Michael Barnes

Michael Barnes senior fellow

Email: mbarnes@ciponline.org
Phone: (202) 232-3317

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Former U.S. Congressman Mike Barnes (D.MD-8) served in the House of Representatives from 1979 to 1987. He was a member of the Leadership, serving as Assistant Majority Whip, and served on the Foreign Affairs, Budget, Judiciary and District of Columbia Committees. He chaired the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Metropolitan Affairs Subcommittee of the DC Committee. He was a member of the Subcommittees on Europe and the Middle East and Asia and Pacific Affairs of the Foreign Affairs Committee. President Reagan appointed him to serve on the Kissinger Commission on Central America and the President's Commission on Drunk Driving. Subsequent to his congressional service he has practiced law and served as President of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Chair of the Center for National Policy, Chair of the US-Panama Business Council, Co-Chair of the US Committee for the United Nations Development Program, Chair of the Governor's Commission on Growth in the Chesapeake Bay Region (the "2020 Commission"), and a member of the boards of directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, University of Maryland Foundation, Center for International Policy, Public Voice, Overseas Development Council, US Association of Former Members of Congress, US Committee for UNICEF, WGL Holdings, Inc and its subsidiary Washington Gas Light Company. He is on the National Advisory Boards of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and the United Nations Association. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs, and Inter-American Dialogue. His current work as a Senior Fellow is focused on international and domestic politics and policy.

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