What We Do

Discovery Institute promotes thoughtful analysis and effective action on local, regional, national and international issues.  The Institute is home to an inter-disciplinary community of scholars and policy advocates dedicated to the reinvigoration of traditional Western principles and institutions and the worldview from which they issued.  Discovery Institute has a special concern for the role that science and technology play in our culture and how they can advance free markets, illuminate public policy and support the theistic foundations of the West.  The Institute was founded by Bruce Chapman and George Gilder in 1991.

The work of Discovery Institute is disseminated through books, papers and reports, conferences, lectures and seminars, through regular radio and television appearances by scholars and fellows, and through sponsorship of national and international colloquia, seminars and conferences.

Discovery is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with scholars and fellows located around the country, and even internationally.