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 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 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 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
- November 27th, 2013 Stay InFormed with “InBrief: The Congressional Study Groups”
- November 14th, 2013 CSGJ: Nov. 14 – Abenomics: Can Prime Minister Abe bring Japan back to steady economic growth?
- November 13th, 2013 CSGJ: Nov. 13 – “The U.S.-Japan Economic Relationship: How Abenomics, TPP, and China Will Affect Future Business Ties”
- 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”
- October 17th, 2013 Chancellor Merkel celebrates 30th Anniversary of The Congressional Study Group on Germany
- October 9th, 2013 CSGG: Oct. 9 – “The U.S. Energy Revolution and Germany’s Nuclear Exit”
- September 19th, 2013 CSGG: Sept. 19 – Germany Three Days Before the Election: What Lies Ahead for TTIP and the Transatlantic Economy
- September 12th, 2013 CSGG: Sept. 12 – The Hon. Ruprecht Polenz, MdB
- September 10th, 2013 CSGJ: Sept. 10 – The Hon. Natsuo Yamaguchi, MP (NKP)
- September 10th, 2013 Rep. Diana DeGette Co-Chair of The Congressional Study Group on Japan