Friday, May 3, 2019

Milken to Open Closest Think Tank to the White House

Think Tank Watch has spotted a notice from real estate firm Akridge which shows that a California-based think tank founded by Michael Milken will be opening a swanky outpost just a stone's throw from the White House.  In fact, it will be the closest think tank to the White House.

Here is more:
Located on the prominent corner of Fifteenth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, across from the US Treasury Building and the White House, the Milken Museum and Conference Center will be the new home for the Milken Institute as well as the Center for the American Dream. The development is comprised of three historical addresses, including 1501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 1503-1505 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, and 730 Fifteenth Street, NW. All three of these buildings contribute to Washington, DC's Financial Historic District and Lafayette Square. The mixed-use development will offer a combination of traditional office space as well as a conference center and museum, located within the main halls of the historic bank buildings.

Here is more from CNN.

The Milken Institute, formed in 1991, is an economic think tank currently headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

At this year's Milken Institute Global Conference, more than 4,000 people from 60 countries attended, including three presidential hopefuls who gave speeches, Sesame Street's Elmo, and Ivanka Trump.  Twenty years ago, barely 1,000 people attended the gathering.

Quartz put together a quiz to help determine if your think tank event is a "Very Important Global Conference."