We do problem-solving research, provide advice, and produce online and print publications. We convene groups of leaders and experts to search for, design, and implement solutions to international and public problems. We take no position on legislative issues or candidates for public office.
of our international work is done with or through IUCN, the
International Union for Conservation of Nature, of which we have been a
member since 1980. See Our IUCN connection.
we are not an academic institute, we work to build bridges between the
practical and academic worlds, involve scholars from many institutions
of higher education, and have been affiliated since 1972 with Claremont
Graduate University, a member of The Claremont Colleges consortium.
Until February 2010, we were known as the California Institute of Public Affairs (CIPA), and many references to CIPA remain on this Web site. CIPA is now a program of InterEnvironment Institute.
We believe small catalytic organizations such as ours have a special role to play in international and public affairs.
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