The Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs

The Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs offers potential and established leaders from around the world the opportunity to spend up to twelve months at Chatham House.

Launched in November 2014 by Chatham House’s patron HM The Queen, the Academy offers potential and established leaders from around the world the opportunity to spend up to twelve months as Academy fellows. Based in the unique and neutral venue of Chatham House, the Academy builds on the institute's international reputation for independent thinking, cutting-edge research and informed debate. It also takes advantage of Chatham House's location in the heart of London, one of the world's most vibrant and global cities.

Through its Academy, the Royal Institute of International Affairs is advancing the cause of independent thought and informed and accountable leadership – a vital goal in efforts to ensure a more peaceful and secure world in the decades ahead.

HM Queen Elizabeth II

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

Chatham House recognizes the need for inspired and effective practical and thought leadership in today’s complex and rapidly changing global environment.  The Academy is uniquely well-positioned, drawing on the historical depth of expertise at Chatham House, our international and national networks, and the dynamism of London to develop skills, knowledge, and global insights that benefit emerging and accomplished leaders across diverse sectors in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas.

Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Dean of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy