Policy Matters: Educating Congress on Peace and Security

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Policy Matters: Educating Congress on Peace and Security is a handbook for concerned citizens and organizations interested in shaping the ongoing debates about today's most critical international security issues. With this nuts-and-bolts guide to the inner workings of Congress, engaged citizens are armed with the strategies they need to advocate for long-term, balanced solutions to the nation's most pressing foreign policy challenges. Lorelei Kelly and Elizabeth Turpen draw on over a dozen years of combined experience on Capitol Hill to offer this unique perspective on navigating peace and security issues in Congress.

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Dr. Elizabeth Turpen is a Senior Associate and co-director of the Security for a New Century project at the Henry L. Stimson Center. Turpen brings recent Senate experience and a background in national security, nuclear and nonproliferation issues to this project. Turpen's previous employment was with Senator Pete V. Domenici (R-NM) as a legislative assistant responsible for defense, nonproliferation and foreign affairs. Prior to coming to Washington in 1998, she was a consultant on nonproliferation policy, US-Russia programs, and the national security implications of technological advances for a high tech company in New Mexico. Turpen has extensive teaching experience and has published numerous articles. Turpen received her PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Lorelei Kelly came to Washington, DC in 1997 from Stanford University's Center on Conflict and Negotiation. Her long-standing interest in international affairs and conflict resolution provided the impetus for Security for a New Century-a bipartisan study group on Capitol Hill which she founded in 1998. After graduating from Grinnell College, she spent a year as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow studying women's involvement in arms control and disarmament in Europe. In 1994, she was trained in international civilian peacekeeping in Austria, and in 1996, she was an American team member of a public peace process between Armenia and Azerbaijan. At Stanford, Kelly taught peace studies at the California campus and a course on peacekeeping and conflict prevention at the university's D.C. program. After returning from Europe in 1990, she received training as a court mediator and worked on legal and neighborhood issues in Portland, Oregon. Kelly has a BA from Grinnell College and an MA from Stanford University. She is from Northern New Mexico.


"Policy Matters is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand how private individuals can contribute to congressional policy discourse." -- National Council for International Visitors, “Book Review: Policy Matters,” NCIV Network News, September 2004

"This handbook is a real contribution to understanding our democratic processes [in Congress]." -- Joseph S. Nye, Jr., author of Soft Power: the Means to Success in World Politics

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