A roundtable discussion with Jennifer Hendrixson White, Mira Kogen Resnick and Matt Zweig, senior professional staff members from the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee.
Last summer, Congress enacted the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act which among other things, imposes new sanctions on Iran, Russia, and North Korea. The Act was signed into law by President Trump in August 2017 and guidance on implementation has since been issued by both the Department of State and the Department of the Treasury. The House Foreign Affairs Committee has played an active role in sanctions and related elements of financial pressure to accomplish foreign policy and national security goals. The discussion will provide an opportunity to hear what Congress is thinking on sanctions and learn about the Committee’s work on sanctions policy.
Jennifer Hendrixson White is a Senior Professional Staff Member for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, where she serves as the principal adviser to the Ranking Member on matters relating to East Asia and the Pacific as well as personnel and institutional modernisation for the State Department and USAID. Prior to this, she was Coordinator of the US-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue at the Department of State, and has held policy positions related to East Asian multilateral forums, including Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF). Jennifer holds Bachelor's Degrees in International Affairs and International Trade and Development from the University of California and an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies with a triple concentration in China, Southeast Asia, and International Economics.
Mira Kogen Resnick currently serves as the Senior Professional Staff Member for the Democratic staff of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, focusing on the Middle East and North Africa. Mira began working on Capitol Hill in 2005, and has worked for several members of Congress and Democratic political campaigns. In 2011-2013 she joined the State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, working on strategic planning and relations with Congress. Mira graduated from Columbia University and earned a Master's Degree in Security Studies at the National Defense University.
Matthew Zweig currently serves as a Senior Professional Staff Member for the Republican staff of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, focusing on international sanctions and terror finance, the Middle East (Iran, Yemen, the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, and Israel and the Palestinian Authority), and political-military affairs. Matthew has worked for the Committee since 2001. He holds a Master's Degree in War Studies from the King's College of London, University of London, and an Executive MBA from George Mason University.
London - venue to be confirmed.