International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

FOREIGN POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

A nation must think before it acts.

aka FPRI

Philadelphia, PA

Mission

The Foreign Policy Research Institute is dedicated to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the foreign policy and national security challenges facing the United States It seeks to educate the public, teach teachers, train students, and offer ideas to advance U S national interests based on a nonpartisan, geopolitical perspective that illuminates contemporary international affairs through the lens of history, geography, and culture.

Ruling Year

1970

President

Alan H. Luxenberg

Main Address

1528 Walnut Street Suite 610

Philadelphia, PA 19102 USA

Keywords

International Affairs, Education, Policy, Research

EIN

23-1731998

 Number

1415693595

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (Q05)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

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Programs + Results

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The United States faces multiple serious challenges from abroad – from major powers like China and Russia, from rogue states like Iran and North Korea, and from non-state actors like Al Qaeda and ISIS. Policymakers and the general public require honest, nonpartisan analysis both to understand these complex issues and to develop policies to cope with them. An informed public is essential to sustaining a coherent foreign policy.

Our programs

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Program on National Security

Program on the Middle East

Center for the Study of America and the West

Asia Program

Eurasia Program

Butcher History Institute for Teachers

Civic Education Initiative

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Charting Impact

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The Foreign Policy Research Institute is dedicated to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the foreign policy and national security challenges facing the United States. It seeks to educate the public, teach teachers, train students, and offer ideas to advance U.S. national interests based on a nonpartisan, geopolitical perspective that illuminates contemporary international affairs through the lens of history, geography, and culture.

FPRI has three main areas of operation to meet these goals. First, FPRI conducts research through its network of affiliate scholars, publishing everything from short blog posts to lengthier essays to full-length book manuscripts, as well as a quarterly academic journal. Second, FPRI hosts public events throughout the East Coast and other locations providing historical context to current geopolitical issues. Third, FPRI's educational programming consists of a series of professional development seminars for teachers, a yearlong internship program for college students, and a civics education program for high school students.

FPRI has a network of over 100 affiliated scholars representing diverse points of view but all united in their determination to preserve and protect America's national interests and values. Our affiliated fellows are drawn from diverse disciplines in academia and from diverse career tracks outside of academia; they have often risen to key policy positions in the US government and appear or are cited in news media hundreds of times each year. We have over 60 years of experience in producing and disseminating policy-relevant scholarship, and over 20 years of experience in providing professional development for high school teachers and educational experiences for students. FPRI's scholarship is promoted through a variety of channels to over 260,000 social media fans and over 80,000 monthly web users.

For objective measures, we scrutinize volume of web traffic, engagement on social media, and citations in the news media, audience attendance at programs, testimonies on Capitol Hill, and appointments of personnel or former personnel to key positions in the US Government. Subject evidence of progress include reports from US government personnel on the use of our written materials or consultation with our affiliated fellows. There is also the matter of our ranking on the Global Think Tank Index at the University of Pennsylvania.

FPRI has over 100 affiliated scholars and 5 research programs producing quality scholarship on pressing policy issues in the form of 300 essays annually, plus 4 issues of a quarterly policy journal, and several books, podcasts, and animated videos per year. Our social media following has grown to 260,000 followers, and we receive over 500 media hits -- locally, nationally, and internationally. Our educational programs have hosted over 1,000 teacher participants in History Institutes to date and we engage over 200 students and teachers each year through our civic education initiative. We also host over 50 public events annually. Our alumni have occupied key positions in the State and Defense Departments, and on the National Security Council staff. Accordingly, the Global Go-To Think Tank Index has ranked FPRI as #1 among US think tanks with a budget under $5 million for the past few years.

In the future, we look to expand our reach through increasing use of new technologies and new platforms while growing our in-house staff to meet these goals.

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Financials

FOREIGN POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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