Chatham House - The Royal Institute of International Affairs
Chatham House, also known as The Royal Institute of International Affairs, was founded in 1920 and received its Royal Charter in 1926. Its mission is to help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world. Research is core to all Chatham House activities. The institute undertakes independent and rigorous analysis with the aim of setting the agenda and shaping policy by encouraging new ideas and forward thinking in international affairs. Chatham House research is structured around four departments: Area Studies and International Law; Energy, Environment and Resource Governance; International Economics; and International Security. The institute holds over 300 events per year, including major one- to two-day conferences workshops, seminars and briefings. Many of these events take place under the Chatham House Rule, to allow expert discussion among policy stakeholders. Chatham House experts also offer special briefings in the UK Parliament, and give evidence to government officials and legislators in capitals around the world including Beijing, Brussels, Delhi, Istanbul, London, and Washington DC. Many Chatham House projects culminate in publications, including Chatham House Reports, Briefing Papers, Research Papers and journal articles. The Chatham House website offers access to all the institute’s reports, papers and event transcripts and receives over 1 million individual visitors each year.