Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced the following upcoming committee events:

Tuesday, March 21

Subcommittee Hearing: Pressuring North Korea: Evaluating Options

2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), Chairman

Invited Witnesses Include:

Mr. Bruce Klingner
Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia
The Heritage Foundation

Sung-Yoon Lee, Ph.D.
Kim Koo-Korea Foundation Professor in Korean Studies and Assistant Professor
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Tufts University

Mr. Anthony Ruggiero
Senior Fellow
Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Chairman Yoho on the hearing: “North Korea’s belligerent behavior and retention of their illicit weapons program continues to undermine peace and security throughout East Asia. Missile tests conducted just a few weeks ago prove that North Korea remains determined to obtain an ICBM, posing a significant threat to U.S. personnel, our allies, and the U.S. homeland. This hearing will give members the opportunity to explore additional ways the United States can address an increasingly belligerent North Korea.”

Wednesday, March 22

Subcommittee Hearing: Anti-Semitism Across Borders

10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations
Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ), Chairman

Invited Witnesses Include:

Mr. Paul Goldenberg
National Director
Secure Community Network

Rabbi Andrew Baker
Personal Representative on Combating Anti-Semitism
Office of the Chairperson-in-Office
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Mr. Mark Weitzman
Director of Government Affairs
Simon Wiesenthal Center

Chairman Smith on the hearing: “Anti-Semitism is an ancient and persistent hatred that must be fought until it is defeated. We must be clear-eyed about the problem and relentless with the perpetrators. The witnesses at this hearing will discuss the most urgent threats to Jewish communities, underlying ideological motivations and make recommendations for what needs to be done.”

Wednesday, March 22

Subcommittee Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward the Baltic States

2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Chairman

Invited Witnesses Include:

Mr. Paul A. Goble
Principal Professor
The Institute of World Politics

Ms. Lisa Sawyer Samp
Senior Fellow
International Security Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Mr. Matthew Rojansky
Kennan Institute
Woodrow Wilson Center

Mr. Edward Lucas
Senior Vice President
Center for European Policy Analysis

Chairman Rohrabacher on the hearing: “Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania emerged from Soviet occupation 25 years ago and have taken major strides to build their economies, become integrated with the rest of Europe, and join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Over the last three years, as the U.S.-Russia relationship has headed in the wrong direction, tension in the region has increased. This hearing will provide the Members of the Subcommittee an opportunity to hear from a panel of experienced experts, ask questions, and gain insight into the region and what should guide US policy.”


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