Thursday, October 21, 2021

Think Tank Quickies (#430)

  • Annual salary of CFR President Richard Haass: $1.78 million (more than 4x what US president makes). 
  • UAE often covertly funds think tanks; gave "secret" $20 million to Middle East Institute (MEI).
  • Former USTR under Trump Robert Lighthizer is joining America First Policy Institute (AFPI) to lead its Center for American Trade; former EPA chief Andrew Wheeler to chair the think tank's environmental center.
  • Wilson Center Polar Institute director Michael Sfraga tapped by White House to be commissioner for US Arctic Research Commission.
  • Why did a peer-reviewed journal publish hundreds of nonsense papers?
  • CIGI President Rohinton Medhora stepping down May 2022.
  • Daniel Correa named CEO of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS).
  • Back to caring about the future, via CSIS's Congressional Foresight Initiative.
  • Think tanks should start prioritizing lived experience over academic credentials.