Chatham House is pleased to establish the Academy for Leadership in International Affairs.

The Academy offers potential and established leaders from around the world the opportunity to spend up to twelve months as Academy fellows at Chatham House. Fellows of the Academy will develop their thinking on the most pressing national and international challenges facing their countries and regions and work together to craft innovative responses.

Based in the unique and neutral venue of Chatham House, the Academy will build on the institute's international reputation for independent thinking, cutting-edge research and informed debate. And it will take advantage of Chatham House's location in the heart of London, one of the world's most vibrant and global cities. 

Over time, the Academy's alumni will constitute an expanding cadre of decision-makers capable of working together to find solutions to complex policy problems and seize opportunities for future international cooperation.


'The Academy will provide a unique programme of activities and training to develop a new generation of leaders in international affairs.'

Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC, Chair of the Academy Advisory Board

'Through the Academy, Chatham House will be able to support independent thinking at a critical moment and within a growing community of individuals from around the world who will be involved in affecting policy at the national, regional and international level.' 

Dr Robin Niblett, Director of Chatham House

'This is a great opportunity for Chatham House to help develop the next generation of leaders around the world. During their time with the institute, fellows of the Academy will learn from each other, just as the institute's staff, members and guests will have the chance to learn from them.'

Xenia Dormandy, Dean of the Academy

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