Thursday, July 10, 2014

Think Tank Quickies (#129)

  • Contradictions between Obama and CAP founder Podesta and Joe Romm of CAP?
  • Think tanks taking membership pitches straight to Silicon Valley's doorstep.
  • Brookings scholar Peter Singer to join New America Foundation as Strategist & Senior Fellow.
  • Seth Jones named Director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at RAND. 
  • BPC's new 120-page report on governing in a polarized America. 
  • Mega conservative think tank donor Richard Scaife dies. 
  • UK's Prospect Magazine Think Tank Award judges for 2014 announced; awards to be held July 16.
  • WSJ bashes Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) for firing scholar over climate disagreement.
  • British politician John Prescott says UK's main political parties rely too much on think tanks.
  • China's most influential scientific and technological think tanks rethinking admissions process.
  • Politics & Ideas creating online course on understanding funding models at think tanks.