The Congressional Study Groups
The Congressional Study Groups are independent, non-partisan international legislative exchange committed to increasing bilateral and multilateral dialogue with the United States’ strategic allies. Each Study Group is chaired by a bipartisan pair of Members of Congress, and our membership rosters in the 112th Congress ranged from 48 Members participating in our newest Study Group (Europe, founded 2012) to 118 Members in our oldest (Germany, founded 1983).
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The Congressional Study Group on Germany is the flagship international program of FMC and is one of the largest and most active parliamentary exchange programs between the U.S. Congress and the legislative branch of another country. Learn more.
The Congressional Study Group on Japan is a congressional forum for the sustained study of the major issues affecting U.S.-Japan relations, and focuses on increasing opportunities for Members of Congress to meet with their counterparts in the Japanese Diet for frank discussions about key subjects of mutual concern.
The Congressional Study Group on Turkey is an educational forum for dialogue between U.S. and Turkish legislators and government officials that seeks to educate U.S. Members of Congress about the strategic relationship between the United States and Turkey and to engender increased cooperation between these two countries.
The Congressional Study Group on Europe is the Association’s newest international program. Together with the Diplomatic Advisory Council, an informal group of Ambassadors who serve as direct links to our strategic partners abroad, the Congressional Study Group on Europe expands the Association’s programmatic portfolio to address all issues pertinent to the greater transatlantic community.
Congressional Study Groups Events
- April 10th, 2014 CSGG: April 10 – Fostering Growth and Financial Stability in Europe: Breaking the Negative Feedback Loop Between Sovereigns and Banks
- April 2nd, 2014 CSGG: April 2 – Transatlantic Industry and Trade Relations
- March 24th, 2014 CSGG: March 24 – Restoring Transatlantic Trust: Balancing National Security and Data Privacy
- March 13th, 2014 CSGJ: March 13 – Opposition Party Politics
- February 27th, 2014 CSGJ: Speaker Hastert at Sasakawa Peace Foundation in Tokyo – “An Insider View: What to Expect from the 113th Congress and Second Obama Administration”
- February 22nd, 2014 CSGJ: Feb. 15-22 – Inaugural Congress-Diet Parliamentary Exchange in Japan
- February 22nd, 2014 Press Coverage: Inaugural Congress-Diet Parliamentary Exchange in Japan
- February 21st, 2014 CSGG: Feb. 21 – Big data in healthcare and health IT – risks and benefits?
- February 13th, 2014 CSGG: Feb. 13 – Merkel 3.0 and the New Grand Coalition
- February 11th, 2014 CSGJ: Feb. 11 – Prof. Akihiko Tanaka (President, JICA)