Friday, April 24, 2015

Think Tank Quickies #175

  • How the Hoover Institution vacuums up big conservative bucks.
  • Hawaii and Texas think tanks unite to push back on Planned Parenthood's sex-ed agenda.
  • Brookings holds US-China think tank summit.
  • China's think tanks need to reach out and connect.
  • America's lobbying addiction, via Brookings. 
  • Atlantic Council announces 2015 Leadership Awardees, including country music singer Toby Keith and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani; welcomes inaugural class of Millennium Fellows; Secretary of State John Kerry promotes US trade agenda at Atlantic Council.
  • Should think tanks be required to disclose donors if they produce reports that might be considered political?
  • Anders Borg, Sweden's former Minister of Finance, joins PIIE as Nonresident Senior Fellow.
  • Rebecca Hersman, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), joins CSIS.
  • Todd Cox, former staffer at the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, joins CAP; Jeff Krehely of Human Rights Campaign (HRC) rejoins CAP.
  • New Wilson Center-Gramsci Institute project on the Italian Communist Party and China.
  • Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi confers with policy experts at USIP.
  • RAND: China not a threat to US national security interests in Africa.