Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Think Tank Quickies (#459)

  • Off-the-record, invitation-only talk by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis leader James Bullard at Citigroup event similar to 2017 Stanley Fischer talk (when he was Fed's vice chair) where he gave a closed-door speech at Brookings that drew some outcry.
  • The Pentagon is not happy about a Heritage Foundation report that rated the US military as weak. 
  • Quincy Institute played a major role in drumming up support for a Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) letter calling for the Biden Administration to seek a diplomatic solution in Ukraine.
  • Andrew Cohen to join the German Marshall Fund as its first-ever managing editor.
  • Former US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan is joining Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service as a distinguished fellow.
  • Barre Seid is a major donor to Heartland Institute and Leonard Leo's dark money network.
  • The Institute for Progress, a US think tank, is helping government agencies distribute grants more effectively. 
  • Katie Porter (D-CA) accused Heritage Foundation witness Amy Swearer of perjury during House hearing on gun control.
  • Washington Consensus is a term coined in 1989 by PIIE's John Williamson.
  • Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS) under pressure to remove "dangerous" climate articles.