Monday, March 27, 2017

Think Tank Quickies (#263)

  • Fake think tank scholar appearing on news shows?
  • 2017 ranking of free-market think tanks by social media impact, via Alejandro Chafuen.
  • Bill Clinton does Brookings (Clinton was roomates with Brookings head Strobe Talbott when they were both Rhodes Scholars at Oxford University).
  • Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) holds 10th anniversary party at Newseum with former VP Joe Biden, Bob Dole, Tom Daschle, Trent Lott, Michael Steele and many others.
  • Think tank scholars' new focus: Don't offend? 
  • Daniel Russel, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, will join the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) as a Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow. 
  • Mighty Earth using satellite imaging and supply-chain mapping info. from the Stockholm Environment Institute (environmental think tank) to identify deforestation in Brazil.
  • Norm Eisen, a Brookings scholar and Obama Administration ethics czar, has signed a contributor deal with CNN.
  • AEI holds annual Sea Island retreat; Politico notes that Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) probably took a Cessna to and from the event. 
  • Paul Knappenburger and Patrick Michaels of the Cato Institute invent a new climate-related term: "lukewarming."