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Bill Goodfellow executive director
William Goodfellow was one of the founders of the Center...Read Full Bio →
William Hartung director
He is the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin...Read Full Bio →
Laura Carlsen director
Laura Carlsen holds a B.A. in Social Thought and Institutions...Read Full Bio →
Jeff Horowitz founder
Jeff Horowitz is the founder of Avoided Deforestation Partners (www.adpartners.org),...Read Full Bio →
The Center for International Policy promotes cooperation, transparency and accountability in global relations. Through research and advocacy, our programs address the most urgent threats to our planet: war, corruption, inequality and climate change.
We are a nonprofit research and advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Through advocacy and policy research, CIP promotes transparency and accountability in U.S. foreign policy and global relations. We advocate policies that advance international cooperation, demilitarization, respect for human rights and action to alleviate climate change and stop illicit financial flows. Our work provides policy recommendations and analysis to decision makers in government, international organizations, the private sector and civil society.
We are Washington insiders with an outsider’s agenda. CIP’s mix of former senior government officials, journalists, academics and activists brings insider’s access, scholarly rigor and media savvy as well as the passion and organizing skills of seasoned activists. Our programs focus on long-term policy questions while quickly responding to breaking news. Our programs examine the policy implications of important issues, including the drug war, military budget, global financial integrity and climate change.
The Center for International Policy (CIP) was founded in 1975, in the wake of the Vietnam War, by former diplomats and peace activists. CIP’s founders wanted to build on the massive grassroots roots movements that helped end the Vietnam War and to make sure the lessons of the war were not distorted or forgotten. CIP’s mix of experts from inside the government and those from outside by choice has shaped both our methodology and our agenda since our founding.
Today, our four programs continue to strive to achieve advances in U.S. foreign policy that fall in line with our mission: international cooperation, demilitarization and respect for human rights.