Nixon Center

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The Nixon Center was created and announced by President Richard M. Nixon "on January 20, 1994, the 25th anniversary of his first inauguration and just three months before his death in April of that year. While genuinely non-partisan, as reflected in the composition of its Board of Directors and Advisory Council, the Center has a philosophy of an enlightened pursuit of national interest. The specific goal of the Center is to explore ways of enhancing American security and prosperity while taking into account the legitimate perspectives of other nations. With the end of the Cold War, the U.S. found itself without a clear-cut foreign policy direction. It is the Center's objective to work on developing new guiding principles for United States global engagement in a dramatically new international environment, the principles which would combine hard-headed pragmatism and fundamental American values."[1]

"Located in Washington, DC, The Nixon Center is a non-partisan institution and operates as a substantively and programmatically independent division of The Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation. The Center is funded through a combination of corporate and individual donations in addition to foundation grants."[2]

"The Nixon Center has four main programs: National Security Studies, Chinese Studies, U.S.-Russia Relations, and Regional Strategy (Middle East, Caspian Basin, and South Asia). In addition to conducting research into contemporary foreign policy issues, Center program directors also organize an array of conferences, briefings, seminars, lectures, and other events designed to advance U.S. foreign policy debates on crucial political, economic, and security issues. These events are frequently broadcast on C-SPAN and articles by Center analysts appear regularly in major publications."[3]

In 2001 the Center became the co-publisher of The National Interest and in 2004 became the sole publisher of the magazine.

Board of Directors

Advisory Council

Contact details

1615 L Street, Suite 1250
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-887-1000
Fax: 202-887-5222