- NBR - The National Bureau of Asian Research

Foundation Donors

We are privileged to acknowledge the following for their recent support through both unrestricted gifts and gifts for specific purposes:

    Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

    Ayco Charitable Foundation

    Carnegie Corporation of New York

    The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership

    Henry Luce Foundation

    Henry M. Jackson Foundation

    John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

    Karl Popper Foundation

    Korea Foundation

    Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

    Markle Foundation

    Sasakawa Peace Foundation (U.S.A. and Japan)

    Smith Richardson Foundation

"The need for informed and wise policy in Washington and other key capitals, especially in great-power relations, is as urgent as any time in our lifetime."

–NBR President Richard Ellings

For more information on giving to NBR, please contact:

The National Bureau of Asian Research
George F. Russell Jr. Hall
1414 NE 42nd Street, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105

Origins and the Jackson Legacy

The origins of the National Bureau of Asian Research date back to Senator Henry M. Jackson, who believed that an urgent need existed for an institution that could tap the nation’s best expertise to study Asia and Russia with U.S. national interests in mind.

NBR was established in 1989 with major grants from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and the Boeing Company. Funding for NBR today comes from a wide range of sources, including foundations, corporations, government departments and agencies, and individuals.

Senator Jackson’s legacy shapes NBR’s essential values: integrity, honesty, concern for people, loyalty, importance of foreign policy, integration of realism and idealism in foreign policy, importance of China and relations among the great powers, and the importance of bipartisanship in making policy.

(Above) Senator Henry Jackson discusses the Sino-Soviet Center with Professor Ken Pyle, former Chairman of the United Airlines and Westin Hotels Eddie Carlson, and former Chairman of Boeing T. Wilson.

With Professor Pyle as Founding President, the National Bureau of Asian and Soviet Research was established in 1989, later to be renamed the National Bureau of Asian Research.