Ataturk Society of America understands Atatürk's political philosophy to be:
Sovereignty belongs to the people.
People alone administer people.
Public sovereignty cannot be shared with any other authority, including religious authority.
Secular education ensures public sovereignty and rationality in politics.
For progress, science and reason must supersede superstition and dogma.
Contemporary civilization is the common heritage of humankind.
Peace at home and peace in the world assures the universality of civilization.
Towards this objective the ASA organizes scholarly lectures, provides research fellowships, develops a resource and reference center, and makes presentations regarding the importance of Atatürk's political philosophy for international prosperity and peace.