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The US-Asia Institute Congressional Circle is an alumni association of current and former Congressional advisors who have participated in USAI programs including off-the-record briefings and delegations to the region over the past 30 years.

The Congressional Circle:

-Recommends potential delegates to travel on future staff and Member delegations

-Advises USAI on programming, projects, and other issues vis-á-vis Congress

-Makes introductions to individuals and organization that might be interested in partnering with USAI on programs and events of mutual benefit; and

-Assists in expanding our corporate network

Read more about the latest Congressional quarterly meeting, please click here.

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Our Members

Chris McCannell, Eris Group, Congressional Circle Chairman

Provided introductory remarks at China 101 Session 7

Hosted networking session at Congressional Circle Quarterly Meeting

Rachel MacKnight, USAI Congressional Circle Vice Chairman

Invited as a panelist at Congress & Administration 101

Provided remarks at recent Korea 101 and China 101 sessions, as well as moderated the USAI & Schwarzman Scholars Luncheon

Jeremy Berkowitz, Promontory Financial Group

Presented Government 101 Briefing for Mongolia IMPACT #5 Emerging Leaders Program

Paul Bock, Holland & Knight

Hosted Congressional Circle Quarterly Meeting

Jeff Choudhry, Nickles Group

Read more about his participation in Korea 101, click here

Steve Denis, Small Business Finance Association

Provided introductory remarks at China 101 Session 6

Ruben Duran, PhRMA

Read more about his participation in Lunar New Year Celebration, click here

Jonathan Gregory, Yorktown Solutions

Surya Gunasekara, Section VII Strategies

Moderated China 101 Session 2

Jeremy Haldeman, American Refugee Committee

Provided introductory and closing remarks at China 101 Session 5

Met with Thai-American National Internship Students during their orientation week

Sheila Kennett Johnson, Author

Represented US-Asia Institute on the 11th delegation to China with USAI and the National People’s Congress in July 2018

Louis Lauter, CSIS

Represented US-Asia Institute on the 11th delegation to China with USAI and the National People’s Congress in July 2018

Presented Government 101 Briefing for Mongolia IMPACT #5 Emerging Leaders Program

Met with Thai-American National Internship Students during their orientation week for a presentation on A Think Tank’s Role with Congressional and Government Affairs

Donald J. Morrissey, Huawei

Read more about his participation in Congress & Administration 101, click here

Gregg Sheiowitz, Zurich North America

Sydney Stone, Alibaba

James Travis, Monsanto