Our Partners

GPD’s Partner organizations drive it’s philanthropic initiatives.These are long-term investments that align with GPD’s belief that the world can be more peaceful, prosperous, and stable.

For many of these organizations, GPD has played a key role in their founding and/ or their long term success as funders, collaborators, and advocates.

Explore highlights from our partners below.

Collaborative Academic Partnerships

U.S. Military Academy at West Point

The first of its type housed at a military academy and targeting junior officers, the Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations embeds civil-military and interagency cooperation into traditional military education. Cross-disciplinary programming that emphasizes the collaboration between the military and other areas of the government, NGOs and civilian populations is a key component of the Center’s instructional philosophy.

University of Denver

In 2012 GPD pledged two million dollars over ten years to launch and establish the Center for Middle East Studies (CMES) at University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. CMES generates scholarly research and fosters public understanding of the Middle East and the broader Islamic world’s societies, political systems, and international relations through dialogue and debate on the contemporary politics of the region.

Illinois Joining Forces

Illinois Joining Forces (IJF) is a public-private network of veteran and military-serving organizations that collaborate to help service members, veterans and their families navigate the range of support services available to them.

Northwestern University

Northwestern’s Middle East and North African Studies Program (MENA) is committed to offering students and the community at large an in-depth understanding of the region that stretches from Morocco to the Gulf States and Iran, and from the Mediterranean into the Sahara and beyond.

Civic Engagement Through Journalism

Leadership Development and Training

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