Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Think Tank Quickies (#266)

  • Former AEI President Christopher DeMuth (now a Distinguished Fellow at Hudson Institute) in defense of think tanks. 
  • CIA Director Mike Pompeo speaks at CSIS.
  • In 2016 Steve Bannon made $500,000+ from companies and think tanks linked to Republican donor Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah. 
  • Waterloo (Canada) think tanks pay the most for top scholars.
  • Hillary's billionaire friend (Haim Saban) a lover of think tanks.
  • Smith Richardson Foundation's annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant helps support the think tank community by supporting a rising generation of policy thinkers. 
  • Education Secretary Betsy DeVos does Brookings. 
  • Think tanker (Alison Percich of WINEP) goes on Washington Post's Date Lab and scores.
  • Scholarly sting operation shines spotlight on "predatory" scientific journals; is bad science plaguing think tank research?
  • Third Way adding a dozen Democratic lawmakers as honorary co-chairs.