Selected Consulting Resources

Consultants and Consulting Organizations Directory

Thomson Gale, 2012 (

The 37th edition of this directory contains more than 26,000 firms and individuals listed in subject sections for fourteen general fields of consulting. Print.


This website allows you to search a database of consulting firms by name, industry, sector, and location. A long list of consulting firm advertisements, while tedious to scroll through, provides an overview of some of the larger consulting firms and the work that is available with them. Web.

Sample Think Tanks and Foundations

The Brookings Institution

1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 Telephone: 202-797-6000 Website: Twitter: @BrookingsInst

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit research organization that provides recommendations on various public policy and international issues.

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Merrill House

170 East 64th Street

New York, NY 10065 Telephone: 212-838-4120

Website: Twitter: @carnegiecouncil

The Carnegie Council, as its name suggests, promotes ethics in international affairs, including ethical leadership on issues of war, peace, religion in politics, and global social justice.

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

1800 K Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006 Telephone: 202-887-0200

Website: Twitter: @CSIS

CSIS, a nonprofit research organization, provides insight on and policy recommendations for issues of global security and economic issues.

Council on Foreign Relations

See chapter 6 in this volume.

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610 Philadelphia, PA 19102

Telephone: 215-732-3774

Website: Twitter: @fprinews

FPRI conducts research on pressing international issues, long-term historical and cultural questions, and policies relevant to US national interests.

The Foundation Center


79 5th Avenue/16th Street

New York, NY 10003 Telephone: 212-620-4230


The Foundation Center maintains a large database of US foundations and grant makers and the grants they award. The center provides research, education, and training programs regarding many topics related to philanthropy. In addition to its New York headquarters, the center has field offices and research centers in Atlanta, Cleveland, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. Its three major publications are listed in the following section, "Selected Think Tank and Foundation Resources."

The Henry L. Stimson Center

1111 19th Street, NW, 12th Floor Washington, DC 20036 Telephone: 202-223-5956

Website: Twitter: @StimsonCenter

The Stimson Center is a research institution devoted to strengthening international peace and security institutions, building regional security, and reducing the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction.

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE

Washington, DC 20002 Telephone: 202-546-4400

Website: Twitter: @Heritage

Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution whose mission is to formulate and promote public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

The Stanley Foundation

209 Iowa Avenue Muscatine, IA 52761 Telephone: 563-264-1500

Website: Twitter: @StanleyFound

The Stanley Foundation is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization focused on researching issues of peace and security, as well as advocating principled multilateralism.

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

See chapter 9 in this volume.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center One Woodrow Wilson Plaza 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20004 Telephone: 202-691-4000

Website: Twitter: @TheWilsonCenter

Established by Congress as a memorial to the former president, the Wilson Center is a nonpartisan research organization that works to provide sound policy analysis on public policy and international issues while bridging the gap between scholars and public officials.

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