The University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program has ranked SAIS's Center for Transatlantic Relations as the No. 1 university-affiliated think tank in Washington, D.C., No. 5 in the United States, and No. 8 in the world, the school has announced.
The 2012 Global GoTo Think Tank rankings are based on a worldwide survey of 1,900 scholars, journalists, policymakers, and peers from 120 countries. CTR has consistently appeared in the rankings of university-affiliated centers of excellence since they were first initiated in 2006.
CTR seeks to advance the U.S.-European partnership in addressing the global challenges of the 21st century:
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CTR is known for its benchmark studies of U.S.-European economic relations; its Atlantic Basin Initiative of former heads of government and policy institutes from the four Atlantic continents; educational support for the Congressional Caucus on the European Union; work on NATO; and its policy recommendations and daily "must-reads" briefs on issues facing North America and Europe.