Security. Freedom. Prosperity.

Hudson Institute is a research organization promoting American leadership for a secure, free, and prosperous future.

Founded in 1961 by strategist Herman Kahn, Hudson Institute challenges conventional thinking and helps manage strategic transitions through interdisciplinary studies in defense, international relations, economics, energy, technology, culture, and law.

Hudson seeks to guide policymakers and global leaders in government and business through a robust program of publications, conferences, policy briefings, and recommendations.





Hudson's leadership team has decades of experience from government, academia, and the private sector. They manage and guide the institute's research agenda and staff.

Policy Work

Hudson experts guide policymakers and global leaders in government and business through a robust program of publications, conferences, briefings, and recommendations.

Support Hudson

Hudson Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization supported by tax deductible contributions from private individuals, corporations, and foundations, as well as by government grants.




Senior policymakers, both at home and abroad, seek out Hudson Institute research and analysis.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, Hudson Institute convenes leading officials with policy experts to deliberate on today's most pressing issues on foreign and domestic policy, national security, economics, and international relations. In an era of sharp partisan divides, Hudson works across the aisle to address challenges.

Board of Trustees

Hudson Institute's governance is overseen by a board of trustees comprising distinguished individuals from government, business, and philanthropy who generously support Hudson Institute through their time and investment.

Institutional Integrity and Transparency

Hudson Institute produces public policy research of unmatched quality, integrity, and practical relevance.

Annual Report

Since its founding over 60 years ago, Hudson has produced rigorous analysis and has challenged conventional wisdom on the most pressing foreign policy and defense issues of the day.

Our research and analysis are targeted to key audiences to shape the debate and influence policy.

For more than 60 years, Hudson’s research has championed policies in pursuit of security, freedom, and prosperity. 


What They Say about Hudson Institute

“I regularly rely on Hudson Institute scholars to help inform my thinking and the way I help shape policy here in the Senate.”
–Senator Tom Cotton