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Carnegie does not take institutional positions. Its scholars are free to reach their own conclusions. The Endowment judges only the quality of their work: breadth of knowledge, analytic depth, and capacity to make an impact on real world outcomes. These priorities enable the Endowment to attract and retain individuals who combine the best scholarship with high level experience in government, international institutions, and other policy making settings.

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Carnegie is honored to work with donors and partners who share its institutional goals and mission.

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