2012 Call For Nominations for Expert Panel Members
As we prepare for the 2012 Global Go To Think Tank rankings process, we are seeking your help in identifying qualified individuals to serve on the Regional, Functional, and Special Areas of Distinction Panels for the 2012 Global Go To Think Tank Index Project.
Please help us make sure the think tanks in your country and region are properly reflected in the annual global index of think tanks by nominating qualified individuals to serve on the Expert Panels.
The Expert Panel Nominations survey can be accessed by using this link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EXPERTPANELNOMINATIONS
All nominations will be treated as confidential and must include the name, affiliation and email address for each one of you nominee(s).
This link is uniquely tied to this survey and your email address.
If there is someone you think should participate in the process simply send me their name and email address to me and I will send them an invitation to participate.
The Expert Panelist nominees should possess in-depth knowledge of national and regional think tanks and/or be a functional areas expert in one or more of the areas listed below and/or be able to evaluate a think tank’s performance in the specialty areas listed below.
Expert Panelists are responsible for maintaining the quality and integrity of the rankings process. No meetings with nominees are required and the reviews are conducted via email. The members of the Expert Panels will be expected to help solicit and review nominations in their area of expertise and assist with the final stage of the ranking process. The Expert Panelist’s nominations and rankings are treated as strictly confidential.
Current Expert Panelists include journalists, policymakers, academics, public and private donors, and policy-oriented civil society organization everyone region and most countries in the world.
We particularly encourage nominations of experts from the following regions: Asia, Eastern and Central Europe, Central and South Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are also looking for experts in the following functional areas: Science and Technology, Health, International Development, Education and Energy and Resource Policy and all of the Specialty Categories listed below.
You are encouraged to make nominations in all categories where you can recommend qualified candidates. Nominations can be made below in the following categories:
1. Regional Expert Panels
a. United States
b. Canada, Mexico, and Caribbean
c. South America
d. Middle East and North Africa
e. Sub-Saharan Africa
f. Western Europe
g. Central and Eastern Europe
h. South and Central Asia (NEW CATEGORY IN 2012)
2. Functional Research Area Expert Panels
a. International Development
b. Health Policy
c. Environmental Policy
d. Security and International Affairs
e. Domestic Economic Policy
f. International Economic Policy
g. Social Policy
h. Science and Technology Policy
i. Transparency and Good Governance
j. Energy and Resource Policy (NEW CATEGORY IN 2012)
k. Education Policy (NEW CATEGORY IN 2012)
3. Specialty Categories
a. Best Think Tank with a Budget under $5 Million USD
b. Best New Think Tanks (last 24 months)
c. Best Independent Think Tanks (financially, structurally and legally independent of
government and political parties) (NEW CATEGORY IN 2012)
d. Think Tank with an Exemplary Policy-Oriented Public Policy Research Program
e. Best Use of the Internet and Social Media to Engage the Public
f. Best Use of the Media (Print or Electronic) to Communicate Programs and Research
g. Best External Relations/Public Engagement Program
h. Best Advocacy Campaign (NEW CATEGORY IN 2012)
i. Best Policy Study Produced by a Think Tank 2011-2012 (NEW CATEGORY IN 2012)
j. Most Significant Impact on Public Policy
k. Most Innovative Policy Ideas/Proposals
l. Best University-Affiliated Think Tanks
m. Best Government-Affiliated Think Tanks
n. Best Political Party-Affiliated Think Tanks
o. Best For-Profit Think Tanks (NEW CATEGORY IN 2012)
p. Think Tank to Watch 2013 (NEW CATEGORY IN 2012)
q. Best Think Tank by Country (NEW CATEGORY IN 2012)
Thanks again for you continued interest and support,
James G. McGann, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, International Relations Program
Director, Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program
University of Pennsylvania
635 Williams Hall
255 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304
Tell us what you think.
There are no comments on this entry.