Sunday, December 6, 2020

Think Tank Quickies (#391)

  • Sharon Parrott replacing Bob Greenstein as president of CBPP.
  • CSIS's Burke Chair in Strategy examines how think tanks have failed to cover the Afghan peace process.
  • Aspen Institute to get $1 million donation from Bank of America.
  • Emmanuel Macron - a "think tanker-in-chief." 
  • Matthew Yglesias is joining Niskanen Center as a senior fellow.
  • Conservatives groups, including some think tanks, have backed off from hiring soon-to-depart Trump Administration officials after growing concerned about the consequences.
  • First think tank state of the sector report, via On Think Tanks.
  • New trend in French high schools: Think tanks rather than student unions.
  • Trump Administration has opted to extend background vetting of DoD appointees to nonpolitical roles, a move that is said to be hampering top think tank experts from consulting with the Pentagon on policy matters.
  • New Consensus, a left-wing think tank led by AOC's former chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti, argues that Biden could team up with the Fed and Treasury to provide trillions of dollars of low-interest loans to build the "industries of tomorrow" and help small businesses suffering because of the pandemic.