Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

knowledge in the public service

  • … such a Center, symbolizing and strengthening the fruitful relations between the world of learning and world of public affairs, would be a suitable memorial to the spirit of Woodrow Wilson…” (PL 90-637).
  • The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars aims to unite the world of ideas to the world of policy by supporting pre-eminent scholarship and linking that scholarship to issues of concern to officials in Washington.
  • Congress established the Center in 1968 as the official, national memorial to President Wilson. Unlike the physical monuments in the nation’s capital, it is a living memorial whose work and scholarship commemorates “the ideals and concerns of Woodrow Wilson” … (full text Mission Statement).

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Address: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300, Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027, USA;

About the Center: The Center is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. 

It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged in the study of national and world affairs. The Center establishes and maintains a lively, neutral forum for free and informed dialogue.

As a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, corporate and personal contributions to the Center are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the U.S. law.

Download the 2009-2010 Annual Report, 44 pdf-pages.

What does the Center do?

The mission of the Center is to commemorate the ideals and concerns of Woodrow Wilson by: providing a link between the world of ideas and the world of policy; and fostering research, study, discussion, and collaboration among a full spectrum of individuals concerned with policy and scholarship in national and world affairs. Above: Press briefing with Ambassador Christopher Hill in the Joseph H. and Claire Flom Auditorium.

What is special about the Center?

Its location in the U.S. capital makes the Center a unique nonpartisan meeting ground where vital current issues and their deep historical background may be explored through research and dialogue. The Center is charged by the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Act with symbolizing and strengthening the fruitful relations between the world of learning and the world of public affairs. The Center encourages contacts among scholars, policymakers, and business leaders and extends their conversations worldwide through its publishing, broadcasting, and Internet presence.

Does the Center have a research or policy agenda? … (full text about the Center).

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