The Institute for Strategic Dialogue is registered as a charitable company limited by guarantee (registered charity number 1141069, registered company number 06581421) and was established by a Memorandum of Association on 30 April 2008.

Until 2016, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue was operated through The Trialogue Educational Trust, a sister charity with registered charity number 1076660. Since 2017, all work relating to extremism, hate and disinformation has been delivered from the charitable company.

You can view all Annual Returns for ISD on the Charity Commission for England and Wales website and on the Companies House website.

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue US (ISD US) is a non-political, not-for-profit corporation registered in the District of Columbia with 501(c)(3) status. It was formed with Articles of Incorporation on 19 August 2009. Whilst the two entities are legally separate, a majority of Board members sit on both boards so that decisions can be taken collectively. You can search for ISD US using tax identification number 27-1282489.

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue gGmbH (ISD Germany) is registered with the companies’ registrar in Berlin, registration AG Berlin-Charlottenburg HRB 207 328B. It was formed on 19 February 2019 with a Deed and Articles of Association and began operations in 2020. The Managing Directors are Huberta von Voss and Sarah Kennedy.

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue France (ISD France) is a legal entity under the status of Association de loi 1901, a status granted to not-for-profit organisations across a range of sectors.

Board Members


    Prof Dr Roland Berger
    Mark Bergman
    Dr Matthias Döpfner
    Stuart Fiertz (Treasurer)
    Francis Finlay
    Wolfram von Fritsch
    Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg
    Jim Hoagland
    Dr. Serra Kirdar
    Michael Lewis (Chair)
    Shirley Lord Rosenthal
    Katrin Rohmann
    Farah Pandith
    Cecilie Rohwedder
    Gil Shiva
    Dr. Evelyn Stern
    Lord Adair Turner (Chair, Policy Board)
    Dominik Wichmann
    Ed Williams


    Timothy Garton Ash
    Richard Barrett CMG OBE
    Field Marshall the Lord Charles Guthrie
    Wolfgang Ischinger
    Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones
    Ana Palacio
    Hella Pick CBE
    Jonathan Powell
    Baroness Patricia Rawlings
    Louis Schweitzer