Topic: Intellectual Networks
What began as a philanthropic fund to honor its namesake became an early force in the social sciences.
Incorporated in 1923 with funding from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., the IEB built a major scientific network in Europe and the US in only five years.
A massive program in nursing education extended to 53 schools across the globe. But it never became a top priority of the foundation that supported it.
Convenings at Bellagio have tackled global challenges of every sort, from trade and finance to public health, agriculture, and food security.
Rockefeller Foundation agriculture programs begun in Mexico achieved global reach through four major research institutes. Building them was the result of partnership.