Record Details

NGOChatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs)
AddressChatham House, 10 St James's Square, London, SW1Y 4LE
Telephone020 79575700
Background InformationChatham House, a.k.a. The Royal Institute of International Affairs, is a highly respected and high profile research institute and think tank, which emerged out of 1919 Paris Peace Conference, along with its sister organisation, the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations. Chatham House (the name coming from the building the Institute is housed in) "has given its name to the famous Chatham House Rule, first established in 1927 and revised twice since. The rule is applied at meetings at which 'participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.'" Source:
Year Created1920
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesBritish Institute of International Affairs (1920-1926), Royal Institute of International Affairs (1926-)
Related OrganisationsCouncil on Foreign Relations
KeywordsInternational relations and international affairs; Think tanks & research organisations.
Last Edited ByRC at 23/10/2007 15:12:45