The name has changed as is noted above. Here’s their website. http://www.chathamhouse.org
LINKS MAY HAVE CHANGED SINCE THIS WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED, but by going to their site you will eventually find all this is talking about under different headings.
This is directly from their About Us page.
In 1919 British and American delegates to the Paris Peace Conference, under the leadership of Lionel Curtis, conceived the idea of an Anglo-American Institute of foreign affairs to study international problems with a view to preventing future wars. In the event, the British Institute of International Affairs was founded separately in London in July 1920 and received its Royal Charter in 1926 to become The Royal Institute of International Affairs. The American delegates developed the Council on Foreign Relations in New York as a sister institute. Both are now among the world’s leading international affairs think-tanks.
They admit a link to the CFR developed by their American counterparts.
The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) is an independent international affairs think-tank and membership organization. It is precluded by its Charter from expressing any institutional view or policy on any aspect of international affairs. It does not receive any statutory government funding and is not a government organization, although some government departments are corporate members of Chatham House and may fund specific projects.
With corporate members they have ample funding and this is how they get around certain rules. Ah… statutory … government… funding, no but corporate… governmental department funding by project… yes!
This is some of they research…
Energy, Environment and Resource Governance
This research area incorporates work on energy, environment and development policy. (The Energy, Environment and Development Programme (EEDP), seeks to advance the international debate on energy, environment and development policy and to influence and enable decision-makers – governments, NGOs(non governmental organizations) and business – to take well-informed decisions that contribute to achieving sustainable development.)It aims to produce innovative thinking on the major policy challenges and to influence and enable decision-makers to take well-informed decisions that contribute to achieving sustainable development.
This research area is devoted to the study of international economic issues and policies.(International Economics at Chatham House produces policy-oriented research and analysis of the challenges facing the 21st century global economy. The department works with policy-makers and researchers around the globe to ensure that its independent analysis of global issues translates into practical and timely policy insight.
Latest from the Department: Eurozone Crisis
Chatham House experts comment on Europe’s financial crisis, plus read/watch Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF, discuss the steps needed to secure the eurozone’s future.
The first two case studies of The World’s Industrial Transformation series map out the future for the global automotive and aircraft industries over the next decade.
Despite recent developments with the euro and the yuan, at present neither could seriously challenge the supremacy of the dollar as an international reserve currency, writes Dr Paola Subacchi to the Financial Times.
International Competitiveness and Growth:
The World’s Industrial Transformation
Shifting Competitive Advantage in the Changing Global Economy
Ageing and Saving ) Its goal is to anticipate emerging themes, provide accurate and policy-oriented research, and actively contribute to public debate. Main research themes are trade, investment and finance, reforms and governance, globalization and regionalization.
Regional and Security Studies
This research area incorporates the work of our regional programmes: Africa,(Chatham House Africa Programme aims to develop foreign policy-orientated research on issues affecting individual states of Africa, the African continent as a whole and relations with the outside world.) the Americas,( Work on the Americas at Chatham House concentrates on the relationship between the US and the rest of the world.) Asia(research by the Asia Programme, is focused on the key political, economic and social developments affecting Asia.) , Europe,( Research on Europe at Chatham House is focused on European countries and Europe-related institutions and their involvement in addressing the challenges posed in the areas of economics, climate change, energy, and security.) the Middle East and North Africa ( The Middle East and North Africa Programme, undertakes high profile research and projects, usually in partnership with relevant institutions and specialists, on political, economic and security issues affecting the Middle East and North Africa.), Russia and Eurasia( The Russia and Eurasia Programme (REP) is a major organizing centre for research with a vigorous output of meetings, seminars and publications on the foreign and domestic policies of Russia and the newly independent states.) The research focus on these regions ensures that Chatham House is well-placed to identify potential sources of conflict and emerging trends.
International Security Programme (The International Security Programme at Chatham House has a long established reputation for high quality and policy relevant insight and analysis on a wide range of critical defense and security issues.
Anglo-French Defence Cooperation This project focuses on the opportunities available for developing Franco-British relations in security and defense, and their role within the EU, US and NATO.
Arms Control This project explores how the conventional arms trade relates to national security policy, economic interests, and human rights concerns.
Cultural Dialogue in International Security The aim of this project is to create a neutral space in which decision-makers and thought leaders from different cultural backgrounds can come together and effectively address the complex security challenges that they all face.
Cyber Security This project seeks to analyse key challenges in the cyber domain, identify policy responses and establish a knowledge base for policy-makers, government, industry and wider society.
Ethics and International Security This project explores applied ethics within the context of international security and defense policy.
European Security and Defense Forum The European Security and Defense Forum (ESDF) was established to analyse the shifts and developments in national and European security and defense policies and to promote a better understanding of Europe’s wider strategic relationship with the United States.
Health System Reconstruction in Post-Conflict States In conjunction with the Centre on Global Health Security the project seeks to broaden understanding and awareness of the challenges attached to health care delivery in conflict and post-conflict situations.(This link has changed and so has the topic name)
Technical Prevention of Low-Cost Terrorism This project is investigating executed, attempted and planned Islamist attacks in the UK after 11 September 2001
Ten Years On: Technology and Counter-Terrorism since 9/11 The project will cover the changing security and resilience priorities since 9/11.
The Future of NATO This project considers the future of NATO.
The UK’s Strategic Defence and Security Review This project considers the SDSR process and outcomes.
UK Security and Defence This project is designed to inform the national defense and security debate and assess how policy could be made more effective.) research covers international, European and national security and defense issues. Work on International Law (Chatham House provides a forum for lawyers) includes discussion of international legal issues and their practical application to current problems in international relations.
The Centre on Global Health Security (This is one of the in house research units) focuses on disease threats and determinants that transcend borders; access to health-related products, technologies and services; and international affairs, governance and health.
Our research is focused on three main areas:
Research in this area aims to provide innovative analysis and promote practical policy options that will help facilitate the transition to a low carbon future. Creative dialogues and publications are designed to engage major actors (including Japan, US, EU, China and India), strengthen bilateral engagement (such as EU-China and US-China) and build strategic alliances around technical solutions to address fault-line issues.
Research in this area informs and facilitates debate on energy issues including:
Changing oil and gas supply and demand dynamics: drivers, global economic and geopolitical impacts and policy responses
Strategic (economic, development, security) implications of energy extraction, delivery and use for producing and consuming countries
Energy policy-making in a changing world: appropriate responses at national, regional and global level
Research in this area analyses new developments, designs global solutions (from technical assistance to regulatory measures) and convenes global stakeholder forums on resource management including timber and fisheries. The relationship between business and sustainable development is also considered.
This all sounds so benevolent doesn’t it? Surely they have enough evidence of the pollution and heavy handed policies of Big Industry that have so fouled our planet don’t they? Yet the problem continues doesn’t it? So then just what are they really doing there? Research to justify their existence and yet the policy tones are set by those who they hand the data over to. In effect they are telling the Big Industry just where the squeaking is coming from so that either the oil of money or calamity can silence opposition. Of course they would vehemently deny my remarks because they are actually concerned. But the people who run these companies may well be a bevvy of Rhodes Scholars.
Look at the list of the things being considered here. What the International Security Programme is studying. Folks this is the data needed to calculate how Anti Christ might best rule the world. This is progressive aggressive thinking and if the English are doing this in this Institution you can bet your bottom dollar the CFR is doing the same thing! These two institutions are talking back and forth to one another. American and England are partnering for our “better tomorrow” … don’t believe it!
Finally look at the staff and its supporters. Now realize that the charter forbids Government Support … statutory government support… but who is to stop both staff and other contributors from “giving”? THEIR PATRON IS THE QUEEN HERSELF… c’mon now! If you really are interested and who knows I myself may end up doing this too, goto http://genealogy.about.com here you will find a master list which says This dataset was created by:
Brian C Tompsett
Department of Computer Science
University of Hull
Hull, UK, HU6 7RX
This work is Copyright 1994 – 2005 Brian C Tompsett. The data is subject to change, as many names are added at random intervals. This version of the data is dated 18 Jan 2005. For further details on sources and other information please see the Royal Genealogy Page
I daresay you will find this entire listing of great interest. The titled people now apparently are listed as Honorable (Hon) or Right Honorable (Rt Hon). Now these are people with money for the most part and interest in holding the title lands and perhaps some power over those in their lands. This research benefits so many on all sides it isn’t even funny, and it shapes how the media spins the news that shapes what you think and how you interact within the advertising industry and how its sells things to you.