Who We Are
We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing knowledge and engagement in global affairs. Our team of leading experts and our growing community are deeply invested in creating a more open and promising world for all.
What Drives Us
We are committed to making global affairs more accessible, applicable, and actionable for more people. We each have a role to play in the world’s most critical issues — you don’t need to be an expert to join the conversation, and expert insights aren’t just for the limited few.
What We Do
We empower more people to help shape our global future. Through a unique combination of content, engagement experiences, and in-depth research and analysis, we help more people deepen their understanding of the world and how they can make a tangible impact, in ways big and small.
Our content and events featuring leading experts put you at the heart of important conversations, while our in-depth analysis and expert-led research inform the insights we share and influence conversations on the world’s most critical issues. Our research centers include:
- Lester Crown Center on US Foreign Policy, helping to shape debates and inform decisions on US foreign policy.
- Center on Global Cities, identifying and advancing city-based solutions to global challenges.
- Center on Global Food and Agriculture, supporting a more sustainable and resilient global food system.
Connect with Us
The Council’s governing body is composed of individuals from diverse backgrounds who have a fiduciary responsibility to the Council’s future and financial health.
The Council's dedicated staff is deeply invested in creating a more open and promising world for all by fostering greater knowledge of and engagement in global affairs.
Resident and nonresident fellows and experts offer research, analysis, and commentary on a wide range of global issues. Experts are available for interviews.
Anyone looking to expand their understanding of and participation in the world's most critical issues can join our growing community of members and donors.