Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Think Tank Quickies (#381)

  • Senior Trump economic adviser Kevin Hassett will return to his posts as Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution and VP/Managing Director of The Lindsey Group.
  • Nicol Turner Lee named as new director of Brookings Center for Technology Innovation. 
  • Julian Brave NoiseCat, VP of Policy & Strategy for the think tank Data for Progress, has been in touch with Biden's campaign about climate issues and is one of many progressives compiling a list of names for staffing a new executive branch.
  • Think tanks must abandon their saviour complex.
  • "Manpanels often held in rooms at think tanks I call Splainatoriums."
  • Rory Fleming: "Today I thought I should start a stink tank, a think tank that investigates and critiques other think tanks." 
  • Brookings has new "How We Rise" blog that offers policy solutions to upend structural racism and inequality. 
  • Event: US foundations and think tanks in world politics.
  • Asia Pacific Initiative: A Tokyo think tank which organizes exchanges between US and Japanese military officials.
  • Are think tanks too "pale, male, and Yale?"