The Stimson Center is a nonpartisan policy research center working to solve the world’s greatest threats to security and prosperity. Think of a modern global challenge: refugee flows, arms trafficking, terrorism. These threats cannot be resolved by a single government, individual, or business. Stimson’s award-winning research serves as a roadmap to address borderless threats through collective action. Our formula is simple: we gather the brightest people to think beyond soundbites, create solutions, and make those solutions reality. We follow the credo of one of history’s leading statesman, Henry L. Stimson in taking, “pragmatic steps toward ideal objectives.” We are practical in our approach and independent in our analysis. Our innovative ideas change the world. Learn More: Team | Impact | Support Stimson

Awards & Recognition
MacArthur Foundation: Creative & Effective Institution Award Winner
Transparify:  5-Star Transparency Rating
Foreign Policy: Most Women in Policy Leadership Positions of Any Leading Think Tank
University of Pennsylvania: Ranked Top 25 U.S. Think Tank

“The Stimson Center’s innovative and pragmatic approach to peace-building has helped make ours a more peaceful and secure global community.” – Kofi A. Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations

“The Stimson Center has for a quarter century continually innovated to find solutions to the tremendous challenges facing the world today.” – Robert M. Gates, Former United States Secretary of Defense