Congressional Staff Program on Asia

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Applications for the Fall 2019 Congressional Staff Program on Asia are now CLOSED

 

This bipartisan educational certificate program provides Capitol Hill staff members with an opportunity to engage U.S. officials and leading experts on a range of contemporary, policy-relevant topics in U.S.-Indo-Pacific relations, and expand their network of congressional colleagues, officials, and experts.

Key Program Elements:

• A semester-long certificate program consisting of a series of ten, ninety-minute discussions, held weekly at a Capitol Hill location. Certificates of Completion are awarded to participants who attend a minimum of at least half of the ten sessions.

• Each session features a single theme/topic, and include speakers from government agencies, think tanks, universities, and other policy institutions.

• Session topics cover issues with implications for congressional consideration and action, including: U.S.-Japan Relations in the Indo-Pacific; Great Power Competition; Korean Peninsula Issues; U.S.-India and Indo-Pacific relations; Southeast Asia, ASEAN, and the South China Sea; Pacific Islands Issues; Alliances and Force Posture in the Indo-Pacific; Climate Change, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief; Economics, Trade and Investment Competition in the Indo-Pacific; and Democracy and Human Rights in U.S.-Indo-Pacific Relations.

Eligibility Information for Applicants :

• Applicants must be current congressional staff, employed by either a member of congress or congressional committee, and can come from either chamber or party. Previous Indo-Pacific experience is preferred, but not required.

For queries related to the program or application, please contact Mr. Ross Tokola at TokolaR@EastWestCenter.org, or at 202-327-9762.