Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Think Tank Quickies (#179)

  • RAND: Companies are making cybersecurity a greater priority, but hackers still winning.
  • Pozen Director's Chair established at Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center (TPC); Leonard Burman will be the new director.
  • Shivshankar Menon, former national security adviser to India's prime minister, named Distinguished Fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings.
  • IMF's chief economist Olivier Blanchard appointed the first C. Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow at PIIE.
  • CSIS launches Missile Defense Project to be lead by Dr. Thomas Karako; establishes US-Philippines Strategic Initiative (USPSI).
  • Madeleine Albright and Stephen Hadley to lead Atlantic Council's new Middle East Strategy Task Force (MEST); joins US Water Partnership (USWP); has new Afghanistan initiative; former SecDef Chuck Hagel returns to Atlantic Council as Distinguished Statesman.
  • New America Foundation (NAF) launches new database of drone regulation and civil use of drones.
  • NAF's VP and OTI Director Alan Davidson joins Commerce Department.
  • USIP to hold biannual PeaceGame to focus on countering rise of global extremism.
  • New RAND Corp. board members: Malcolm Gladwell, Soledad O'Brien, Lionel Johnson, & Gerald Parsky; former SecDef Chuck Hagel elected to Board of Trustees.
  • Publish or perish: NBER and others look to make a splash.