Monday, February 13, 2023

Think Tank Quickies (#465)

  • Raymond Struyk has coined the term new right think tanks (NRTT).
  • US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen speaks at CSIS.
  • Zachary Keck predicts that think tanks will begin merging into media outlets via Substack newsletters to increase funding.
  • Cost to build RAND Corp.'s headquarters in Santa Monica, CA in 2004: $100 million.
  • Masayoshi Son is the founder and chairperson of the think tank Renewable Energy Institute (REI).
  • Michael Pillsbury has joined the Heritage Foundation as a senior fellow for China Strategy, where he'll work with the new House Select Committee on China and contribute to the think tank's 2025 Presidential Transition Project.  He previously spent at years at the Hudson Institute.
  • Sarah Ladislaw, Managing Director of the Rocky Mountain Institute and former scholar at CSIS, is joining the NSC as special assistant to the president and the senior director for climate change and energy.
  • Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts and Alliance Defending Freedom CEO Kristen Waggoner hosted a welcome event for new members of the 118th Congress at the Capitol Hill Club.
  • Working at ThinkProgress, a liberal think tank blog, brought Matt Yglesias "closer to rising Democratic Party leaders."
  • On Jan. 13, a week after the US insurrection, the Ed Uihlein Family Foundation donated $500,000 to the Center for Security Policy, whose founder and chairman Frank Gaffney has downplayed the events of Jan. 6.  It also gave $50,000 to the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation.