Resources - Hearings

This section provides a searchable database of Congressional hearings on U.S. security policy. Each link provides hearing details including committee and subcommittee, date, time, location, witnesses, and the country and region discussed.  

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Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 2:30pm
Location: 
Senate Dirksen 419
NOMINATION U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Presiding: Senator Udall Date: Thursday, October 03, 2013 Time: 02:30 PM Location: Senate Dirksen 419 Webcast: This hearing is scheduled to be live webcast. Please return to this page to view the hearing live at the specified date and time. Nominees: Mr. James Brewster, Jr. of Illinois, to be Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Mr. Brian A. Nichols of Rhode Island, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Peru The Honorable...
Country: 
Dominican Republic
Peru
Belize
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
419 Dirksen Senate Office Building
This hearing aimed to examine U.S. policy towards Iran following its leadership change over the summer. The hearing featured a top State Department official and three experts from the private sector.
Country: 
Iran
Israel
Syria
Palestinian Territories
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
2172 House Rayburn Office Building
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs met to examine the threat al-Shabaab poses to the United States in the wake of the Westgate Mall attack.  It was concluded that Shabaab poses more of a regional threat in Africa, and that anti-recruitment efforts must be increased domestically.
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
2172 Rayburn HOB
Witnesses: Hugh Griffiths, Ph.D. Head Countering Illicit Trafficking – Mechanism Assessment Projects Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Ms. Maria C. Werlau Executive Director Cuba Archive Location: 2172 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
2118 Rayburn House Office Building
The House Armed Services Committee convenes to discuss increased security at diplomatic facilities in the MENA region in light of the one year anniversary of attacks that killed four Americans at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
2172 Rayburn House Office Building Washington
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs convenes to discuss accountability within the State Department for the attacks on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya one year prior.
Country: 
Libya
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:00am to 3:30am
Location: 
311 Cannon House Office Building
At a House Homeland Security Committee hearing for the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, witnesses testify on the threat that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula poses to the U.S. homeland and suggest ways to reorient U.S. counterterrorism strategy to address Al Qaeda's new and different organizational structure.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Senate Dirksen 419
Regional integration between Afghnaistan and Central Asia was discussed at the nomination hearing for the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Nisha Desai Biswal. 
Country: 
Afghanistan
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan
Central Asia Regional
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
2172 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Chairman Salmon on the hearing: “A liberalized economic system where citizens are empowered to innovate, pursue their dreams, and decide how best to provide for their families is the bestrecipe for strengthening democratic institutions and the rule of law in theWestern Hemisphere. This hearing will explore how and why we have seen an erosion of this democracy in Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Argentina. We will be honored to hear from former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and our panel of expert witnesses, who are uniquely qualified to discuss...
Country: 
Colombia
Bolivia
Argentina
Venezuela
Ecuador
Nicaragua
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:15pm
Location: 
311 Cannon House Office Building
The House Committee on Homeland Security holds a hearing to discuss the potential consequences of U.S. military intervention in Syria.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
216 Senate Hart Office Building
The Honorable John F. Kerry Secretary of State U.S. Department of State Washington, DC   The Honorable Chuck Hagel Secretary of Defense U.S. Department of Defense Washington, DC   General Martin E. Dempsey Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Staff Pentagon Washington, DC
Friday, August 2, 2013 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
311 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Opening Statements Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), Chairman Witnesses Panel I Mr. Alan D. Cohn Assistant Secretary for Strategy, Planning, Analysis Office of Policy U.S. Department of Homeland Security Dr. Daniel Y. Chiu Deputy Assistant Secretary Strategy U.S. Department of Defense Mr. Charles M. Johnson Director International Affairs and Trade U.S. Government Accountability Office Panel II Major General Robert H. Scales, Jr. (ret)...
Country: 
Mexico
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
2172 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Witnesses Matthew Levitt, Ph.D. Director and Senior Fellow Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence The Washington Institute for Near East Policy Mr. Michael A. Braun Co-Founder and Managing Partner Spectre Group International, LLC (Former Chief of Operations, Drug Enforcement Administration) LOCATION: 2172 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Country: 
Cuba
Nicaragua
Ecuador
Venezuela
Argentina
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
2172 Rayburn House Office Building
The House Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa convenes to discuss the ongoing Syrian crisis in relation to Iran's influence in the region.  
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 2:15pm to 3:45pm
Location: 
Cannon House Office Building Room 340
This hearing convenes a a panel of experts to discuss the current situation and the future outlook for economic development along the New Silk Road, including Security Assistance Monitor Joshua Kucera.
Country: 
Turkmenistan
Azerbaijan
Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 2:15pm to 4:15pm
Location: 
Dirksen Senate Office Building 419
NOMINATION U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Presiding: Senator Menendez Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Time: 02:15 PM Location: Senate Dirksen 419 Webcast: This hearing is scheduled to be live webcast. Please return to this page to view the hearing live at the specified date and time. Panel One: The Honorable, Steve A. Linick of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of State Panel Two: Mr. John R. Phillips of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to...
Country: 
Brazil
Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 10:30am to 1:00pm
Location: 
419 Dirksen Senate Office Building
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations convenes to discuss political unrest and violence in Egypt.
Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
2172 House Rayburn Office Building
This hearing will look at the economic and geopolitical tensions that could threaten U.S. and allied security from competition for resources, and what America can do to protect its interests.
Country: 
Kazakhstan
Turkmenistan
Azerbaijan
Israel
Turkey
Lebanon
South Africa
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Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Location: 
2172 House Rayburn Office Building
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs met to discuss democratic prospects in Ethiopia following the death of their longtime Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.  By promoting policies of good governance, the US can also hope to strengthen regional stability and security.
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:15pm
Location: 
2172 House Rayburn Office Building
The House Subcommittee on Africa met to discuss whether or not natural resource wealth in African countries caused instability.  The witnesses focused on  corruption and mismanagement of revenues.
Country: 
Africa Regional
Sub-Saharan Africa Regional
Liberia
Angola
Sierra Leone
Nigeria
Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)
Guinea
Zimbabwe
Ghana
Senegal
Equatorial Guinea

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