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Discovery Institute 2005f
1511 Third Avenue, Suite 808 Seattle, WA 98101, United States
tel:1-206 292 0401 fax:1-206 682 5320

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1990.

General Description: The Institute is a public policy think tank whose mission is to realize a positive vision of the future. The Institute's perspective includes a belief in God-given reason and the permanence of human nature; the principles of representative democracy and public service expounded by the American founders; free market economics, both domestic and international; the social requirement to balance personal liberty with responsibility; the spirit of voluntarism crucial to civil society; the continuing validity of American international leadership; and the potential of science and technology to promote an improved future for individuals, families, and communities. Some three dozen institute fellows submit their analyses and proposals for dialogue through seminars, conferences, and debates. The Institute's ideas are disseminated through reports, articles, books, congressional testimony, films, and a website. The Institute selects research and advocacy projects that are in harmony with its mission and whereby it can make an original and significant contribution.

Annual Budget: USD 1.9 million (2003)

Staff: 20 (13 research, 7 administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Mr. CHAPMAN, Bruce (President)
Mr. BURI, Steven (Executive Director)

(As of November, 2004)

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