Our research agenda

Six research priorities shape our work, helping us to deliver our mission and second century goals.

Chatham House celebrated its centenary year in 2020. We began our second century by defining three goals to shape our future work.

Now, as in 1920, the paths to progress are complex and uncertain. Profound changes in power, authority, governance and technology are taking place in and between countries. It erodes trust, stability and the systems designed to deliver global goods and public services.

These changes are taking place against a backdrop of existential risk for our planet and populations. Resolutions will demand a fundamental redirection of global and national rules, systems and markets.

We are examining new forms of international cooperation, engaging diverse global actors and exploring different tools and technologies to deliver our mission in a second turbulent century.

Our six research priorities for 2021-23 are:

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