World Policy Institute

 

The World Policy Institute, a non-partisan source of informed policy leadership for more than four decades, develops and champions innovative policies that require a progressive and global point of view. In an increasingly interdependent world, WPI focuses on complex challenges that demand cooperative policy solutions to achieve: an inclusive and sustainable global market economy, engaged global civic participation and effective governance, and collaborative approaches to national and global security.

[The WPI] Fellows program, regular public and private events, collaborative policy development, media activities, and flagship World Policy Journal provide a forum for solution-focused policy analysis and public debate. Its programs seek to introduce fresh ideas and new voices from around the world on critical shared global issues including migration, climate change, technology, economic development, human rights, and counter-terrorism.

More than 30 senior fellows and program staff—a group of accomplished policy analysts, journalists and writers—give the institute a distinctive voice in national and international affairs.

Founded in New York City in 1961 as the Fund for Education Concerning World Peace through World Law, the World Policy Institute has its origins in the post-World War II movement of moderate internationalists. Its founders –the banker Harry B. Hollins, and the banker and public servant C. Douglas Dillon inspired by the World Federalist thinker Grenville Clark — sought to develop international policies to prevent future carnage and devastation like what the world had just experienced. In 1963, the Institute’s name was shortened to World Law Fund. In 1972, it merged with the Institute for International Order, founded in 1948 and run by Earl D. Osborn. The combined organization adopted a new name, the Institute for World Order. In 1982, the World Policy Institute adopted its current name to reflect a shift from a primarily educational focus to incorporating a strong policy element, and founded World Policy Journal. From 1991-2007, the Institute was part of The New School, a New York City University. In 2007, the World Policy Institute was re-incorporated as a free-standing institution, which works in active collaboration with like-minded organizations around the world.

See World Policy Institute, About.

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World Policy

World Policy Journal is the flagship publication of the World Policy Institute. For over 30 years, the pages of WPJ have been known for lively, intelligent writing that challenges conventional wisdom on global affairs. The articles and analysis are distinguished by their allergy to dogma, offering strong points of view that transcend the foreign-versus-domestic policy divide, reflecting the Institute’s “world” perspective. The editors seek a range of voices from around the world, chosen for the quality of their ideas and analysis, as well as their ability to chronicle the societies and cultures in which they live.

Four times a year, WPJ’s articles cover the most pressing issues in global affairs, injecting new ideas into global debates and offering innovative policy recommendations. Essays and reportage consider such issues as geopolitical and economic shifts, global security, regional conflict, political controversy, issues of immigration, exile, and ethnicity, and cultural and social change. Regular features in each issue include a photojournalism portfolio from far-flung corners of the world, a Q&A with a compelling thinker; and illustrations and cartoons from artists across the globe.

WPJ’s pages have a reputation for generating high-quality, high-impact books, such as Ahmed Rashid’s Jihad, Rajan Menon’s End of Alliances, and Brian Steidle’s The Devil Came on Horseback, among dozens of books by Institute fellows and WPJ editors.

Among numerous editorial honors, in 2001, WPJ was recognized by the non-partisan Congressional Research Service as the best reading material for Congress on America’s global role, having published more of the most influential post-Cold War articles than any other magazine.

World Policy Journal is published in partnership with SAGE Publications.

See World Policy Journal, About.

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