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

We provided thought leadership on key 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’s establishment of low-carbon economic zones. And the Chatham House Rule has helped foster open dialogue and ideas-sharing.

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

Our three second century goals are intended to enable and build peaceful, sustainable and inclusive societies. We are privileged to hold a long-standing position of trust on the world stage and 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.

We deliver webinars, conferences and simulations that help connect diverse, engaged audiences and build momentum for positive change.

We are home to the Chatham House Rule, used around the world to enable 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 facing the world.

We also publish research in our highly regarded journals, International Affairs and the Journal of Cyber PolicyThe 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, Undercurrents.


Chatham House provides authoritative commentary on world events through our network of policy experts. We inform public discourse by briefing governments, media and the general public using clear analysis and accessible, multimedia content.


Through The Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs, we offer emerging leaders the opportunity to benefit from leadership training and research mentoring.

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

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