2018 Why Think Tanks Matter Events

On January 30th, 2018, 160 organizations worldwide in over 100 cities will be hosting and organizing Why Think Tanks Matter Events.


Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to report that over 160 organizations worldwide in over 100 cities will be hosting and organizing Why Think Tanks Matter Events on January 30, 2017. The list of participating organizations is included at the bottom of the page. The New York Program will include Former Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd.  Over 60 think tank presidents and senior vice presidents will be participating in the DC Program including the new president of the Heritage Foundation. The Philadelphia Program will include several FPRI senior fellows.

Why Think Tanks Matter Program in NYC for details on the Program and to register use this link: https://asiasociety.org/new-york/events/shaping-policy-era-alternative-facts-fake-news-and-digital-disruption

Why Think Tanks Matter Program in DC for details on the Program and to register use this link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/why-think-tanks-matter-era-digital-and-political-disruptions

Why Think Tanks Matter Program in Philadelphia for details on the Program and to register use this link: https://www.fpri.org/event/2018/public-forum-fpri-think-tanks-matter/


New York City

Creative Commons Image courtesy of Daniel Schwen, Own work

Creative Commons Image courtesy of Daniel Schwen, Own work

Panelists and Speakers New York Event

Caroline Atkinson is Chief Policy Adviser at Google, where she leads Google’s work with policymakers, government officials, and key political stakeholders. 
Susan Chira (Moderator) is a Senior Correspondent and Editor on gender issues at The New York Times 
Stephen Heintz has been President of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) since 2001.
Kevin Rudd is President of the Asia Society Policy Institute. He served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister (2007-2010, 2013) and as Foreign Minister (2010-2012). 
James McGann is a Senior Lecturer of International Studies at the Lauder Institute, Director of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program and Senior Fellow at the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.

For details on the Program and to register use this link: https://asiasociety.org/new-york/events/shaping-policy-era-alternative-facts-fake-news-and-digital-disruption


Washington DC

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Creative Commons Image Courtesy of Christopher Q, Own Work

Panelists:

Ambassador Ivo H. Daalder is the President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Kay Coles James of the President of The Heritage Foundation
James McGann is a Senior Lecturer of International Studies at the Lauder Institute, Director of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program and Senior Fellow at the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania
Eric Rosenbach is the Co-Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School
Neera Tanden is the President and CEO of the Center for American Progress
Sarah Rosen Wartell is the President of the Urban Institute
Kenneth R. Weinstein is the President and CEO of the Hudson Institute

Moderator:

Josh Rogin
Columnist, The Washington Post and Political Analyst, CNN

For details on the Program and to register use this link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/why-think-tanks-matter-era-digital-and-political-disruptions


Philadelphia

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Creative Commons Image Courtesy of Dave Z, Own Work

Participating FPRI scholars include:


Michael Noonan, Director of Research
Tally Helfont, Director of the Program on the Middle East
Ronald Granieri, Director of the Center for the Study of America and the West
Jacques deLisle, Director of the Asia Program
Lawrence Husick, co-chair of the Center for the Study of Terrorism
Maia Otarashvili, Program Manager, Eurasia Program
Dominic Tierney, Senior Fellow

For details on the Program and to register use this link: https://www.fpri.org/event/2018/public-forum-fpri-think-tanks-matter/


Additional Cities

Abuja, Nigeria - PROGRAM
Astana, Kazakhstan - PROGRAM
Baku, Azerbaijan - PROGRAM
Bangkok, Thailand (ARTNeT/ESCAP) - FLYER
Bangkok, Thailand (Chulalongkorn University) - PROGRAM - FLYER
Barcelona, Spain - REGISTER HERE
Beirut, Lebanon - PROGRAM
Belgrade, Serbia - PROGRAM
Berlin, Germany - PROGRAM
Bucharest, Romania - PROGRAM
Burkina Faso (two cities) - PROGRAM
Cairo, Egypt (ACPSS) - REPORT
Cairo, Egypt (ECFA) - REPORT
Chicago, United States of America - PROGRAM
Chennai, India - FLYER
Guangzhou, China - PROGRAM
Hanoi, Vietnam - PROGRAM
Hong Kong - PROGRAM
Houston, United States of America - No program available
Islamabad, Pakistan - PROGRAM
Jakarta, Indonesia (Held on January 26th) - REPORT
Kabul, Afghanistan (event cancelled due to violence)
Kathmandu, Nepal - PROGRAM
Kiev, Ukraine - PROGRAM
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo - PROGRAM
Kyrgyzstan - PROGRAM
London, United Kingdom - PROGRAM - LIVESTREAM
Madrid, Spain - PROGRAM
Mbabane, Swaziland - PROGRAM
Mexico City, Mexico - PROGRAM
Milan, Italy - PROGRAM
Mogadishu, Somalia - PROGRAM
Monrovia, Liberia - PROGRAM
Moscow, Russia - PROGRAM
Nanning, China - PROGRAM 
New Delhi, India (Brookings India) - PROGRAM
New Delhi, India (IPCS) - PROGRAM
Paris, France - PROGRAM
Pétion-Ville, Haiti - PROGRAM
Puerto Varas, Chile (held in Early January) - REPORT
Prague, Czech Republic - PROGRAM
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - PROGRAM
Rome, Italy - PROGRAM
Seoul, South Korea - PROGRAM
Singapore, Singapore - REGISTER HERE
Skopje, Macedonia - PROGRAM
Stockholm, Sweden - Please Contact FORES for Information
Tanzania - PROGRAM
Tel Aviv, Israel (Held on January 25th) - REPORT
Tokyo, Japan - PROGRAM
Tulcan, Ecuador - PROGRAM
Wuhan, China - PROGRAM
Yerevan, Armenia - PROGRAM


Participating Organizations

Africa

Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) (Uganda)
African Academy of Sciences (Kenya)
African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes ACCORD (South Africa)
African Development Associates ADEAS (Liberia)
African Economic Research Consortium AERC (Kenya)        
African Population and Health Research Center (Kenya)
Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies (Tunisia)
Central African Centre for Libertarian Thought and Action CACLiTA (Cameroon)
Centre d'Etudes pour l'Action Sociale/Research Center for Social Action CEPAS (Congo)                                                      
Centre d'Etudes, de Documentation et de Recherche Economiques et Sociales CEDRES (Burkina Faso)
Centre for Democracy and Development CDD (Nigeria)
Centre for the Study  of the Economies of Africa CSEA (Nigeria)
Centre Ivoirien de Recherches Economiques et Sociales CIRES (Côte d'Ivoire )                                                                
Economic Policy Research Centre (Uganda)
Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies ECPPS  (Egypt)      
Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs ECFA  (Egypt)            
Ethiopian Development Research Institute (Ethiopia)
Evolet Center for Policy and Education (Ghana)
GRAAD Burkina  (Burkina Faso)
Institute for Security Studies (South Africa)
Institute for Somali Studies ISOS, Mogadishu University (Somalia)
Liberty and Policy Innovation ILAPI (Ghana)
Nkafu Policy Institute Cameroon (Cameroon)
Research Center for Social Action (Congo)
Researh on Poverty Alleviation REPOA (Tanzania)
Swaziland Economic Policy Analysis and Research Centre SEPARC (Swaziland)
The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes ACCORD (South Africa)

Asia

Afghanistan Research & Evaluatiin Unit - AREU (Afghanistan)                  
AMBERD Research Center of Armenian State University of Economics (Armenia)
Asia Competitiveness Institute - LKYSPP (Singapore)
Asian Development Bank Institute  (Japan)
ASEAN Research Institute of Guangxi University
Baku International Polisy and Securite Network
Brookings India
Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy (China)
Caucasus Research Resource Center (Armenia)
Center for China and Globalization CCG (China)
Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies, Brunei Darussalam
Changjiang Education Research Institute
Chennai Centre for China Studies (India)
China Institute of Boundary and Ocean Studies Center, Wuhan University (China)
Chula Global Network (Thailand)
Development Research Center (China)
Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia ERIA (Indonesia)
Eurasian Research Institute
Gateway House (India)                                                 
Guangdong Institute for International Strategies
Health and Global Policy Institute (Japan)
India Think Tank Council (India)
Indian Institute of Public Administration-IIPA (India)
Institute for Competitiveness (India)
Institute for Constitutional Studies (Sri Lanka)
Institute for Economic Research (Kazakhstan)
Institute for Financial Management (India)
Institute for Integrated Development Studies - IIDS (Nepal)
Institute for Policy, Advocacy, and Governance IPAG (Bangladesh)
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies - IPCS  (India)
Institute of Public Enterprise (India)
Institute of Public Policy, South China University of Technology (China)
Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences IWEP, CASS (China)
Japan Institute of International Affairs (Japan)
Jawaharlal Nehru University JNU (India)
Kazakh Institute for Strategic Studies (Kazakhstan)
Kazakh Research Institute of Culture (Kazakhstan)
Korea Development Institute - KDI (Korea)
Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (Korea)
Lee Kuan Yew School of the Public Policy, Institute of Water Policy (Singapore)
National Art University (Kazakhstan)
Observer Research Foundation (India)
Our Hong Kong Foundation (China)
Public Foundation "SolersPlus" (Krygyzstan)
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (Pakistan)
Synergia Foundation (India)
Tribhuvan University (Nepal)
Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research - VEPR (Vietnam)

Europe

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs - CIDOB (Spain)
Barcelona Institute for Global Health -  ISGlobal (Spain)
Bruegel (Belgium)
Casimir Pulaski Foundation (Poland)
CEDOS Think Tank (Ukraine)
Center for Social and Economic Research (Poland)
Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies (Poland)
Center for Strategic and Global Studies (Russia)
Centre for International Relations (Poland)
Chatham House (UK)
Civil Network OPORA (Ukraine)
Clingendael Institute (Netherlands)
Ecologic institute (Germany)                       
EUROPEAM Institute of European Policy (Czech Republic)
European Council on Foreign Relations (UK)  
European Policy Centre (CEP) (Serbia)
Forum for Reforms, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability FORES (Sweden)
Foundation Max van der Stoel (Netherlands)
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (Germany)
Fundación Alternativas (Spain)
Institut de Relations Internationales et Strategiques IRIS (France)
Institute for Government (UK)
Institute for International Political Studies (Italy)
Institute for Law and Public Policy (Russia)
Istituto Affari Internazionali IAI (Italy)
Istituto Bruno Leoni
Jacques Delors Institute (France)
Konrad Adenauer Foundation KAS (Germany)
London School of Economics and Political Science  IDEAS (Event to be jointly hosted with Chatham House) (UK)
Market Economics and Democracy Institute
National Administration Association (Romania)
Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations (Russia)
Razumkov Centre (Ukraine)
Real Instituto Elcano (Spain)
Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research REKK (Hungary)
The Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting IER (Ukraine)

MENA

Cercle d'Action et de Réflexion Autour de l'entreprise CARE  (Algeria) 
"Umid" Support to Social Development Public Union (Azerbaijan)
Al Jazeera Center for Studies (Qatar)
Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies ACPSS (Egypt)
Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations (Lebanon)
Amadeus Institute (Morocco)
Arab Center for Scientific Research and Humane Studies (Morocco)
Arabian Gulf Centre for Iranian Studies (Saudi Arabia)
Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (Israel)
Brookings Doha Center  (Qatar)                                                        
Carnegie Middle East Center (Lebanon) 
Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies (Tunisia)
Center for Strategic Studies, University of Jordan (Jordan)
Centre for Economic and Social Development CESD (Azerbaijan)
Dubai Public Policy Research Centre (UAE)
Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs ECFA (Egypt)
Institute for National Security Studies - INSS (Israel)
The Israel Democracy Institute
Jusoor Foundation for Development (Yemen) 
King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies  (Saudi Arabia)
Middle East Research Institute (Iraq)
Mitvim - The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies
Sadeq Institute (Libya) 
Social Sciences Studies and Research Center (Morocco) 
Yemen Organization for Definding Rights & Democratic Freedoms (Yemen)

North America

Acton Institute (USA)
Atlantic Council (USA)
Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University (USA)
Boston University (USA)
Center for Global Development (USA)
Chicago Council on Global Affairs (USA)
Ethos Public Policy Lab (Mexico)
Foreign Policy Research Institute, Think Tanks and Foreign Policy Program FPRI (USA)
Fraser Institute (Canada)
Independent Institute (USA)
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (USA)
Instituto para la Seguridad y la Democracia A.C. Insyde (Mexico)
MacDonald laurier institute/JNU (Canada)
Mexico Evalua (Mexico)
Stimson Center (USA)
Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
University of California San Diego (USA)
Wilson Center (USA)

South and Central America

Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI) (Brazil)
Center for Public Studies (Chile)
Centro de Divulgacion del Conocimiento Economico A.C. Cedice Libertad (Venezuela)
Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento - CIPPEC  (Argentina)
Centro Democracia y Comunidad CDC (Chile)
Circulo Acton Chile (Chile)
Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales - CARI (Argentina)
Consejo Venezolano de Relaciones Internacionales COVRI (Venezeula)
Fedesarrollo (Columbia)
Fundação Getulio Vargas - FGV (Brazil)
Fundacion Ciudadano Austral (Chile)
Fundación Eléutera (Honduras)
Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo FUNGLODE (Dominican Republic)
INESAD Foundation (Bolivia)
INSTITUTO DE ESTUDIOS GEOESTRATEGICOS DE LA UNIVERSIDAD MILITAR NUEVA GRANADA
Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences - FLASCO (Brazil)
MODRICENIR (Haiti)
National University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco - UNPSJB (Argentina)
Observatorio Binacional de Frontera Ecuador-Colombia
SENACYT (Panama)
Torcuato di Tella University UTDT (Argentina)