Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Think Tank Quickies (#204)

  • Spiritual leader Marc Gafni: "Thank God I run my own think tank, otherwise I'd never get a job."
  • Think tanker Peter Singer wants this obituary: "A wonk's wonk...A wonk so wonky he once conducted a study of think tanks themselves."
  • Meet the 300+ corporations sponsoring the 7 think tanks dominating the TTIP trade debate.
  • Too many think tanks are just "kool-aid fueled group think."
  • How Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is turning the House into an election year think tank.
  • Bruegel to host panel discussion on why think tanks matter during launch of UPenn's 2015 think tank index.
  • Heritage Foundation welcomes Beverly Hallberg, President of District Media Group, as Visiting Fellow in Communications. 
  • CFR brings on new scholars for its David Rockefeller Studies Program: Reuben Brigety, Robert Litan, and Matthew Taylor; economist Brad Setser returns to CFR.
  • Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" wins 2015 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award.
  • CFR web hub ("The Candidates and the World") offers resources on 2016 presidential candidates' views on foreign policy.
  • Victoria Ransom and David Burke join Carnegie Endowment Board.
  • Leaders of Center for a New American Security (CNAS), US Institute of Peace (USIP), and Carnegie Endowment (CEIP), launch Study Group on Fragility.