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 Sarah Ladislaw , Senator Lisa Murkowski , and Senator Joe Manchin — October 30, 2019
Foreign Aid and International Affairs Spending: A Conversation with Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Ranking Member Kay Granger (R-TX)
Event by Nina Easton , Kathleen H. Hicks , and Beverly Kirk — October 22, 2019
The Future of U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy: A Conversation with Representatives Abigail Spanberger & Michael Waltz
Event by Seth G. Jones , Abigail Spanberger , and Michael Waltz — July 18, 2019
Event by John J. Hamre , Kathleen H. Hicks , and Representative Adam Smith — June 10, 2019
Event by Scott Kennedy , Christopher K. Johnson , and J. Stephen Morrison — April 10, 2019
Event by Rebecca Hersman — April 3, 2019
Event by Nilmini Rubin , Representative Adam Smith (D-WA) , Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL) , Louis Lauter , and Kathleen H. Hicks — September 26, 2018
Report by Colin McElhinny , Louis Lauter , and Kathleen H. Hicks — September 26, 2018
Event by Stephanie Segal — April 20, 2018
Event by John J. Hamre and Senator Robert Menendez — April 18, 2018