Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Think Tank Quickies (#128)

  • New America Foundation awarded $500,000 grant by Kellogg Foundation for family-centered social policy initiative. 
  • A $5 million gift from John Cazier to RAND launches environmental and energy sustainability initiative. 
  • Former senators go on to lucrative careers as presidents of trade associations, rainmakers at lobbying firms, or older statesmen at think tanks.  
  • US Embassy in Berlin offering grants up to $20,000 to think tanks for ideas to support the US-EU free trade agreement (FTA), also known as TTIP.  
  • Brookings releases new report on FDI in US metro areas.  
  • UK think tanks look to achieve influence first and foremost with academic partners. 
  • Happy birthday!  On Think Tanks turns four (and offers advice).
  • 1-minute video from CSIS: Who is ISIS? 
  • Azerbaijani, Turkmen think tanks mull possibility of cooperation. 
  • "This Town" revelation: Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson "always blows right past" the author at parties en route to the more important folks.