is an educational and research organization established in 1999. It provides a forum for the exploration of concepts and the analysis of processes that give shape to humanity’s search for global peace and prosperity.
Drawing on both science and religion as two complementary systems of knowledge, the Institute engages in research on issues relevant to the life of humanity. It shares its findings, often in association with the Bahá’í International Community, in the form of publications and at colloquia of various kinds—this, with the aim of bringing to the forefront of public discourse ideas that point to enduring social change.
In parallel, the Institute seeks to learn about the methods, approaches and instruments that can best be employed by individuals and institutions to further the growing conversation worldwide on the advancement of civilization.