The Independent Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan, scholarly research and educational organization that sponsors in-depth studies of critical social and economic issues.
The mission of the Independent Institute is to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity.
Today, the influence of partisan interests is so pervasive that public-policy debate has become too politicized and is largely confined to a narrow reconsideration of existing policies. In order to fully understand the nature of public issues and possible solutions, Independent’s program adheres to the highest standards of independent scholarly inquiry.
The resulting studies are published and widely distributed as books, articles in The Independent Review, Policy Reports, Working Papers, and other publications. Events sponsored by the Institute bring together scholars and policy experts to debate issues and discuss their implications. This work is conducted in conjunction with a series of educational centers:
* The Center on Culture and Civil Society
* The Center on Educational Excellence
* The Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation
* The Center on Global Prosperity
* The Center on Health and the Environment
* The Center on Law and Justice
* The Center on Peace and Liberty