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The World Policy Institute is a New York-based research institute which focuses on the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly connected world. The Institute was founded in 1961 in New York City as the Fund for Education Concerning World Peace through World Law, the World Policy Institute has its origins in the post-World War II movement of moderate internationalists. The newly merged organization was called the Institute for World Order. In 1982 the current name World Policy Institute was given and the "World Policy Journal" was founded. From 1991-2007, the institute was a member of The New School university in New York City. In 2007 the institute became independent. At present, there are 7 Board of Directors and Current Director is Michele Wucker. World Policy Institute undergo Research in the areas of Energy and Resource Policy, Environmental Policy, International Development, Security and International Affairs, Social Policy, and Transparency and Good Governance. The World Policy Institute, cited by Foreign Policy magazine and the University of Pennsylvania as among the worlds leading think tanks, identifies critical emerging global issues in an interdependent world and gives voice to compelling new global perspectives and innovative policy solutions. World Policy Journal is the flagship publication of the World Policy Institute. For over 30 years, the pages of WPJ have been known for lively, intelligent writing that challenges conventional wisdom on global affairs. Four times a year, WPJs articles cover the most pressing issues in global affairs, injecting new ideas into global debates and offering innovative policy recommendations. World Policy Journal is published in partnership with Duke University Press.