Recent Events on Capitol Hill
For summaries and multimedia from all past events, see: Events Archive.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) at a September 2015 event on Capitol Hill.
House speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) at a September 2015 event on Capitol Hill.
Congressman Matt Salmon (R-AZ) at a September 2015 event on Capitol Hill.
Kapil Sharma (Wipro LLC), Clara Gillispie (NBR), Mark Brunner (Office of Senator Mark Warner D-VA; Senate India Caucus), and Ichiro Abe (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan; Japan External Trade Organization, New Delhi) analyze India’s IP and innovation policies at a March 2015 event on Capitol Hill.
Li Bin (Embassy of the People’s Republic of China) and Mikkal Herberg (NBR) discuss how China is reshaping its energy mix at a November 2014 Capitol Hill event.
Senate India Caucus
The Senate India Caucus is a bipartisan coalition that collaborates with Indian government officials and the Indian-American community to support U.S.-India relations. The caucus was founded in 2004 by Senator John Cornyn (R–TX) and Senator Hillary Clinton (D–NY). In 2004, the Senate India Caucus was the upper chamber’s only country-specific caucus, and with forty members, it is still the largest country-specific caucus. Today, Senator Cornyn and Senator Mark Warner (D–VA) serve as co-chairs. NBR has worked with the caucus since its founding, organizing briefings and publishing monthly interviews with experts on India-U.S. relations.
U.S.-China Working Group
The U.S.-China Working Group seeks to strengthen U.S. dialogue with China. The group hosts monthly briefings to hear from key business, academic, and political leaders about U.S.-China issues ranging from trade and maritime security to energy cooperation. NBR has chaired the Academic Advisory Group for the Working Group since its founding in 2005. The House U.S.-China Working Group is co-chaired by Representatives Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Darin LaHood (R-IL). The Senate U.S.-China Working Group is co-chaired by Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI).
Senate Chiefs of Staff Foreign Affairs Study Group
NBR and the Council on Foreign Relations have co-organized exclusive, private dinner discussions for all Senate chiefs of staff since 2005. Co-convened by the chiefs to Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), these dinners provide an off-the-record venue for Senate chiefs to engage with experts on critical foreign policy issues. Experts in 2015 included former Secretary of State Madeline Albright, U.S. Institute of Peace President Nancy Lindborg, former Assistant Secretary of Defense Michele Flournoy, former Congressman Vin Weber, former deputy assistant to President George W. Bush, and deputy national security advisor Elliott Abrams, and International Justice Mission Vice President Philip Langford.
Given the increasingly tremendous importance of the Asia-Pacific region on economic, political, and security issues, the role of Congress and academia in shaping U.S. foreign policy continues to grow. Engaging Asia is a comprehensive initiative that encourages integrated high-level discussion on Capitol Hill by convening experts to provide analysis and policy recommendations for future U.S. engagement with the region.
The Strategic Asia Program aims to strengthen and inform strategic and policy decisions by providing innovative research on challenges and opportunities for U.S. national interests in the Asia-Pacific region.