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.

10th Anniversary Celebration

On October 20, 2020, we marked the 10th Anniversary of the Gorton Center and celebrated Slade’s contributions to developing the next generation of leaders. The event featured remarks from longtime Gorton supporters and alumni of the Gorton Leaders Program. Watch the video below for highlights.

Tribute to Senator Gorton

The National Bureau of Asian Research (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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