Center for Strategic and International Studies

Registered Name
Center for Strategic and International Studies Inc
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Founded in 1962 by David M. Abshire and Admiral Arleigh Burke, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. A bipartisan organization headquartered in Washington, DC, CSIS conducts research and analysis and develops policy initiatives that look into the future and anticipate change. CSIS has grown to become one of the world's preeminent international policy institutions, with more than 220 full-time staff and a large network of affiliated scholars focused on defense and security, regional stability, and transnational challenges ranging from energy and climate to global development and economic integration.


Annual Budget
September 2019
1% Loss
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International Security Program


ISP tackles one of the most robust and ambitious research agendas in the field. It covers conventional political-military issues, including defense strategy and policy, acquisition and industry, counterterrorism and homeland security, U.S. nuclear policy, WMD proliferation, defense budget analysis, missile defense, strategic futures, and security cooperation. ISP is also committed to addressing a growing range of nonmilitary issues defining U.S. foreign and security policy.Nonpartisan/bipartisan analysis of the ongoing defense and security challenges facing the nation provides Congress, the Executive branch, and industry the information needed to make tough decisions. ISP assembles top-level leaders and provides the platform for them to define critical issues and explain the impact nationally and globally.

Global Health Policy Center


The Global Health Policy Center's goal is to work with diverse stakeholders to make U.S. global health efforts more strategic, integrated, and sustainable over the long-term. The Center has played a key role in shaping successful U.S. global health efforts over the last decade by working directly with policymakers, partnering with developing country experts, and convening influential, high-level working groups like the HIV/AIDS Task Force and the Commission on Smart Global Health Policy. Across the entire spectrum of the Center's work, there is a common goal of generating new content and analyses in a bipartisan fashion to shape U.S. policy approaches on global health. The Center conducts ongoing research on multiple facets of U.S. global health policy and brings policymakers to CSIS for in-depth discussions on global health engagement.

Pacific Forum


Based in Honolulu, the Pacific Forum CSIS ( is a nonprofit, private, foreign policy research institute focused on the Asia-Pacific that is a subsidiary of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, headquartered in Washington, DC. Founded in 1975, the Pacific Forum collaborates with a broad network of research institutes from around the Pacific Rim, drawing on Asian perspectives and disseminating project findings and recommendations to global leaders, governments, and members of the public throughout the region.The Forum's programs encompass current and emerging political, security, economic, business, and oceans policy issues and works to help stimulate cooperative policies in the Asia Pacific region through analysis and dialogue undertaken with the region's leaders in the academic, government, and corporate areas. We regularly cosponsor conferences with institutes throughout Asia to facilitate nongovernmental institution building as well as to foster cross-fertilization of ideas.Pacific Forum is guided by an honorary 38-member international Board of Governors co-chaired by Richard L. Armitage, President of Armitage International and former US Deputy Secretary of State; and Dr. Joseph S. Nye, Jr., former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs.


Ralph A. Cossa Trustee & President Pacific
Michelle Keegan Senior VP - Development
Lisa V. Poole Chief Financial Officer
John Morrison Senior VP and Dir.
James Lewis Senior VP and Dir.
Frank Verrastro Senior VP
H. Andrew Schwartz Senior VP- External Relations
Michael J. Green Senior VP
Craig Cohen Executive VP
Ian Gottesman Chief Information Officer
Mary Beth Whyel VP - Operations Strategic
Karen Wong Senior VP - Membership Groups
Kathleen Hicks Senior VP and Director
Josiane Gabel VP
Heather Conley Senior VP
Jon B. Alterman Senior VP
Thomas J. Pritzker Chairman
Richard L. Armitage Trustee
Brendan Bechtel Trustee
Erskine Bowles Trustee
William E. Brock Trustee & Counselor
Harold Brown Trustee & Counselor
Sue M. Cobb Trustee
William S. Cohen Trustee
Andreas Dracopoulos Trustee
Stanley F. Druckenmiller Trustee
Martin Edelman Trustee
Jonathan Fairbanks Trustee
Henrietta H. Fore Trustee
Michael P. Galvin Trustee
Helene D. Gayle Trustee
Maurice R. Greenberg Trustee
John Hammergren Trustee
Linda W. Hart Trustee
Benjamin W. Heineman Jr. Trustee and Distinguished Senior Adviser
John B. Hess Trustee
Carla A. Hills Trustee
Ray L. Hunt Trustee
James L. Jones Jr. Trustee
William T. Keevan Trustee
Fred Khosravi Trustee
Ronald Kirk Trustee
Kenneth G. Langone Trustee
Donald B. Marron Trustee
W. James Mcnerney Jr. Trustee
Sam Nunn Chairman Emeritus & Co-chairman Nti
Joseph S. Nye Jr. Trustee
Leon Panetta Trustee
William K. Reilly Trustee
Charles A. Sanders Trustee
Bob Schieffer Trustee
Brent Scowcroft Trustee
Andrew Taylor Trustee
Rex W. Tillerson Trustee
Frances F. Townsend Trustee
Byron D. Trott Trustee
Romesh Wadhwani Trustee
Zbigniew Brzezinski Ending 0517 Counselor and Trustee
Elizabeth Holmes Trustee
Seok-hyun Hong Trustee
Neville Isdell Trustee
Muhtar Kent Trustee
Henry A. Kissinger Trustee & Counselor
John J. Hamre President & CEO
Andrew Hunter Senior Adviser
Todd Harrison Senior Adviser
Olga Oliker Senior Adviser
Matthew Goodman Senior Adviser
Christopher Johnson Senior Adviser
Source: IRS 990