• Organization TypeDevelopment Consulting
  • Staff6-25
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded2013

The Lugar Center

The Lugar Center, under the leadership of former United States Senator Richard G. Lugar, is a new platform for an informed debate on global issues. The Center aims to become a prominent voice on issues that framed much of Senator Lugar’s career – nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, global food security, foreign assistance effectiveness and global development, energy security, and enhancing bipartisan governance. The Center brings together expert sources and sponsors research to improve the quality of debate and bridge ideological divides around these important issues. The Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Washington, D.C. Its affiliations with a number of prominent universities provide it with access to cutting edge research and analysis. The Center maintains a staff of senior policy experts who lead and coordinate collaborative engagement in the policy communities that form the basis of the Center’s work. The Center advocates for evidence-based approaches and policy options to build a more stable and prosperous world.  The Lugar Center advocates for evidence-based approaches and policy options to build a more peaceful and prosperous world. The Center’s approach begins with the understanding that change is located at the intersection of policy, process, and politics. TLC works to help the policy community understand how to bring these three dynamics into alignment to maximize prospects for success. TLC’s staff of senior policy experts lead and coordinate collaborative work in the policy communities that form the basis of the Center’s work. TLC teams up with grassroots, national, and international organizations to advance its goals. TLC also works with a number of prominent Indiana and Washington, D.C.-based universities to help shape future leaders. Its university affiliations provide it with access to cutting-edge research and analysis, and the Center embraces the scientific and research-based capabilities that these universities bring to joint projects. Mission Dedicated to making a difference The Lugar Center is dedicated to proposing solutions to global problems that will define the 21st Century. The Center seeks to educate the public, global policymakers, and future leaders on critical issues such as food and energy security, controlling weapons of mass destruction, and effective governance. It provides a forum for timely commentary by respected experts. The Center is committed to thoughtful analysis and civil dialogue that facilitate bipartisan governance. Work The Lugar Center is dedicated to proposing solutions to global problems that will define the 21st Century. The Center seeks to educate the public, global policymakers, and future leaders on critical issues such as food and energy security, controlling weapons of mass destruction, and effective governance. It provides a forum for timely commentary by respected experts. The Center is committed to thoughtful analysis and civil dialogue that facilitate bipartisan governance.   Global Food Security - The Lugar Center (TLC) works to keep the issue of food security at the forefront of foreign policy debates and to educate government leaders, students, and citizens on specific policies that should be pursued to enhance food security in the world. The Center seeks to create a better understanding of the overall food security challenge and foster a more productive and bipartisan debate among policymakers around the world. The Center engages with a wide range of experts to develop cutting-edge proposals and bridge differing approaches to food security.  Foreign Aid Effectiveness - The Lugar Center seeks to create a platform and forum for promoting aid effectiveness and greater efficiencies in a period of budget austerity. The foreign assistance environment is changing considerably in line with the Paris/Accra/Busan principles and with the emergence of new donors. The Center will propose policy options for deepening and expanding trilateral cooperative arrangements with emerging donors. Trilateral cooperation is a relatively new model in which the United States partners with an emerging donor, such as Brazil or South Africa, to carry out development enterprises in a third country. Complementing these activities, the Center strongly advocates for the modernization of U.S. foreign assistance programs and holding government programs accountable for objectives outlined in the President’s Policy Directive on Global Development. The Center will engage with existing organizations to keep this agenda prominently before policymakers. WMD Nonproliferation - The Lugar Center seeks to educate citizens, students, and leaders on the risks of proliferation of nuclear, chemical, biological, and radiological weapons and materials. The Center emphasizes especially the security of these weapons and the construction of international agreements and norms designed to reduce their numbers and prevent their use. It works to ensure that the international community maintains the technological and human capabilities and political will necessary to peacefully inventory, inspect, safeguard, and deactivate weapons of mass destruction when such opportunities present themselves. The Lugar Center works with like-minded organizations to develop policy proposals that further these goals. The Center advocates for resources to support non-proliferation objectives and for measures to reduce the bureaucratic and political obstacles that sometimes inhibit national and international efforts to reduce the WMD threat. It fosters bipartisan dialogue on arms control issues and the future of the United States' own nuclear weapons. It also promotes the U.S. government's engagement with foreign officials and governments on securing their cooperation for protecting WMD materials. Bipartisan Governance - The Lugar Center is dedicated to incentivizing public officials to put governance first, fostering more meaningful policy debates, encouraging civility in political speech, and promoting structural reforms that can reduce partisanship. Through research and commentary, The Lugar Center seeks to encourage bipartisanship among elected and appointed officials and inform the public on the negative impact of partisanship in the government. The Lugar Center develops and promote proposals designed to increase national unity and mitigate the effects of partisanship. And The Lugar Center works with like-minded organizations to create opportunities for bipartisan dialogue, with special emphasis on foreign affairs. Trans-Atlantic Energy Action Project - The Lugar Center is proud to announce that it is one of 18 U.S.-based think tanks and public policy institutions that received a Transatlantic Research and Debate Grant from the Delegation of the European Union to the U.S.  The Trans-Atlantic Energy Action Project will improve understanding of key issues in U.S.-EU energy relations to help build a cohort of informed and interested parties over the course of two years, through individual outreach, focused roundtable dialogues, and other network-building tools. It will also promote broader public engagement through publication, dedicated internet presence, and press activity.
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  • United States (headquarters)
  • Washington, DC
  • 1717 Rhode Island