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 2018, the Wilson Center was named the #1 regional studies think tank in the world.
Nonpartisanship. Intellectual rigor. Actionable ideas for policies that affect our security and our relations with the world. This is the Wilson Center - and we have never been more needed than we are today.
Scott Walker, former Governor of Wisconsin
In a complex world, our scholars help leaders understand global trends through more than a dozen regional and thematic programs.
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.”
On the Horizon: What to Watch in 2020
Wilson Experts Weigh In
A Year of Insight & Impact: Annual Report FY2019
In this year’s report, you will see considerable progress in integrating our programs across four cross-regional issues: the rule of law, great power competition, digital threats and opportunities, and cooperation in the Arctic.
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