Milken Institute

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The Milken Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank focused on accelerating measurable progress on the path towards a meaningful life. The Institute conducts policy research and organizes programs on a number of issues, including public health, environmentalism, economic policy, and globalization. Outside of its research programs, the Milken Institute hosts a number of annual conferences, bringing together some of the most influential people in the world to discuss solutions to contemporary global issues. The think tank was founded and initially endowed by billionaire philanthropist and former securities trader, Michael Milken.


  • The institute catalyzes practical, scalable solutions to global challenges by connecting human, financial, and educational resources to those who need them.

  • They leverage the expertise and insight gained through research and the convening of top experts, innovators and influencers from different backgrounds and competing viewpoints to construct programs and policy initiatives.