Slade Gorton International Policy Center
Gorton Center Global Leaders Program Now Accepting Applications
The Slade Gorton International Policy Center is accepting applications for its nine-month leadership development program at the Gorton Center Global Leaders Program (GLP), for up to 15 students in the Puget Sound area beginning October 2019 through June 2020. Learn more and apply.
About the Gorton Center
The Slade Gorton International Policy Center will be the living legacy of Senator Gorton’s extraordinary contributions to the nation and Washington State. The Gorton Center will have three research priorities. First, the Gorton Center will incorporate and build on ongoing NBR initiatives to sponsor research in economics and trade, energy security, energy and the environment, and other important issues.
Second, the Gorton Center will build on NBR’s robust program of terrorism-related studies and leverage Slade’s work as the first permanently appointed member of the 9/11 Commission to address how the United States is organized to meet the difficult intelligence questions of our time. Third, the Gorton Center will embark on a new initiative in keeping with Senator Gorton’s—and Senator Scoop Jackson’s—passion for encouraging the pursuit of freedom, democracy, security, and prosperity throughout the world. Underscoring the proposition that open societies, rule of law, and vigilant defense are essential to a peaceful, just, and prosperous future, the Gorton Center will seek to understand the nexus of freedom and security in an Asian context.