Hudson Institute

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Hudson Institute
Hudson Institute logo.svg
Founder(s)Herman Kahn
TypeThink tank
Headquarters1015 Fifteenth Street, NW
Washington, D.C., United States
OriginsRAND Corporation
Area servedUnited States of America
MottoCelebrating a half century of forging ideas that promote security, prosperity, and freedom

The Hudson Institute is an American conservative non-profit think tank based in Washington D.C.[2] It was founded in 1961 in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, by futurist, military strategist, and systems theorist Herman Kahn and his colleagues at the RAND Corporation.

The Institute is committed to innovative research and analysis that promotes ‘global security, prosperity and freedom’.[3] It promotes public policy change in accordance with its stated values:

"commitment to free markets and individual responsibility, confidence in the power of technology to assist progress, respect for the importance of culture and religion in human affairs, and determination to preserve America's national security".[4]

The Capital Research Center,[5] gives Hudson a 7 on its ideological spectrum (8 is "Free Market Right" and 1 is "Radical Left").[6]

In March 2011, Kenneth R. Weinstein was appointed president and CEO of the institute replacing Herbert London.[4]

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  1. "Hudson Institute profile on". Retrieved 2012-04-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Sherry Slater (2011-12-18). "Orthopedic tax pains". The Journal Gazette. Retrieved 2012-04-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Hudson Institute > About Hudson > Mission Statement". Retrieved 2012-08-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Hudson Institute, "Mission Statement", accessed April 15, 2008.
  5. a conservative group that ranks non-profits and documents their funding
  6. Capital Research profile (archived site)