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Politics : Think Tanks


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  • Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program
    Program by the University of Pennsylvania which conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments & in civil societies around the world.
  • Acton Institute
    Public policy think tank founded by Robert A. Sirico & Kris Alan Mauren in 1990 to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.
  • AEI
    The American Enterprise Institute is a nonpartisan public policy research institute with a community of scholars and supporters committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity and strengthening free enterprise.
  • Aspen Institute
    International think tank & research institute which promotes the pursuit of common ground through regular nonpartisan & nonideolgical seminars & conferences.
  • Atlantic Council
    Nonpartisan international affairs think thank founded in 1961 to galvanize US global leadership & engagement in partnership with allies & partners.
  • Baker Institute
    American think tank founded in 1993 by Richard Stoll as a public policy research center to bring together statesmen, scholars & students and to be a bridge between the world of ideas & the world of action.
  • Bipartisan Policy Center
    Think take which encourages a bipartisanship approach to problems. The BPC was founded in 2007 by Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole & George J. Mitchell.
  • Brookings Institution
    Nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Their mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
  • Capital Research Center
    Conservative & libertarian organization which promotes free markets, constitutional government & individual liberty. They were founded in 1984 by Willa Johnson & study non-profit organizations.
  • Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
    International relations think tank founded in 1914 as the Church Peace Union.
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    The CEIP is a foreign-policy think tank which promotes active international engagement by the United States & is dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations. The organization was founded by Andrew Carnegie on December 14, 1910.
  • Cato Institute
    Libertarian think tank founded in 1974 by Ed Crane, Charles Koch & Murray Rothbard. They encourage American public policy based on individual liberty, limited government, free markets & peaceful international relations.
  • Center for a New American Security
    CNAS is a think tank created by Michele Flournoy & Kurt M. Campbell in 2007 to develop strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies that promote and protect American interests and values.
  • Center for American Progress
    Public policy research & advocacy organization which promotes liberal views. The organization was founded by John Podesta on October 24, 2003.
  • Center for Economic and Policy Research
    The CEPR is a liberal economic think tank founded in 1999 by economists Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot.
  • Center for Equal Opportunity
    CEO is a conservative think tank devoted to issues of race and ethnicity.
  • Center for Immigration Studies
    An independent, non-partisan & non-profit research organization founded in 1985. They provide immigration policymakers, the academic community, news media & concerned citizens with reliable information about the consequences of legal & illegal immigration into the United States.
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
    The CSIS is a Washington, D.C. foreign policy think tank founded in 1962 by Georgetown University. It studies political, economic & security policies.
  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
    The CPBB is a nonpartisan research & policy institute which was founded in 1981. They aim to reduce poverty & inequality while promoting responsible fiscal policies at the state & federal level.
  • Centre for Economic Policy Research
    The CEPR was founded in 1983 to publish research which enhances the quality of economic policy-making within Europe & beyond.
  • Centre for International Governance Innovation
    The CIGI is an independent, non-partisan think tank which publishes research, opinions & public voice in the aims of making a difference in today's world by bringing clarity & innovative thinking to global policy making.
  • Chatham House
    An independent policy institute based in London which is also known as the Royal Institute of International Affairs. The organization was founded in 1920 & is focused on energy, environment, international economics & global security.
  • Claremont Institute
    Conservative American think tank founded in 1979 to restore the principles of the American Founding to their rightful, preeminent authority.
  • Committee on the Present Danger: China
    Independent & non-partisan effort to educate and inform American citizens and policymakers about the existential threats presented from the Peoples Republic of China under the misrule of the Chinese Communist Party.
  • Commonwealth Fund
    Liberal think tank founded by Anna M. Harkness in 1918 to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality & greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable and the elderly.
  • Competitive Enterprise Institute
    Non-profit public policy organization which promotes free enterprise & individual liberty through advocating good public policy & limited intervention in markets. Fred L. Smith Jr. founded the organization on March 9, 1984.
  • Council on Foreign Relations
    The CFR is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher offering daily analysis of foreign policy issues.
  • Discovery Institute
    The DI is a conservative think tank founded by Bruce Chapman & George Gilder in 1990. They promote the controversial concept of intelligent design.
  • Economic Policy Institute
    EPI is a non-profit think tank formed in 1986 which publishes research & ideas promoting shared prosperity.
    The Electronic Privacy Information Center focuses public attention on emerging civil liberties, privacy, First Amendment issues and works to promote the Public Voice in decisions concerning the future of the Internet.
  • Freedom House
    Independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom, democracy & political rights around the world. The organization was founded on October 31, 1941 and is largely funded by the United States government.
  • Government Accountability Institute
    The GAI is a conservative investigative nonprofit organization which does in depth reporting on governmental corruption. Peter Schweizer and Stephen Bannon founded the organization in 2012.
  • Guttmacher Institute
    NGO founded in 1968 which promotes advanced sexual & reproductive health rights globally.
  • Heartland Institute
    Conservative & libertarian public policy think tank founded by David H. Padden in 1984.
  • Hoover Institution
    Public policy think tank promoting the principles of individual, economic & political freedom.
  • Human Rights Watch
    HRW is an organization dedicated to defending human rights worldwide.
  • Independent Institute
    American public policy think tank founded by David J. Theroux in 1986 to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies, grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity.
  • Inter-American Dialogue
    The IAD engages a global team of thought leaders to support democratic governance, social equity, and economic prosperity in North America, latin America & the caribbean.
  • ITEP
    The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan tax policy organization which was founded in 1980. It aims to inform the debate over tax policies nationwide.
  • Kaiser Family Foundation
    Provides in-depth information on key health policy issues including Medicaid, Medicare, health reform & global health. Henry J. Kaiser founded the NGO on December 4, 1948.
  • Lexington Institute
    Public policy think tank founded in 1988 by James Courter, Merrick Carey & Loren Thompson. They receive funding from military contractors & promote weapons programs along with improving the resiliency of the United States electric grid.
  • Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
    Think tank focusing on free-market solutions to drive economic growth, education, energy & environment, health care & urban policy. Antony Fisher & William J. Casey founded the organization in 1977.
  • Mercatus Center
    A premier university source for free market-oriented ideas, bridging the gap between academic ideas & real-world problems. Richard Fink founded the think tank in 1980.
  • New America Foundation
    Think tank and civic enterprise committed to renewing American politics, prosperity, and purpose in the digital age. They generate big ideas, bridge the gap between technology & policy, and curate broad public conversation.
  • Open Society Foundations
    The OSF work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. George Soros founded the organization in April 1993.
  • Peterson Institute for International Economics
    The PIIE is a private, nonpartisan nonprofit institution committed to rigorous, intellectually open & in depth study & discussion of international economic policy.
  • Public Policy Institute of California
    The PPIC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to informing & improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research. William Redington Hewlett established the organization in 1994.
  • RAND Corporation
    Nonprofit institution that helps improve policy & political decision making through objective research services & public policy analysis. Henry H. Arnold, Donald Douglas & Curtis LeMay founded the organization on May 14, 1948.
  • Reason Foundation
    American libertarian think tank established in 1978 by Robert W. Poole, Jr., Manuel S. Klausner & Tibor R. Machan. Their mission is advancing a free society by developing, applying, & promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, & the rule of law.
  • Russell Sage Foundation
    The RSF was established by Mrs. Margaret Olivia Sage in 1907 with the goal of improving social & living conditions across the United States. The foundation conducts & disseminates social science research.
  • Stimson Center
    Nonpartisan policy research center working to solve the world's greatest threats to security & prosperity. They focus on important global issues including nuclear proliferation, arms trafficking, water management, wildlife poaching & responses to humanitarian crises. Barry Blechman & Michael Krepon founded the organization in 1989.
  • Tax Foundation
    Nonprofit independent tax policy organization founded in 1937. They conduct research, analysis & engage experts to promote smarter tax policy.
  • The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
    Publishes research, ideas & leadership to promote arms control, reduce nuclear threat & encourage a more peaceful world.
  • The Century Foundation
    TCF is a progressive, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to foster opportunity, reduce inequality & promote security at home and abroad.
  • The Earth Institute
    Columbia University think tank founded in 1995 to promote sustainable development globally.
  • The Heritage Foundation
    American public policy think tank offering educational research to build and promote conservative public policies. Paul Weyrich, Edwin Feulner & Joseph Coors founded the institution on February 16, 1973.
  • The National Bureau of Economic Research
    The NBER is a research organization which is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community.
  • Third Way
    Liberal public policy think tank founded in 2005 by Jonathan Cowan, Matt Bennett, Nancy Hale & Jim Kessler.
  • Urban Institute
    Social & economic policy research think tank offering solutions to help expand opportunities for all people, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the fiscal health of governments and effectiveness of public policies.
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    Think tank founded in 1968 as part of the Smithsonian Institution to commemorate the ideals and concerns of Woodrow Wilson by: providing a link between the world of ideas and the world of policy; and fostering research, study, discussion, and collaboration among a full spectrum of individuals concerned with policy and scholarship in national and world affairs.
  • Worldwatch Institute
    Environmentally focused global research organization which promotes sustainable development programs. Lester Brown founded the institute in 1974.

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Last Updated: 2-Oct-2020