Chatham House, home of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is a world-leading source of independent analysis, informed debate and influential ideas on how to build a prosperous and secure world for all.
Engages governments, the private sector, civil society and its members in open debates and confidential discussions about significant developments in international affairs;
Produces independent and rigorous analysis of critical global, regional and country-specific challenges and opportunities;
Offers new ideas to decision-makers and -shapers on how these could best be tackled from the near- to the long-term.
Chatham House was founded in 1920 and is based in St James's Square, London. The Chatham House Rule
, famous throughout the world for facilitating free speech and confidentiality at meetings, originated here. More about thehistory
Research, Publications and Events
Research is core to all Chatham House activities. We undertake independent and rigorous analysis with the aim of setting the agenda and shaping policy by encouraging new ideas and forward thinking in international affairs.
at Chatham House brings together individuals, companies and organizations who share a deep interest in international affairs, independent thinking and debate. Our members encompass a diverse range of backgrounds and professions including academics, diplomats, the media, NGOs, politicians, policy-makers, researchers and business people.
Contributions from our members, through subscriptions and other donations, are a vital source of discretionary revenue that helps to sustain the independence of Chatham House.
Disseminating our research findings and promoting independent analysis is core to Chatham House's mission. In addition to our publications and events our researchers regularly provide commentary in the media
and evidence to Parliamentary Committees