CSIS Named the Number One Think Tank in the United States

WASHINGTON, February 3, 2020: The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is pleased to announce it has been named the number one think tank in the United States as well as the defense and national security center of excellence for 2016-2018 by the University of Pennsylvania’s annual think tank report.

The Global Go To Think Tank Index, from the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute, examines the role policy institutes play in governments and civil societies. Over 8,000 think tanks around the world were evaluated across a range of categories in this year’s report.

“We are honored to once again be considered one of the premier think tanks in the world,” said CSIS president and CEO John J. Hamre. “It is a recognition of the valuable and innovative work our scholars produce.”

CSIS topped the rankings for best use of social media and networks for the third year in a row and was ranked number two for regional studies, global health policy, and best external relations/public engagement program.

Click here to read the full report and for more on the rankings.