Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Eyeing 2016, Rubio Speaks at London Think Tank

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who many think has aspirations to become US president one day, traveled to England last week to deliver a major policy address at the Chatham House, an influential think tank based in London.

A video recording and a transcript of the event can be viewed here.  The Washington Post says that Rubio went to London and the think tank to "burnish his foreign policy credentials and establish gravitas on the world stage ahead of a possible 2016 presidential run."

As Think Tank Watch previously reported, Hillary Clinton recently won the Chatham House Prize 2013.  She was in London to accept the prize in October.

Chatham House was recently ranked as the 2nd best think tank in the world, and was ranked as the top non-US think tank in the world by the annual University of Pennsylvania think tank rankings.  The think tank is considered the 2nd best think tank in the world for security and international affairs, after the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).