Chatham House centenary: 100 years of independent thinking

Chatham House is marking our first one hundred years by looking ahead to our second century with a number of innovative and exciting initiatives.

Chatham House is an influential, ideas-driven organization with a track record of independent research and trusted dialogue. For a century we have fostered mutual understanding between nations through ideas, debate and rigorous analysis.

Our centenary is not just about celebrating our achievements, it is also about building for the future, ensuring we continue our role as a world leading think tank at the heart of convening, debating and developing new ideas in the field of international affairs.

Centenary-related initiatives include:

Second century goals

Aimed at delivering sustainable and equitable growth; peaceful and thriving societies; and accountable and inclusive governance, our second century goals set out the challenges we want to address in order to achieve our mission

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Wing

The SNF Wing has allowed us to expand our research facilities and provide a home for the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs and the SNF CoLab, an initiative to open Chatham House research to a wider audience. With a sophisticated technology backbone, the Wing is helping us bring new online and hybrid event formats to our global audiences.

Special events

A week of events in July marked one hundred years since the inaugural meeting calling Chatham House into being. The Chatham House Prize and annual London Conference are scheduled to take place, albeit in different circumstances. 

Engaging the next generation

A series of new initiatives are providing solutions-focussed content and immersive experiences for our growing global audiences. Outputs and content from the SNF CoLab, the Common Futures Conversations project and a panel of young advisers are all helping us imagine a better world.

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