A nonpartisan global public policy institution, the Wilson Center has, throughout its 43-year history, upheld its mission to commemorate the ideals of President Wilson by :

  • Providing a link between the worlds of ideas and public policy to address current and future domestic and global challenges;
  • Fostering policy-relevant original research and civil dialogue to enhance the knowledge of leaders, citizens and institutions worldwide; and
  • Building bridges of understanding where, too often, there is division.

With experts in residence from around the world, a state-of-the art facility in downtown Washington, D.C., and a reputation for sound, unbiased and constructive thinking, the Wilson Center is able to convene preeminent leaders in the scholarly, business and government communities to connect the world of ideas with the world of policy. Additionally, through digital distribution outlets, including social media, the Wilson Center can reach beyond its walls to hundreds of thousands here and abroad, including decision makers at all levels.