Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Think Tank Quickies (#281)

  • Inside RAND Corp's impressive art collection.
  • Meet the artist whose job is to creatively synthesize think tank conversations.
  • New Saudi think tank (Center for Strategic Development) is hiring.
  • Andrew Schwartz of CSIS featured in Politico's "Birthday of the Day."
  • CSIS conducted year-long study to lay out a comprehensive strategy toward Russia.
  • Japan expert Michael Auslin leaves AEI and joins Hoover.
  • Trump's EPA enlists controversial think tank (Heartland Inst.) to find climate experts to argue with mainstream scientists; obscure right-wing think tank fueling Trump's war on renewables.
  • CNAS launches Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Initiative.
  • Acton Institute lecture series: "Think tanks, Politics, and the Casualties in the War of Ideas," with James McGann. 
  • Olin Wethington, a non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council, is the leading contender for the nomination of assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. 
  • Jon Huntsman, Chairman of Atlantic Council, gets nod for ambassador to Russia; will Victor Cha of CSIS become ambassador to South Korea?
  • New book by Christopher James Rastrick: Think Tanks in the US and EU - The Role of Policy Institutes in Washington and Brussels.