Thursday, September 29, 2022

Think Tank Quickies (#453)

  • Think tankers join letter telling the US to arm Ukraine. 
  • Iranian operatives reportedly spying on members of US "think tank" UANI.
  • RAND Corp.'s new CEO Jason Matheny is a "Apocaloptimist."
  • Peer review is in trouble.
  • CDG: How might think tanks make real things happen? Lessons from the creation of the DFC.
  • Max Primorac will lead the Heritage Foundation's Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy.
  • Eilish Zembilci is now a consultant policy analyst for the World Food Program USA and staying on with CSIS's global food security program. 
  • US-based think tank appoints two Nigerian priests as research fellows.
  • Nathan Iyer of the Rocky Mountain Institute worked with US lawmakers to help craft a package of supply chain incentives for the massive Inflation Reduction Act.
  • The idea of diversified portfolios, a key insight of modern financial theory, was formalized by Harry Markowitz of the RAND Corp. in the early 1950s.