The Sunwater Institute is a nonpartisan nonprofit interdisciplinary think tank based in North Bethesda, Maryland. Mission The Sunwater Institute’s mission is to strengthen the foundations of liberal democracy through interdisciplinary science, technology, and open dialogue. What Makes Us Unique Long-Term: Sunwater Institute focuses on long-term developments and solutions, and pays less attention to short-term election cycles, temporary trends and current headlines. Data and Technology: Sunwater Institute leverages data and technology in ways that sustainably improve policy design, implementation, measurement, processes, and outcomes. Nonpartisan: Sunwater Institute is proud to uphold an unbiased approach, ensuring that our work transcends political divides for the betterment of humanity. ValuesOur organizational values serve as guiding principles that define our culture, shape our actions and decisions, and support the team collectively in pursuing a shared vision of success.Innovation: We embrace creativity and forward-thinking, continuously seeking new and improved ways to drive positive change. Excellence: We strive for the highest standards of quality and performance in all aspects of our work, committed to delivering exceptional outcomes and exceeding expectations. Learning: We foster a culture of continuous learning, encouraging the acquisition of knowledge and skills to adapt and grow. Integrity: We uphold the highest ethical standards, promoting honesty, transparency, and trustworthiness in all our interactions and decision-making processes. Independence: We value the freedom to think, act, and make decisions autonomously, empowering individuals and the organization to contribute distinct perspectives and drive our collective success. Our History The Sunwater Institute was founded in 2017 by Matthew Chervenak and Stephany Yu, two American entrepreneurs with an interest in understanding how social systems are built, best operate, and can contribute to human and societal flourishing. Sunwater was born from their desire to create a unique research institute that could work to improve our foundational institutions over the long term. What We Do Sunwater creates and fosters ideas, collects data, conducts research, holds events, develops analytics, produces podcasts, and authors peer-reviewed papers, law review articles, policy papers, and blogs. Scholars Sunwater brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines – natural science, law, business, political science, and economics – who engage in collaborative research and generate innovative policy recommendations on a range of critical long-term issues. Leadership Matthew Chervenak is the President of The Sunwater Institute and responsible for its strategic direction, operations, and output. The Sunwater Institute’s Board is composed of individuals from a variety of industries and is responsible for the Institute’s leadership, financial health, and independence.