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
- March 4th, 2016 CSGG: March 2016: 33rd Annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar (FL-21 and Washington, DC)
- February 13th, 2016 CSGJ: 2/13-20 – 3rd Annual Congressional Member Study Tour to Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa)
- December 1st, 2015 “CSGT: 12/1 “What does the Erdoğan victory mean?”
- November 7th, 2015 CSGG: November 7-13 – Sr. Congressional Staff Study Tour to Berlin and Frankfurt
- October 27th, 2015 InProfile: Former Congresswoman Barbara B. Kennelly, President, U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
- October 20th, 2015 CSGG: 10/20 – The Congressional Study Group on Germany welcomes Atlantik-Brücke
- October 20th, 2015 CSGG: 10/20 – Visiting delegation from the Cyber-Security Council Germany
- October 13th, 2015 InProfile: His Excellency Martin Dahinden, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States
- October 7th, 2015 CSG: 10/7 – “Post-Summit Analysis: What We Can Learn From Xi Jinping’s State Visit”
- September 18th, 2015 CSGG: 9/18 – Congressional Briefing for German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)