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Beyond the Water's Edge

September 26, 2018 • 8:30 – 10:45 am EDT

Measuring the Internationalism of Congress

Join us for the launch of a new CSIS report on congressional motivations on foreign policy and discussion with Representatives Adam Smith (D-WA) and Ted Yoho (R-FL) on bipartisan efforts to strengthen U.S. foreign assistance tools.
The new CSIS report Beyond the Water's Edge: Measuring the Internationalism of Congressexamines congressional views on key foreign policy issues. The report provides recommendations for future areas of bipartisan collaboration on opportunities for strengthening Congress's institutional role in foreign policy.
8:25 a.m. - Welcome 
Dr. John Hamre
President and CEO, CSIS

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Bipartisan Keynote Discussion: Strengthening U.S. Foreign Assistance Tools

Representative Adam Smith (D-WA)
Co-Chair, Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance
Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committee

Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL)
Co-Chair, Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance
Chairman, House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

Moderator: Dr. Kathleen Hicks
Senior Vice President; Henry A. Kissinger Chair; Director, International Security Program, CSIS

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Beyond the Water's Edge Report Briefing 

Colin McElhinny
Associate Director and Associate Fellow, Congressional and Government Affairs, CSIS

9:45 a.m - 10:45 a.m - Panel Discussion: Congress and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

James W. Dyer
Senior Adviser, Baker Donelson

Susan B. Glasser
Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Tommy Ross
Senior Associate, CSIS

Nilmini Rubin
Executive Vice President, Tetra Tech

Moderator: Louis Lauter
Vice President for Congressional and Government Affairs, CSIS


This event and report were made possible by support from the Smith Richardson Foundation.

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Project on Prosperity and Development

Louis Lauter

Kathleen H. Hicks