle Ngo , Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) , Margaret Kabat , and Anne Marie Dougherty — June 7, 2022
Event by Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK-04) , Julie Gerberding , and Susan Brooks — May 25, 2022
Event by Gerard DiPippo , Matthew P. Goodman , Representative Jim Himes (D-CT) , Dante Disparte , and Jai Massari — May 19, 2022
Event by J. Stephen Morrison , Julie Gerberding , Susan Brooks , Raj Panjabi , and Elizabeth Cameron — May 18, 2022
Event by Max Bergmann , Galyna Mykhailiuk , Sevgil Musaieva , and Knut Dethlefsen — May 17, 2022
Event by Sujai Shivakumar — May 12, 2022