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Henry L. Stimson Center 2005f
1111 19th Street NW, 12th Floor Washington, DC 20036, United States
tel:1-202 223 5956 fax:1-202 238 9604

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1989.

General Description: The Center is a policy institute dedicated to enhancing international peace and security through rigorous, nonpartisan analysis, and results-oriented outreach. Initially focused on arms control, the Center's research agenda has expanded to include a broad range of critical security issues. Reducing the dangers from nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons remains an enduring commitment, and the Center's research focuses on strengthening the institutions that play significant roles in international peace and security, from the UN to the State Department and the armed forces. The Center also works actively with Congress through the Center's Security for a New Century seminar series. The Center draws inspiration from the life and work of Henry L. Stimson, who believed strongly in "pragmatic idealism," the notion that progress toward peace is only possible through practical steps and strong US engagement in the world.

Annual Budget: USD 3.6 million (2004)

Staff: 26 (19 research, 7 administrative/support), 7 intern

Executive Officers:
Ms. LAIPSON, Ellen (President and CEO)
Ms. RAMP, Cheryl L. (Executive Vice President and COO)

Public Relations:
Ms. SALLEE, Nicole B. (Associate Director of Development and Communications)

(As of January, 2006)

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