About the Wilson Center
The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress in 1968 as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, is the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for the policy community.
The Wilson Center brings fresh thinking and deep expertise to the most pressing policy challenges we face today. We convene scholars to create a global dialogue of ideas that Congress, the administration, and the international policy community can act on. In 2019, the Wilson Center was named the #1 regional studies think tank in the world.
Ambassador Mark Green
We really need to hold up the kind of independent research and scholarship that the Wilson Center is famous for. We need to harness it, we need to project it.
Vice President Mike Pence
It’s an honor to be here at the Director’s Forum with the members and friends of this well-respected institution, an institution of independent research, open dialogue, and actionable ideas – truly a bipartisan stalwart here in Washington.
“You have to give the Wilson Center credit for not short-changing its audience when it comes to covering hot-button topics in a single webcast.”
On the Horizon | What to Watch in 2022
The world in 2021 continued to roil with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, intensifying competition between the world’s major powers, questions of trust inside many of the world’s leading democracies, and natural disasters made more intense by the effects of climate extremes. As we look to what is on the horizon in 2022, we contend with a geopolitical situation of greater uncertainty than at any time since the end of the Cold War.
Annual Report 2021 | A Year of Insight & Impact
The Wilson Center's interactive annual report for 2021 takes us through a year of insight and impact. This year, the Center welcomed a new President and CEO, Ambassador Mark Green. Under his leadership, the Center strives to be a place of scholarship and learning where leaders can come for informed, knowledge-driven insight and analysis of the many challenges that face our nation and our world.
Diversity and Inclusion at the Wilson Center
The Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Council supports the broader mission of the Wilson Center to be the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for Congress, the Administration, and the broader international policy community.LEARN MORE
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