Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Think Tank Quickies (#223)

  • Arne Duncan, President Obama's former Education Secretary, joins Brookings.
  • Smithsonian's National Zoo has its own Think Tank with some brilliant scholars.
  • For Republicans, does Donald Trump mean four more years of working at a think tank?
  • Top Chinese think tanker (He Fang of CASS) under fire from watchdog over "hostile views" toward Mao Zedong.
  • Think tanks should pitch Trump best idea. 
  • Time for Black think tanks.
  • Board of Trustees at CSIS decides to make public the rules that guide the think tank.
  • "Slanted" CSIS report showcases Saudi influence on US think tanks?
  • Micah Zenko: Wisest words one can say working at a think tank is "I don't know."  Most meaningful thing is to then highlight smarter folks who do know.
  • Fun think tank fact of the day: Ted Halstead, founding president of New America, started the think tank when he was only 30.