On July 25, 2019, Foreign Policy for America and the International Crisis Group co-hosted an important discussion with Congressman Andy Kim, Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, and Congressman Tom Malinowski on how Congress can reclaim its constitutional authority by preventing war with Iran. This panel and Q&A session were moderated by Robert Malley, the President and CEO of the International Crisis Group.
- Congressman Andy Kim represents New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Small Business Committee and is the Chairman of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access. Prior to running for office, Kim served at the White House as the Director of Iraq in the National Security Council where he coordinated the crisis response to counter the rise of ISIS. He also served in Afghanistan as a Strategic Advisor to Generals David Petraeus and John Allen.
- Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin represents Michigan’s 8th district. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Homeland Security Committee. Prior to running for office, Slotkin served as the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for for International Security Affairs during the Obama administration. She has served in various defense and intelligence positions under President Bush and President Obama, including time at the White House and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
- Congressman Tom Malinowski represents New Jersey’s 7th district. Prior to running for office, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor under President Obama. Prior to that role, the Congressman served as the chief advocate for Human Rights Watch and a Senior Director on President Clinton’s National Security Council, where he worked to end conflicts around the globe.
- Robert Malley is the president and CEO of International Crisis Group. Prior to rejoining Crisis Group, first as Vice President for Policy and now as President and CEO, Malley served in the Obama administration as Special Assistant to the President, Senior Adviser to the President for the Counter-ISIL Campaign, and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf region. HE also served as Special Assistant to President Clinton for Arab-Israeli affairs and Director for Near East and South Asian affairs at the National Security Council. Before joining the Obama administration, he was a Program Director for Middle East and North Africa at Crisis Group, leading the organization’s research, analysis, policy prescription and advocacy in and about the region.