Monday, March 13, 2017

Think Tank Quickies (#259)

  • Former Heritage scholar is now drafting President Trump's budget.
  • American Enterprise Institute's (AEI) famous cookies even tastier in new building.
  • On Think Tanks TV highlights the work of think tanks around the world.
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT): "Trickle down economics is a fraudulent theory designed by the rich and their think tanks to protect billionaires and large corporations."
  • Should think tanks offer free courses like Harvard and Oxford?
  • CAP alum Eryn Sepp, now with Washington Center for Equitable Growth, married Secret Service agent Stewart Busch (John & Mary Podesta attended wedding).
  • CFR chief Richard Haass holds swanky reception at Renwick Gallery for launch of new book.  Those in attendance include Joe Biden, Brent Scowcroft, Ash Carter, and Wolf Blitzer.
  • Former Clinton policy adviser Corey Ciorciari now helming CAP war room's policy and research efforts.  
  • New America event on March 1, 2017: How people become terrorists. 
  • LSE: Think tanks can transform into the standard-setters and arbiters of quality of 21st century policy analysis.