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The Lugar Center is dedicated to proposing solutions to global problems that will define the 21st Century. The Center seeks to educate the public, global policymakers, and future leaders on critical issues such as food and energy security, controlling weapons of mass destruction, and effective governance. It provides a forum for timely commentary by respected experts. The Center is committed to thoughtful analysis and civil dialogue that facilitate bipartisan governance.

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TLC Newsletter: September 2014 Update

By: The Lugar Center | 30-Sep-2014
In August we celebrated our first year anniversary as a 501(c)(3) designated charitable organization. Our core issues – global food and energy security, WMD non-proliferation, and foreign aid effectiveness –remain timely and topical given current events in the world. . . . . READ MORE

LISTEN: Senator Lugar discusses ISIS, Ukraine, and Russia on The Takeaway with John Hockenberry

By: The Takeaway | 05-Sep-2014
Senator Richard Lugar, former chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1985 to 1987 and again from 2003 to 2007, has experience formulating U.S. policy on Europe, Russia and the Middle east going back to the mid 1980's. Is any chance of peace on the horizon in Eastern Europe or the Middle East? Today Sen. Lugar shares his expertise. . . . . READ MORE

Former Senator Lugar urges enduring US-Pakistan partnership

By: Business Recorder | 20-Aug-2014
WASHINGTON: Acknowledging Pakistan's vital importance to regional stability and US national security interests, former US Senator Richard Lugar has called for sustained American support for the South Asian country's efforts towards economic development and security. . . . . READ MORE

Blog

Transparency Really Does Matter

By: Lori Rowley and Diana Ohlbaum | 24-Sep-2014
Transparency really does matter. It is through data and evidence that we hold ourselves mutually accountable for the successful outcomes of U.S. foreign assistance, paving the way toward a more stable, prosperous and secure world. . . . . READ MORE

Saving Lives Through Efficient Food Aid Delivery

By: Sen. Richard G. Lugar (Ret.) | 07-May-2014
Early this year our government made real progress in improving the way we provide food aid to chronically hungry people and those in crises. Unfortunately, recent actions by the House of Representatives threaten to undermine important reforms that would make food aid programs more effective and efficient. If the House action stands, the result will be more hungry people in the world, less efficiency in U.S. food assistance programs, and reduced benefit to U.S. diplomacy from these programs. . . . . READ MORE

Aid Effectiveness: The Way Forward for Donors and Recipients

By: Sen. Richard G. Lugar (Ret.) | 25-Apr-2014
The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) recently issued a new report, The Way Forward: A Reform Agenda for 2014 and Beyond. This policy paper is the first major product of a reformulated MFAN, and it underscores the core mission of the organization. MFAN was formed in 2008 as a coalition of organizations and leading think tanks that work with or frequently intersect U.S. development programs. MFAN functions as an advocate for policies that make U.S. foreign assistance more effective and transparent. . . . . READ MORE

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