Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Think Tank Quickies (#169)

  • Michael Franc, former staffer to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and former VP of government relations, is new Director of Washington, DC Programs at Hoover Institution.
  • Brookings scholar bashes Atlantic Council for having too many think tank panels with men.
  • More pics of the world's coolest think tank.
  • Prestigious Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (BPEA) commissions paper based on a blog comments from Marginal Revolution.
  • SIPRI: US is a major driver of global expansion in arms trade.
  • Google chief Eric Schmidt speaks at AEI.
  • Democracy Alliance (DA) shifted 2004 elections away from donor giving to sustained investments in think tanks.
  • Sens. Markey, Boxer, and Whitehouse sent letter to 100 energy companies and think tanks asking them to reveal all the scientists they were funding.
  • India extends support to Afghan think tanks for strategic thinking, planning.
  • John de Boer: What are think tanks good for?