Deborah Hazlegrove
President of the Slade Gorton Policy Center

The Slade Gorton Policy Center, founded in 2010, is a policy research center at the National Bureau of Asian Research established in honor of former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton’s 60-plus years of public service to Washington State and the nation. The Center works to inspire the next generation of leaders in the field of international affairs. The Center’s work promotes Senator Gorton’s values of principled leadership, rigorous analysis, intellectual pursuit, integrity, effectiveness, bipartisanship, and public service.

Gorton Leaders Program 2022

Application for the 2022 fellowship period will open in early October 2021. Visit the Gorton Leaders Program webpage or download the brochure for more information.

Tribute to Senator Gorton

NBR was deeply saddened by the death of Senator Slade Gorton on August 19, 2020. Read a tribute to Senator Gorton.


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