• Developing solutions to the global food and water challenges that affect economic growth, human development, health, and stability.

  • Developing an agenda that promotes good governance at the intersection of the private and public sectors, confronts corruption, and encourages accountability.

  • Leveraging the private sector to spread economic development and prosperity around the globe.

  • Generating innovative approaches to development through a bipartisan policy agenda.

  • The United States places a high priority on the sectors that most strongly impact women’s and family health—family planning, maternal and child health, and immunizations—to support U.S. goals and objectives in global health, development, foreign policy, and security.

  • Understanding the nexus between global health and international security is becoming an increasingly urgent U.S. policy priority, as proliferating conflict and instability worldwide cause a breakdown in basic health services, interrupt progress toward important global health goals, and threaten to spark the next global pandemic.

  • Infectious diseases remain one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and efforts to prevent and control their spread make up the majority of U.S. investments in global health.

  • Multilateral organizations complement U.S. bilateral programs and play a key role in addressing preeminent global health challenges.

  • Examining how the shifting spaces for civil society around the world affects the strength of independent research.

  • Researching how human rights abuses impacts stability and poses a fundamental challenge to a state’s trajectory.

  • Understanding the many issues related to building a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy that recognizes the threat as one of the major national security problems facing the United States while respecting American values related to privacy and civil liberties.

  • In our interconnected world intelligence is critical; supporting missions from cyber-espionage to counter-terrorism. Examining the relationship between technological innovation, civil liberties, and intelligence systems such as signals intelligence and national technical means.

  • New technologies will determine how future conflicts are fought and won. Exploring the nexus between technologies with defense applications and emerging challenges to combat effectiveness.

  • Understanding the role of civil space development in national and international security and foreign policy.

  • Technology evolves at a rapid clip and is changing aspects of society from national security to our daily lives. Analyzing how technology and innovation is transforming the world we live in.

  • Studying the policies and trends affecting the economic landscape of the Asia-Pacific at national, regional, and global levels with a focus on improving U.S. foreign economic policy.

  • Seeking to understand economic policymaking from the factors that shape it to its long-term impact.

  • Evaluating the health, trajectory, and efficacy of the Bretton Woods institutions in an era of diffuse economic power.

  • Providing analysis of the climate, trends, and upside and downside risks in the global commercial environment.