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
Event by Michael J. Green , Itsunori Onodera , Masahisa Sato , and Sheila Smith — May 3, 2022
Event by James Andrew Lewis , William Alan Reinsch , Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) , Admiral Dennis Blair , and John Bozzella — April 27, 2022
Event by Daniel F. Runde , Francisco Jiménez Sánchez , and Former Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell — April 19, 2022
Event by John J. Hamre , Gregory B. Poling , Matthew P. Goodman , Jane Nakano , and J. Stephen Morrison — April 5, 2022
Event by Charles Edel and Senator the Hon Penny Wong — March 28, 2022
Event by John J. Hamre , Eliot A. Cohen , and Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) — March 15, 2022
Event by John J. Hamre and Andrew Lohsen — February 25, 2022
Event by John J. Hamre , Seth G. Jones , Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) , and Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) — February 2, 2022
Report by Riley McCabe , Madeline Clough , Elizabeth Hoffman , and Erol Yayboke — September 29, 2021
Event by Judd Devermont , Congressman Anthony Brown (D-MD) , Chidi Blyden , and Travis Adkins — September 27, 2021