Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Think Tank Quickies (#416)

  • Atlantic Council EVP Damon Wilson named President & CEO of National Endowment for Democracy (NED). 
  • China Daily: Chinese think tanks need to distinguish themselves from universities.
  • Elliott Abrams joins 75 other national scholars and practitioners to launch the Vandenberg Coalition, a new network "committed to advancing a strong and proud American foreign policy."
  • Tesla vice president Grace Tao, along with executives at Baidu Inc. and Alibaba, attended a policy discussion held by a Chinese think tank on data security.
  • The Center for Responsive Politics and the National Institute of Money in Politics are merging to form OpenSecrets.
  • Story of Patrick Syring, a US State Department employee who threatened staff at the Arab American Institute, a think tank James Zogby founded in 1995.
  • Employ America: "A think tank focused on creating tighter labor markets." 
  • UN turns to artificial intelligence (AI) in its peace efforts.  Will think tanks?
  • Think tank policy and the 67th Montana legislature.
  • Lose election, gain think tank (via Tevi Troy).