Our Mission

“To be a man is to be responsible: to be ashamed of miseries you did not cause.”
– Antoine de Saint Exupéry

The Center is a gathering of women and men who, ashamed of miseries we did not cause, have taken responsibility to do something about the plight of the world’s children. We are a think tank that does more than think. We are a policy center that does more than publish or advocate. We are a gathering of university scholars who reaches beyond the ivied walls of the academy to inform real change. We are citizens from every sector of society for whom “the pursuit of happiness” involves more than our own peace and prosperity.