About us

We are an independent policy institute and a trusted forum for debate and dialogue. Our research and ideas help people understand our changing world.

Chatham House helps people, societies and governments to understand and adapt to change.

We provided thought leadership on the issues that defined the 20th century. We helped craft the multilateral institutions and mechanisms of global financial stability after the Second World War.

We gave African independence leaders a platform throughout decolonization. We were key to Anglo-Soviet track-two diplomacy initiatives. Our research influenced China to establish low-carbon economic zones. The Chatham House Rule has helped foster open dialogue and idea-sharing.

Chatham House has been a source of independent analysis, trusted dialogue and influential ideas for one hundred years. Now, in our second century, we continue to offer solutions to global challenges. We work to empower the next generation to change their world.

Our three second century goals aim to enable and build peaceful, sustainable and inclusive societies. We are privileged to be a long-standing and trusted player on the world stage. We seek to use this to champion positive change for people everywhere. We do this through:


Chatham House events offer unique access to thought leadership, best practice and insight from world leaders, policy influencers and academics.

Our webinars, conferences, and simulations help connect diverse and engaged audiences. Our events build momentum for positive change.

The Chatham House Rule is used around the world. It enables participants at events to speak more freely on sensitive topics.


Our independent, peer reviewed reports, research papers and briefings offer new ideas and policy recommendations on challenges the world is facing.

We also publish research in our highly regarded journals – International Affairs and the Journal of Cyber Policy. The World Today magazine showcases the latest news and opinion. Our Insights book series provides new perspectives on an uncertain world.

We also share commentary on current affairs through our podcast, Independent Thinking hosted by our director Bronwen Maddox and in conversation with leading policymakers, journalists, and Chatham House experts providing insight on the latest international issues.


Chatham House’s network of experts provide authoritative commentary on world events. We inform public discourse by briefing governments, media and the general public. We share clear analysis and accessible, multimedia content.

We do not take institutional positions on policy issues. We owe no allegiance to any government or political body. The views of our experts are not those of the Institute.


Through The Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs, emerging leaders have an opportunity to gain leadership training and research mentoring.

These fellows bring diverse perspectives to our work and form a growing network of alumni of future policy practitioners.

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