About Us

The Pacific Forum CSIS is a Honolulu-based foreign policy research institute that operates as an independent program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. CSIS is a non-profit, non-partisan, 501(c)(3) organization, that has developed practical solutions to the world's greatest challenges for over 50 years.

Pacific Forum is guided by an honorary 35-member international Board of Governors co-chaired by Richard L. Armitage, President of Armitage International and former US Deputy Secretary of State; and Dr. Joseph S. Nye, Jr., former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs.

Our Vision
The Pacific Forum envisions an Asia-Pacific region where all states contribute to peace and stability and all people enjoy security, prosperity, and human dignity while governed by the rule of law.

Our Mission
To enhance mutual understanding and trust, promote sustainable cooperative solutions to common challenges, mitigate conflicts, and contribute to peace and stability in the Asia Pacific, the Pacific Forum CSIS conducts policy-relevant research and promotes dialogue in the Asia-Pacific region through a network of bilateral and multilateral relationships on a comprehensive set of economic, security, and foreign policy issues. The Pacific Forum’s analysis and policy recommendations are aimed at creating positive change within and among the nations of the Asia Pacific and beyond.