Slade Gorton International Policy Center
90th Birthday Celebration for Senator Slade Gorton
At his 90th birthday celebration, held April 12 at Safeco Field, Slade presented the first annual Slade Gorton Leadership Award to Mike McGavick, CEO, XL Group Ltd., and former Gorton Chief of Staff. Slade was honored and moved to have so many family, friends and supporters join him for this special event. We would like to thank all those who attended the celebration and made donations to the Gorton Center.
The Slade Gorton International Policy Center will be the living legacy of Senator Gorton’s extraordinary contributions to the nation and Washington State. The Gorton Center will have three research priorities. First, the Gorton Center will incorporate and build on ongoing NBR initiatives to sponsor research in economics and trade, energy security, energy and the environment, and other important issues.
Second, the Gorton Center will build on NBR’s robust program of terrorism-related studies and leverage Slade’s work as the first permanently appointed member of the 9/11 Commission to address how the United States is organized to meet the difficult intelligence questions of our time. Third, the Gorton Center will embark on a new initiative in keeping with Senator Gorton’s—and Senator Scoop Jackson’s—passion for encouraging the pursuit of freedom, democracy, security, and prosperity throughout the world. Underscoring the proposition that open societies, rule of law, and vigilant defense are essential to a peaceful, just, and prosperous future, the Gorton Center will seek to understand the nexus of freedom and security in an Asian context.
Global Leaders Program Reception
The Gorton Center will welcome the new 2017–18 Global Leaders Program Fellows at a reception on September 19 at George F. Russell Jr. Hall. Past GLP Fellows and speakers and others interested in the program are invited. For more information or to RSVP, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.