What is the Keystone Center?
Founded in 1975 by Robert W. Craig, The Keystone Center was established to independently facilitate the resolution of national policy conflicts.
"There's a certain nobility in things that human beings do that is separate from conquest ... it's human determination to achieve something." - Robert W. Craig, founder
Leading the Ascent is a short documentary-style video produced by the Academy Award-winning team at Milkhaus that tells the remarkable story of our founder and why he created The Keystone Center. It features national leaders in energy, environment, health, and government who explain how The Keystone Center helps build trust among stakeholders with differing interests, finds the point at which diverse values align with sound data and science, and promotes an environment in which leaders can work together to untangle complicated and critical policy issues.