World Policy Institute

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World Policy Institute
Motto World Policy Institute identifies critical emerging global issues in an interdependent world and gives voice to compelling new global perspectives and innovative policy solutions
Established 1982
Executive Director Michele Wucker
Faculty 31
Location New York, New York
Address 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000
New York, NY 10018

The World Policy Institute is a New York-based think tank which focuses on the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly connected world. World Policy Journal, fellows, events, and projects provide channels for supporters, experts, and citizens to identify, debate, and develop constructive policy solutions.[1]


The World Policy Institute was founded in 1961 in New York City. The original name was Fund for Education Concerning World Peace through World Law. The origin goes back to the movement of moderate internationalists, which started after World War II. The founders of the institute, H. B. Hollins, a banker, and C. Douglas Dillon, banker and public servant, were influenced by Grenville Clark. Both looked for support from international political figures to prevent future massacres and destruction. In 1963, the name of the institute was shortened to World Law Fund. In 1972 the institute merged with the Institute for International Order, which was founded in 1948 and led by Earl D. Osborn. The newly merged organization was called the Institute for World Order. In 1982 the current name World Policy Institute was given and the "World Policy Journal”was founded. From 1991-2007, the institute was a member of The New School university in New York City. In 2007 the institute became independent.[2]


Board of Directors 2015

  • Joseph Cari, Castellini Partners (Chairman)
  • John Watts, Sequel Energy Solutions (Chairman Emeritus)
  • Mary Van Evera, Founding Chair
  • Rosemary Werrett, Observatory Group (Vice Chair)
  • Peter Alderman, Goldentree Asset Management (Secretary)
  • Robert C. Alexander, IndiePix
  • John W. Allen, Spring Investment Corporation
  • Alan Blinken, US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium (retired)
  • Rajiv Chaudhri, Digital Century Capital
  • Jonathan Fanton, Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, Hunter College
  • Diane Finnerty, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Diana Glassman, TD Bank
  • Elizabeth Kabler, New York Center for Living
  • Peter Marber, Loomis Sayles & Co.
  • Oliver Niedermaier, Tau Investment Management
  • Jack Rivkin, Idealab
  • George Sampas, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Mojgan Skelton, Genesis Capital Group LLC
  • John Stomber, StormHarbor Partners LP[3]


  1. ^ "About Us". World Policy Institute. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "History". World Policy Institute. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Board". World Policy Institute. Retrieved 22 May 2015.