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Center for National Policy (CNP) 2005f
1 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 333 Washington, DC 20001, United States
tel:1-202 682 1800 fax:1-202 682 1818
e-mail:thecenter@cnponline.org
URL:http://www.cnponline.org


Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1981.

General Description: CNP is a public policy organization governed by a board of directors representing the business, labor, foundation, and nonprofit worlds. Members of staff work with outside specialists and other organizations to conduct research on issues of critical national interest. Using a network of formal and informal relationships, CNP identifies, assesses, and promotes ideas that show promise. The resulting information and recommendations are disseminated widely. Effective components of the CNP program include (1) direct access to policymakers, experts, interest group representatives, and the media; (2) extensive use of public opinion research to identify areas of public consensus; (3) careful attention to organizing and presenting key data for maximum impact and understanding; and (4) a commitment to engage a broad range of views in the process of deliberating in the public interest.

Annual Budget:

Staff: 6 , 8 visiting

Executive Officers:
Mr. KOVLER, Peter B. (Chairman)
Mr. PANETTA, Leon E. (National Advisory Board Chairman)
Mr. ROEMER, Timothy J. (President)
Ms. STEINBRUNER, Maureen S. (Senior Policy Advisor)

Public Relations:
Mr. LAWLOR, Kevin (Public Affairs Coordinator)

(As of November, 2004)

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