Henry L. Stimson Center
The Henry L. Stimson Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan global security think tank based in Washington, DC. Its stated mission is to urge "pragmatic steps toward the ideal objectives of international peace and security." Stimson pursues its vision by conducting independent analysis and offering fresh perspectives for the policymaking community, the media and concerned citizens.
The Center draws inspiration from the life and work of Henry L. Stimson, whose bipartisan service to five presidents included appointments as Secretary of War for Presidents William Howard Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Harry Truman, and Secretary of State for President Herbert Hoover. Henry Stimson believed strongly in “pragmatic idealism,” the notion that progress toward peace is only possible through practical steps and strong US engagement in the world.
In 2002, Ellen Laipson joined Stimson as its newest President and CEO. Laipson directs Stimson's work on Southwest Asia and contributes to its projects on Regional Voices and Homeland Security.
Famous quotes containing the words henry l, center and/or henry:
“Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey-cage.”
—H.L. (Henry Lewis)
“The greatest part of each day, each year, each lifetime is made up of small, seemingly insignificant moments. Those moments may be cooking dinner...relaxing on the porch with your own thoughts after the kids are in bed, playing catch with a child before dinner, speaking out against a distasteful joke, driving to the recycling center with a weeks newspapers. But they are not insignificant, especially when these moments are models for kids.”
—Barbara Coloroso (20th century)
“So, when my mistress shall be seen
In form and beauty of her mind,
By virtue first, then choice, a queen,”
—Sir Henry Wotton (15681639)