Thursday, January 11, 2018

Think Tank Quickies (#296)

  • Tax think tanks are having a moment.
  • Vice President Mike Pence gives remarks at Hudson Institute's Herman Kahn Award Dinner.
  • Victor Cha of CSIS finally nominated to be US Ambassador to South Korea.
  • FAIR: Think tank-addicted media turn to regime change enthusiasts for Iran protest commentary.
  • Debate in Vegas convened by Brookings and the Charles Koch Institute.
  • Police report says former Putin aide who came to DC to attend Wilson Center fundraiser drank heavily before his body was found.
  • Aspen Institute selects Dan Portenfield, the president of Franklin & Marshall College, as its new leader to replace Walter Isaacson.
  • On Jan. 8, Charles Murray will celebrate his 75th birthday and retire as W.H. Brady Scholar, shifting to an emeritus role at AEI.
  •  Well-respected China hawk Randall Schriver, who runs a think tank called Project 2049 Institute, to become assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific affairs.