- India’s 1st space think tank takes off, wants to set stage for nation’s own unicorns by 2030 – The Print, 2.12.21
Spaceport SARABHAI, founded by space entrepreneurs and lawyers, plans to focus on enabling a supportive ecosystem for ISRO and private players to function together.
- 5th India Think Tank Forum – ORF, 29.09
- More visible & vocal: India’s homegrown think tanks are booming, influencing debate & policy – The Print, 21.07.21
- 500 women to join think tank network – zawya, 24.11.21
- Monaco Women in Finance Institute: a new think tank to promote the feminisation of finance – Monaco Tribune, 22.09
Social Impact Think Tank Debuts, Releases Survey – The Non Profit Times, 11.11.21
France launches ‘anti-woke’ think tank to ‘protect French values’ – The Telegraph, 19.10
Where Are Japan’s Policy Entrepreneurs? – The Diplomat, 22.09.21
For all the focus on Japan’s ruling LDP, some of Japan’s most influential policy innovators aren’t found within government at all. By Jake Northey
- Top 10 think tanks telling Sub-Saharan Africa’s new story – The Guardian Africa, 19.09.21
Africa is increasingly gaining recognition as a continent with prospects despite its history of economic, social and political challenges. This shift in perception owes much to the growing intervention of think tanks. By Bayero Musa
- Top 5 think tanks driving policy shift in Nigeria – vanguardngr, 18.09.21
Think Tanks: What Are They Good For? – UN University, 2021
- Dr. Rohinton P. Medhora, President of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, joins UNU Center for Policy Research Senior Policy Advisor John de Boer for a conversation examining the diverse roles, objectives and strategies of think tanks.
- Reflecting on Dr. Medhora’s experience leading a think tank and supporting think tanks throughout the world, the conversation explores the challenges of influencing policy and the elements of successful organizations including effective research programmes, clear vision, reliable funding, and competent leadership.
The 50 Most Influential Think Tanks in the United States – TheBestSchools, 7.09.21
Nonprofits in the Biden Administration: Think Tanks – Capital Research, 23.06.21
- Why Everyone Hates Think Tanks – FP, 28.05.21
The world needs policy professionals. Respecting them is another matter. By Matthew Rojansky, Jeremy Shapiro
- Does everyone hate think tanks? – WP, 2.06.21
Even the best think tank reforms are unlikely to change public perceptions. And that’s okay. by Daniel W. Drezner, a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a regular contributor to PostEverything
Restoring Trust in the Think Tank Sector – Eli Clifton, Ben Freeman, Quincy Institute, 10.05.21
Think tanks produce valuable research reports, opinion pieces, and expert commentary on television and radio; their research fellows and associates testify regularly before Congress. But their work can be compromised by their funders, a lack of transparency, and conflicts of interest. Given public distrust of the U.S. policymaking process, think tanks have a valuable opportunity to take tangible and necessary steps to help reinstill public confidence in the government’s ability to address our nation’s economic, health, environmental, and foreign policy challenges.
We Need to Reimagine the Modern Think Tank – Standford Social Innovation Review, 27.05.21
Think tanks can only help pave the path toward a more inclusive, just, and equal country if we modernize our concept of expertise, re-think who gets to drive policy change, and re-imagine how policy is developed. – by Emma Vadehra is executive director of Next100, a startup think tank for and by a new generation of policy leaders, and is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation, a leading progressive think tank.
Think Tanks in Times of Disruptive Change – DGAP
For think tanks to adapt to the new circumstances and fulfill their collective responsibility to inform policy-making processes to the best possible extent, they need to continually rethink how to leverage their potential and add value to the democratic policy process. To achieve this, think tanks must burst the filter bubble, foster diversity and controversy, and systematically develop their staff and organizations. Moreover, they must address the continual challenge of finding new and effective modes of engagement with policy-makers and the public. To achieve this, think tanks need to venture on new paths and learn from each other. The Think Tank Lab aims to help think tanks realize these ambitions.
- Global Go To Think Tank Index Reports – University of Pennsylvania
- 2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report – 28.01.21
Europe Think Tank Digital Summit 2021 – TTCSP, 15.06.21
The Future of Think Tanks and Policy Advice Western Europe – TTCSP, 10.06.21
Central and Eastern Europe VIRTUAL 2020 Think Tank Summit – TTCSP, 7.10.20
- The virtual summit brought together high-level representatives from Central and Eastern European think tanks. The discussion aimed exploring the impact of COVID-19 crisis on the region and the international cooperation during and after the crisis.
- On Think Tanks
- What makes a policy work and how can think tanks support this? – OTT, 12.10.21
- Six lessons from think tank directors on preparing for leadership roles – OTT, 5.08.21
- Think tanks and unions – OTT, 5.06.21
OTT Conference 2021 | Anne-Marie Slaughter: From think tank to change hub – 21.04.21
- The conference was co-hosted by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). The main topic of the conference was think tanks and change, and we invited speakers to reflect on this from different perspectives and through their own experiences.
Do Think-Tanks Have A Future? – Chatham House, 11.18
Chatham House Director, Dr Robin Niblett, describes the principal challenges to the relevance and credibility of think-tanks today at a time of growing societal distrust of established institutions offering ‘expert’ views.
- Webinar: The Future of Think-Tanks – Chatham House, 07.20
- Undercurrents: Robin Niblett on the Future of Think-Tanks – Chatham House, 12.18
- Event: The Future of Think-Tanks – Chatham House, 11.18
A History of Think-Tanks: 12 Things You Should Know – Chatham House, 11.18
There has been remarkable growth in the number of think-tanks over the past century. In the 1920s, there were a handful. In the 1950s, there were a hundred or so mainly clustered in Western cities. Now, there are over 7,800 located across the world. A series of anniversaries marking the centenaries for some of the original institutions in the United States and the United Kingdom, coinciding with increasing turbulence in international affairs, makes this an apt time to review their role in the 21st century. Here are 12 things you should know about their history and what lies for them ahead.
Global Think Tanks: Policy Networks and Governance – James G. McGann, Richard Sabatini, Routledge, 2011