Past Events

November 16th, 2017

Vietnam 50 years: Lessons Learned & Lessons Ignored

Mark your calendars for FMC’s Vietnam: Lessons Learned & Lessons Ignored event at the National Archives Building on November 16, 2017. RSVP here Vietnam 50 years: Lessons Learned and Lessons Ignored   National Archives Building William G. McGowan Theater Washington, DC Thursday, November 16, 2017 – 7:00pm to 8:30pm What lessons have we learned—and must we learn—from the […]


November 11th, 2017

Congress to Campus International – UK

Congress to Campus International visit to the UK, November 5th- 11th, 2017 The Hon. Sam Farr (D-CA, 1993-2017) The Honorable Dan Benishek (R-MI, 2011-2017)


October 24th, 2017

Congress to Campus visit to US Naval Academy

Congress to Campus visit to the US Naval Academy, October 22-24, 2017 The Honorable Bob Clement (D-TN, 1987-2003) The Honorable Claudine Schneider (R-RI 1981-1991)


October 18th, 2017

Congress to Campus visit to Rhode Island College

Congress to Campus visit to Rhode Island College, October 16-18, 2017 The Honorable Loretta Sanchez (D-CA, 1997-2017) The Honorable Gil Gutknecht (R-MN, 1995-2007)


October 17th, 2017

FMs speak with visiting fellows from Egypt and Algeria

Thank you former Members Bob Carr,  Steve Horsford and Jerry Weller.


October 11th, 2017

Mini Congress to Campus with Lutheran College Washington Semester

Mini College to Campus program with Lutheran College Washington Semester October 11th, Arlington, VA The Hon. Tim Petri (R-WI, 1979-2015) Democrat former Member TBA


October 10th, 2017

Congress to Campus visit to Indiana State University

Congress to Campus visit to Indiana State University, October 8-10, 2017 The Honorable Dan Maffei (D-NY, 2009-2011; 2013-2015) The Honorable Tom Ewing (R-IL, 1991-2001)


October 7th, 2017

FMC hosting District Director Study Tour to Iceland, October 1st- 7th

FMC hosting District Director Study Tour to Iceland, October 1st- 7th. Delegation: Bethany Beausang, Office of the Hon. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) David Cavell, Office of the Hon. Garret Graves (R-LA) Michael Ciminna Office of the Hon. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) Lesley Robinson, Office of the Hon. Gregory Gianforte (R-MI) Allison Myhre, Office of the Hon. Collins […]


September 29th, 2017

Congress to Campus visit to Millikin University

Congress to Campus visit to Millikin University, September 27-29, 2017 The Honorable David Minge (D-MN 1993-2001) The Honorable Steve Kuykendall (R-CA, 1999-2001)


September 19th, 2017

Tuesday, September 19th: Oktoberfest

FMC will co-host Oktoberfest with RGIT Tuesday September 19th, 2017, 5:30-9:30pm Decatur House, Washington, DC


September 14th, 2017

Penn State Congress to Campus- September 12th-14th

Congress to Campus visit to Penn State University, September 12-14th. Students click here to take the Before the Visit survey   Students click here to take the After the Visit survey Former Member Jim Slattery (D-KS, 1983-1995) Former Member Don Manzullo (R-IL, 1993-2013)


August 30th, 2017

FMC Annual Meeting, September 26th & 27th.


August 22nd, 2017

CSGJ: May 27-June 3, 2017 – Sr. Congressional Staff Study Tour to Japan

For the fourth straight year, The Congressional Study Group on Japan (CSGJ) was pleased to lead a Senior Congressional Staff Study Tour to Japan from May 27-June 3, 2017, thanks to generous funding provided by Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (SPFUSA). The bipartisan delegation, comprised of eight Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. House of Representatives, […]


August 16th, 2017

Former Member L.F. Payne on the radio

On August 16, 2017 former Member L.F. Payne was on Sirius XM radio show with host Tim Farley to discuss recent events involving Charlottesville. You can hear the discussion by clicking here. (D-VA, 1988 – 1997)


August 16th, 2017

Former Member Jim Slattery on the radio

On August 16, 2017 former Member Jim Slattery was on Sirius XM radio show with  host Tim Farley to discuss recent events involving Russia. You can hear the discussion by clicking here. (D-KS, 1983 – 1995)


August 15th, 2017

Former Member Don Manzullo on the radio

On August 15, 2017 former Member Don Manzullo was on Sirius XM radio show with  host Tim Farley to discuss recent events involving Korea. You can hear the discussion by clicking here.   Don Manzullo (R-IL, 1993-2013)


July 24th, 2017

The Members, charity golf tournament- has raised one Million dollars! for wounded vets

THERE IS STILL SPACE FOR FORMER MEMBER TO PLAY.  PLEASE CONTACT SHARON WITIW AT SWITIW@USAFMC.ORG TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.   July 17th: The Members- FMC’s 10th Annual Congressional Charity Golf Classic. A fun, inspiration bipartisan day ! Former Members who can join us for the day please contact Sharon Witiw at switiw@usafmc.org or 202-507-4847 A […]


July 20th, 2017

July 20, 2017: FMC – COS Meet with CAA Fellows

FMC and CAA (Council of American Ambassadors) will host a roundtable and reception meet  for Congressional Staff and CAA fellows and alumni on July 20th.  


July 17th, 2017

July 17, 2017: FMC – Envision Students

More Information Coming Soon.   Location: House Chambers


July 14th, 2017

FMC Regional Meeting- Boston July 14th

We are continuing to bring programming outside of the DC. First stop was LA Then was Chicago. Boston on July 14th RSVP to Sharon Witiw at switiw@usafmc.org (Orlando in November)      


July 11th, 2017

July 11-14, 2017: FMC – Democracy Fund District Director Trip

More Information Coming Soon.   Location: Boston, MA


July 10th, 2017

July 10, 2017: FMC – Envision Students

More Information Coming Soon.   Location: House Chambers


June 27th, 2017

July 18, 2017: ROK Round Table – “One Month After the Election: DPRK, trade, bilateral cooperation”

8:00AM- 10:00AM 234 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.


June 26th, 2017

Thank you! to all 8 former Members who spoke to the Envision Students this summer!

Bipartisan pairs of former Members spoke  with a groups of 250-350 high school students at each session on the House floor  as part of the Envision summer program focused on national security. Thank you to all the former Members who have spoken to the students this summer.: Gary Franks (R-CT, 1991-1997) Steve Horsford (D-NV, 2013-2015) […]


June 9th, 2017

CSGJ: Retreat for new Members of Congress, June 9-11, 2017

More Information Coming Soon.   Location: Baltimore, Maryland


June 7th, 2017

CSGG: 6/7 – Lufthansa Chair and CEO, Mr. Carsten Spohr

“From innovation to workforce development: travel and investment in the transatlantic marketplace” A Conversation with Mr. Carsten Spohr, Chairman and CEO, Deutsche Lufthansa AG   On June 7, 2017, The Congressional Study Group on Germany hosted Mr. Carsten Spohr, the Chairman and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, for a roundtable discussion with current and former members of […]


June 5th, 2017

Photos from the 34th Annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar


June 1st, 2017

Congressional Reform: A Panel Discussion at the National Archives | June 1st

On June 1, 2017, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the McGowan Theatre of the National Archives, FMC will host a panel discussion on Congressional Reform: Helping Congress Function at it’s Highest Level What previous reforms were successful?   What legislation happened under regular order?   What role does bipartisanship play? “What role does […]


May 27th, 2017

CSGJ: Senior Congressional Staff Study Tour May 27 – June 3, 2017

Details forthcoming. Location: Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan.


May 27th, 2017

CSGG: May 27 – June 3, 2017 – 34th Annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar

More information coming soon.


May 23rd, 2017

CSGG: 5/23 – German Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy

A Conversation with Her Excellency Brigitte Zypries, German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy In partnership with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. Executive Summary The Congressional Study Group on Germany (CSGG) was honored to welcome Her Excellency Brigitte Zypries, German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy to Washington, DC for […]


May 16th, 2017

Bob Walker Fellows visit FMC

May 16, 2017- FMC had the pleasure of speaking with the Bob Walker fellows. The group had in depth conversation with our CEO, Pete Weichlen, and  Associate Director of International Programs, Andrew Shoeing about the day to day operations here at FMC. The topics ranged from our current work with Congress as well as programming with […]


May 16th, 2017

District Director Study Tour- Houston

HOUSTON   FMC: District Director Study Tour Houston In mid -May  FMC brought a delegation of District Directors to Houston, TX  for a 4 day study tour focused on energy and workforce training. The bipartisan group were from district all over the country and were able to meet with leaders in the energy industry, petrochemical […]


May 6th, 2017

CSGG: 5/6-5/12 – Sr. Congressional Staff Study Tour to Berlin and Düsseldorf

For over a decade, The Congressional Study Group on Germany has led Senior Congressional Staff Study Tours to Germany. This Study Tour is organized in cooperation with the German Embassy in Washington, DC on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany in accordance with the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act (MECEA). […]


May 3rd, 2017

Our Former Members served as keynote speakers abroad in China.

    The US-China Education Trust is pleased to report a successful 14th Annual American Studies Network Conference held April 20-22 in conjunction with Sichuan University in Chengdu. Over 70 graduate students and scholars attended the event, which was held under the theme,“US-China Relations after the 2016 Elections: Trump, Congress and the Issues.” FMC Steven […]


May 3rd, 2017

The Hon. Albert Wynn Moderates panel at 4th Annual Parren J. Mitchell symposium

April 26, 2017– Our former member Albert Wynn  (D-MD) moderated  a panel during the 4th Annual Parren J. Mitchell symposium at the University of Maryland on the theme “Truth & Lies: Race, Media, and Politics.” The panel Wynn moderated was titled “The Politics of Racial Representation” centered around the question “Who do we see, what perspectives […]


May 3rd, 2017

FMC host Legacy International fellows on Capitol Hill.

Washington D.C. – On May 1st, 2017, FMC had the pleasure of hosting a panel for the Legacy International Fellows  featuring a bipartisan group of our former Members who have expertise in international democracies and NGOs. The fellows are young professionals from the countries of Morocco and Tunisia working for NGOs in public policy and […]


May 1st, 2017

FMCs and ACYPL Professional Fellows Round table

  April 25,2017-  Last week USAFMC had the pleasure of hosting The American Council of Young Political Leaders Professional fellows from the Young Southeast Asian Leadership initiative. Our guest panelists were The Hon. Blanche Lincoln (D), The Hon. Jim Kolbe (R), The Hon. Connie Morella, The Hon. Mike Kopetski(D), The Hon. Jim Slattery (D) and The […]


May 1st, 2017

FMs Roundtable with Fellows from North Africa | May 1, 2017

Former Members to have a roundtable discussion with 12 Fellows from Morocco and Tunisia, her with the Legacy International North African Fellows program : Mike Kopetski (D-OR, 1991-1995) Donna Edwards (D-MD, 2007-2017) Jerry Weller (R-IL, 1995-2009) Jim Kolbe (R-AZ, 1985-2007)  


April 30th, 2017

20th Annual Statesmanship Awards Dinner – March 29, 2017: Photos are In!

The 20th Annual Statesmanship Awards Dinner was held on March 29th at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. The theme for this year’s dinner was “STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math): Empowering Tomorrow’s Technology Leaders.” Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and FMC President Cliff Stearns, presented the Statesmanship Award to Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Rep. Bob Goodlatte […]


April 27th, 2017

June 1st: Panel Discussion on Congressional Reform: at the National Archives.

Details will be provided shortly.


April 24th, 2017

Ambassador Tim Roemer interviewed on CAALive! Podcast

Former Member of Congress Tim Roemer (D-IN, 1991-2003) will be on the Council of American Ambassador’s podcast CAALive! Roemer was Ambassador to India from 2009-2011.  


April 13th, 2017

FMC Regional Meeting: Chicago, April 13, 2017

FMC will host its next regional meeting in Chicago, IL on April 13th, 2017. All former Members are invited to attend! Please RSVP to Sharon Witiw:  Switiw@usafmc.org | 202-507-4847


April 6th, 2017

CSGG: April 6 – “Trade and Manufacturing in the Digital Age”

Featured Discussants: The Hon. Edelgard Bulmahn MdB, Vice-President of the German Bundestag for the SPD Mr. Dieter Kempf, President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) Mr. Joachim Lang, Member of the Executive Board of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) Host: The Hon. Charlie Dent, Co-Chair of The Congressional Study Group on Germany  Participation is by invitation […]


April 4th, 2017

Congress to Campus: St Bonaventure University |April 2-4, 2017

Congress to Campus: St Bonaventure University,  St. Bonaventure, NY April  2-4,2017 Charlie Melancan (D-LA, 2005-2011) Steve Kuykendall (R-CA, 1999-2001)  


March 29th, 2017

Congress to Campus: Cumberland University | March 27-29, 2017

Congress to Campus visit to Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN, March 27th-29th The Honorable David Skaggs (D-CO. 1987-1999) The Honorable Steve Kuykendall (R-CA, 1999-2001)


March 18th, 2017

Tributes to The Honorable Bob Michel (1923-2017)

Amen to a great patriot! The Hon. Cliff Stearns (R-FL, 1989-2013), FMC President We need more like him.  The Hon. Martin Frost (D-TX, 1979-2005), FMC Vice President One of a kind…the gold standard for public service… treated everyone with kindness and respect. The Hon. Ray LaHood (R-IL, 1995-2009) It is sad that a principled, living […]


March 17th, 2017

See the video of Former Members speaking to students studying in DC at The Washington Center

The Hon. Jim Slattery (D-KS 1983-1995) and The Hon. Phil Gingrey (R-GA, 2003-2015)  spoke to a group of nearly 300 students visiting Washington, DC in a program hosted by The Washington Center, on March 17th.  The former Members discussed the state of Congress today, what to expect from the 115th Congress with a Trump Presidency, […]


March 17th, 2017

CSGG: 2017 District Directors Study Tour (March 17-23, 2017 | Stuttgart, Germany)

In March 2017, The Congressional Study Group on Germany will organize the 2nd Annual District Directors Study Tour in Stuttgart. District Directors are senior staff members of the US Congress, who typically do not have a counterpart in the German Bundestag. They oversee all operations for a Member of the House of Representatives in his […]


March 16th, 2017

March 16, Univ. of Maryland- Tom Davis and Martin Frost to speak

Tom Davis (R-VA, 1995-2009) and Martin Frost (D-TX, 1979-2005) to speak to students at University of Maryland.


March 15th, 2017

FMs speak to students visiting DC with the ABA National Civics & Law Academy

The American Bar Association Foundation and FMC partnered together to host a diverse group of high school students participating in their National Civics and Law Academy for a discussion with former members. The Hon. Steve Horsford (D-NV, 2011-2013) and The Hon. Buck McKeon (R-CA, 1993-2015) spoke with students about their time in office and how […]


March 12th, 2017

Congress to Campus International: UK | March 5-12, 2017

Congress to Campus International- UK  | March 5-12, 2017 Former Member Randy Neugebauer (R-TX, 2003-2017) Former Member Vic Fazio (D-CA, 1979-1999)


March 8th, 2017

Congress to Campus: Penn State University-Erie

Congress to Campus visit featuring Penn State Erie Washington, DC   March 8th, 2017 The Honorable Phil English(D- PA 199-2005) The Honorable Jim Slattery (D- KS 1983-1995)  


March 7th, 2017

Congress to Campus: US Naval Academy | March 5-7, 2017

Congress to Campus visit to the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, March 5-7, 2017 Don Manzullo (R-IL, 1993-2013) Bob Carr (D-MI, 1975-1981, 1983-1995)


March 2nd, 2017

Watch a video of the Panel Discussion at the National Archives: “Is The Glass Ceiling Broken or Cracked?

If you would like to watch the discussion for yourself please follow the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGkOUgYq67I March 2, 2017- The National Archives and FMC hosted an exceptional panel in honor of Women’s History Month at the McGowan Theatre, National Archives Museum entitled The Glass Ceiling: Broken or Cracked?. This program was designed to invoke a […]


February 28th, 2017

Congress to Campus: Middle Tennessee State University | Feb. 26-28

Congress to Campus visits Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN  from Feb. 26-28. Former Member  Glenn Nye (D-VA, 2009-2011) Former Member Ron Sarasin (R-CT, 1973-1979)


February 28th, 2017

Congress to Campus: Suffolk University| Feb. 26-28, 2017

Congress to Campus visit to Suffolk University:, Boston, MA, Feb 26th-28th, 2017 Jim Coyne (R-PA, 1981-1983)   Sam Coppersmith (D- AZ 1993-1995)  


February 28th, 2017

CSGG: Feb 28 – Welcoming the 115th Congress with German Ambassador Peter Wittig

Roundtable discussion for new Members of the 115th Congress, hosted by H.E. Peter Wittig, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany. By invitation only.


February 27th, 2017

Civic Education Survey Results

In late fall of 2016 FMC Members was asked to answer a survey understand the importance of civic education in our public schools and to explore the capasity of our membership to work to improve civic learning.  Below are the results of that survey.


February 24th, 2017

Congress to Campus- Millersville University | Feb 22-24, 2017

Congress to Campus visits Millersville University, Millersville, PA from Feb 22-24,2017    


February 21st, 2017

FMC: Chicago Regional Meeting April 13,2017


February 18th, 2017

CSGJ: 2/18-25 – 4th Annual Congressional Member Study Tour to Japan (Tokyo and Nagoya)

For the past three years, The Congressional Study Group on Japan (CSGJ) has taken almost 20 Members of Congress to Japan for a week-long study tour program, supported by Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA. This program has provided a unique opportunity for American lawmakers, Japanese legislators, and other distinguished guests to discuss the bilateral issues as well […]


February 16th, 2017

Feb. 16th Panel Discussion, After the Pivot: What’s Next for US-Asia Relations?

Feb. 16th Panel Discussion, After the Pivot: What’s Next for US-Asia Relations?


February 10th, 2017

Betsy Hawkings (Democracy Fund) and Jean Bordewich (Hewlett Foundation) Make Congress Great Again [video]

Betsy Hawkings (Democracy Fund) and Jean Bordewich (Hewlett Foundation) speak with Alexander Heffner on PBS’ The Open Mind.  The Open Mind is a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas. Designed to elicit insights into contemporary areas of national concern, Open Mind explores challenges of the digital age, American politics and other emerging issues. These […]


February 6th, 2017

CSGJ: Feb 6 – Welcoming the 115th Congress with Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae

Roundtable discussion for new Members of the 115th Congress, hosted by H.E. Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador of Japan. By invitation only.


January 31st, 2017

CSG: Jan 31 – Democrats and the 115th Congress: Priorities for the Minority

Panelists Rep. Gerry Connolly (pending), Co-Chair, The Congressional Study Group on Turkey Rep. Diana DeGette, Co-Chair, The Congressional Study Group on Japan Rep. Ted Deutch, Co-Chair, The Congressional Study Group on Germany Rep. Peter Welch, Co-Chair, The Congressional Study Group on Europe Moderator A.B. Stoddard, RealClearPolitics (pending) This event is by invitation-only.


January 26th, 2017

Roundtable discussion: After the Pivot: What’s Next for US-Asia Relations? | Feb. 16, 2017

FMC has partnered with the Committee of 100 to bring a roundtable discussion on the current state of US Asia relations. Date: Feb. 16, 2017 Time: Breakfast Location: LBJ Room, US Capitol  


January 20th, 2017

FMC: Jan 20 – Inauguration of the 45th President

Former Members of Congress are entitled to two tickets to the Official Swearing-In Ceremony. Below is the official invitation and form that must be used to request your tickets. PLEASE SEE  PDF DOWNLOAD BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE Please note: Former Members must submit the authorized form below to receive their tickets. The […]


December 15th, 2016

FMC Board Meeting: December 15, 2016

FMC’s December Board Meeting will be held on December 15, 2016 at FMC’s offices (1401 K Street, Suite 503, Washington, DC 20005). For members of the Board of Directors only.


December 8th, 2016

CSG: 12/8 – Friends of The Congressional Study Groups Appreciation Reception


December 7th, 2016

CSG: 12/7 – 2017 GOP Priorities at Home and Abroad

Panelists Rep. Charlie Dent, Co-Chair, The Congressional Study Group on Germany Rep. Billy Long, Co-Chair, The Congressional Study Group on Japan Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, Co-Chair, The Congressional Study Group on Europe Moderator A.B. Stoddard, RealClearPolitics This event is by invitation-only.


December 6th, 2016

FMC: Life After Congress December 6th

FMC will present Life After Congress On December 6th several panels will be convened to speak to an audience of Members of Congress and their families, about life after they leave their service in Congress.     Life After Congress Seminar Tuesday, December 6, 2016 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Room SVC 200-201, Capitol Visitor’s […]


November 21st, 2016

CSGG/FMC: 11/21 – Post-Elections Panel and the Business Community

“The Next President and the 115th Congress: What can the transatlantic business community expect?” In partnership with The Representative of German Industry and Trade. By invitation only. Panelists The Hon. Cliff Stearns (R-FL, 1989-2013), President, U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress The Hon. Martin Frost (D-TX, 1979-2005), Vice President, U.S. Association of Former Members of […]


November 19th, 2016

CSGJ/FMC: 11/19 – Reconciliation or Recrimination? American Politics in the Aftermath of the 2016 Election

By invitation only. Panelists The Hon. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY, 2011-2013) The Hon. Bart Gordon (D-TN, 1985-2011) The Hon. Dennis Hertel (D-MI, 1981-1993) The Hon. Robert Livingston (R-LA, 1977-1999) The Hon. Ed Whitfield (R-KY, 1995-2016) Moderator Prof. Leonard Steinhorn, CBS News Political Analyst / American University


November 17th, 2016

Civility. Respect.


November 16th, 2016

CSGG/CSGE: 11/16 – NOT the US Elections: European Elections and the Shifting Political Landscape in Europe

In partnership with the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. By invitation only. Featured Discussants: The Hon. Ted Deutch, US House of Representatives, Co-Chair, The Congressional Study Group on Germany Mr. Ralf Fücks, President, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Ms. Caroline Vicini, Deputy Chief of Mission, Delegation of the European Union to the USA About Ted Deutch: Congressman Ted Deutch, 50, represents Florida’s 21st district in the House […]


November 15th, 2016

Former Members speaking to High School Students- upcoming schedule

Upcoming high school speaking engagements HD Woodson High School, Washington, DC : FM Tim Petri will speak to students to students at the school Duke Ellington High School, Washington, DC: FM Mike Flanagan will speak to students at the school Mandarin High School, Jacksonville, FL: FM Jason Altmire will speak to students at the school. […]


November 9th, 2016

ASU Congress to Campus- school on-line newspaper report

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November 9th, 2016

November 9 Panel on Race Relations at the National Archives

 


November 8th, 2016

Former Members who want to participate

Former Members who would like to be considered to participate in the Congress to Campus program, please contact Sharon Witiw at switiw@usafmc.org. Please look for schedules of visit sent my email.  The Spring Semester Schedule of Visit is sent in December/January and the Fall Semester Schedule of Visit is sent August/September. We also hope to […]


November 7th, 2016

Congress to Campus: Middle TN State Univ. February 26-28, 2016

Congress to Campus: Middle TN State Univ.  February 26-28, 2016  


October 28th, 2016

Nov 13-15: Congress to Campus visit to Nicholls State University

Nov 13-15: Congress to Campus visit to Nichols State University, Thibodaux, LA     Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY, 2011-2013) Nick Lampson ( D-TX, 1997-2009)    


October 27th, 2016

Oct. 27 Breakfast Discussion, Navigating Tensions in the South and East China Seas

  The Committee of 100 and the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress are holding a breakfast discussion: Maritime Unease: Navigating Tensions in the South and East China Seas Thursday, October 27, 2016 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am        LBJ Room (S-211), Capitol Building Discussants: Bonnie Glaser, Senior Advisor for Asia and Director […]


October 25th, 2016

FMC-CSGJ: 10/25 – Panel Discussion “2016 US Presidential Election and Democracy” (Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Tokyo)

The U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) is excited to partner with The Sasakawa Peace Foundation to hold a panel discussion two weeks before the November 6th Presidential Election: “2016 U.S. Presidential Election and Democracy – Populism, New Generation and Political Discontents – “ 5:00PM – 6:30PM | Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 PANELISTS […]


October 25th, 2016

Congress to Campus visit to the US Naval Academy, Oct 23-25th

FMs will spend two days on the Annapolis campus of the US Naval Academy speaking to the Cadets about Congress and their time in there.   Jim Slattery (D-KS, 1983-1995) Thomas Hartnett (R-SC, 1981-1987)


October 19th, 2016

CSGG/FMC: 10/19 – Elections Roundtable for Delegation from Bavaria

Organized in partnership with the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung for a visiting delegation of young and mid-career professionals from the Free State of Bavaria. Discussants The Hon. Martin Frost (D-TX, 1979-2005) Vice President, U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress With 26 years of legislative experience, Martin Frost, a keen observer of national politics and policy, is regarded as […]


October 18th, 2016

CSGT: 10/19-10/22 – 2016 Battleground Study Tour

Washington, DC In cooperation with the Turkish Coalition of America Details forthcoming. Contact Lorraine Harbison csg@usafmc.org  


October 18th, 2016

Oct. 10-16:Congress to Campus visit to Muhlenberg College

Congress to Campus visit to Muhlenberg College , Allentown , PA   Jim Coyne (R-PA, 1981-1983) Joe Hoeffel (D-PA, 1999-2005)  


October 18th, 2016

Congress to Campus visit to Bradley University, Peoria, IL

Congress to Campus visit to Bradley University, Peoria, IL     Richard Stallings (D-ID, 1985-1993) Gil Gutknecht (R-MN, 1995-2007)  


October 17th, 2016

CSGJ: 10/17 – H.E. Masao Uchibori, Governor of Fukushima Prefecture

The Congressional Study Group on Japan was pleased to welcome H.E. Masao Uchibori, Governor of Fukushima Prefecture, to Capitol Hill for a discussion with senior congressional staff. Update from Fukushima: Revitalization Five Years After March 11th Monday, October 17, 2016 Honored Guest: H.E. Masao Uchibori, Governor of Fukushima Prefecture Host: The Hon. Tom Petri (1979-2015, […]


October 17th, 2016

Oct. 17th Roundtable Discussion with Fellows visiting from Egypt and Algeria.

FMC has again partnered with Legacy International, to hold a bipartisan roundtable discussion on Congress and the former Members experience in Congress, on Monday October 17th in the Capitol visitors center. The roundtable will include: Jim Kolbe (R-AZ, 1985-2007) Tim Petri (R-WI, 1979-2015) Bob Carr (D-MI, 1975-1995) Barbara Kennelly (D-CT, 1981-1999) Bev Bryon (D-MD, 1979-1993) […]


October 11th, 2016

CSGJ/FMC: 10/11 – One Month to Go: US Presidential Election Panel for the visiting Japanese editorial writers

The US Association of Former Members of Congress and The Congressional Study Group on Japan were pleased to partner with Kyodo News Agency to convene an Election Panel for a visiting group of editorial writers from Japanese local newspapers. Discussants: The Hon. Cliff Stearns (R-FL, 1989-2013) President, The U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress […]


October 9th, 2016

CSGG: 10/9-10/13 – 2016 Battleground Study Tour

Madison and Miluwakee, WI In cooperation with Atlantik-Brücke Mission: Americans and foreign observers alike tend to think of American presidential campaigns as national elections, but in truth the winner in 2016 will likely depend on who gains the greatest number of Electoral College votes in a small number of battleground states. The Battleground Study Tour […]


October 6th, 2016

CSG/FMC: 10/6 – One Month to Go: 2016 Election Countdown Panel with Former Members of Congress (on-the-record)

Exclusively for members of the European press. Discussants The Hon. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY, 2011-2013) The Hon. Steven Horsford (D-NV, 2013-2015) The Hon. Mickey Edwards (R-OK, 1977-1993) The Hon. L.F. Payne (D-VA, 1988-1997) Moderator Jake Sherman, POLITICO  


October 6th, 2016

FMC 2016 Fall Regional Meeting: Los Angeles, CA

FMC 2016 Regional Meeting: Los Angeles FMC 2017 Fall Regional meeting in Southern California. The group had base camp at the beautiful Viceroy Hotel just a block from the Santa Monica shores. We share many delicious meals.  Some local former Members joined us on parts of the visit. Events: Mini Congress to Campus at UCLA, […]


October 4th, 2016

Congress to Campus: Penn State- Erie

Congress to Campus Penn State- Erie Erie, PA September 25-27, 2016 Lincoln Davis (D-TN, 2003-2011) tba


September 30th, 2016

Congress to Campus: Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Congress to Campus- Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford, OK September 28-30, 2016 Glenn English (D-OK, 1975-1995) Mickey Edwards (R-OK, 1977-1993)


September 27th, 2016

Luncheon Featuring Charlie Cook, September 27th

On Tuesday, September 27th FMC and the Council of American Ambassadors will be co-hosting a luncheon discussion on the 2016 Election and Campaigns, featuring Charlie Cook,  of the Cook Report. Click here to see photos from the event Seating will be  limited so please make sure your register.  


September 25th, 2016

Congress to Campus International: Canada

Congress to Campus International- Canada September 25- October 6, 2016 Martin Lancaster (D-NC, 1987-1995) Steve Kuykendall (R-CA, 1999-2001)


September 25th, 2016

Congress to Campus: Wilkes University

Congress to Campus: Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA September 25-27, 2016 Dan Miller (R-FL, 1993-2003) Sam Coppersmith (D-AZ, 1993-1995)


September 25th, 2016

Congress to Campus: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Congress to Campus Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Indianapolis IN September 25-27, 2016 Bill Enyart (D-IL, 2013-2015) Ron Saraasin (R-CT, 1973-1979)


September 22nd, 2016

Oktoberfest, September 22nd @ Decatur House

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September 15th, 2016

CSG: 9/15 – The Democratic Party 2016 and Beyond

The Congressional Study Groups are pleased to collaborate for a special joint breakfast roundtable: The Democratic Party 2016 and Beyond Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 8:00 – 9:15 AM Featured Discussants: Rep. Ted Deutch, Co-Chair, The Congressional Study Group on Germany Rep. Diana DeGette, Co-Chair, The Congressional Study Group on Japan Rep. Peter Welch, Co-Chair, […]


September 14th, 2016

2016 Elections and U-S China Relations; panel discussions, Sept. 14th

On Wednesday, September 14th, 2017   a bipartisan group of former Members will have three paneled  discussions with a  visiting delegation of Chinese. This program is part of a 6 day visit for the delegation in cooperation with American University and US-China Education Trust. Program Summary: Central Party School Fall Institute: 2016 Election and US-China Relations […]


September 13th, 2016

Congress to Campus visit: Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) September 13-15, 2016 There will be four former Members at this visit. Cliff Stearns (R-FL, 1989-2013) Nick Rahall (D-WV, 1977-2015)


September 12th, 2016

Congress to Campus visit: Park University

Park University (Parkville, MO) September 13-15, 2016 David Minge (D-MN, 1993-2001) Sue Kelly (R-NY, 1995-2007)  


September 11th, 2016

Congress to Campus visit: Alcorn State University

Alcorn State University (Alcorn, MS) September 13-15, 2016 Les AuCoin (D-OR, 1975-1993) Claudine Schneider ( R-RI, 1981-1991)


September 1st, 2016

CSGT: 9/1 – Turkey Post-Coup

The Congressional Study Group on Turkey is pleased to convene an informal roundtable to discuss the recent events in Turkey. Turkey Post-Coup Thursday, September 1, 2016 Featured Discussants: Dr. Kemal Kirişci, The Brookings Institution Mr. James Zanotti, The Congressional Research Service Moderator: Ms. Nahal Toosi, POLITICO This roundtable is off-the-record and by invitation only. Please […]


August 11th, 2016

FMs to speak to groups of Middle school students throughout the summer

FMC has partnered with Envision to support our mission of civic education.  This summer  bipartisan pairs of former Members will speak with groups of 250-300 middle school students on the House floor, on 12 separate dates. June 15: Jason Altmire (D- PA, 2007-2013) and Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY, 2011-2013 ) June 21: Dan Maffei (D-NY, […]


August 4th, 2016

CSGJ/FMC: 8/4 Post-Conventions Press Roundtable

The Congressional Study Group on Japan was pleased to convene its first-ever press roundtable with the Japanese journalists based in Washington, D.C.: Post-Conventions: Three-Month Election Countdown with Former Members of Congress Thursday, August 4, 2016 Panelists: The Hon. Bart Gordon (D-TN, 1985-2011) The Hon. Dennis Hertel (D-MI, 1981-1993) The Hon. Mike Ferguson (R-NJ, 2001-2009) The […]


August 1st, 2016

Former Members to Speak with Middle School Students- throughout the summer.

Pairs of former Members will speak with middle school students! This summer Envision will be hosting several hundreds of middle school students for its leadership program.   FMC has partnered with Envision to have two former Members speak to groups of 250-300 students about Congress and their individual experiences serving in Congress. Wednesday, June 15, 2016 […]


July 21st, 2016

Discussion on US- Russia Relations

The United States and Russia: Is a Bilateral Dialogue Possible? Thursday, July 21, 2016 On July 21st, 2016, The US Association of Former Members of Congress and the Kettering Foundation co-hosted  a special discussion on Russia. The relationship between the two countries represents an ideological rift between world powers and in light of recent militarization […]


July 12th, 2016

FMs to speak with visitors on the German-Jewish Exchange Program, July 12th

Former Members, Dan Glickman (D-KS, 1977-1995), Phil Gingrey (R-GA, 2003-2015) and Bob Carr (D-MI, 1975-1995) will speak to a group of Germans visiting the United States, about  the US Presidential candidates, their campaigns, and what the results of the election may mean.  The discussion is part of the German Jewish America Exchange Program, sponsored by […]


June 30th, 2016

Judge Marjorie Rendell’s Keynote Speech from the Distinguished Service Award Luncheon, June 15, 2016

United States Association of Former Members of Congress Annual Meeting Luncheon June 15, 2016 It is an honor to be asked to speak with you this afternoon and share some reflections on one of my favorite subjects – civics education. The education of young people to assume their role as citizens in a democratic society […]


June 22nd, 2016

FMC: Defiant North Korea: An Urgent Need for Sino-American Cooperation?

The Committee of 100 and the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress were pleased to host a breakfast discussion: Defiant North Korea: An Urgent Need for Sino-American Cooperation? Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | 8:30 am – 9:30 am LBJ Room (S-211), Capitol Building MODERATOR: Frank H. Wu Chairman of Committee of 100 DISCUSSANTS: Ambassador […]


June 22nd, 2016

Past Congress to Community Events

 2016 March 7, 2016 (St. Bonaventure, NY) Former Members Jim Walsh (R-NY) and Richard Stallings held an open forum in St. Bonaventure, NY while on a Congress to Campus visit. April 4, 2016 (Richmond, IN) Former Members Steve Kuykendall (R-CA) and David Minge (D-MN) held a Town Hall meeting on Election 2016: The Changing Nature […]


June 16th, 2016

A Celebration of Public Lives and Public Service: Memorial Service, June 15th

The US Association of Former Members of Congress and the US Association of Former Members of Congress Auxiliary will be holding a Memorial Service on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 6:00pm  in Statuary Hall of the US Capitol Building. The following current or former Members will be honored at this Memorial Service: Bruce Alger of […]


June 16th, 2016

CSG: 6/16 – The GOP 2016 and Beyond

The Congressional Study Groups were pleased to collaborate for a special joint breakfast roundtable: The GOP 2016 and Beyond Thursday, June 16, 2016 | 9:00 – 10:00 AM Featured Discussants: Rep. Charlie Dent, Co-Chair, The Congressional Study Group on Germany Rep. Billy Long, Co-Chair, The Congressional Study Group on Japan Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, Co-Chair, The […]


June 16th, 2016

FMC: Summary & pictures from the 46th Annual Meeting, June 15, 2016

(click photo to see more pictures from the day) Summary for 46th Annual Meeting June 15th, 2016    The 46th Annual Meeting took place on June 15, 2016. Presentation of FMC Annual Report The Annual Report to Congress, required by FMC’s charter began with FMC Vice president Jim Walsh detailing the impressive work USAFMC has […]


June 10th, 2016

CSGG: 2016 District Director Study Tour (June 10-16, 2016 | Hamburg, Germany)

District Directors are senior staff members of the US Congress, who typically do not have a counterpart in the German Bundestag. They oversee all operations for a Member of the House of Representatives in his or her elected constituency or “district.” The District Director travels within the district to keep abreast of local concerns and […]


June 8th, 2016

CSGE: 6/8 – One Month to Warsaw: 2016 NATO Summit Preview

Featured Discussants: Ambassador Douglas E. Lute, United States Permanent Representative to NATO Senator Chris Murphy, Co-Chair of The Congressional Study Group on Europe Mr. Cliff Stearns (US Congress, 1989-2013), Board of Directors, US Association of Former Members of Congress (moderator) About Ambassador Lute: In August 2013, Douglas E. Lute was sworn-in as the Ambassador of the United States to […]


June 8th, 2016

Judge Rendells speech, June 15, 2016

Judge Marjorie Rendell’s Keynote Speech from the Distinguished Service Award Luncheon, June 15, 2016 It is an honor to be asked to speak with you this afternoon and share some reflections on one of my favorite subjects – civics education. The education of young people to assume their role as citizens in a democratic society […]


June 3rd, 2016

FMs Tim Roemer and Tom Petri TV interview – on University Television, Boise, ID


June 1st, 2016

FM Martin Frost as a guest at Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians Annual Meeting

 


May 28th, 2016

CSGJ: May 28-June 4, 2016 – Sr. Congressional Staff Study Tour to Japan

For the third straight year, The Congressional Study Group on Japan (CSGJ) was pleased to lead a Senior Congressional Staff Study Tour to Japan from May 28-June 4, 2016, thanks to generous funding provided by Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (SPFUSA). The bipartisan delegation, comprised of nine Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. House of Representatives, […]


May 27th, 2016

CSGG: 5/29-6/2 – Sr. Congressional Staff Study Tour to Berlin

For over a decade, The Congressional Study Group on Germany has led Senior Congressional Staff Study Tours to Germany. This Study Tour is organized in cooperation with the German Embassy in Washington,DC on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany in accordance with the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act (MECEA). The […]


May 19th, 2016

CSGJ: 5/19 – Japan’s Leadership at the G7 Summit

The Congressional Study Group on Japan was pleased to convene a Capitol Hill roundtable discussion: Japan’s Leadership at the G7 Summit: Its Implications for American Foreign Policy Thursday, May 19, 2016 Hosts: Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Co-Chair, The Congressional Study Group on Japan Rep. Billy Long (R-MO), Co-Chair, The Congressional Study Group on Japan Moderator […]


May 10th, 2016

CSGJ: 5/10 – Visiting delegation of Hiroshima Prefectural Assembly

On May 10th, The Congressional Study Group on Japan was honored to welcome a visiting delegation from Hiroshima Prefectural Assembly to a private conversation with senior congressional staff, a few hours after the White House announced the presidential visit to Hiroshima later in May. The Study Group on Japan has visited Hiroshima during its 2nd […]


May 5th, 2016

FMC/CSGJ: 5/5 – US-Japan-ROK Trilateral Meeting

On May 3rd, The US Association of Former Members of Congress and The Congressional Study Group on Japan were pleased to join The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation to convene a trilateral meeting with the visiting Japanese and Korean legislators who were traveling to DC as part of the Mansfield Foundation’s Foley Legislative Exchange program. […]


May 3rd, 2016

CSGJ: 5/3 – Capitol Hill Reception for visiting Diet Members

On May 3rd, The Congressional Study Group on Japan was pleased to join a reception on Capitol Hill welcoming visiting Diet Members from Japan. Welcome Reception for Japanese Parliamentarians Tuesday, May 3, 2016 The Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) and The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation organized the reception in cooperation with the Japan-United […]


May 1st, 2016

Congress to Campus to West Point, May 1-3, 2016

Former Members Thomas Hartnett, ( R-SC, 1981-1986) Bob Clement (D-TN, 1987-2003)  


April 29th, 2016

The Members photos are in…. 9th Annual Congressional Charity Golf Classic

Fantastic day of golf and inspiration (and a little fundraising).  


April 27th, 2016

FMC: 4/25, 4/26 – Carol Moseley Braun and Mary Bono to speak to German Audiences in Munich and Berlin

U.S. Presidential Elections 2016: Setting the Course for the United States? In his last State of the Union Address in early January, U.S. President Barack Obama told his fellow Americans to take heart: The American economy was currently the strongest in the world, the unemployment rate had gone down significantly, the automotive industry had had […]


April 27th, 2016

“Congress, Presidents, And American Politics” a discussion on Lee Hamiton’s book, with Ray LaHood and Tom Edsall, April 27th 7:00pm


April 26th, 2016

FMC President Barbara Kennelly’s visit to the European Parliament, Brussels

The European Parliament Former Members Association (EP FMA) and their President, Enrique Barón Crespo, welcomed FMC President Barbara Kennelly and FMC staff member Rachel Haas at their annual meeting last week at the European Parliament in Brussels. Ms. Kennelly and Ms. Haas attended informative meetings, as well as a touching memorial service for deceased former […]


April 25th, 2016

[PHOTOS] FMC previews new exhibit at National Museum of American History

John Gray, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, welcomed members of FMC for a special preview of the museum’s newest exhibit opening Summer 2017, “American Democracy: The Great Leap of Faith:” Against all odds, eighteenth century Americans declared independence and launched a bold experiment to create a government “of the people, by the […]


April 20th, 2016

CSGG: 4/20 – Roundtable with German Deputy Secretary of State

On April 20th, The Congressional Study Group on Germany is honored to host Dr. Markus Ederer, State Secretary of the German Federal Foreign Office for a roundtable discussion. The Study Group last met with Dr. Ederer in Berlin during the 32nd Annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar. This conversation is for Members of Congress only. Special thanks to CSGG Co-Chairs […]


April 14th, 2016

19th Annual Statesmanship Awards Dinner – April 14, 2016

The 19th Annual Statesmanship Awards Dinner: Recognizing Those who Support our Nation’s Heroes   Tuesday. March 8, 2016 Reception and Dinner, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Mellon Auditorium, Constitution Avenue, Washington D.C.    We are very pleased and excited to announce that: The 2016 Statesmanship Award will be presented to former Member from Georgia, Senator Max Cleland, (D-GA, […]


April 10th, 2016

The Members: FMC’s 9th Annual Charity Golf Classic, April 18th 2016

Please join us for a fun and inspirational day. This year FMC will acknowledge the loss of one of the tournaments greatest supports former Member Mike Oxley (R-OH, 1981-2007). Please contact Sharon Witiw with any questions, to  RSVP your participation or to sponsor the tournament. Please note: that Warfighters Sports, USA is not part of […]


April 5th, 2016

April 3-5, Congress to Campus: Indiana University East

April 3-5, Congress to Campus: Indiana University East Richmond, IN Republican : Steve Kuykendall (R-CA, 1999-2001) Democrat: David Minge (D-MN, 1993-2001)


April 5th, 2016

April 3-5, Congress to Campus: Coast College District

April 3-5, Congress to Campus: Coast College District, Costa Mesa, CA Republican FM: Gil Gutknecht (R-MN, 1995-2007) Democrat FM: TBA


April 1st, 2016

March 29th, FMs Mike Kopetski and Cliff Stearns – panel discussion on funding student exchange programs

The Hard Case for Soft Power Tuesday, March 29, 2016 6:00 PM—7:30 PM School of International Service 300 What lasting impact do government-sponsored international exchanges have on communities, our country, and our world? The US Association of Former Members of Congress and the Intercultural and International Communication Program, School of International Service, American University invite […]


March 30th, 2016

March 30th, Breakfast Discussion, China’s One Belt One Road Initiative: What It Means for US-China Relations

China’s One Belt One Road Initiative: What It Means for US-China Relations Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Time: 8:30-10:30 am Location: Capitol Visitors Center, Congressional Meeting Room North US Association of Former Members of Congress and the US-Asia Institute present: China’s One Belt One Road Initiative:  What It Means for US-China Relations  featuring Mr. Liu Ming Kiang […]


March 29th, 2016

Panel Discussion at AU: The Hard Case for Soft Power: March 29th 6:00pm

The Hard Case for Soft Power   Date and Time: March 29th, 2016 at 6:00pm Location: School of International Service 300 What lasting impact do government-sponsored international exchanges have on communities, our country, and our world?   The US Association of Former Members of Congress and the Intercultural and International Communication Program, School of International […]


March 24th, 2016

Congress to Campus at UMD- discussion on Voting Right Act, March 24th

A one day Congress to Campus event at University of Maryland.


March 24th, 2016

Special Congress to Campus at UMD… The Voting Rights Act March 24th.

Former Members, Tim Petri, Steven Horsford will speak to students at the University of Maryland Students and faculty about the Voting Rights Act.


March 23rd, 2016

Former Member Lee Hamilton is honored by the State of Indiana

On February 15, 2016 the Indiana General Assembly passed a Senate Resolution honoring Lee Hamilton 


March 17th, 2016

CSGG: 3/17 – A Conversation with the US Ambassador to Germany

The Congressional Study Group was honored to host US Ambassador to Berlin John Emerson for a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill on Thursday, March 17th. His Excellency Peter Wittig, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany was our special guest. This roundtable is off-the-record and by invitation only. For more information, please contact Andrew Shoenig […]


March 16th, 2016

CSGT: Turkish Security Priorities for Syria

In partnership with the Turkish Coalition of America, The Congressional Study Group on Turkey is pleased to convene a Capitol Hill roundtable discussion: Turkish Security Priorities for Syria Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Featured Discussants Soner Çağaptay, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy Ömer Taşpinar, The Brookings Institution Joshua Walker, The German Marshall Fund of […]


March 15th, 2016

Meet and Greet- FMC Members to meet retiring Members of 114th Congress, March 15th

FMC hosting a breakfast Meet & Greet, for retiring Members of Congress and their spouses. 122 Cannon House Office Building 8:00am- 9:30am Contact Sharon Witiw switiw@usafmc.org with any questions or to RSVP


March 11th, 2016

CSGJ-FMC: 3/15 – The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election and the Future of American Politics (Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Tokyo)

The Congressional Study Group on Japan (CSGJ) and the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) are excited to partner with The Sasakawa Peace Foundation to hold a panel discussion on the eve of March 15 Primaries: “The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election and the Future of American Politics” 5:00PM – 6:30PM | Tuesday, March […]


March 8th, 2016

Congress to Campus @ St. Bonaventure University, March 6-8

Congress to Campus @ St. Bonaventure University St Bonaventure, NY March 6-8, 2016 Richard Stallings (D-ID, 1985-1993) Jim Walsh (R-NY, 1993-2009)


March 8th, 2016

Congress to Campus @ US Naval Academy, March 6-8

Congress to Campus at the Naval Academy Annapolis, MD March 6-8, 2016 Mike McIntyre (D-NC, 1997-2015) Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY, 2011-2013)  


March 7th, 2016

CSGG: 3/7 – A Transatlantic Town Hall (Howard University)

The Congressional Study Group on Germany is excited to continue a new tradition of “transatlantic townhalls” during the 33rd Annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar. “The Mass Migration and Refugee Crisis” —  A Transatlantic Town Hall Monday, March 7, 2016, 2:00–3:30 PM Howard University School of Business Auditorium 2600 6th Street NW, Washington, DC 20059 RSVP encouraged. Click here to […]


March 4th, 2016

CSGG: 3/4 – A Transatlantic Town Hall (Lynn University)

The Congressional Study Group on Germany is excited to continue a new tradition of “transatlantic townhalls” during the 33rd Annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar. Friday, March 4, 2016, 9:00 – 10:30 AM Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, Lynn University Press availability to follow. RSVP encouraged. Click here to register. Special thanks to Lynn University for […]


March 3rd, 2016

CSGG: March 2016: 33rd Annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar (FL-21 and Washington, DC)

For information about previous Congress-Bundestag Seminars, please click here. Hosted by the parliamentary leadership of The Congressional Study Group on Germany and the Bundestag’s Parlamentariergruppe USA, the annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar provides a unique opportunity for German and American legislators and other distinguished guests to discuss the transatlantic relationship and the role of their countries in […]


March 3rd, 2016

Former Member Lee Hamilton Honored by the State of Indiana

On February 15, 2016 the Indiana General Assembly, passed a Senate Resolution honoring Lee Hamilton. This resolution was filed concurrently with a resolution Indiana’s Bicentennial.


February 28th, 2016

Congress to Campus International- UK

Congress to Campus International- visit to the UK Feb. 28- March 3, 2016 Larry LaRocco (D-ID, 1991-1995) Ken Kramer (R-CO, 1979-1878)


February 25th, 2016

FMC: 2/25 – Climate Change and Energy: Sino-American Partnership After Paris

The Committee of 100 and the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress are pleased to invite you to join a luncheon discussion: Climate Change and Energy: Sino-American Partnership After Paris Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 12:00pm-1:15pm Featured Discussants: Ms. Jennifer L. Turner Director, China Environment Forum | Manager, Global Choke Point Initiative, Wilson Center Mr. […]


February 23rd, 2016

Congress to Campus @ Suffolk University Feb. 21-23

Congress to Campus visit to Suffolk University Boston, MA February 21-23, 2016 Nick Lampson (D-TX, 1997-2009) Tim Petri (R-WI, 1979-2015)


February 21st, 2016

Congress to Campus: Suffolk University, Feb 21-23, 2016

Congress to Campus Visit to Suffolk University Boston, MA Nick Lampson (D-TX, 1997-2009) Tom Petri (R-WI, 1979-2015)


February 19th, 2016

CSGJ: 2/19 – A US-Japan Townhall: Security Cooperation and the US Presidential Election

The Congressional Study Group on Japan is excited to convene the first “US-Japan Townhall” during the 3rd Annual Member Study Tour. A US-JAPAN Town Hall: SECURITY COOPERATION & THE US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION Friday, February 19, 2016, 10:30-11:30 AM Azabu Hall 206/207, Temple University, Japan Campus The 2016 Member Delegation Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) – CSGJ Co-Chair Congressman […]


February 18th, 2016

Congress to Campus Denison University, Feb. 16-18, 2016

Congress to Campus Visit: Denison University Granville, OH Feb. 16-18 Ben Chandler (D-KY, 2004-2013) Nick Smith (R-MI, 1993-2005)  


February 16th, 2016

CSG: 2/16 – Prospects for Economic Engagement in Iran

Photos from this event are available on our Flickr page. Narrative summary below. The Congressional Study Groups are pleased to collaborate for a special joint roundtable discussion: Prospects for Economic Engagement in Iran Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | 12:30 – 2:00 PM Featured Discussants Christopher Backemeyer Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy, US Department of […]


February 16th, 2016

Congress to Campus Millersville Univ. Feb 15-17, 2017

Congress to Campus Millersville Univ. Feb 15-17, 2017


February 15th, 2016

National Archives Panel Discussion, Finance in American Political Campaigns Thursday, Feb. 11th 7:00pm


February 14th, 2016

[VIDEO] Former Members Discuss Finance in American Politics at National Archives


February 13th, 2016

CSGJ: 2/13-20 – 3rd Annual Congressional Member Study Tour to Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa)

For information about previous Congressional Member Study Tours to Japan, please click here. With the support of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, The Congressional Study Group on Japan has been able to organize study tours for Members of Congress to Japan following the model of the other Study Groups. This program provides a unique opportunity for American […]


February 9th, 2016

Congress to Campus @ Allegany College and Frostburg State University.

Congress to Campus visit to Allegany college and Frostburg State Univ. Cumberland, MD Feb 28-29th, 2016 FMs TBD


February 9th, 2016

Congress to Campus: Palm Beach State College Feb. 7-9

Congress to Campus @ Palm Beach State College Feb. 7-9, 2016 Les Aucoin (D-OR, 1975-1993) Peter Torkildsen (R-MA, 1993-1997)


February 2nd, 2016

CSGG: Feb 2 – A Conversation with Ulrich Grillo

The Congressional Study Group on Germany was pleased to welcome Ulrich Grillo and Dr. Stefan Mair of the Bundesverband der deutschen Industrie (Federation of German Industries) in partnership with the Representative of German Industry and Trade for a conversation on the transatlantic trade agenda. Photos are available on our Flickr page. Narrative summary below. Honored Guests Ulrich […]


January 31st, 2016

Cuba: Sarasin and Fazio insights after their visit.

    Please click here  to see The Hill blog .   What Obama’s Cuba visit must accomplish By former Reps. Vic Fazio (D-Calif.) and Ron Sarasin (R-Conn.) – 03/18/16 07:00 AM EDT 0 The Hill   Beyond the powerful symbolism of an American president visiting Cuba after more than 55 years of hostile relations […]


January 17th, 2016

FMC: Study Tour to Cuba, January 2016 : Reflections and Photos

Overview Cuba is a nation in gradual transition, one primed to pry open its economy, culture, and to some extent its political system. The word “gradual” is important here: those looking for an imminent inflection point when Cuba transforms itself into an American-style political and economic system will likely be disappointed. Rather, Cubans are wrestling […]


December 10th, 2015

Holiday Luncheon and VIP Tour of the US Capitol

all former Members are invited to join us for a private VIP Tour of the US Capitol followed by a Holiday Luncheon ($40.00 per person) For more information please contact Kate Clowes at kclowes@usafmc.org or Sharon Witiw at switiw@usafmc.org.  


December 10th, 2015

CSGG: 12/10 – Refugees: Challenges and Opportunities for Europe

A roundtable discussion for Members of Congress and Senior Congressional Staff. Off-the-record. By invitation only. Photos from this roundtable are available on our Flickr page. H.E. Peter Wittig, Ambassador of Germany to the United States Peter Wittig has served as German Ambassador to the United States since April 2014. Prior to this, he was German […]


December 1st, 2015

CSGT: 12/1 – “What does the Erdoğan victory mean?”

In partnership with the Turkish Coalition of America, The Congressional Study Group on Turkey convened a Capitol Hill roundtable discussion on Tuesday, December 1 to review the results of the 2015 November Turkish General Elections. Participation was by invitation only, and the discussion was off-the-record. For more information, please contact Lorraine Harbison at LHarbison (at) usafmc […]


November 20th, 2015

Caring for our Heroes: If you missed the discussion: Watch the video here.


November 10th, 2015

FMC: October Study Tour to Havana, Cuba- reflections and photos

Below are some of the reflections of the travelers on the Havana, Cuba on FMC’s 2015 Fall Study Tour ALL PHOTOS click here       Being able to visit Cuba at this time was a wonderful opportunity to see the strengths and the challenges of this little country and what they would face as […]


November 10th, 2015

Money in Politics: A Bipartisan Discussion, November 12th


November 9th, 2015

International Congress to Campus: England

International Congress to Campus: England November 9-13, 2015


November 7th, 2015

CSGG: November 7-13 – Sr. Congressional Staff Study Tour to Berlin and Frankfurt

For information about past Study Tours, click here. For over a decade, The Congressional Study Group on Germany has led Senior Congressional Staff Study Tours to Germany. Unlike in previous years, beginning in 2014, the Study Tours have been organized as a education and cultural exchange program on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office, in […]


November 5th, 2015

November 5th: Panel Discussion at the National Archives- In Honor of our Veterans


November 1st, 2015

Study Tour Cuba the Photos (just a few) Are In

Just a few of the photos from the October/Fall Study Tour to Havana, Cuba are available   And a couple short scenes of videos coming soon


October 27th, 2015

Congress to Campus visit to Millikin University

Millikin University (Decator, IL) October 27-29, 2015


October 25th, 2015

Congress to Campus visit to Millersville University

Millersville University (Millersville, PA) October 25-28, 2015


October 20th, 2015

CSGG: 10/20 – The Congressional Study Group on Germany welcomes Atlantik-Brücke

The Congressional Study Group on Germany was pleased to welcome a delegation from Atlantik-Brücke for a roundtable on Capitol Hill to discuss “Transatlantic Approaches to Putin’s Russia” and US domestic politics. The Atlantik-Brücke delegation included Members of the German Parliament, industry leaders, and media representatives. Photos from the discussion are available on our Flickr or via […]


October 20th, 2015

CSGG: 10/20 – Visiting delegation from the Cyber-Security Council Germany

The Congressional Study Groups was pleased to welcome the Cyber-Security Council of Germany for a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill. Moderated by The Hon. Cliff Stearns (US Congress, 1989-2013), Board of Directors, US Association of Former Members of Congress Roundtable I | Cybersecurity & National Security Roundtable Rep. Jim Himes House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Rep. Jim Langevin […]


October 18th, 2015

Congress to Campus- US Naval Academy- Oct. 18-20, 2016

US Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD) October 18-20,2015 Sue Kelly (R-NY, 1995-2007) Martin Lancaster (D-NC, 1987-1995)


October 18th, 2015

Congress to Campus visit to University of South Dakota- Oct. 18-20, 2016

University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD) October 18-20, 2015 Barry Goldwater, Jr. (R-CA, 1969-1983) David Minge (D-MN, 1992-2000)


October 10th, 2015

FMC: Study Tour to Havana, Cuba, October 17-25th.

Photos of the visit. for photos click here. Working schedule Saturday, October 17th Arrival to Miami (travel arrangements made on your own) Check into Miami airport Hotel 6:00PM Welcome dinner Sunday, October 18th Flight to Cuba Walking tour of Old Havana  & stop at the National Hotel for coffee. Lunch at restaurant Café del Oriente. […]


October 7th, 2015

CSG: 10/7 – “Post-Summit Analysis: What We Can Learn From Xi Jinping’s State Visit”

The Congressional Study Groups were pleased to partner with the Committee of 100 for a two-part series on the summit between President Obama and Xi Jinping and the ongoing strategic and economic dialogue between our two nations. Post-Summit Analysis: What We Can Learn From Xi Jinping’s State Visit Discussants: Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy, Former US Ambassador to China […]


October 7th, 2015

Congress to Campus- Univ. of South Dakota Oct.- 18-20, 2016

University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD) October 18-20, 2015 Barry Goldwater, Jr. (R-CA, 1969-1983) David Minge (D-MN, 1992-2000)  


October 1st, 2015

Video of the Event & transcript of Closing Remarks from the Sept. 17th: Symposium ORDER IN THE HOUSE- 94th -114th Congress

 (click here for a link to video of the program) Conflict, Order and Reform in the House: the 94th – 114th Congresses by James A. Thurber American University OPENING AND PANEL ONE VIDEO This conference commemorated the 40th anniversary of the 94th Congress by highlighting and exploring its record and the political change it helped […]


September 27th, 2015

Congress to Campus visit to Waubonsee Community College

Waubonsee Community College (Sugar Grove, IL) September 27-29, 2015


September 18th, 2015

CSGG: 9/18 – Congressional Briefing for German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

The Congressional Study Group on Germany was pleased to welcome a delegation of young professionals and graduate fellows from the German Council on Foreign Relations (Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V. / DGAP) to Washington, DC for a special, closed congressional briefing by Study Group leadership. Featured Speakers The Honorable Rob Bishop U.S. House of Representatives […]


September 16th, 2015

9/16 – FMC partners with RGIT to present Oktoberfest celebration

The Representative of German Industry and Trade – in partnership with the US Association of Former Members of Congress – will host its annual Oktoberfest celebration this year in a new location, the historic Decatur House (1610 H Street NW). This Oktoberfest celebration is an evening in the “Biergarten” with live Oktoberfest music and a great […]


September 16th, 2015

Sept. 16-18 Congress to Campus: Missouri Western University

September 16-18 Missouri Western State University (St. Joseph, MO) September 16-18, 2015 The Honorable Bill Sarpalius (D-TX, 1989-1995) The Honorable Steve Kuykendall (R-CA, 199-2001)


September 16th, 2015

September 16-18th: Congress to Campus- Univ. of Central FL

University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL) September 16-18, 2016 The Honorable Gil Gutknecht (R-MN, 1995-2007) The Honorable Richard Stallings (D-ID, 1985-1993)


July 30th, 2015

The Members: the 8th Annual Congressional Charity Golf Tournament, July 27th

     


July 27th, 2015

The Members: 8th annual Charity Golf Tournament

The Members: 8th annual Charity Golf Tournament July 27th at the Army Navy Country Club, Arlington Virginia What a fantastic day it was: pics       Please contact Sharon Witiw switiw@usafmc.org or call 202-507-4847 if you are interested in sponsorship or playing.  


July 22nd, 2015

July 22: “The U.S.-China Relationship on the Eve of President Xi Jinping’s State Visit”

Once in a while, our Congressional Study Groups collectively convene conversations on issues of mutual special interest. We were pleased to host the following afternoon session in partnership with the Committee of 100. Photos from this event are available on our Flickr page or via the slideshow below.  You can also read an executive summary from this on-the-record […]


July 9th, 2015

CSGE: 7/9 – The “European Neighborhood Policy” and Ukraine: US-German Approaches to Putin

The Congressional Study Group on Europe is honored to convene a roundtable breakfast discussion for a visiting delegation from the German Bundestag (Parliament) Committee on European Union Affairs. The “European Neighborhood Policy” and Ukraine: US-German Approaches to Putin Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 8:00-9:15 AM The Bundestag delegation is led by the Committee’s Chairman, Gunther Krichbaum […]


July 8th, 2015

CSGG: 7/8 – U.S.-German Cooperation in Workforce Training

The Congressional Study Group on Germany was pleased to partner with the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES) to convene a roundtable in honor of a small visiting delegation of Members of the German Bundestag and related experts from the FES Working Group on SMEs. Featured speakers included Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education Mark Mitsui, Congressman Mark Takano, and […]


June 25th, 2015

On Video: Nation Archives Panel Discussion: DC Statehood and Representative Democracy

Nation Archives Panel Discussion: DC Statehood and Representative Democracy   Watch the discussion on YouTube; Panel Discussion: DC Statehood and Representative Democracy Thursday, June 25th McGowan Theater, National Archives. The District of Columbia is unique with its absence of home rule, however the increase in its population (to one that rivals or surpasses some states) […]


June 24th, 2015

People to People Panel: Capitol Hill


June 17th, 2015

FMC: 45th Annual Meeting June 17th: Washington, DC

FMC 45th Annual Meeting: (working schedule -subject to change) 7:00 -8:00am      Coffee with former Members (Room H-122, The United States Capitol) 8:00-9:00am        Presentation of FMC Annual Report & Announcement of the Lou Frey Civic Engagement Scholarship  (House Chambers, The United States Capitol) 9:30-12:00pm    Lou Frey Forum on Civic Engagement (Capitol Visitors Center, […]


June 11th, 2015

CSGT: 6/11 – Turkey Back from the Polls: What Do the Results Tell Us About Our Ally?

In partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Turkish Coalition of America, The Congressional Study Group on Turkey will convene a Capitol Hill roundtable discussion on Thursday, June 11 following the 2015 Turkish General Elections. Participation is by invitation only, and the discussion is off-the-record. For more information, please contact Andrew Loeb Shoenig at csg-events (at) usafmc (dot) org. […]


June 11th, 2015

Panel Discussion: The Role of Religion in the 2016 Run for the White House

 A panel discussion The Role of Religion in the 2016 Run for the White House Wednesday, June 17th at 2:30pm Congressional Meeting Room South, Capitol Visitor’s Center   Mr. Mike McCurry (Moderator) Mr. McCurry is a distinguished professor of Public Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary, McCurry has served as press secretary to multiple politicians, including […]


June 10th, 2015

People to People Panel: Capitol Hill


June 10th, 2015

CSGG: 6/10 – GMF’s Dr. Karen Donfried Talks “The Future of German-American Relations”

The Congressional Study Group on Germany (CSGG) is honored to convene a special roundtable breakfast discussion with our valued partner Dr. Karen Donfried, President of The German Marshall Fund and Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT), former chair of the CSGG. This timely off-the-record roundtable discussion will focus on the findings from The German Marshall Fund’s taskforce on […]


May 26th, 2015

People to People: FMs’ Presentations to middle school students May 26th, June 10th & June 24th

Call for volunteers: Help impart your knowledge to the next generation!  One of our long-standing partners, People to People, hosts an Ambassador Program that brings groups of middle school students from around the country to Washington, DC, for week-long visits. One of the highlights of the week is the Congressional Panel, typically held in the Capitol Visitors Center. […]


May 22nd, 2015

CSGJ: May 22-30, 2015 – Sr. Congressional Staff Study Tour to Japan

For information about past Japan Study Tours, click here. More photos from the 2015 Senior Congressional Study Tour to Japan are available on our Flickr page here. For the second straight year, The Congressional Study Group on Japan (CSGJ) was pleased to lead a Senior Congressional Staff Study Tour to Japan from May 22-30, 2015, thanks […]


May 19th, 2015

Congress to Campus visit to US Naval Academy

S Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD) Date TBD


May 14th, 2015

CSGJ: May 14, 2015 – “The Road Ahead: Examining Current U.S. Trade Negotiations” Featuring Acting Deputy USTR Wendy Cutler

The Congressional Study Group on Japan (CSGJ) is pleased to feature Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler at our next Capitol Hill roundtable discussion for Members of Congress and senior congressional staff: “The Road Ahead: Examining Current U.S. Trade Negotiations” Featuring Acting Deputy USTR Wendy Cutler (bio below) Thursday, May 14th | Noon to […]


May 12th, 2015

FMC invited to join CAA for their Spring Conference, May 12th, focus on ISIS

The Council of American Ambassadors (CAA) has extended an invitation to you for their  Spring Conference and Luncheon, which will be held on Tuesday, May 12 in Washington, DC. Entitled “Middle East Mayhem: ISIS – A Deadly Reality,” the Conference, will focus on the origins and rise of ISIS and explore policy options in Iraq […]


May 4th, 2015

CSGG: A Transatlantic Town Hall (Security Cooperation, Energy Policy, and Trade)

As a part of the 32nd Annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar, The Congressional Study Group on Germany has partnered with American Studies Leipzig to host: A Transatlantic Town Hall: Security Cooperation, Energy Policy, and Trade Monday, May 4, 2015, 12:00-2:15 PM University of Leipzig Featured Discussants Congressman Charles W. Dent, Co-Chair, The Congressional Study Group on Germany Congressman […]


May 4th, 2015

Roundtable Discussion with visiting Fellows: May 4th

FMC, continuing its long standing partnership with Legacy International, will host a roundtable discussion with a group of fellows visiting from Tunisia and Morocco. Former Members: Jim Kolbe (R-AZ, 1985-2007 ); Mike Kopetski (D-OR, 1991-1995) Martin Frost (D-TX, 1979-2005) and Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY, 2011-2013)  will speak with a group of young professionals focused on […]


May 2nd, 2015

CSGG: May 2-8: 32nd Annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar (Berlin, Leipzig, and Dresden)

For information about previous Congress-Bundestag Seminars, please click here. More photos from the 32nd Annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar are available on our Flickr page here. Hosted by the parliamentary leadership of The Congressional Study Group on Germany and the Bundestag’s Parlamentariergruppe USA, the Seminar provides a unique opportunity for German and American legislators and other distinguished […]


April 24th, 2015

CSGJ: April 24, 2015 – What Americans and Japanese Think of Each Other and How Japan Impacts Your District

On Friday, April 24th, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and The Congressional Study Group on Japan will host a timely luncheon discussion on Capitol Hill ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s joint address to Congress on April 29th. On the Eve of Abe’s Arrival: What Americans and Japanese Think of Each Other and How Japan […]


April 14th, 2015

CSGG: April 14th-“TTIP: Government-Business Dialogue across the Atlantic”

Photos from this program – and others – are available on our Flickr page.  The Congressional Study Group on Germany will host a roundtable on Capitol Hill that will feature 9 prominent business leaders representing both German and American companies on Tuesday April 14th.  The group will be led by Mr. Bernhard Mattes, President of […]


April 6th, 2015

Photos and Video: 2015 Statesmanship Awards Dinner

To access the video of the evening’s programming please click: https://vimeo.com/123673951 Access to all the photos on our Flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usafmc/sets/72157649382051114/


March 26th, 2015

CSGT: March 26th – “A Discussion with H.E. Mr. Cemil Çiçek, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey”

The Congressional Study Group on Turkey is honored to welcome H.E. Mr. Cemil Çiçek, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, to Capitol Hill for a breakfast roundtable for members of Congress on Thursday, March 26th from 8:30-9:45AM. Speaker Çiçek will be in Washington, D.C., next week on the invitation of House Speaker John […]


March 25th, 2015

18th Annual Statesmanship Awards Dinner: A Salute to Service


March 25th, 2015

People to People: Upcoming Presentation (March 25th & April 1st)

People to People Ambassador Program   The FMC partners with People to People Ambassadors Programs to more actively engage former Members with America’s youth (grades 5-12). Former Members hold discussions with students about their own leadership roles in our nation’s Congress, as well as broader themes of being an effective leader. Together, students and former […]


March 24th, 2015

CSGE: March 24th-“The United Kingdom-United States Economic Relationship and the Eurozone Crisis”

On March 24th, The Congressional Study Group on Europe (CSGE) hosted a roundtable on Capitol Hill to discuss the United Kingdom-United States economic relationship. More pictures are available on our Flickr page. Featured Discussants: His Excellency Matthew Barzun, U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Matthew W. Barzun was sworn in […]


March 17th, 2015

2015 Statesmanship Awards Dinner Auction Items

 Live Auction Items   MORNING JOE EXPERIENCE AND SWAG BAG Morning Joe is unquestionably one of the most dynamic and engaging morning television programs in the nation. Its hosts – Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski – are informed on the issues, and their guests are some of the country’s most well-known politicians and opinion leaders. […]


March 16th, 2015

March 16-18: Congress to Campus: Lynn University

March 16-18: Congress to Campus: Lynn University Former Member Mike McIntyre (D-NC, 1997-2015) Former Member Ken Kramer (R-CO, 1979-1987)


March 9th, 2015

FMC: March 9 – Conference of the 94th U.S. Congress

Details forthcoming. Contact: Sharon Witiw, Member Services Manager 202-222-0972


March 7th, 2015

CSGG: 3/7-3/13 – Sr. Congressional Staff Study Tour to Berlin and Hamburg

For information about past Study Tours, click here. For over a decade, The Congressional Study Group on Germany has led Senior Congressional Staff Study Tours to Germany. Unlike in previous years, beginning in 2014, the Study Tours have been organized as a education and cultural exchange program on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office, […]


March 7th, 2015

March 1-7 Congress to Campus: UK

Congress to Campus: UK Former Member Dennis Hertel (D-MI, 1981-1993) Former Member Claudine Schneider (R-RI, 1981-1991)


March 3rd, 2015

March 1-3 Congress to Campus U.S. Naval Academy

March 1-3 Congress to Campus U.S. Naval Academy


March 3rd, 2015

March 13th: Mini Congress to Campus: Penn State Erie

Former Member Dennis Hertel (D-MI, 1981-1993) Former Member Jim Walsh (R-NY, 1989-2009)


March 2nd, 2015

March 2-4: Congress to Campus at Washington State University

Washington State University will be hosting a Congress to Campus visit March 2-4, 2015. Republican participant: Charles D’jou (R-HI, 2009-2011) Democrat participant: David Minge (D-MN, 1993-2001)


March 1st, 2015

March 1-3: Congress to Campus: U.S. Naval Academy

On March 1st-3rd the U.S. Naval Academy will host the Congress to Campus program. Republican participant: Chris Shays (R-CT, 1987-2009) Democrat participant: Ben Chandler   (D-KY, 2003-2013)


February 24th, 2015

February 22-24, Congress to Campus: Evergreen State College

February 22-24, Congress to Campus: Evergreen State College


February 24th, 2015

Feb. 22-24th; Congress to Campus: Suffolk University

Suffolk University to host Congress to Campus visit on Feb. 22-24th, 2015 Republican participant: Jim Coyne (R-PA, 1981-1983) Democrat participant: Jim Moran (D-VA, 1991-2015


February 22nd, 2015

Feb. 22nd-24th: Congress to Campus visit-Evergreen State College

The Evergreen State College (Olympia, WA) February 22-24, 2015 Republican: Peter Smith (R-VT, 1989-1991) Democrat: David Skaggs (D-CO, 1987-1999)


February 15th, 2015

Feb. 15-17th: Congress to Campus-Abilene Christian University

February 15-17th: Congress to Campus-Abilene Christian University Dan Miller (R-FL, 1993-2003) Nick Lampson (D- TX, 1997-2003)


February 14th, 2015

CSGJ: Feb. 14-21, 2015 – 2nd Annual Congressional Member Study Tour to Japan

For information about the Inaugural Congressional Member Study Tour to Japan, please click here.  More pictures from the February 2015 trip can be found on our Flickr page. In 1983, The Congressional Study Group on Japan held the first Congress-Bundestag Seminar in Germany. Since then, this model has been expanded to include seminars for Members […]


February 10th, 2015

February 8- 10: Congress to Campus Palm Beach State College

February 8- 10: Congress to Campus Palm Beach State College


February 4th, 2015

Feb. 15th-17th: Congress to Campus visit to Abilene Christine Univ.

Abilene Christine University ( Abilene, TX) February 15-17, 2015 Republican: Dan Miller (R-FL, 1993-2003) Democrat: Nick Lampson (D-TX, 1997-2009)


February 3rd, 2015

CSGG: 2/3 – The Congressional Study Group on Germany Welcomes the 114th Congress

Sustaining the U.S.-German Relationship in 2015 Wednesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:30 PM Residence of the Ambassador of Germany The Congressional Study Group on Germany is honored to welcome the 114th Congress with a roundtable hosted by His Excellency Dr. Peter Wittig, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States. This program is for Members of Congress only. For more information, contact Andrew […]


February 3rd, 2015

CSGJ: Feb. 3 – Asst. Secretary of State Daniel R. Russel

The Congressional Study Group on Japan (CSGJ) was honored to feature Assistant Secretary of State Daniel R. Russel on Capitol Hill for a roundtable discussion with several members of Congress and East Asian ambassadors on February 3, 2015. Daniel Russel is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. Prior to his appointment as Assistant […]


January 30th, 2015

FMC: 1/30 – FMC and CAA head to Boston

This program is held in partnership with the Council of American Ambassadors. Details forthcoming. Contact:Sharon Witiw, Member Services Manager202-222-0972


January 22nd, 2015

Video of the January 21, 2015: Book Discussion with co-authors Martin Frost and Tom Davis

If you missed the presentation at the Archives on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 you can watch it here (programming begins at about 5:00minutes into the beginning of play.) Video of book discussion : The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis with former Members Tom Davis, Martin Frost, with current Members Chris Van Hollen and Greg Walden […]


January 21st, 2015

CSGJ: 1/21 – The Congressional Study Group on Japan Welcomes the 114th Congress

Sustaining the U.S.-Japan Relationship in 2015 Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM Residence of the Ambassador of Japan The Congressional Study Group on Japan is honored to welcome the 114th Congress with a roundtable hosted by His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador of Japan to the United States. This program is for Members of Congress only. For […]


January 21st, 2015

January 21st National Archives Program: The PARTISAN DIVIDE: Congress in Crisis

On Wednesday January 21st Martin Frost and Tom Davis will discuss with Dan Glickman their recently published book The PARTISAN DIVIDE: Congress in Crisis The current problems facing Congress and the authors’ suggestions for bridging the partisan gap.


January 14th, 2015

CSGE: 1/14 – H.E. David O’Sullivan, New Head of Delegation of the EU

The Congressional Study Group on Europe is honored to welcome His Excellency David O’Sullivan, who presented his credentials as the Ambassador of the European Union to the United States to President Obama in November 2014. Congressmen Jeff Fortenberry and Peter Welch, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Study Group on Europe, will host his first official visit […]


January 11th, 2015

INSPIRING WOMEN HONORED FOR LIFE-LONG COMMITMENT TO SERVICE

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January 8th, 2015

CSGG: 2/3 – The Congressional Study Group on Germany Welcomes the 114th Congress

Sustaining the U.S.-German Relationship in 2015 Wednesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:30 PM Residence of the Ambassador of Germany The Congressional Study Group on Germany is honored to welcome the 114th Congress with a roundtable hosted by His Excellency Dr. Peter Wittig, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States. This program is for Members of Congress only. For […]


December 11th, 2014

FMC: Dec. 11 – FMC Board of Directors Meeting

Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014 Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Location:  1600 I Street, NW (hosted at the Motion Picture Association of America) Contact: Sharon Witiw, Member Services Manager 202-222-0972


December 11th, 2014

CSGG: Dec. 11 – German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture

The Congressional Study Group was pleased to host the German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Christian Schmidt MdB (CSU) for a high-level, Members of Congress-only roundtable on Capitol Hill. TTIP, as always, was a popular topic, and both sides agreed that a century from now, it would seem silly in retrospect if the world’s greatest […]


December 9th, 2014

FMC: Dec. 9 – “Life After Congress,” A Seminar for Retiring Members of Congress

Details forthcoming. Contact: Sharon Witiw, Member Services Manager 202-222-0972


November 19th, 2014

[VIDEO] Bipartisan Panel Discussion: Congressional Drama

Congressional Drama: The Midterm Elections Nov. 4, 2014 Panelist introductions and discussion begin at 11’30”.     The U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC)  upcoming panel discussion focused on the midterm elections will be held on Thursday, November 6th.  The panel will discuss which issues brought voters to the polls, the importance of […]


November 19th, 2014

FMC: Webinar– What happened at the midterm elections and what does it mean!

The Congress to Campus: Webinar Program is a new pilot program from FMC which is tailored to,  but not limited to, the structure of community colleges. Through a partnership with iCohere, a company from California which provides alternative educational experiences with technology, Congress to Campus: Webinar is a free program which adapts our flagship Congress to Campus […]


November 8th, 2014

November 8th-15th: Fall Study Tour to Normandy France

FMC is partnering with the Association of Canadian Former Parliamentarians on this Study Tour to Normandy, France.  D-Day then and now.  Tour schedule- (note: some details still being worked on) Saturday, November 8th Arrival in Paris. This day is at your leisure to relax or  explore Paris on your own. Meals on your own. OVERNIGHT: […]


October 24th, 2014

October 22-24, 2014: Congress to Campus- Stone Hill College

Stone Hill College (Easton, MA) October 22-24, 2014 Steve Kuykendal (R-CA, 1999-2001) John Hall (D-NY, 2007-2011)


October 21st, 2014

October 21-FMC Webinar: American’s role in a less than stable world

The Congress to Campus: Webinar Program is a new pilot program from FMC which is tailored to,  but not limited to, the structure of community colleges. Through a partnership with iCohere, a company from California which provides alternative educational experiences with technology, Congress to Campus: Webinar is a free program which adapts our flagship Congress to Campus […]


October 21st, 2014

October 21st, 2014: Congress to Campus WEBINAR

More information to follow soon.


October 21st, 2014

October 19-21, 2014: Congress to Campus- Millersville University

Millersville University (Millersville, PA) October 19-21, 2014 Jim Coyne (R-PA, 1981-1983) Martin Lancaster (D- NC, 1987-1995)


October 16th, 2014

CSGJ: Oct. 16 – Essay Book Launch Event and Panel Discussion

On Thursday, October 16th, The Congressional Study Group on Japan will celebrate the launch of its first-ever essay book publication through a panel discussion on the U.S.-Japan relationship with our co-chairs and partners. For more information, please see below or contact Sean Pavlik, International Programs Officer, at SPavlik (at) usafmc.org.


October 15th, 2014

Former Members Connie Morella and Larry LaRocco meet with BU students

Congress members address student concerns at pizza, politics Written by Stephanie Tran· October 7, 2014 1:27 am from the BUlletin (Boston University school paper) Former U.S. House Representatives Larry LaRocco, a Democrat from Idaho, and Connie Morella, a Republican from Maryland, visited Boston University Tuesday as guests at “Pizza and Politics,” held in the study […]


October 14th, 2014

October 12-14, 2014: Congress to Campus-Stockton State University

Stockton State University (Stockton, NY) October 12-14, 2014 Lou Frey (D-FL, 1969-1979) Bob Clement (D-TN, 1987-2003)


October 14th, 2014

October 12-14, 2014: Congress to Campus- Arizona State University

Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) October 12-14, 2014 Dan Lungren (R-CA, 1979-2013) Jerry Patterson (D-CA, 1975-1985)


October 11th, 2014

CSGG: Oct. 11-17 – Sr. Congressional Staff Study Tour to Berlin and Munich

For over a decade, The Congressional Study Group on Germany has led Senior Congressional Staff Study Tours to Germany. Unlike in previous years, the 2014 Study Tour is organized as a education and cultural exchange program on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office, in accordance with Section 108A of the Mutual Educational and Cultural […]


October 8th, 2014

October 6-8, 2014: Congress to Campus-University of Maine

University of Maine (Orono, ME) October 6-8, 2014 Gil Gutnecht (R-MN, 1995-2007) Mike Kopetski (D-OR, 1991-1995)


October 7th, 2014

October 5-7, 2014: Congress to Campus- Boston University

Boston University (Boston, MA) October 5-7, 2014 Connie Morella (R-MD, 1987-2003) Larry LaRocco (D-ID, 1991-1995)


October 7th, 2014

October 5-7, 2014: Congress to Campus- Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University (Boone, NC) October 5-7, 2014 Dan Miller (R-FL, 1993-2003) Beverly Byron (D-MD, 1979-1993)


September 30th, 2014

September 30th Luncheon Featuring Charlie Cook

Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report and political analyst for National Journal magazine. Just click on the link below to register and please note that guest are welcome. Tuesday, September 30th 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm The Army and Navy Club, 2nd Floor Ballroom 901 17th Street, NW Washington, DC


September 30th, 2014

September 28-30, 2014: Congress to Campus-Tufts University, Tisch College

Tufts University, Tisch College (Medford, MA) September 28-30, 2014 Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY, 2010-2012) Bob Carr (D-MI, 1975-1995)


September 30th, 2014

Former Members Jim Kolbe and Sam Coppersmith visit Roger Williams University

Former Members Jim Kolbe (R-AZ, 1989-2007) and Sam Coppersmith (D-AZ, 1993-1995) visited Roger Williams University, in Bristol, RI for a Congress to Campus visit , September 21-23, 2014. http://pdq.rwu.edu/news/congress-campus-program-offers-students-firsthand-view-politics-and-public-service    


September 29th, 2014

September 29th, 2014: Congress to Campus WEBINAR

The Congress to Campus: Webinar Program is a new pilot program from FMC which is tailored to,  but not limited to, the structure of community colleges. Through a partnership with iCohere, a company from California which provides alternative educational experiences with technology, Congress to Campus: Webinar is a free program which adapts our flagship Congress to Campus […]


September 23rd, 2014

US ASSOCIATION OF FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND ICOHERE LAUNCH NATIONWIDE WEBINAR TO INSPIRE STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN PUBLIC SERVICE AND INCREASE CIVIC LITERACY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Sept. 24, 2014–Thanks to a generous grant from iCohere’s, “Serving Those Who Serve Others” Program, Former Members of Congress will be able to talk to students across the country on important topics including the economy and national debt, global security issues, and an analysis of the November mid-term elections, among other issues. […]


September 23rd, 2014

September 21-23, 2014: Congress to Campus- Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University (Bristol, RI) September 21-23, 2014 Jim Kolbe (R-AZ, 1989-2007) Sam Coppersmith (D-AZ, 1993-1995)


September 18th, 2014

CSGG: 9/18 – A Conversation with Dr. Jason Furman

On the occasion of The Congressional Study Group on Germany’s 31st Annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar, we are delighted to host: A Conversation with Dr. Jason Furman, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers The Germany’s 31st Annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar is hosted by Reps. Charlie Dent and Tim Ryan, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Study Group on […]


September 18th, 2014

Former Members Bill Hughes and Peter Torkildsen participate in Constitution Day at UCF

http://constitution.ucf.edu/ The U.S. Constitution was adopted Sept. 17, 1787, and is the foundation on which Americans live their lives; after 227 years, it is just as relevant today as it was then. A forum to celebrate the Constitution and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 will be sponsored Wednesday by the […]


September 16th, 2014

CSGG: 9/16 – Public Forum: “The United States and Germany in 2014: Best Friends or Just Allies?”

Tuesday, September 16th 5:00-6:30 PM Georgetown University, Gaston Hall 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC Gaston Hall is located on the 3rd floor of Healy Hall, the flagship building of the main campus, just off the circle at the University’s main gates on 37th and O Streets. A public forum of The Congressional Study Group […]


September 16th, 2014

September 16-18, 2014: Congress to Campus – University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL) September 16-18, 2014 Peter Torkildsen (R-MA, 1993-1997) Bill Hughes (D-NJ, 1975-1995)


September 16th, 2014

September 16-18, 2014 Congress to Campus visit to Park University

Park University (Parkville, MO) September 16-18, 2014 Republican: Jack Buechner (Mo, 1987-1991) Democrat: Nick Lampson (TX-1997-2009)


September 15th, 2014

CSGG: 9/15 – Public Forum: “A Transatlantic Town Hall: Regional Security Cooperation, Energy Policy, and Trade”

Monday, September 15 at 3:00 PM Seegers Union, Muhlenberg College Press conference to follow. Contact: Andrew Loeb Shoenig, AShoenig -at- usafmc.org Featured Discussants: U.S. Congressman Charles W. Dent Co-Chair, The Congressional Study Group on Germany The Hon. Peer Steinbrück MdB (SPD), German Parliament Chairman, German-U.S. Parliamentary Friendship Group The Hon. Reinhard Bütikofer MEP (The Greens), European […]


September 13th, 2014

CSGG: Sept. 13-18: 31st Annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar (PA-15 and Washington, DC)

[PDF] EXCERPT: “Impressions from the 31st Annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar” [Flickr] Photo Album Hosted by CSGG Co-Chairs Rep. Charles W. Dent (R-PA) and Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), the Seminar provides a unique opportunity for German and American legislators and other distinguished guests to discuss the transatlantic relationship and the role of their countries in solving global challenges in a […]


September 9th, 2014

Congress to Campus Webinar

Congress to Campus Webinar   The Congress to Campus: Webinar Program is a new pilot program from FMC which is tailored to,  but not limited to, the structure of community colleges. Through a partnership with iCohere, a company from California which provides alternative educational experiences with technology, Congress to Campus: Webinar is a free program which adapts […]


August 23rd, 2014

CSGG: Aug. 23-29 – Sr. Congressional Staff Study Tour to Berlin and Dresden

For over a decade, The Congressional Study Group on Germany has led Senior Congressional Staff Study Tours to Germany. Unlike in previous years, the 2014 Study Tour is organized as a education and cultural exchange program on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office, in accordance with Section 108A of the Mutual Educational and Cultural […]


July 28th, 2014

FMC: July 28th – The Members-FMC’s 7th Annual Congressional Charity Golf Classic

Monday, July 28th, 2014, Army Navy Country Club   The Members tournament was fantastic raising nearly $120,000 for wounded service members via The Warfighters Sports USA and Tee it up for the Troops organizations. To see photos please click here.   Tournament Co-Chairmen The Honorable Dennis Hertel (D, MI, 1981-1993) The Honorable Ken Kramer (R-CO, […]


July 17th, 2014

CSGG: July 9 – Visit of the German Bundestag’s Committee on Foreign Affairs

On Wednesday, July 9th,  The Congressional Study Group on Germany (CSGG) will welcome a delegation of ranking parliamentarians from the German Bundestag’s Foreign Affairs Committee for a discussion on transatlantic priorities in an increasingly difficult time. Dr. Norbert Röttgen MdB (CDU), Chairman, German Bundestag Foreign Affairs Committee Niels Annan MdB (SPD), Spokesman on Foreign Affairs […]


July 16th, 2014

Annual Meetings:

Upcoming Annual Meeting June 13-14, 2017 Past Annual Meetings 2016 Annual Meeting Meeting photos Judge Rendell’s Speech on Civic Education Distinguished Service Award was presented to Retiring Members of the 114th Congress 2015 Annual Meeting Dinner photos Panel on Religion photos Distinguished Service Award Luncheon- honoring Amo Houghton photos Civic Education forum photos 2014 Annual […]


July 15th, 2014

CSGG: July 15 – “Personal Perspectives on the U.S.-German Relationship”


July 10th, 2014

CSGJ: July 10 – “Opposition Views on Japan’s Security Policy”

On Thursday, July 10th, The Congressional Study Group on Japan (CSGJ) welcomed three prominent Diet Members from the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) for a roundtable discussion on Japan’s security policies. Featured Guests from the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) The Hon. Katsuya Okada, Member of the House of Representatives, DPJ The Hon. Koichiro Gemba, […]


June 24th, 2014

June 24th -People to People Speaking Engagement

The People to People Ambassador Program brings middle school students (grades 5-8) to Washington for a week of programming centered on the concept of public service. The students are interested in broad concepts, such as character and leadership and personal stories regarding what lead you to pursue a career in public service. June 24th Jim […]


June 23rd, 2014

CSGG: June 23 – Welcome Dinner for H.E. Peter Wittig, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany

We are delighted to host a dinner with the new German Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Peter Wittig. Before assuming his most recent post, Ambassador Wittig served as Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations. His predecessor, Ambassador Peter Ammon made invaluable contributions to the Congressional Study Group on Germany, attending numerous […]


June 12th, 2014

July 2, 2014 FM Speaking to High School Students

Former member Jim Kolbe (R-AZ, 1985-2007) will be speaking with  a goupf of high school students on the House floor.   the National Young  Leaders conferences, Congressional youth leadership Council will be hosting a group of high school students in Washington DC this summer to learn first hand how our government works.   Former Member Jim Kolbe […]


June 10th, 2014

June 10th -People to People Speaking Engagement

The People to People Ambassador Program brings middle school students (grades 5-8) to Washington for a week of programming centered on the concept of public service. The students are interested in broad concepts, such as character and leadership and personal stories regarding what lead you to pursue a career in public service. June 10th Mike […]


June 8th, 2014

2014 Annual Meeting

To see photos from the 44th Annual meeting please click here. Schedule for the 2014 Annual Meeting. 7:00am -8:00am Coffee with FMs H-137 8:00am Presentation of FMC Annual Report on the House floor 9:30am-6:00pm CRS Centennial Conference- Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress The First Branch: Challenges of Governance in a Global Era […]


June 5th, 2014

June 5th- National Archives Panel Discussion: The Role of Congress in International Crises

June 5th at 7pm: McGowen Theater, National Archives   Moderator: Mike McCurry Featured Panelists: Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) Former Member Chris Shays (R-CT) Former Member John Tanner (D-TN) Bob Woodward With the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan winding down, the crisis in Ukraine and other nations around the world, the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and […]


June 2nd, 2014

CSGE: June 2 – “What the European Parliament Elections Say About the EU, Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship”

This roundtable was held in partnership with the European Parliament Liaison Office to the U.S. Congress. Off-the-record and closed to press; participation by invitation only. For more information, please contact Andrew Shoenig at AShoenig -at- usafmc.org. Photos available on our Flickr page here or in the slideshow below. Featured Discussants: Dr. Jeffrey J. Anderson, Georgetown University […]


May 20th, 2014

CSGT: May 20 – Ambassador Volkan Bozkır, MP (AKP), Chair, U.S.-Turkey Caucus

A Capitol Hill roundtable luncheon featuring Ambassador Volkan Bozkır, MP, (AKP), Chair, U.S.-Turkey Caucus, with H.E. Serdar Kılıç, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey. This roundtable is off-the-record and closed to press; participation by invitation only. For more information, please contact Andrew Shoenig at csg-events (at) usafmc.org. Pictures from this event are available on our Flickr […]


May 1st, 2014

CSGJ: May 1 – Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba: “Japan’s Economic, Trade, and Security Priorities”

Thursday, May 1, 2014: “Japan’s Economic, Trade, and Security Priorities: A Discussion with LDP Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba” This Congressional Study Group on Japan roundtable is off-the-record and closed to press; participation by invitation only. For more information, please contact Mr. Sean Pavlik at SPavlik -at- usafmc.org. Pictures from this event are available on our Flickr […]


April 29th, 2014

CSGJ: April 29 – Minister Masako Mori: “Women in Leadership in the US and Japan”

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014: “Women in Leadership in the US and Japan: Opportunities and Obstacles in Government, Business, and Society” This Congressional Study Group on Japan roundtable is off-the-record and closed to press; participation by invitation only. For more information, please contact Mr. Sean Pavlik at SPavlik -at- usafmc.org. Pictures from this event are available […]


April 29th, 2014

CSGG: April 29 – TTIP, NSA, Ukraine – Challenging Times for the Transatlantic Relationship

A Roundtable with Dr. Norbert Röttgen A member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Party (CDU), Dr. Norbert Röttgen was first elected to the German Parliament in 1994. He was recently appointed chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee following the 2013 German Federal Elections and previously served as the German Federal Minister for the Environment, […]


April 10th, 2014

CSGG: April 10 – Fostering Growth and Financial Stability in Europe: Breaking the Negative Feedback Loop Between Sovereigns and Banks

This Congressional Study Group on Germany roundtable is off-the-record and closed to press; participation by invitation only. For more information, please contact Mr. Andrew Loeb Shoenig at AShoenig -at- usafmc.org. Pictures are available via the slideshow below or on our Flickr page. Mr. Martin Blessing has been Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of […]


April 9th, 2014

CSG: April 9 – “The U.S. Energy Revolution and the Global Energy Market”

“The U.S. Energy Revolution and the Global Energy Market” A roundtable discussion with Mr. Charif Souki, CEO and President of Cheniere Energy Moderated by The Hon. Mary Bono (R-CA, 1998-2013) Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Cheniere Energy owns and operates the Sabine Pass LNG terminal and Creole Trail Pipeline in SW Louisiana through its affiliates. The […]


April 2nd, 2014

April 2, 2014 – 17th Annual Statesmanship Awards Dinner


April 2nd, 2014

CSGG: April 2 – Opportunities for Further Investment: Role of German Business in the United States

A roundtable in partnership with the Representative of German Industry and Trade. Off-the-record and closed to press; participation by invitation only. For more information, please contact Mr. Andrew Loeb Shoenig at AShoenig -at- usafmc.org. See photos from this event in the slideshow below or on our Flickr page here. Featured Speakers Left: Ulrich Grillo, President […]


April 1st, 2014

People to People Spring Visit April 1

The People to People Ambassador Program brings middle school students (grades 5-8) to Washington for a week of programming centered on the concept of public service. The students are interested in broad concepts, such as character and leadership and personal stories regarding what lead you to pursue a career in public service. April 1st Martin […]


March 25th, 2014

People to People Spring 2014

The People to People Ambassador Program brings middle school students (grades 5-8) to Washington for a week of programming centered on the concept of public service. The students are interested in broad concepts, such as character and leadership and personal stories regarding what lead you to pursue a career in public service. March 25th Toby […]


March 24th, 2014

CSGG: March 24 – Restoring Transatlantic Trust: Balancing National Security and Data Privacy

The Congressional Study Group on Germany is proud to partner with the Heinrich Böll Foundation. This roundtable is off-the-record and closed to press; participation by invitation only. For more information, please contact Mr. Andrew Loeb Shoenig at AShoenig -at- usafmc.org. For photos from this event, see the slideshow below or on our Flickr page here. […]


March 23rd, 2014

Congress to Campus: U.S. Naval Academy

(Annapolis, MD) March 23-25, 2014 Connie Morella (R-MD) David Skaggs (D-CO)


March 13th, 2014

CSGJ: March 13 – Opposition Party Politics

Slideshow below and available on our Flickr page here. This Congressional Study Group on Japan roundtable was off-the-record and closed to press; participation by invitation only. For more information, please contact Mr. Andrew Loeb Shoenig at AShoenig -at- usafmc.org. Featured Speaker: The Honorable Seiji Maehara, Member of the House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan […]


March 13th, 2014

FMC: NARA Panel Discussion: “Women in Congressional Leadership,” with remarks from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

This panel discussion was held in partnership with the National Archives. Video of Leader Pelosi’s remarks available below or on YouTube.


March 11th, 2014

March 11-13, 2014 Congress to Campus at University Akron

University of Akron (Akron,OH) March 11-13, 2014 Melissa Hart (R-PA, 2001-2007) Bev Byron (D-MD, 1979-1997)


March 11th, 2014

Congress to Campus: University of Akron January 28th-30th

(Akron, OH) March 11-13, 2014


March 6th, 2014

March 4-6, Congress to Campus at Suffok University

Suffolk University (Boston, MA) March 4-6, 2014 Sam Coppersmith (D-AZ, 1993-1995) Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY, 2011-2013)


March 4th, 2014

Congress to Campus: Suffolk University

(Boston, MA) March 4-6, 2014 Ann Marie Burerkle (R-NY, 2011-2013) Sam Coppersmith (D-AZ, 1993-1995)


March 1st, 2014

Congress to Campus: Miami of Ohio

Details to follow


February 24th, 2014

Congress to Campus: Dominican University of California

(San Rafael,CA) February 24-26, 2014 Frank Riggs (R-CA, 1991-1999) Brian Baird (D-WA 1999-2011)


February 23rd, 2014

Congress to Campus: University of Portland

(Portland, OR) February 23-25, 2014 Gil Gutknecht (R-MN, 1995-2007) Martin Lancaster (D-NC, 1987-1995)


February 21st, 2014

CSGG: Feb. 21 – Big data in healthcare and health IT – risks and benefits?

A roundtable in partnership with the German Association of Healthcare IT Vendors (bvitg). This Congressional Study Group on Germany roundtable is off-the-record and closed to press; participation by invitation only. For more information, please contact Mr. Andrew Loeb Shoenig at AShoenig -at- usafmc.org. Panelists: Ms. Karen Fischer, Senate Finance Committee (Democratic Staff) Mr. Robert Horne, […]


February 20th, 2014

Congress to Campus: Interview with Frank Riggs (R-CA, 1991-1999) and Brian Baird (D-WA, 1999-2011)

Former Members Frank Riggs and Brian Baird were interviewed while participating in Congress to Campus at Dominican University , San Rafael CA in February, 2014. Penquin Radio http://radio.dominican.edu/2014_campus_events/congress/140226_congress_to_campus.mp3


February 15th, 2014

CSGJ: 2014 Inaugural Congressional Member Study Tour to Japan (Feb. 15-22)

More pictures available on our Flickr page. Scroll down to selected press coverage from the 2014 delegation’s trip. In 1983, The Congressional Study Group on Japan held the first Congress-Bundestag Seminar in Germany. Since then, this model has been expanded to include seminars for Members of Congress and their peers in parliaments abroad in Turkey, […]


February 13th, 2014

CSGG: Feb. 13 – Merkel 3.0 and the New Grand Coalition

Due to inclement weather conditions, this roundtable has been postponed following the recommendations of the Office of Personnel Management for February 13, 2014. The Congressional Study Group on Germany is excited to convene Capitol Hill roundtable discussion featuring Minister Ludger Siemes, Head of the Political Department, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany; Bruce Stokes, […]


February 11th, 2014

CSGJ: Feb. 11 – Prof. Akihiko Tanaka (President, JICA)

The Congressional Study Group on Japan (CSGJ) is pleased to host Professor Akihiko Tanaka, President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for a Capitol Hill roundtable discussion. Topics of discussion will include: Bilateral Coordination of Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) Empowering Women through Economic Opportunity Regional Disaster Response and Aid Contributions to Global Security Mr. […]


February 5th, 2014

Former Members Barry Goldwater, Jr. (R-CA) and Jim Chapman (D-TX) video interview while on a Congress to Campus trip to University of Hawaii


February 4th, 2014

CSGJ: Feb. 4 – Asst. Secretary Daniel R. Russel

During his tenure as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific, we were honored to feature Dr. Kurt Campbell several times in discussion with The Congressional Study Group on Japan. We are thrilled to continue this tradition with Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel on February 4, 2014 in the U.S. Capitol. Daniel […]


February 2nd, 2014

February 2nd-4th, 2014 Congress to Campus: at Univ. of Hawaii

University of Hawaii (Honolulu, HI) February 2-4, 2014 Barry Goldwater, Jr. (R-CA, 1969-1982) Jim Chapman (D-TX, 1985-1997 )


February 2nd, 2014

Congress to Campus: University of Hawaii

(Honolulu, HI) February 2-4, 2014 Barry Goldwater, Jr. (R-CA, 1969-1982) Jim Chapman (D-TX, 1985-1997 )


January 26th, 2014

Congress to Campus: University of Chicago January 26th-30th

(Chicago, IL) January 26-30, 1014 Sue Kelly (R-NY, 1995-2007) Lincoln Davis (D-TN, 2003-2011)


January 18th, 2014

CSGJ: Jan. 18-25, 2014 – Sr. Congressional Staff Study Tour to Tokyo and Kyoto

For photos from this study tour, see the slide show below and visit our Flickr page here. For thirty years, The Congressional Study Groups on Germany and Turkey have run successful, substantive study tours and legislative exchanges for Members of Congress and senior congressional staff. In January 2014, we were pleased to be able to […]


January 14th, 2014

Congress to Campus: University of Chicago

(Chicago, IL) January 26-30, 1014 Sue Kelly (R-NY, 1995-2007) Lincoln Davis (D-TN, 2003-2011)


January 10th, 2014

CSGJ: Jan. 10 – Japan-U.S. Parliamentary Friendship League

The Congressional Study Group on Japan will host The Hon. Hirofumi Nakasone, MP (LDP), Chairman of the Diet’s Japan-U.S. Parliamentary Friendship League, for a Members-only roundtable discussion on Friday, January 10, 2014. He will be accompanied by Mr. Akihisa Shiozaki, MP. The Hon. Hirofumi Nakasone Mr. Nakasone has been a member of the Diet’s House […]


December 31st, 2013

The 2013 Making Democracy Work Student Essay Contest

  The United States Capitol Historical Society Announces The 2013 Making Democracy Work Student Essay Contest WASHINGTON, DC – In pursuit of its mission to promote the history of the United States Congress and American representative government, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society announces its 2013 Making Democracy Work Student Essay Contest. The nationwide contest is […]


December 9th, 2013

Archival Treasures Open House at the National Archives’ Center for Legislative Archives on Dec. 9, 2013

Sponsored by the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress and the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress, the Archival Treasures Open House at the National Archives’ Center for Legislative Archives will be held on December 9th from 2:00 PM  until 4:00 PM.  The Legislative Treasure Vault in the National Archives holds the […]


November 15th, 2013

Congress to Campus: Former Members Visit London, England

London, England November 10-15, 2013 John Tanner (D-TN) Doug Bereuter (R-NE)


November 14th, 2013

CSGJ: Nov. 14 – Abenomics: Can Prime Minister Abe bring Japan back to steady economic growth?

A roundtable for with the leadership of the Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives); lead by Chairman Yasuchika Hasegawa (CEO of Takeda Pharmaceutical). Featured speakers from The Congressional Study Group on Japan included Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) CSGJ Co-Chair and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), moderated by Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Honorary Co-Chair of […]


November 13th, 2013

CSGJ: Nov. 13 – “The U.S.-Japan Economic Relationship: How Abenomics, TPP, and China Will Affect Future Business Ties”

A roundtable for Members of Congress only with the leadership of the Keidanren (Japanese Business Federation); lead by Chairman Hiromasa Yonekura (Chair of Sumitomo Chemical Co.) and moderated by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Co-Chair of The Congressional Study Group on Japan. In partnership with Keidanren. This Capitol Hill roundtable is by invitation only. For […]


November 13th, 2013

Congress to Campus: Former Members Visit Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA) November 11-13, 2013 Bill Sarpalius (D -TX, 1989-1995) Dan Miller (R-FL, 1993-2003)


November 7th, 2013

Nov. 7: FMC/National Archives present “A Path to Equality: The Impact of the Civil Rights Acts of the 1960’s”

Panel Discussion Free Admission Thursday November 7, at 7:00pm. William G. McGowan Theater Presented in partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress A panel discussion on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965,  held in celebration of the opening of the David M. Rubenstein Gallery “Records […]


November 6th, 2013

CSGG: Nov. 6 – “Merkel 3.0: What Chancellor Merkel’s third term and the NSA surveillance scandal mean for the transatlantic relationship”

The Congressional Study Group on Germany presents a Capitol Hill roundtable: “Merkel 3.0: What Chancellor Merkel’s third term and the NSA surveillance scandal mean for the transatlantic relationship” Featuring Stefan Kornelis, Foreign Policy Editor, Süddeutsche Zeitung Stefan Kornelius is head of the foreign policy department of Süddeutsche Zeitung, the largest German national subscription daily newspaper. […]


October 23rd, 2013

Congress to Campus: Former Members Visit Millersville University

Millersville University (Millersville, PA) October 21-23, 2013 Jack Buechner (R-MO, 1987-1991) John Joseph Hall (D-NY, 2007-2011)


October 22nd, 2013

Congress to Campus: Former Members Visit Alabama State University

Alabama State University (Montgomery, AL) October 20-22, 2013 Gil Gutknecht (R-MN, 1995-2007) Joan Kelly Horn (D-MO, 1991-1993)


October 15th, 2013

Congress to Campus: Former Members Visit Rhode Island College

Rhode Island College (Providence, RI) October 14-16, 2013 Ann marie Buerkle (R-NY, 2011-2013) David Minge (D-MN, 1992-2000)


October 15th, 2013

FMC Partners with Legacy International and their North Africa Fellowship Program October 14, 2013-November 9, 2013.

About Legacy International’s Legislative Fellows Program – North Africa The Legislative Fellows Program – North Africa identifies and supports emerging leaders and social innovators from Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. The program provides young professionals, aged 25 – 35, with critical tools to develop and implement effective policies and reforms at home while building important relationships […]


October 9th, 2013

CSGG: Oct. 9 – “The U.S. Energy Revolution and Germany’s Nuclear Exit”

The Congressional Study Group on Germany hosted a roundtable forum for Members of Congress and the German Bundestag in partnership with the Atlantik-Brücke. The discussion focused on issues surrounding Germany’s interest in self-producing natural gas as a significant form of energy, in light of their withdrawal from nuclear energy production, as well as the future […]


September 19th, 2013

CSGG: Sept. 19 – Germany Three Days Before the Election: What Lies Ahead for TTIP and the Transatlantic Economy

Featuring Ambassador Miriam Sapiro, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative; Dr. Volker Treier, Deputy Chief Executive and Managing Director International Economic Affairs, Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK); and Dr. Stefan Mair, Member of the Executive Board, Federation of German Industries (BDI). In partnership with the Representative of German Industry and Trade. Photos from […]


September 17th, 2013

Congress to Campus: Former Members Visit Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville, AL) September 15-17, 2013 Earl Hutto (D -FL, 1979-1995) Sue Kelly (R-NY, 1995-2007)


September 17th, 2013

Congress to Campus: Former Members Visit Indiana University-Purdue University

Indiana University-Purdue University (Indianapolis, IN) September 15-17, 2013 Steve Kuykendall (R-CA, 1999-2001) Nick Lampson (D-TX, 1997-2004,2007-2009)


September 17th, 2013

Congress to Campus: Former Members Visit Denison University

September 15-17, 2013 John Joseph Hall (D-NY, 2007-2011) Barry Goldwater, Jr. (R-CA, 1969-1983)


September 12th, 2013

CSGG: Sept. 12 – The Hon. Ruprecht Polenz, MdB

Summary forthcoming. Pictures from this event are available below and on FMC’s Flickr page here. For more information, please contact Sabine Schleidt, Director of International Programs, at SSchleidt@usafmc.org. About The Hon. Ruprecht Polenz, MdB Ruprecht Polenz is Chairman of the German Bundestag’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, of which he has been a member since 1994. […]


September 10th, 2013

CSGJ: Sept. 10 – The Hon. Natsuo Yamaguchi, MP (NKP)

For a full summary and more information, please contact Sabine Schleidt, Director of International Programs, at SSchleidt@usafmc.org. Pictures are available below and on FMC’s Flickr page here. The Congressional Study Group on Japan convened a roundtable discussion for Members of Congress featuring senior leadership from the New Komei Party (NKP) focused on issues surrounding the […]


September 10th, 2013

FMC Panel Discussion at the National Archives- The 1964 Civil Rights Act, 50 years later: November 7, 2013

Todd Purdum, nationally recognized political journalist and contributing editor at Vanity Fair, will moderate a distinguished panel of Civil Rights experts on November 7th, 2013. The panel will focus on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Panelists will include former Members of Congress Martin Frost (D-TX, 1979-2005), Senator […]


July 31st, 2013

CSGJ: July 31 – “The Future of U.S.-Japan Trade and Commerce: How TPP and Abenomics are Affecting Economic Relations”

The Congressional Study Group on Japan and U.S.-Japan Council are delighted to present an afternoon panel discussion and congressional reception. Photos from the event are available below. “The Future of U.S.-Japan Trade and Commerce: How TPP and Abenomics are Affecting Economic Relations” Wednesday, July 31 at 4:00 PM Special Remarks The Honorable Diana DeGette (D-CO), […]


July 23rd, 2013

July 23 – “Cybersecurity: Global Cooperation to Address the Virtual Threat”

Capitol Hill roundtable luncheon discussion on Tuesday, July 23rd entitled “Cybersecurity: Global Cooperation to Address the Virtual Threat.” Held at 12:30 pm in Room 121 of the Cannon House Office Building, this roundtable will be hosted by former Member of Congress Cliff Stearns (R-FL, ’89-’13). Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI)  confirmed his participation, as have cybersecurity […]


July 22nd, 2013

Sixth Annual Congressional Charity Golf Classic Held July 22 at the Army Navy Country Club

The Congressional Charity Golf Classic was a huge success.  On behalf of the US Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC), PGA of America (PGA) and Disabled Sports USA -Warfighter Sports, we would like to thank those who participated in the Congressional Charity Golf Classic held at the Army Navy Country Club on July 22, […]


July 15th, 2013

Press Release: Current and Former Members of Congress Team Up to Benefit Wounded Warriors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  CONTACT: Dava Guerin, 202-222-0972 July 19, 2013  The U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress’ Annual Congressional Charity Golf Classic raises funds for wounded warriors to get sports rehabilitation through Disabled Sports USA’s Warfighter Sports program. A new chair called, the “ParaGolfer” will be used for the first time, helping wounded warriors […]


June 27th, 2013

CSGE: June 27 – “The Economic and Security Dimensions of EU Enlargement – Marking Croatia’s Accession to the EU”

This event was hosted under the auspices of The Congressional Study Groups on Germany  and Europe; summary forthcoming and pictures below. Please contact Ms. Sabine Schleidt, Director of International Programs, at SSchleidt@usafmc.org for more information. For the full album, visit our Flickr page here.


June 20th, 2013

CSGG/E: June 20 – “Expanding the Transatlantic Relationship through TTIP and the Aviation Industry”

This event was hosted under the auspices of The Congressional Study Groups on Germany  and Europe; summary and pictures below. Please contact Ms. Sabine Schleidt, Director of International Programs, at SSchleidt@usafmc.org for more information. “Expanding the Transatlantic Relationship through TTIP and the Aviation Industry” With special remarks by: The Honorable Jim Costa (D-CA) Bernard Gustin, […]


June 18th, 2013

CSGJ: June 18 – “The Workforce Training Model: How Auto Manufacturing is Spurring Job Growth and Invigorating the American Economy”

The Congressional Study Group on Japan convened a luncheon discussion featuring Mr. Simon Nagata and Mr. Wil James from Toyota Motor Manufacturing that focused on the role that foreign auto manufacturers play in the United States and the importance of quality workforce training for American workers. The Honorable Bart Gordon served as host, and Mr. […]


June 7th, 2013

Annual Fall Study Tour Trip to Argentina – Oct. 19 – Oct. 28

The 2013 Fall Study Tour will visit Argentina from October 19th through October 28th. The tour will begin and end in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires. There will be overnight trip to near Iguazu National Park, to see the Argentine side of  Iguazu Falls. In addition to visits to many cultural sites, the trip will include […]


June 4th, 2013

June 4, 2013 – CSGJ: Sen. Lisa Murkowski and “Fukushima Two Years Later: Personal Perspectives from Our Co-Chair”

For a full information about this event, please contact Sabine Schleidt, Director of International Programs at SSchleidt@usafmc.org. Below: Pictures from the event, as well as video courtesy of the Office of Senator Lisa Murkowski. The Congressional Study Group on Japan convened a luncheon discussion featuring Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who serves as The Congressional Study […]


May 30th, 2013

CSGG: May 30 – Visit of German Bundestag Staffers

The Congressional Study Group on Germany hosted a delegation from the German-American Association of Parliamentary Staff (DAVP) for an intimate roundtable discussion with Mr. Phil Barnett, Staff Director of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Mr. Barnett traveled with The Study Group in March 2012 to Berlin on a Senior Congressional Staff Study Tour, during […]


May 16th, 2013

CSGJ: May 16 – “Abenomics and Japan’s Entry into TPP: An Historic Opportunity”

On Thursday, May 16, The Congressional Study Group on Japan (CSGJ) will convene a panel discussion to examine Japan’s role in the U.S. economy and recent developments in “Abenomics” as the U.S. Congress considers Japan’s bid to join negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “Abenomics and Japan’s Entry into TPP: An Historic Opportunity” Rep. Jim McDermott […]


May 15th, 2013

2013 Breaux Symposium Heads to Washington

LSU’s Reilly Center Takes Annual Symposium to the Capitol to Discuss Bringing Cooperation Back to Congress 04/11/2013 BATON ROUGE – The annual LSU John Breaux Symposium heads to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 15, for a daylong discussion among former members of Congress and congressional scholars on ways to make Congress work again. This year’s symposium, […]


May 14th, 2013

43rd Annual USAFMC Meeting: May 14 – May 16

Please click here for pictures from the 43rd Annual USAFMC Meeting on May 14 – May 16   **Bus transportation will be provided between locations on May 15 Tuesday, May 14, 2013 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Welcome Reception, Statuary Hall, U.S. Capitol Building Wednesday, May 15, 2013 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Coffee Reception, The Speaker’s Room (H-122), […]


May 3rd, 2013

CSGJ: May 3, 2013 – Sr. Staff Luncheon: Featuring Professor Victor Cha, Georgetown University

The Congressional Study Group on Japan knows that rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula could have significant consequences for both the United States and Japan and that the bilateral relationship is an essential tool in navigating the situation. Professor Victor Cha joined The Study Group for a roundtable discussion on recent events in North Korea, […]


May 2nd, 2013

CSGJ: May 2, 2013 – Breakfast: Katsuyuki Kawai, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Japan’s House of Representatives

May 2, 2013 – Breakfast: Katsuyuki Kawai, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Japan’s House of Representatives The Congressional Study Group on Japan convened a breakfast roundtable discussion with Mr. Katsuyuki Kawai, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Japanese House of Representatives, focusing on recent developments in Japanese foreign relations. The […]


May 2nd, 2013

CSGG: May 2, 2013 – Senior Staff Luncheon: Featuring State Secretary Anne Ruth Herkes

May 2, 2013 – Senior Staff Luncheon: “Next Steps for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP),” featuring State Secretary Anne Ruth Herkes, German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology The Congressional Study Groups on Germany and Europe, in partnership with Atlantik-Brücke convened a roundtable discussion featuring State Secretary Anne Ruth Herkes of the German […]


May 1st, 2013

CSGJ: May 1, 2013 – Golden Week Reception, featuring Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, FMC Board of Directors

May 1, 2013 – Golden Week Reception, in partnership with Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) and U.S. Japan Council, featuring Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, FMC Board of Directors Pictures are available here on JCIE’s Flickr page and here on USJC’s.


April 29th, 2013

CSGJ: April 29, 2013 – Lunch: Bilateral Discussion with Hirofumi Nakasone, Member of the House of Councillors of Japan

April 29, 2013 – Lunch: Bilateral Discussion with Hirofumi Nakasone, Member of the House of Councillors and former Minister for Foreign Affairs (Aso Cabinet)


April 25th, 2013

CSGJ: April 25 – Roundtable: Visiting Delegation from American Chamber of Commerce of Japan

“The Role of the Transpacific Partnership in Bilateral Trade Relations,” featuring Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO); with a visiting delegation from the American Chamber of Commerce of Japan. Summary forthcoming. See pictures from this event on our Flickr page here.


April 25th, 2013

CSGT/E: April 25, 2013 – Luncheon featuring Minister Egemen Bagis, Turkish Minister of EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator

CSGT/E: April 25, 2013 – Luncheon featuring Minister Egemen Bagis, Turkish Minister of EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator The Congressional Study Groups on Turkey and Europe convened a joint roundtable discussion on the topic of Turkish accession to the European Union. Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis was featured as the […]


April 17th, 2013

April 16th May 6th – Visiting Delegation From Middle East and North Africa

Legislative Fellows Program – North Africa (Egypt, Libya and Tunisia) In Partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs The Arab Spring presents unique challenges and opportunities in U.S. foreign policy. This includes balancing America’s historic role as a leader […]


April 7th, 2013

Congress to Campus: Former Members Visit SUNY-University of Albany

SUNY-University of Albany Albany, NY April 7-9 Sue Kelly (R-NY, 1995-2006) Mike Ward (D-KY, 1995-1996)


April 4th, 2013

Congress to Campus: Former Members Visit Turkey – April 4th

Below are the former Members who will be visiting the country of Turkey: Hon. Martin Lancaster (D-NC) Hon. Ben Chandler (D-KY) Hon. Lincoln Davis (D-TN) Hon. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ)


March 28th, 2013

CSGG | March 24-29: 30th Annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar in Berlin and Munich

Hosted by CSGG Co-Chairs Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), the Seminar provides a unique opportunity for German and American legislators and other distinguished guests to discuss the transatlantic relationship and the role of their countries in solving global challenges in a frank and candid forum. Topics for the 30th Annual Seminar […]


March 24th, 2013

Congress to Campus: Former Members Visit the U.S. Naval Academy

U.S. Naval Academy Annapolis, MD March 24-26 Lou Frey (R-FL, 1969-1978) Martin Frost (D-TX)


March 2nd, 2013

Congress to Campus: Former Members Visit the UK

Congress to Campus in the UK United Kingdom March 2, 2013 Cliff Stearns (R-FL) Bob Carr (D-MI)


February 28th, 2013

National Archives Panel Discussion Feb. 28th – “The Parties vs. The People: How to turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans”

Full video from this event is available embedded below, or on our YouTube page.


February 21st, 2013

Congress to Campus: Suffolk University – Feb. 20-21

Suffolk University Boston, MA February 20-21 Bob Weygand (D-RI, 1997-2000) Robert McEwen (R-OH, 1981-1992)


February 18th, 2013

Congress to Campus: Nova Southeastern University – Feb. 18-19

Nova Southeastern University Ft. Lauderdale, FL February 18-19 Tom Ewing (R-IL, 1991-2000) Glenn Browder (D-AL, 1989-1996)


February 18th, 2013

Congress to Campus: Palm Beach State College – Feb. 18-19

Palm Beach State College Palm Beach Gardens, FL February 18 –19 The Honorable Bob Walker (R-PA, 1977- 1997) The Honorable Dennis Hertel (D-MI, 1981-1993)


February 13th, 2013

Congress to Campus: Pepperdine Univ. School of Law – Feb. 13

Pepperdine Univ. School of Law Washington, DC February 13, 2013 The Honorable Jim Slattery (D-KS, 1983-1994) The Honorable Jack Buechner (R-MO, 1987-1990)


February 3rd, 2013

Congress to Campus: Weber State University – Feb. 3-5

Weber State University Ogden, UT February 3 – 5 Charles Djou (R-HI, 2009-2010) Richard Stallings (D-ID, 1985-1992)


January 16th, 2013

CSGE | Feb. 14: “Opportunities and Challenges for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” featuring Ambassador Miriam Sapiro, DUSTR

On Tuesday, February 14, The Congressional Study Group on Europe will convene a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill for Members of Congress and Senior Congressional Staff to discuss opportunities and challenges for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Our featured speaker will be Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Miriam Sapiro, who is responsible for trade […]


November 26th, 2012

Former Members Delegation to China


November 15th, 2012

Nov. 15 – “Analysis from Abroad: How International Journalists View the U.S. Election”

For more photos from the program, visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usafmc/sets/72157632016407239/ The Congressional Study Groups convened an event on November 15, 2012, at the U.S. Capitol titled “Analysis from Abroad: How International Journalists View the U.S. Election.” The panel discussion featured four international journalists responding to the recent U.S. elections and what citizens in their home countries think […]


November 8th, 2012

Nov. 8 – Analysis of Election Day: A Panel at the National Archives

The U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress, in partnership with the National Archives, will host a 90 minute panel analyzing the results of the 2012 Congressional and Presidential campaigns.


October 16th, 2012

CSGJ: Oct. 16 – Dr. Kurokawa, Chair, Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC)

“Lessons Learned: the Fukushima Nuclear Accident — Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.| Capitol Visitors Center SVC 215 Photos courtesy of the U.S.-Japan Council, more available on FMC’s Flickr account at flickr.com/photos/usafmc See also Dr. Kurokawa’s own post about this event at http://www.kiyoshikurokawa.com/en/2012/10/national-diet-of-japan-fukushima-nuclear-accident-independent-investigation-commission-naiic-11-spee.html. The Congressional Study Group on Japan (CSGJ) in partnership with the […]


October 12th, 2012

Congress to Campus: California State University Channel Islands

October 10 – October 12, 2012 Camarillo, CA


October 11th, 2012

CSGG & E: 10/7 – 10/11 Bundestag to Battleground Program

From Sunday, October 7 to Thursday, October 11, The Congressional Study Groups on Germany and Europe will convene the 2012 Battleground program, which brings a delegation of European parliamentarians to study the U.S. election process up-close and in person. By all accounts, Nevada will be one of the key swing states that will help determine […]


October 10th, 2012

December 3rd – Life After Congress Seminar

“Life After Congress” seminar on Monday, December 3, from 9:00am-12:00 noon in the Congressional Meeting Room South, of the Capitol Visitor’s Center. This program is designed to provide helpful information from former Members and House offices on both the logistical and personal facets of the transition out of office. The Seminar will offer presentations from […]


October 4th, 2012

Congress to Campus: Wilkes University

October 2 – October 4, 2012 Wilkes-Barre, PA


October 2nd, 2012

Congress to Campus: Saginaw Valley State University

September 30 – October 2, 2012 University Center, MI


September 25th, 2012

CSGJ: 9/25 “Japanese Domestic Politics on the Brink of an Election and the Consequences for America’s Strongest Ally in East Asia”

The Congressional Study Group on Japan (CSGJ) and the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) are pleased to host:  “Japanese Domestic Politics on the Brink of an Election and the Consequences for America’s Strongest Ally in East Asia” Since Prime Minister Noda extended the Diet’s legislative session in mid-June this year, the country’s domestic politics […]


September 25th, 2012

Congress to Campus: West Virginia University

September 23 – September 25, 2012 Morgantown, WV


September 20th, 2012

FMC: Sept. 20 “Life After Congress” Reception

As a new cadre of Members of Congress begin to transition off of Capitol Hill, we want to offer the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress to each of them as a resource. This reception will provide an opportunity for retiring Members of Congress to interact with Former Members who have already been through […]


September 20th, 2012

CSGJ: 9/20 Luncheon feat. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell: “U.S. Priorities for in East Asia and the Strategic U.S.-Japan Alliance”

On Thursday, September 20, the Congressional Study Group on Japan will host an event for Members of Congress and senior Congressional Staff featuring Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell to discuss East Asian security cooperation.


September 18th, 2012

Congress to Campus: Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

September 16 – September 18, 2012 Erie, PA


September 17th, 2012

FMC: 9/17 Roundtable Discussion – Delegation from The China Association for International Friendly Contact (CAIFC)

“The 2012 U.S. Elections and their Impact on US-China Relations;” in partnership with the US-Asia Institute. Hosted by Hon. Don Bonker, 2-4 PM, Potomac Conference Room, APCO Worldwide.


September 13th, 2012

DAC: 9/13 Dinner for Ambassadors and Members of Congress

On Thursday, September 13, the Diplomatic Advisory Council will host a dinner for Ambassadors and Members of Congress at the residence of the Slovenian Ambassador, H.E. Roman Kirn.


September 12th, 2012

CSGJ: 9/12 Luncheon, The Hon. Seiji Maehara (DPJ): “Japan’s Regional and Global Role”

The Congressional Study Group on Japan (CSGJ) and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA are pleased to host: The Honorable Seiji Maehara (DPJ): “Japan’s Regional and Global Role”   Introduction by Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA)   Co-Chair of the Congressional Study Group on Japan The Honorable Seiji Maehara is a 20-year veteran of the Japanese Diet […]


July 23rd, 2012

5th Annual Congressional Golf Classic

On July 23, 2012, the Association and its partner, the PGA of America, will host the Fifth Annual Congressional Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project.


July 18th, 2012

CSGE: 7/18 Luncheon – “Sovereign Debt Crisis and Global Financial Governance”

On Wednesday, July 18, the Congressional Study Group on Europe will host “Sovereign Debt Crisis and Global Financial Governance,” a lunch panel discussion featuring a delegation from the EU Parliament. The parliamentary delegation will  consist of members of the EU Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), lead by Committee Chair MEP Sharon Bowles. […]


July 10th, 2012

7/10: FMC Annual Meeting

In 2012, we will celebrate the 42nd Anniversary of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress. During the meeting, we will share our many achievements on the House floor (during our annual report to Congress), bestow our Distinguished Service Award on the Hon. Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords (Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will accept the award […]


July 10th, 2012

7/10 Symposium: The Future Job Market: How America Can Remain Competitive in a Global Economy

The Future Job Market: How America Can Remain Competitive in a Global Economy Keynote speaker: Mr. Robert Hoffman, Information Technology Industry Council The goal of this three-hour mini-conference is to educate participants on the status and direction of the economy, the job market, and unemployment. Additionally, it is an opportunity to engage in an informed, […]


July 10th, 2012

7/10 NARA Panel: America Works: The Past, Present, and Future of Job Creation and Unemployment in America

Panel Presentation: America Works: The Past, Present, and Future of Job Creation and Unemployment in America McGowan Theater at the National Archives (Please enter through the Special Events entrance at 7th Street and Constitution Avenue) Confirmed panelists: The Hon. Bob Clement (D-TN); Sen. Larry Pressler (R-SD); The Hon. Mark Kennedy (R-MN) This panel will use […]


June 18th, 2012

6/18 CSGG Luncheon: “Economic Policy in Challenging Times: Promoting a Comprehensive Approach”

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the Congressional Study Group on Germany are proud to host a luncheon discussion on Economic Policy in Challenging Times: Promoting a Comprehensive Approach. The luncheon will feature Dr. Philipp Rösler, who has been the Vice Chancellor of Germany, Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, and Chairman of the Free Democratic […]


June 8th, 2012

CSGG: 6/8 Transatlantic Opportunities in Global Trade and Economic Policy

Featuring MdB Peter Beyer, Bundestag Foreign Affairs Committee The European and the US economies account together for about half the entire world GDP and for nearly a third of world trade flows. Even in times of financial uncertainties, transatlantic trade remains a pillar of the partnership between the two continents. Please join us for a […]


June 7th, 2012

FMC: 6/7 Hong Kong 15 Years After the Return and Current U.S. Trade Priorities

Featuring Donald Tung, JP, Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs On July 1, 1997, the free market-driven Hong Kong was returned to the People’s Republic of China with the promise of significant autonomy under the “one country, two systems” plan. As Hong Kong’s second largest trading partner behind China, the U.S. has significant […]


June 6th, 2012

CSGE: 6/6 Franco-German Relations and the Consequences for Europe and the U.S.

Featuring Dr. Ulrike Guérot, Sr. Research Fellow and Representative for Germany, European Council on Foreign Relations With the recent elections in France and Greece, the collapse of the Dutch government, U.S. elections in November, and the German federal elections in 2013, this is a unique opportunity to engage in critical dialogue about potential challenges and […]


May 31st, 2012

CSGJ: 5/31 The Role of FDI and Manufacturing in Job Creation and Economic Growth

Featuring Tom Shoupe, President of Honda Alabama Mr. Shoupe will be the featured panelist for a discussion on the role of the Japanese auto-making industry in the US and the importance of trade and manufacturing as part of U.S.-Japanese relations. The panel will also include Hon. Mike Oxley (R-OH, 1981-2007), former Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL, […]


May 26th, 2012

CSGT: 5/19-5/26 Senior Congressional Staff Study Tour to Turkey

The Congressional Study Group on Turkey is taking a delegation of six to seven Chiefs of Staff from the House of Representatives to Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey during the third week of May. During their visit, the delegation will meet with government officials, representatives of the business and academic communities, as well as civil society […]


May 25th, 2012

CSGG: 5/19-5/25 Senior Congressional Staff Study Tour

This bipartisan delegation of senior Congressional staff will meet with lawmakers, academics, and business representatives in Berlin (three days) and Munich (two days) to discuss the changing transatlantic political and economic landscape with special focus on: 1) new developments in the Eurozone crisis; 2) the future of European Union integration; 3) current foreign policy priorities (Arab Spring, […]


May 16th, 2012

CSGG: 5/16 Luncheon w/MdB Lothar Binding

On Wednesday, May 16, the Congressional Study Group on Germany will hold a luncheon discussion with MdB Lothar Binding for Congressional staff.


May 10th, 2012

CSGE: 5/10 Breakfast w/Former Prime Minister of The Netherlands, Jan Peter Balkenende

Thursday, May 10 – 8:30am breakfast in HC 122: The Congressional Study Group on Europe, the Dutch Caucus and the Embassy of the Netherlands are hosting a breakfast with the former Prime Minister of The Netherlands, Jan Peter Balkenende to talk about critical issues impacting the transatlantic relationship, including the euro-zone crisis, challenging austerity measures, […]


May 9th, 2012

FMC/DAC: 5/9 Spring Luncheon

The Association and its Diplomatic Advisory Council is thrilled to host a unique luncheon discussion on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 12:00p.m. on Capitol Hill. This event—which will feature about 25 former Members of Congress from all over the United States, as well as several European Ambassadors and high-level Embassy staff—will be a mutually beneficial two-way conversation and […]


May 1st, 2012

Middle East – Legislative Fellows Program

In April and May 2012, FMC will participate in its 3rd Legislative Fellows Program, which brings young professionals from the Middle East to Washington to explore principles of good governance.


May 1st, 2012

Middle East – Legislative Fellows Program

In October and November 2012, FMC will participate in its 4th Legislative Fellows Program, which brings young professionals from the Middle East to Washington to explore principles of good governance.


April 26th, 2012

4/26: Inside a Political Campaign: a Panel at the National Archives

The U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress, in partnership with the National Archives, is proud to present Congressional Campaigns: Past, Present, & Future. The panel will feature Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN, 93-03), Leader Richard Gephardt (D-MO, 77-05), Congressman Bob Livingston (R-LA, 77-01), Congressman Jim Slattery (D-KS, 83-95), Mr. John Ashford of the Hawthorn Group, […]


April 24th, 2012

Congress to Campus Visit: Coast Community College

April 22 – April 24, 2012 Costa Mesa, CA


April 24th, 2012

Congress to Campus: West Texas A&M University

April 22 – 24, 2012 Canyon, TX


April 23rd, 2012

Congress to Campus Spring 2012: Photos

Congress to Campus will wrap up its busy spring 2012 semester with  its last visit to Coast Community College in Costa Mesa, California from April 22 to 25. This spring, the program went on 13 visits, including two international trips to the United Kingdom and Turkey. Thank you to the wonderful host schools and former Members who […]


April 21st, 2012

Former Members Delegation to China

The Association is proud to announce its fifth delegation since it partnered with two Chinese NGOs to create this important track for dialogue in 2009. The China-U.S. Exchange Foundation (CUSEF) and the China Association for International Friendly Contact (CAIFC) are partnering with the Association to send five former House Members to meet with leaders from […]


April 15th, 2012

Congress to Campus International Visit: Turkey

April 6 – 15, 2012 Ankara, Istanbul, and several other Turkish cities


April 10th, 2012

Middle East Fellows Program – 4/10 Luncheon

On Tuesday, April 10, the 11 Middle East Fellows from Kuwait, Oman, Morocco, and Egypt met with 4 former Members of Congress to discuss the American legislative process. To view more pictures of this unique event, please click here.


April 3rd, 2012

Congress to Campus: Salem State University

April 1 – April 3, 2012 Salem, MA


April 2nd, 2012

Congress-Bundestag 29th Annual Seminar – Atlanta, Georgia

The Seminar provides a unique opportunity for German and American legislators to discuss the transatlantic relationship and the role of their countries in solving global challenges.  Topics for this year’s Seminar include: economic growth and transatlantic trade, relations between the European Union and United States, foreign policy challenges for both sides of the Atlantic, and […]


April 1st, 2012

Congress to Campus Visit: Oklahoma State University

April 1 – April 3, 2012 Stillwater, OK


March 28th, 2012

CSGJ: Reception with the Ambassador of Japan

The Congressional Study Group on Japan (CSGJ) will be co-hosting a reception with the U.S.-Japan Council to remember the over 15,000 lives lost and over 3,000 still missing after the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan’s Northeast coast on March 11th; as well as celebrate our enduring relations with Japan symbolized by the centennial celebration […]


March 25th, 2012

Congress to Campus Visit: Denison University

March 25 – March 27, 2012 Granville, OH


March 25th, 2012

Congress to Campus Visit: U.S. Naval Academy

U.S. Naval Academy March 25 – March 27, 2012 Annapolis, MD


March 22nd, 2012

CSGE – Luncheon featuring MEP Hans-Gert Poettering

On Thursday, March 22nd, the Congressional Study Group on Germany–in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation–will host a luncheon featuring MEP Hans-Gert Poettering (CDU/European People’s Party-European Democrats).


March 21st, 2012

CSGG – Senior Congressional Staff Study Tour

The Senior Congressional Staff Study Tour to Germany will take Senior Congressional Staff to meet with lawmakers, academics, and business representatives in Berlin and Munich to discuss the changing transatlantic political and economic landscape.


March 20th, 2012

Congress to Campus Visit: University of Memphis

March 18 – 20, 2012 Memphis, TN


March 20th, 2012

CSGJ Hosts Kurt Campbell, Asst. Sec. of State

On March 11th, 2011, a horrific earthquake struck Japan causing a cataclysm of aftereffects including a devastating tsunami and a nuclear incident at Fukushima’s Dai-ichi nuclear plant. Days after that event, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs briefed Members of Congress in the Congressional Study Group on Japan on the recovery efforts […]


March 18th, 2012

Congress to Campus Visit – Lou Frey Institute

March 18 – 20, 2012 Orlando, FL


March 15th, 2012

Congress to Campus Visit: Mt. St. Mary’s University

March 13 – March 15, 2012 Emmitsburg, MD


March 8th, 2012

CSGT – Luncheon w/H.E. Elin Suleymanov, Azerbaijani Ambassador to the U.S.

The Congressional Study Group on Turkey is hosting a luncheon discussion with His Excellency Elin Suleymanov, Azerbaijani Ambassador to the United States on Thursday, March 8th.. H.E. Suleymanov was appointed to his current position in October 2011. Previously, the nation’s first Consul General to Los Angeles, the Ambassador also served as the foreign policy counselor […]


March 6th, 2012

CSGT – Luncheon w/H.E. Namık Tan, Turkish Ambassador to the U.S.

The Congressional Study Group on Turkey is hosting a special luncheon roundtable with His Excellency Namık Tan, Turkish Ambassador to the United States on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. The ongoing developments in the Middle East have created unrest both in the United States and abroad. This timely roundtable with Ambassador Tan and Members of Congress […]


March 6th, 2012

2012 Statesmanship Award Dinner: “A Salute to Service”

On Tuesday, March 6, 2012, FMC  celebrated  its 15th Annual Statesmanship Award Dinner with “A Salute to Service” (to read about last year’s dinner, click here). The focal point of the evening was the presentation of the Statesmanship Award, which recognizes a former or current Member of Congress for their devotion to public service. In […]


March 5th, 2012

CSGG Luncheon: Cyber-security and the Fight Against Terrorism

On, Monday, March 5th, the Congressional Study Group on Germany will host a candid roundtable discussion with approximately 35 participants of the Germany’s Federal College for Security Studies- representing government officials, business, media and think-tank representatives. This delegation is in town discussing a wide range of issues and will discuss the U.S. fight against conventional […]


February 26th, 2012

Congress to Campus: Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College February 26 – February 28, 2012 Hanover, NH


February 20th, 2012

Congress to Campus Visit: University of Oklahoma

February 20 – February 22, 2012 Norman, OK


February 16th, 2012

DAC transatlantic dialogue discussion

H.E. Jan Matthysen, the Ambassador from Belgium, will host the Diplomatic Advisory Council’s first event of  2012. The event–a dinner with Ambassadors and both current and former Members of Congress–will discuss the realities and possibilities of the transatlantic relationship. The DAC, an informal group established in 2011, is comprised of current Ambassadors serving in the […]


February 15th, 2012

CDU Philipp Missfelder to Speak with MoCs

The Congressional Study Group on Germany will host MdB Philipp Missfelder (CDU) for a breakfast discussion on February 15th. A rising star in his party, Mr. Missfelder is the Foreign Policy Spokesman for the CDU/CSU, currently the majority party in the German Parliament (Bundestag). He also serves as Chairman of the Young Union of Christian […]


February 15th, 2012

CSGJ Hosts Amb. Glyn Davies

The Congressional Study Group on Japan (CSGJ) will host Ambassador Glyn Davies, U.S. Special Envoy to North Korea, who just recently took over the post, to discuss the latest developments on the the Korean peninsula in the Post-Kim Jong Il era with Members of Congress on February 15th on Capitol Hill. Ambassador Davies’ most recent […]


February 14th, 2012

Congress to Campus Visit: Texas Christian University

February 12 – February 14, 2012 Fort Worth, TX


February 9th, 2012

Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister to Address Members of Congress

The Congressional Study Group on Turkey will be hosting Ambassador Ahmet Davutoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey on February 9th for a luncheon with Members of Congress to discuss U.S.-Turkish relations in light of recent developments in the region. The CSGT is supported by generous grants from the Economic Policy Research […]


February 8th, 2012

Luncheon with EU Ambassadors on Euro Crisis

The Congressional Study Groups on Europe and Germany will be hosting  Ambassador Peter Ammon of Germany, Ambassador François Delattre of France, and Ambassador Dezcallar de Mazarredo of Spain to discuss the Euro crisis with Members of Congress at noon on Wednesday, February 8th. The Congressional Study Groups have been hosting these forums of candid exchange for […]


January 31st, 2012

Emily Haber, Deputy Foreign Minister of Germany, Offers Insights on Iran

Emily Haber, State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office, will offer her insights on the German view of the situation in Iran for Members of Congress at a breakfast briefing on Wednesday February 8th on Capitol Hill. Ms. Haber has held several positions in the Foreign Ministry in Ankara and Moscow. The Congressional Study Group […]


January 19th, 2012

CSGJ Hosts Junior Diet Delegation

The Congressional Study Group on Japan (CSGJ) will host four junior members of the Japanese Diet’s ruling coalition for a luncheon with senior congressional staff on January 19th. The delegation, hosted by Meridian International in partnership with the Department of State, will spend three weeks in the U.S. meeting with Members of Congress in their […]


December 16th, 2011

Official Video and Photos from 12/3 Budget Simulation

On Saturday, December 3, 2011, FMC, George Washington University, and the Concord Coalition hosted a budget simulation with GW undergrad and graduate students. This highly successful event demonstrated how former Members of Congress inspire and educate our country’s next generation of leaders. To view the official event video, please click here. To view the official […]


December 12th, 2011

“A Splendid Saturday Summit:” Dr. Cornfield responds to FMC’s 12/3 Budget Simulation

The below blog post–by Dr. Michael Cornfield, Acting Program Director, Political Management, GW University–was written in response to FMC’s budget simulation in partnership with GW’s Graduate School of Political Management and the Concord Coalition. A Splendid Saturday Summit December 5, 2011 I don’t think there is a bigger reason or better symbol of Congress’s sub-basement […]


December 7th, 2011

CSGG Luncheon w/MdB Philipp Missfelder

On Wednesday, December 7, there will be a Congressional Study Group on Germany luncheon with MdB Philipp Missfelder from 12:00 – 1:30 PM in 121 Canon House Office Building. A rising star in his party, Mr. Missfelder is the Foreign Policy Spokesman for the CDU/CSU, currently the majority party in the German Parliament (Bundestag). He […]


December 3rd, 2011

Budget Simulation at George Washington University

On Saturday, December 3, FMC and the Concord Coalition will facilitate an interactive exercise and discussion concerning the nation’s fiscal challenges with former Members of Congress and students of the George Washington University. The event is sponsored by the United States Association of Former Members of Congress, The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Politicial […]


November 15th, 2011

Congress to Campus Visit: University of Arizona

November 13 – November 15, 2011 Tucson, AZ Congressman John Porter (R-IL) Congressman David Skaggs (D-CO)


November 11th, 2011

CSGG: Senior Congressional Staff Study Tour to Berlin and Brussels

Saturday, November 5 – Friday, November 11 The Congressional Study Group on Germany is taking a senior congressional staff trip to Berlin and Brussels November 5-11. The purpose of this trip is to discuss critical issues impacting the transatlantic relationship and the global economy. These staff trips provide senior Congressional staff the unique opportunity to […]


November 2nd, 2011

Congress to Campus Visit: Carnegie Mellon University

October 31 – November 2, 2011 Pittsburgh, PA Congresswoman Sue Kelly (R-NY) Congresswoman Bev Byron (D-MD)


October 13th, 2011

CSGG/RGIT Roundtable on Trade

Thursday, October 13 – 8:30-10:30am:  Trade roundtable on Capitol Hill in partnership with the RGIT entitled: “Impact of the European Debt Crisis on Global Trade: Opportunities and Challenges Facing the Transatlantic Trading Community.” The roundtable will feature Dr. Hans-Peter Keitel, President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI). Discussion topics: 1) Politics of trade, 2) […]


October 7th, 2011

10/4 CSGG & Atlantik-Bruecke Event

Tuesday October 4, 2011, CSGG & Atlantik-Bruecke Event On October 4, 2011, the Congressional Study Group on Germany (CSGG) welcomed a delegation from the Atlantik-Bruecke (Atlantic Bridge). This delegation, which included six Members of the German Bundestag and representatives of industry, media, and think tanks, was in Washington to learn about key issues impacting the […]


October 5th, 2011

Luncheon with Bundestag Members: Science, Technology & Education

Wednesday, October 5 at 1:00pm: Luncheon discussion on Capitol Hill with 6 members of the Bundestag’s Committee on Science, Technology, and Education. Discussion topics to include: Current congressional priorities, initiatives, and challenges in the field of science, innovation, technology, and education policy (including the current situation and perspectives regarding the U.S. budget for these purposes).


October 4th, 2011

Atlantik-Brücke & Members of Congress Joint Luncheon

Tuesday, October 4 at noon: Joint Luncheon with the Berlin-based Atlantik-Bruecke and Members of Congress. Atlantik-Brücke delegation will include Bundestag Members, business, and media representatives. Discussion topics: 1) What to expect from a divided Congress during the next 12 months, 2) U.S. budget deficit and other economic/trade issue on the horizon, and 3) the 2012 […]


September 20th, 2011

FMC to Host “Broken Branch” Panel at the National Archives

Thursday, October 6 at 7:00pm The U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) will be hosting a panel in the McGowan Theater at the National Archives on Thursday, October 6 at 7pm. The event will explore Congress and the current state of our representative democracy, as is framed by the 2006 publication The Broken Branch: […]


September 19th, 2011

CSGT hosts Dr. Michael Werz, Congressional Staff Event

The rapturous welcome Prime Minister Erdogan received in Cairo on the first leg of his “Arab Spring tour” confirmed Turkey’s rising regional status, and influence on regional politics. The Congressional Study Group on Turkey is hosting Dr. Michael Werz of the Center for American Progress (CAP) for a working luncheon with senior congressional staff to […]


September 15th, 2011

Six Months after Fukushima and Germany’s Nuclear Opt-out: Global Perspectives on Energy

Hosted by the Congressional Study Groups on Japan and Germany September 15, 2011 The luncheon was opened by Sabine Schleidt, Director of International Programs for FMC. Ms. Schleidt thanked the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, and the organizations that make up both of the Study Groups’ Business Advisory Councils. […]


September 14th, 2011

2011 Fall Study Tour: Baltic Sea Cruise

Every other year, the Association conducts Study Tours in different locations around the world. In 2011, FMC is organizing a 12-day cruise of the Baltic Sea, from September 7 – September 19. If you are an FMC member and are interested in joining us, please click here for an informational flyer that includes prices, the […]


September 12th, 2011

Luncheon with German Ambassador, Dr. Peter Ammon

Hosted by the Congressional Study Group on Germany Tuesday, September 12, 2011 The luncheon was opened by Sabine Schleidt, Director of International Programs for FMC. After thanking the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the organizations that make up the Study Group’s Business Advisory Council, she turned the floor over to CSGG Chair […]


September 7th, 2011

FMC Presents “Still with Us: The Global War on Terror 10 years after 9-11″

At 6pm on Wednesday, September 7 in Berlin, Germany, the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress, along with the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Bertelsmann Foundation, will present Still with US: The Global War on Terror, 10 years after 9-11, a panel featuring the Hon. Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of […]


June 20th, 2011

FMC’s Report to Congress in the Congressional Record

On Tuesday, June 14, the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress celebrated its 41st Annual Meeting. As part of the Meeting, the Association gave its annual report to Congress on the House Floor, which was therefor submitted into the Congressional Record. Click here for a PDF of the Report, and click here to read […]


June 14th, 2011

2011 Annual Meeting

The Association will commence its annual meeting on Monday, June 13, with the 4th Annual Charitable Golf Classic, our golf tournament that raises funds for wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. We’re thrilled to announce that three members of Easy Company, the WWII unit whose story was featured in the HBO series, “Band of […]


June 13th, 2011

2011 Annual Charitable Golf Tournament

On June 13, 2011, the Association and its partner, the PGA of America, were proud to host the Fourth Annual Congressional Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project. FMC was also thrilled that two members of the Band of Brothers Easy Company (a WWII unit whose story was featured in the […]


June 5th, 2011

CSGG Reception at the German-American Heritage Museum

On May 25, 2011, the Congressional Study Group on Germany teamed with co-hosts Daimler and the German-American Heritage Museum to celebrate 125 years of the automobile.  The evening reception at the museum coincided with a Daimler exhibition to celebrate Carl Benz’s invention of the automobile 125 years ago. Joanna Foust, Legislative Director of External Affairs […]


June 5th, 2011

Luncheon with Minister-President Hon. Matthias Platzeck

On the occasion of the visit of Minister-President Hon. Matthias Platzeck from Brandenburg, Germany, the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation and the Congressional Study Group on Germany hosted a luncheon with Members of the House of Representatives on May 3, 2011, on Capitol Hill. Congressman Rob Bishop welcomed and introduced the Minister-President. In his remarks, Mr. Platzeck highlighted the […]


May 19th, 2011

May 18 FMC Luncheon and May 19 Events at the National Archives

Since many FMC members may already be in town for the First Lady’s Luncheon, we will simultaneously be holding a luncheon on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 for any former Members who would like to catch up with each other and the Association. Please let Liz Ardagna at 202.507.4847 or EArdagna -at- usafmc (dot) org know […]


May 18th, 2011

May 18th CSGG Luncheon

THE CONGRESSIONAL STUDY GROUP ON GERMANY May 12, 2011 The Congressional Study Group on Germany (CSGG) is thrilled to host a luncheon discussion on Wednesday, May 18th for senior Congressional staff  featuring MdB Peter Beyer (CDU/CSU).  The topic of discussion will be Transatlantic Economic Relations and will take place at Sonoma Restaurant located at: 223 […]


May 4th, 2011

CSGJ will Host Two Delegations of Japanese Parliamentarians

The Congressional Study Group on Japan will host visiting delegations of Japanese Parliamentarians for a luncheon on May 4th with Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) to give the delegation a perspective on American politics from a “Tea Party” perspective.  The delegations will be in town as a part of the Legislative Exchange Program of George Washington […]


May 2nd, 2011

CSGG’s 5/2 Healthcare Conference

On May 2, the Congressional Study Group on Germany hosted members of the German Bundestag’s Committee on Healthcare, including Chairwoman Dr. Carola Reimann, for a seminar on Health Care in America. After an afternoon tour of the U.S. Capitol, the delegation met in the Rayburn House Office Building with Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-GA), a former […]


March 30th, 2011

CSGJ Hosts Assistant Secretary Kurt Campbell

The Congressional Study Group on Japan will be hosting Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell on Wednesday, March 30th from noon to brief Members of Congress on America’s role in Asia. (Bio from State.gov below) Kurt Campbell became the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs in June 2009. Previously, he was […]


March 16th, 2011

Current House Leadership to Speak at 14th Annual Statesmanship Award Dinner

On Tuesday, March 15, 2011, FMC will celebrate its 14th Annual Statesmanship Award Dinner with “A Bipartisan Tribute to Leadership and Civility,” honoring Former Speakers and Minority Leaders of the House represented by the Honorable Tom Foley (confirmed); the Honorable Richard Gephardt (confirmed); the Honorable Dennis Hastert (confirmed); the Honorable Robert Michel (confirmed); and the […]


December 6th, 2010

Life After Congress

Program Life After Congress Seminar Monday, December 6, 2010 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 215 Capitol Visitors Center ** A buffet lunch will be continuously served beginning at 12:30 p.m. ** 12:30 p.m.                   Registration 12:45 p.m.                   Welcome Hon. Dennis Hertel (D-MI, House of Representatives, 1981-1992) President, U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress 12:55 […]


December 6th, 2010

Staff Luncheon Looks at US-Japan Relations in 2011

The Congressional Study Group on Japan is hosting a luncheon for senior congressional staff in 1105 Longworth HOB on Monday, December 6, 2010.  The luncheon, titled “Checkup 2010: US-Japanese Relations heading into 2011,” will feature Dr. Satu Limaye from the East-West Center in Washington, DC, who will present the East-West Center’s publication “Japan Matters for […]


November 30th, 2010

CSGG Luncheon Discussion

On November 18, 2010, the Congressional Study Group on Germany hosted a luncheon discussion featuring Robert D. Hormats, Undersecretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs; and Wolfgang Mayrhuber, Chairman and CEO of Deutsch Lufthansa AG.  The speakers addressed the importance of the transatlantic relationship, outlined current issues (such as job creation and supply […]


November 18th, 2010

Member Luncheon on Innovation, Study Group on Germany

On November 18, 2010, the Congressional Study Group on Germany will host a luncheon discussion featuring Robert D. Hormats, Undersecretary for Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and Wolfgang Mayrhuber, Chairman and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.  The luncheon discussion will focus on transatlantic cooperation in innovation and job creation, […]


October 26th, 2010

Bundestag-to-Battleground

The Congressional Study Group on Germany (CSGG) celebrated the success of its third “Bundestag-to-Battleground” election observation tour. The trip began in Washington, D.C. on Monday, October 18 and concluded in Philadelphia, PA on Friday, October 22, 2010.  The Bundestag-to-Battleground program takes a multi-partisan delegation of German Parliamentarians to a bellwether state during an election year, […]


October 15th, 2010

Luncheon for Members of the German Bundestag

On Tuesday, October 12, the Congressional Study Group on Germany held a luncheon for Members of the German Bundestag’s Committees on Finance, Budget, and Economic Cooperation. The luncheon featured the Hon. Jim Leach (R-IA, 1977-2007), former chairman of the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services and current Chairman of the National Endowment for the […]


September 21st, 2010

Study Tour to Germany with Congressman John Lewis (D-GA)

Civil Rights Leader visits Germany with Congressional Study Group on Germany (CSGG). From August 30th to September 3rd, Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) visited Berlin, Hamburg and North Rhine-Westphalia during a Study Tour conducted by the Congressional Study Group on Germany (CSGG) and its partners.  Congressman John Lewis, a major figure in America’s Civil Rights Movement […]


September 21st, 2010

Luncheon with Ambassador Almeida

Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States On September 15, 2010, the Congressional Study Group on Germany hosted a luncheon on EU-U.S. relations after the Lisbon Treaty. The event included current and former Members of Congress, as well as representatives of the transatlantic community.  The guest of honor was the […]


June 16th, 2010

Conference on Bipartisanship

In celebration of its 40th Anniversary, our Association is partnering with the National Archives and with the Bipartisan Policy Center, to host a one-day conference focused on the issues of bipartisanship and civility.  The conference will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, and is the concluding event of our annual meeting. Beginning at 9:00 a.m., panels […]


June 15th, 2010

2010 Annual Meeting

The Association will be honoring former Member Bill Gray (D-PA) as this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.  Please send any congratulatory letters unfolded to the Association no later than Monday, June 7th. Please see the schedule below and RSVP for any portion with Bryan Corder at bcorder -at- usafmc (dot) org or 202-222-0972. […]


June 14th, 2010

3rd Annual Charitable Golf Tournament

On June 14, the FMC will be holding the 3rd Annual Charitable Golf Classic, our golf tournament which raises funds for the Wounded Warriors Project benefiting wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  To sign up as a player and/or to find out how to become involved as a sponsor for this good cause, please follow this link […]


January 27th, 2010

2010 Senior Congressional Staff Study Tour

With a federal election in the fall of 2009 and an upcoming election in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Study Group organized a trip to Berlin and Cologne during the 2010 Easter recess for senior Congressional staff.  The trip gave participants the chance to hear about the foreign policy and domestic agendas of the new CDU/CSU-FDP government […]