Tuesday, November 27, 2012

UPenn & State Dept. Host Euro Think Tank Summit

The University of Pennsylvania and the US State Department hosted a summit for leaders of Europe's top domestic and foreign policy think tanks on November 20.

The meeting, titled "Think Tanks in a Time of Crisis and Paralysis: On the Sidelines or Catalysts for Ideas and Actions," was held at the US Embassy in Rome, Italy.

Here are some more details from a press release:
Participating institutions will include the Brookings Institution; Bruegel of Belgium; CASE, a leading think tank in Poland; the Untied Kingdom’s Chatham House; the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research in the United Arab Emirates; the French Institute for International Relations; the German Marshall Fund of the United States; SETA Foundation of Turkey; the World Economic Forum of Switzerland; and more than three dozen others.
The Summit is a precursor to the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program release of the Global Go-To Think Tank Rankings in January. Launched in 2006, the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go-To Think Tank Rankings” annual report has become an authoritative source for the top public policy research institutes in the world.
A video and photo gallery of the event can be viewed here.