Saturday, June 30, 2018

Think Tank Quickies (#317)

  • GMU chief: Donor gifts didn't meet standards; Mercatus Center "violated" principles of academic freedom.
  • Several think tankers on the board of directors of Diplomacy Center Foundation.
  • Do university and think tank rankings favor science over the arts?  Either way, China is rising.
  • James Wan: Four big challenges facing African think tanks.
  • Wonkblog: "They're the think tank pushing for welfare work requirements.  Republicans say they're experts.  Economists call it 'junk science.'"
  • Andrew Quinn, chief speechwriter for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), was formerly Director of the Office of the President at AEI. 
  • Jim Baker, a top FBI lawyer who was reassigned in late 2017 after being linked to a journalist who wrote about the "Trump dossier," is reportedly looking to join Brookings.
  • Amb. Kathleen Stephens becomes KEI's new President and CEO, effective Sept. 1, 2018.
  • OMB Director Mick Mulvaney headlines CEI's annual dinner and reception June 18.
  • Kirk Wagar, a Distinguished Dellow at Atlantic Council and former US Ambassador to Singapore under Obama, hired by Mercury as a co-chairman of the firm.