Lugar Diplomacy Institute
Based at the German Marshall Fund since its founding in 2013, the Richard G. Lugar Institute for Diplomacy and Congress increased cooperation and understanding between the foreign diplomatic community in Washington, DC and the U.S. Congress. The Lugar Diplomacy Institute informed and facilitated dialogue between foreign embassies and the United States Congress over the course of three years by regularly bringing together ambassadors, members of Congress, and their staff for policy discussions on issues relevant to the transatlantic relationship.
“I am impressed by the significant contribution that the Lugar Diplomacy Institute has made to strengthening transatlantic cooperation, GMF’s core mission,” said GMF President Karen Donfried. “The example Senator Lugar has always set of principled, informed leadership is a model for the rest of us, and the relationship across the Atlantic has been changed for the better thanks to his deep knowledge of foreign policy and his commitment to Europe.”
While the Lugar Diplomacy Institute came to an end in December 2015, GMF will continue to pay tribute to Senator Lugar, who has worked tirelessly for effective diplomatic engagement around the world.