Study Group with Kristin Amerling: Citizen Engagement in Congressional Investigations



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When former President Theodore Roosevelt testified before Congress, he noted that “like any other citizen” it was his “plain duty to try and help this committee or respond to its invitation.” In addition to providing witness testimony, how can private citizens be involved in congressional investigations? Join Kristin Amerling and Melanie Sloan, who has played leading roles in government watchdog organizations, to discuss how outside organizations and individual citizens can influence congressional investigations by actions such as uncovering relevant facts through Freedom of Information Act requests, highlighting issues to Congress that demand inquiry, and staying informed about congressional oversight.

Guest: Melanie Sloan, Founding Executive Director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Senior Advisor to American Oversight

RSVP here by 10:00 AM by March 22nd. Registration does not open for sessions until 1 week ahead of study group date. You must register through this form and a limited number of seats will be allocated for in-person participation. We will notify you at noon the day of the study group via your Harvard email whether you will be joining in-person or via Zoom.

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OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, all IOP study groups are off-the-record