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 Todd Harrison , Congressman Anthony Brown (D-MD) , The Honorable Eric Fanning , and Mackenzie Eaglen — May 12, 2021
Event by J. Stephen Morrison and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-IL) — May 7, 2021
Event by Jacob Kurtzer , J. Stephen Morrison , and Representative Andy Levin — April 7, 2021
Event by John J. Hamre , Seth G. Jones , and Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) — March 19, 2021
Online Event: A New U.S. Policy Toward Africa: A Conversation with Chairman Gregory Meeks and African Activists
Event by Judd Devermont , Congressman Gregory Meeks , Rosebell Kagumire , and Tsedale Lemma — February 1, 2021
Event by Michael J. Green , John J. Hamre , and Senator Cory Gardner — January 13, 2021
Event by J. Stephen Morrison , Katherine E. Bliss , Congresswoman Susan Brooks , Congressman Ami Bera , Mollyann Brodie , Cary Funk , and Heidi J. Larson — December 16, 2020
Event by Daniel F. Runde , Congressman Albio Sires , Ambassador Tah-Ray Yui , Ambassador Bocchit Edmond , Dr. Carlos Diaz-Rosillo , Alejandra Luzardo , Carlos Argüello , and Tai Fan Chan — December 15, 2020
Event by John J. Hamre , Rep. Adam Smith , and Rebecca Hersman — December 11, 2020
Event by James Andrew Lewis and Representative Jim Himes (D-CT) — October 15, 2020