Congressional fellowships

Apply now for the Rio Bravo Congressional Fellowship

The Rio Bravo Congressional Fellowship is a non-partisan fellowship program that connects US Congressional staffers, Mexican legislators, and leading experts from the Atlantic Council and the US-Mexico Foundation on the bilateral relationship.

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The Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Congressional Fellowship Program aims to educate Congressional staff on current events in the Eurasia region and engage staff with the Council’s latest research. The program connects Congressional fellows with our larger community, which includes leading experts on Ukraine, Russia, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus.

Congressional testimony

Atlantic Council experts are frequently called upon to provide their testimony and insight before Senate and House committees on pressing issues facing the US and the world.

Wed, Mar 4, 2020

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Hearing: Citizenship Laws and Religious Freedom

On March 4th, 2020, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) held a hearing to discuss how citizenship laws can be used to deny religious minorities rights guaranteed by their citizenship, making them disproportionately vulnerable to exploitation and mass atrocities.

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Human Rights India

Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Congressional Hearing – “Life Under Occupation: The State of Human Rights in Crimea”

Melinda Haring, deputy director at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, testifies before an Helsinki Commission hearing on Kremlin’s human rights violations on the Crimean Peninsula since its illegal annexation in 2014.

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Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Congressional hearing – “US-Iran tensions: implications for homeland security”

The Committee meeting examined the homeland security implications of the recent escalation in US-Iran tensions in the wake of the killing of Qasem Soleimani. Witnesses were given time to present opening statements to address possible retaliation followed by questions posed by committee members. Nonresident Senior Fellow Thomas S. Warrick presented four ways in which Iran threatens the homeland: terrorism, cyber-attacks, disinformation, and influence operations. Warrick underscored the imminent threat posed by Iranian cyber-attacks, “Mr. Chairman, the possibility of a terrorist attack by Iran here in the homeland is that, a possibility, but cyber-attacks are a certainty.”

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Congressional events

The Atlantic Council regularly invites Members of Congress and key staff to participate in its public discourse, which provides a unique, bipartisan platform to engage in pressing foreign policy discussions.

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If you are a Member of Congress or Hill staffer and are interested in our resources, please contact Vicente Garcia at [email protected] or 202-778-4980 for more information.