“The Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions was an internationally renowned Santa Barbara think-tank founded in 1959 to investigate critical global issues such as education, freedom of the press, international relations, public policy, religion, and science and technology. A hub for great minds to engage in truly interdisciplinary discourse, this flourishing intellectual community brought together writers, philosophers, scientists, lawyers, academicians, and religious leaders for nearly three decades.”
“During its final years, the Center was proudly affiliated with UC Santa Barbara, and its mission to study and examine the pillars of democracy has left a lasting impact on our university, our local community, and society as a whole.”

Dr. Henry T. Yang

Chancellor of Univeristy of California Santa Barbara