The Lugar Center

For Support Of Startup Costs Of A New Research Partnership

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  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
With prior Hewlett Foundation grants, The Lugar Center has developed two quantitative indexes that are designed to incentivize sitting members of Congress to improve their bipartisanship and their attention to committee oversight. This grant will help bolster these indexes by facilitating The Lugar Center’s efforts to find a permanent partner who will commit resources and talent to their long-term stewardship and promotion.
About the Grantee
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for general operating support  
This grant to the Lugar Center will support the relatively new organization’s work on finding solutions to global problems that will define the 21st century. Over the next two years, the Lugar Center will focus in four main areas: 1) global food and energy security; 2) control of weapons of mass destruction; 3) foreign aid effectiveness; and 4) improving the quality of policy debate in Washington.
for general operating support  
The Lugar Center’s mission is to educate and motivate the public, global policymakers, and future leaders on critical issues such as global food security, foreign aid effectiveness, nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and bipartisan governance. Through leadership and engagement in the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, the Lugar Center will promote aid effectiveness principles such as accountability, transparency, and learning; educate policy makers; and hold government agencies accountable for their commitments.
for general operating support  
The Lugar Center, formed in 2013 and led by former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, encourages informed debate and problem solving on global issues and bipartisan governance in the United States. Its governance work includes the Bipartisan Index, which ranks the level of bipartisan legislative co-sponsorships in Congress by member; programs to enhance congressional oversight; and promotion of bipartisanship through public events, training programs, speeches, social media, and other formats.

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