Thursday, January 12, 2017

Think Tank Quickies (#249)

  • Trump NSC pick Monica Crowley plagiarized from think tanks (Update: she has now quit). 
  • Bruegel event on Jan. 26: Why are think tanks more important now than ever before? 
  • Economist: What do think tanks do?
  • Jennifer Rubin on the challenges for think tanks in 2017.
  • Washington Post calls white nationalist group National Policy Institute a "think tank."
  • What role for a European think tank in the age of populism?
  • Will think tankers be put on something similar to the "Professor Watchlist" created by conservative youth group Turning Point USA?
  • Center for American Progress (CAP) casts doubts on Trump infrastructure plan. 
  • Jacob Leibenluft joined CBPP as a senior adviser for national policy; he most recently led Hillary Clinton's economic policy team during the 2016 campaign and served in the Treasury and White House under President Obama. 
  • Former Brookings and Urban Institute alum Carey Anne Nadeau featured in Washington Post for her company Open Data Nation.