Thursday, March 23, 2017

Think Tank Quickies (#262)

  • Daniel D'Aniello named Co-Chairman of AEI; Ryan Streeter becomes AEI's first Director of Domestic Policy Studies.
  • Charles Kupchan (who worked in the Obama Administration) and Ely Ratner (who worked for VP Joe Biden) join CFR as Senior Fellows; Jay Winik joins CFR as Historian-in-Residence.
  • In 2016 CFR established Lipman Chair to focus on emerging technologies and national security.
  • Clarke Murphy, CEO of global executive search firm Russell Reynolds, joins Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Board of Trustees, along with Zhang Yichen, Chair/CEO of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited.
  • Dr. Maha Yahya named CEIP's new Director for Middle East Center; journalist Jeffrey Goldberg named Visiting Distinguished Fellow at CEIP. 
  • Former Treasury offcial Nathan Sheets joins PIIE as Visiting Fellow; others to recently join the think tank include Sherman Robinson, Jeromin Zettelmeyer (German government) and Patrick Honohan (Central Bank of Ireland).
  • Law firm partner Clete Johnson joins CSIS as Non-Resident Senior Fellow; former DoD official Alice Hunt Friend joins CSIS; Adam Sieminski (former EIA official) joins think tank; and former Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski joins the think tank.
  • CSIS establishes high-level advisory council to the Lillan and Robert D. Stuart Jr. Center in Euro-Atlantic and Northern European Studies; launches Alliances and American Leadership Project.
  • Atlantic Council announces management changes; announces launch of Stockholm office; former British Ambassador to the US Sir Peter Westmacott joins the think tank; Peru's former Finance Minister and Ambassador to US joins the think tank.
  • Former Obama official Cecilia Munoz to lead the New America National Network; Elana Broitman named Director of New America NYC. 
  • New America Fellow Lauren Redniss wins MacArthur Foundatoin "Genius" Grant.
  • Dalai Lama leads a prayer for Orlando, urges compassion at USIP visit.
  • RAND Corp. chosen to operate new research center for US Department of Homeland Security.
  • The late Thomas Schelling was a longtime RAND Corp. consultant.
  • RAND Corp. launches Arabic-language website.