Newsletter Spring 2012

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

42nd Annual Meeting to be Held Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The 42nd Annual Reunion of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress will convene on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 (please click here for a preliminary program). We will begin the day at 7:30a.m. with a coffee reception in the U.S. Capitol, to be followed by our 42nd Annual ...

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Congressional Campaigns: A FMC Panel at the National Archives

For more event photos, please click here. On April 26, FMC was thrilled to host the first panel of its 2012 National Archives series (additional panels will take place in July and November). Congressional Campaigns: Past, Present, & Future featured ...

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

April 2012 Congress Bundestag Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia

The 29th Annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar brought together Members of the Congressional Study Group on Germany and the Bundestag’s German-US Parliamentary Friendship Group, under the leadership of their respective Chairmen, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) and MdB. Hans-Ulrich Klose (SPD-Hamburg).  Meetings were ...

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

FMC Gains New International Programs Officer, Andrew Loeb Shoenig

We are so pleased to welcome our newest staff member, Mr. Andrew Loeb Shoenig, to the FMC team. Andrew, who first came on board in September 2011 as an International Programs Intern, was officially hired to the Officer position in April 2012. Mr. Shoenig, who lived and worked abroad for ...

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

The Congressional Study on Europe: FMC’s Newest International Program

The Congressional Study Group on Europe, in our inaugural year, is proud to announce that over 40 Members of Congress have joined our Congressional membership roster. Under the leadership of our cochairmen, Reps. Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Ben Chandler (D-KY), ...

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

The Congressional Study Group on Japan

In 1912, First Lady Helen Herron Taft and Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, planted the first two cherry blossom trees on the Tidal Basin. Since then, the countless flowers each year continue to symbolize a unique and ...

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

FMC ExDel: Building Models of Dialogue and Trust between China and the US by Amb. Connie Morella (R-MD)

By the Hon. Connie Morella (R-MD, 87-03) This article was originally published in US-China Focus. To view the original article, please click here. This week, officials from both China and the United States will gather ...

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

The Congressional Study Group on Turkey

The Congressional Study Group on Turkey (CSGT) has been its most active since the start of the 2012 programming year. As part of its Distinguished Visitors Program on Capitol Hill, the Study Group has hosted numerous high-level Turkish officials, including the Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu, for discussions with Members of ...

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Congress to Campus International: The Turkey Journey by the Hon. David Minge (D-MN)

by the Hon. David Minge (D-MN, 93-01) Dramatic vistas, ancient cities, eager students, phenomenal growth, friendly hosts, traffic gridlock, complex politics, an optimistic society. There is no end to the adjectives characterizing modern Turkey.  This April, Congress to Campus went to ...

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Congress to Campus Wraps Up a Successful Spring Semester

“Democracy is not a spectator sport; for our system of government to work effectively, we need bright and dedicated Americans to make themselves available for public service. I’ve never been part of any other program that was nearly as successful as the Congress to Campus program in increasing awareness of ...

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

People to People: Spring 2012

Again this spring, FMC worked with People to People programs—an organization that provides hands-on learning opportunities for elementary school, middle school, and high school students visiting Washington, D.C.—to engage former Members to speak to young people studying Congress and seeking careers in public service. In an exciting new addition to the ...

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

The National Conference on Citizenship

From our partners at the National Conference on Citizenship. To learn more about NCoC, please visit their website by clicking here. NCoC (the National Conference on Citizenship) is a nonpartisan nonprofit working at the forefront of our nation’s civic life. We continuously explore what shapes ...