2009 Capitol Hill Forum
Advancing Agricultural Development and
Addressing the Global Food Crisis - Present and Future
March 3, 2009
Senior Professional Staff, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Connie Veillette currently serves as a Senior Professional Staff Member for Senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind) on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Previously, she was a Specialist in Foreign Assistance at the Congressional Research Service, where she researched foreign aid issues and advised Congress on policy options. She began her public service working for a Member of the House Appropriations Committee in a variety of capacities, the last 10 years as Chief of Staff. She is currently an adjunct professor at George Washington University teaching classes in International Relations, Legislative Politics, and Congress and Foreign Policy. She is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School Program for Senior Government Managers, and the Stennis Center Congressional Staff Fellows Program. In 1999, the Federal Republic of Germany awarded her the Verdienstkreuz (Federal Cross of Merit).