22 U.S. Code § 4604 - Powers and duties
The Institute may exercise the powers conferred upon a nonprofit corporation by the District of Columbia Nonprofit Corporation Act consistent with this chapter, except for section 5(o) of the District of Columbia Nonprofit Corporation Act.
The Institute may respond to the request of a department or agency of the United States Government to investigate, examine, study, and report on any issue within the Institute’s competence, including the study of past negotiating histories and the use of classified materials.
The Institute may enter into personal service and other contracts for the proper operation of the Institute.
The Institute may fix the duties of its officers, employees, and agents, and establish such advisory committees, councils, or other bodies, as the efficient administration of the business and purposes of the Institute may require.
The Institute may charge and collect subscription fees and develop, for publication or other public communication, and disseminate, periodicals and other materials.
The Institute may charge and collect fees and other participation costs from persons and institutions participating in the Institute’s direct activities authorized in subsection (b).
The Institute may sue and be sued, complain, and defend in any court of competent jurisdiction.
The Institute may adopt, alter, use, and display a corporate seal, emblem, badge, and other mark of recognition and colorable simulations thereof.
The Institute may do any and all lawful acts and things necessary or desirable to carry out the objectives and purposes of this chapter.
The Institute shall not itself undertake to influence the passage or defeat of any legislation by the Congress of the United States or by any State or local legislative bodies, or by the United Nations, except that personnel of the Institute may testify or make other appropriate communication when formally requested to do so by a legislative body, a committee, or a member thereof.
The Institute may obtain administrative support services from the Administrator of General Services and use all sources of supply and services of the General Services Administration on a reimbursable basis.
2008—Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 110–315 struck out “the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency,” after “Defense,”.
1998—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 105–244, § 931(1)(A), inserted “personal service and other” after “may enter into”.
Subsec. (o). Pub. L. 105–244, § 931(1)(B), inserted “and use all sources of supply and services of the General Services Administration” after “Services”.
1992—Subsec. (b)(10). Pub. L. 102–325, § 1554(b), added par. (10).
Subsec. (h)(2). Pub. L. 102–325, § 1554(c)(1), amended par. (2) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows: “The Institute may not accept any gift, contribution, or grant from, or enter into any contract with, a foreign government, any agency or instrumentality of such government, any international organization, or any foreign national, except that the Institute may accept the payment of tuition by foreign nationals for instruction provided by the Institute. For purposes of this paragraph, the term—
“(A) ‘foreign national’ means—
“(i) a natural person who is a citizen of a foreign country or who owes permanent allegiance to a foreign country; and
“(ii) a corporation or other legal entity in which natural persons who are nationals of a foreign country own, directly or indirectly, more than 50 percent of the outstanding capital stock or other beneficial interest in such legal entity; and
“(B) ‘person’ means a natural person, partnership, association, other unincorporated body, or corporation.”
Subsec. (h)(3). Pub. L. 102–325, § 1554(c)(2), substituted at end “individual, except such Institute or legal entity may accept such a gift or contribution to—” for “individual.” and added subpars. (A) and (B).
1990—Subsec. (b)(9), (10). Pub. L. 101–520, § 319(a)(1), redesignated par. (10) as (9) and struck out former par. (9) which read as follows: “recommend to the Congress the establishment of a United States Medal of Peace to be awarded under such procedures as the Congress may determine, except that no person associated with the Institute may receive the United States Medal of Peace; and”.
Subsecs. (c) to (o). Pub. L. 101–520, § 319(a)(2), (3), added subsec. (c) and redesignated former subsecs. (c) to (n) as (d) to (o), respectively.
Committee on Labor and Human Resources of Senate changed to Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of Senate by Senate Resolution No. 20, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 19, 1999.
Committee on Education and Labor of House of Representatives changed to Committee on Education and the Workforce of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Jan. 5, 2011.
Amendment by Pub. L. 100–50 effective as if enacted as part of the Higher Education Amendments of 1986, Pub. L. 99–498, see section 27 of Pub. L. 100–50, set out as a note under section 1001 of Title 20, Education.