Richard A. Arenberg served on Capitol Hill for 34 years in senior Congressional staff positions, as a Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Majority Leader George Mitchell, and Senators Paul Tsongas and Carl Levin (current Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee).

Among other roles during his career, he served on the Senate Iran-Contra Committee, was a major negotiator of the landmark Alaska Lands bill and served as Chief of Staff to the Deputy President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the National Security Advisor to the Senate Majority Leader.

He is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy & American Institutions at Brown University’s Taubman Center, Adjunct Lecturer in Political Science at Northeastern University and Adjunct Lecturer in Government at Suffolk University.

He is a member of the Advisory Board of the national Social Security Works & Strengthen Social Security Campaign, a member of the Board of Advisors of As America Ages at Brown, and a Senior Congressional Fellow at the Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership.

He helped Senator William Cohen and Senator Mitchell write Men of Zeal, a book detailing and analyzing the Iran-Contra hearings.

The U.S. Senate Historical Office has published an oral history which was conducted by Senate Historian Donald Ritchie covering his 30 years of service on the Senate staff.

Robert B. Dove, Parliamentarian Emeritus of the United States Senate, spent 36 years on Capitol Hill, 13 of them as the United States Senate, "referee."

He advised Senators on legislative process and procedures and played a pivotal role in such key Senate debates as the impeachment trial of President Clinton, the electoral college decisions in the 2001 presidential election, and the decisions to invoke the war powers act in several international military actions.

He was a key participant in the drafting of the Senate’s new budget process adopted in 1975 and is the author of the Senate’s definitive publication, “Enactment of a Law: Procedural Steps in the Legislative Process.?p> Since his retirement in 2001, he has served as an informal advisor to a number of Senators. He is an attorney with Washington's most prestigious law firm, Patton Boggs. He was named Congressional Chair at The George Washington University and currently teaches classes on Congressional leadership at the University.

Dr. Dove is the author of articles and chapters on congressional procedure including sections of the Encyclopedia of Congress." He has acted as parliamentary consultant to numerous foreign government entities such as the Russian Duma, the Yemen Parliament, the Kuwait Parliament, the Bulgarian Legislature, and the Polish Legislature.

Dr. Dove earned a B.A. from The Ohio State University, an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Duke University, and a J.D. from Georgetown University.