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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute Professorship of International Affairs

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Established in 2020 by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations, making grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture, education, health, and sports and social welfare. SNF funds organizations and projects worldwide that aim to achieve a broad, lasting, and positive impact for society at large and exhibit strong leadership and sound management. The Foundation also supports projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving public welfare.

Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $2.9 billion through more than 4,550 grants to nonprofit organizations in 124 nations around the world.

Held by Henry Farrell

HENRY FARRELL is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute Professor of International Affairs at SAIS, 2019 winner of the Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Politics and Technology, and Editor in Chief of the Monkey Cage blog at the Washington Post. Previously, he served as a Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. He works on a variety of topics, including democracy, the politics of the internet, and international and comparative political economy. He is author of Of Privacy and Power: The Transatlantic Fight over Freedom and Security (with Abraham Newman, 2019) andThe Political Economy of Trust: Interests, Institutions and Inter-Firm Cooperation (2009).