Thursday, May 20, 2021

Think Tank Quickies (#412)

  • Former Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) joins Center for American Progress (CAP) as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow, focusing on criminal justice, democracy reform, and racial equity and justice.
  • "Our (think tank's) sole purpose will be to transparently and independently peer review the output of other think tanks, rate their output, and shame cranks." 
  • Harvard Institute of Politics (IOP) marred by tensions, turnover.
  • Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Technology Council (ATC) launches new think tank groups.
  • Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), a trustee of the German Marshall Fund (GMF), is joining the board of OpenAI.
  • Williams Institute: "A sexual orientation and gender identity think tank at UCLA School of Law."
  • David Rothkopf, a former member of the US Institute of Peace's (USIP) advisory board, has a Twitter bromance with Ron Klain. 
  • Steven Simon, a senior research analyst at the Quincy Institute, lost his position as a paid consultant with the Middle East Institute after visiting Bashar al-Assad in Damascus in 2015.
  • Reshoring Institute: "A manufacturing policy think tank."
  • Institute for National Defense and Security Research: "A think tank co-founded by Taiwan's defense ministry."