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Often referred to as public policy or research institutes, think tanks can be a good source for research on various topics. • Think tanks often bridge the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems or concrete public policy issues.
Founded in 1993 as the Boston Research Center for the 21st Century, the aim of the center is "to work toward a fundamental shift in U.S. and international culture — from isolation, violence, and war to interconnectedness, nonviolence, and peace.”
Founded in 1961, the Atlantic Council "promotes constructive U.S. leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic community in meeting the international challenges of the 21st century.”
Founded in 1982, and part of the City University of New York , the center “brings together scholars, policymakers, civil society leaders, and other stakeholders to further understanding and foster policy-oriented research concerning the governance, security, and economic well-being of peoples in the Americas.”
Founded in 1982 at Emory University, the center “is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.”
Founded in 1972 through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, the fund seeks to strengthen transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities.
Founded in 1976 and associated with the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, the institute "help[s] senior government policy makers, industry leaders, and officials in the public policy community make informed decisions in a dynamic and unpredictable global security environment.”
Established by 1984 federal law as a publicly funded national institution chartered to "serve the American people and the federal government through the widest possible range of education and training, basic and applied research opportunities, and peace information services on the means to promote international peace and the resolution of conflicts among the nations and peoples of the world without recourse to violence."
Founded in 1991 and part of Brown University, the institute's research "confronts the important problems of our time – particularly insecurity and inequality - and explores the possibilities and limitations in the global flows of knowledge, people, wealth, and weapons.”
Founded in 1980 "to bridge divides across the Iron Curtain," the institute's mission is to "focus on the most pressing challenges facing global peace and security and forge collective action for a safer and better world.”
Founded in 1982, the council is “dedicated to bringing information to those who make or influence the foreign policy of the United States and to assisting world leaders, particularly in the former USSR, with building democracies and market economies.”
Founded in 1956, the council is “focused on a wide range of educational programs which address critical challenges to U. S. foreign policy, national security, economic security and moral leadership of the United States of America.”
Founded in 1988, the center “specializes in identifying policies, actions, and resource needs that are vital to American security and then ensures that such issues are the subject of both focused, principled examination and effective action by recognized policy experts, appropriate officials, opinion leaders, and the general public.”
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