The Wilson Center’s office of Congressional Relations works to maintain a vibrant relationship with Members of Congress and their staffs. We organize and run a series of educational programs led by Wilson Center experts, ranging from seminars to podcasts, with the purpose of increasing congressional staffers’ knowledge of international policy. We also coordinate outreach to Capitol Hill, including testimonies by Wilson Center scholars and briefings for Members of Congress.
Opportunities with Congressional Relations
Wilson Foreign Policy Fellowship Program
Congressional Foreign Policy Masterclass
The Wilson Center Congressional Foreign Policy Masterclass Series provides senior staffers the opportunity to go in-depth with our regional experts on a pressing foreign policy issue.
Internships with Congressional Relations
Need to Know Podcast Series
Need to Know is a foreign policy news podcast produced by the Office of Congressional Relations at the Wilson Center. Bringing you the best non-partisan policy through conversations with our scholars.Browse all the episodes
Jean H. Lee
Director, Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy
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North Korea’s nuclear weapons are such a source of strength and pride for the people, and such a key strategic tool for Kim, that it’s hard to see him giving them up entirely.
Robert S. Litwak
Senior Vice President and Director of International Security Studies
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Neither North Korea nor Iran will accept a transformational U.S. negotiating position that they regard as tantamount to regime suicide. Transactional diplomacy offers a plausible pathway for constraining, not eliminating, these states’ threatening capabilities.
Director, Asia Program
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Facing the rise of an increasingly assertive China and deepening questions about the reliability and sustainability of American power, Asia today faces geopolitical uncertainties that are more profound and systemic than anything since the end of the Second World War.
The Wilson Center’s Foreign Policy Fellowship Program does more than dive into complex foreign policy issues, it also offers congressional staff the unique opportunity to reach across the aisle and form genuine relationships.
Katie Peake, Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL)
“The FPFP truly delivers on its commitment to bipartisanship and allows for genuine across-the-aisle relationship-building that is hard to find in other organizations or opportunities available to congressional staff. Additionally, the Wilson Center continually chooses top-notch experts and consistently facilities the timely and enlightening discussions that make their programs well worth a staffers time.”
Congressman David Price (D-NC)
The mission of service and support to our own work as policymakers sets the Center apart from other policy organizations in Washington, and certainly embodies the spirit of public service for which President Wilson is remembered.
The Honorable Ed Royce
I am an enthusiast for the Wilson Center and I appreciate all their good work and the great leadership of Jane Harman.