Wilson Center Is Top U.S. Think Tank to Watch, Says Survey

Jan 22, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Wilson Center is the top “Think Tank To Watch” in the U.S., according to an authoritative survey released today, and one of the world’s top ten think tanks.

“We are thrilled to be the top U.S. Think Tank to Watch and to enter the top 10 think tanks worldwide for the first time,” said Jane Harman, President, CEO and Director of the Center. “This is great recognition for all the staff at the Center, and for our many scholars and supporters in Washington and around the world. We are building a global future for the Center, and that is being recognized.”

For the first time, the Wilson Center has been ranked in the top ten of global think tanks by the Global Go To Think Tank Index. It has risen steadily in the rankings in the last four years: 17th in 2010, 15th in 2011, 11th in 2012 and tenth in 2013.

The Center’s success included top ten U.S. rankings for program content and media outreach. “Having two reports in the top 20 – one on migration, one on climate change and conflict – highlights our deep expertise and scholarship,” said Andrew Selee, the Wilson Center’s new Executive Vice President.

The Global Go To Think Tank Index is produced annually by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the International Relations Program, University of Pennsylvania. It combines the opinions of nearly two thousand scholars, public and private donors, policy makers, and journalists, and is widely regarded as the only authoritative ranking of think tanks.