Based in Honolulu, the Pacific Forum CSIS (www.pacforum.org) is a nonprofit, private, foreign policy research institute focused on the Asia-Pacific that is a subsidiary of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, headquartered in Washington, DC. Founded in 1975, the Pacific Forum collaborates with a broad network of research institutes from around the Pacific Rim, drawing on Asian perspectives and disseminating project findings and recommendations to global leaders, governments, and members of the public throughout the region. The Forum’s programs encompass current and emerging political, security, economic, business, and oceans policy issues and works to help stimulate cooperative policies in the Asia Pacific region through analysis and dialogue undertaken with the region’s leaders in the academic, government, and corporate areas. They regularly cosponsor conferences with institutes throughout Asia to facilitate nongovernmental institution building as well as to foster cross-fertilization of ideas.
Areas of focus
Leader gender: Male Leader(s) (2019): Robert P. Girrier
Leader gender: Male Leader(s) (2017): Ralph A. Cossa
Leader gender: Male