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Stimson Center Ranks Among Top 1% of US Think Tanks

The 2019 ranking by Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania

The Stimson Center ranks 17th among all American think tanks according to the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, putting it among the top 1% of US think tanks. This is the third year in a row that Stimson has been listed among the top 20 U.S. think tanks and the sixth year in the top 25.  Stimson was also once again recognized in the Best New Idea or Paradigm category, highlighting the institution’s unique solution-focused approach. (Full report)

“For three decades, Stimson has been a leading voice on urgent global issues. We are proud that our unique approach to promoting international security, shared prosperity, and justice continues to be recognized for its global impact. At Stimson we take good policy ideas and work to make them a reality – field testing prototypes, building tools, and working with local leaders. As changes in power and technology usher in a challenging new era, think tanks need to reinvent themselves. We are proud to be at the forefront of that change,” said Brian Finlay, CEO and President of the Stimson Center.

Stimson was ranked #10 in the Best New Idea or Paradigm category, highlighting policy innovation across a range of research areas. Innovative projects at Stimson include:

Stimson was recognized in the Best Use of the Internet category. See the new Stimson website launched just 10 days ago: www.stimson.org/

Also noted was Stimson’s dedication to quality assurance and integrity. Stimson is dedicated to transparency and publishes both its ethics and independence policies and its funding sources.

The Stimson Center promotes international security, shared prosperity & justice through applied research and independent analysis, deep engagement, and policy innovation. More at www.stimson.org.

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