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Congressional Program

Aspen Institute

  • Program Exploratory and Special Projects
  • Program Area Special Projects
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2006–December 31, 2006
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The Congressional Program, developed by Aspen Institute, helps members of Congress better understand critical public policy issues. Established in 1983, the program convenes conferences that bring together members of Congress with top academics, experts and leaders to discuss ideas and analyze various policy alternatives. Support comes only from U.S. philanthropic foundations; no government, corporate or special interest funding of any kind is accepted. Honoraria are not paid to members of Congress, scholars, or speakers. No lobbyists are permitted to attend the meetings and press coverage is not allowed.Funding will support the 2006 Congressional Program, which will conduct four-day conferences on U.S. policy in Latin America; high school reform; U.S.-China relations; challenges for U.S. policy with political Islam; and cooperative efforts of the U.S., Russia and Europe. In addition, the program will host 25 to 30 informational breakfast meetings in the U.S. Capitol.