Monday, February 9, 2015

Think Tank Quickies (#160)

  • Atlantic Council launches EconoGraphics, a weekly take on the global economy; Obama "energy czar" Heather Zichal named Senior Fellow to the think tank's new Global Energy Center.
  • Former Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) joins Center for American Progress (CAP) as Senior Fellow; former Times of India Executive Director Gautam Adhikari becomes Senior Fellow.
  • Konrad Yakabuski: Think tanks need to show us the money.
  • SCMP: Free thinking required to win the battle of think tanks in China.
  • Bjorn Lomborg think tank funder revealed as billionaire Paul Singer.
  • William J. Burns begins first day at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; CEIP Moscow Center expands team; former State Dept. intel official joins Carnegie Russia team.
  • CSIS renews Derwin Pereira Indonesia Initiative; think tank forms Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy, with Scott Kennedy as Director.
  • CNAS and NYU School of Law and Security launch Economic Statecraft and National Security Project; CNAS also launches American Leadership Series with Carnegie Council; think tank expands focus on economic issues in national security.
  • Nancy Lindborg officially becomes USIP's fifth president.
  • RAND Corp. announces new Water and Climate Resilience Center (WCRC).