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Why are think tanks more important now than ever before?

Video And audio recording A number of campaigns fought in 2016 would appear to have been won or lost on evidence and analysis that did not stand up to scrutiny. Indeed, the very nature of ‘factual’ information was undermined with large parts of the public unwilling to accept conventional positions on matters of global import. […]

Date: January 26, 2017, 8:30 am Topic: Global Economics & Governance

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A number of campaigns fought in 2016 would appear to have been won or lost on evidence and analysis that did not stand up to scrutiny. Indeed, the very nature of ‘factual’ information was undermined with large parts of the public unwilling to accept conventional positions on matters of global import.

Against this background, reliable, evidence-based rigorous analysis from think tanks should have been in high demand. Are think tanks victim of being captured by elites? What can think tanks do to create and build demand for their work in the circles that are currently dominated by rhetoric and opinion rather than evidence and analysis? Do think tanks need to examine and promote their brand values to be a widely trusted resource for everyone involved in the policy making process?

Event materials

2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report

Schedule

Jan 26, 2017

08:30-09:00

Check in and breakfast

09:00-09:30

Panel discussion

Chair: Paweł Świeboda, Deputy Head of the EPSC, European Commission

Matt Dann, Secretary General

Sophie Gaston, Director of the Centre for Social and Political Risk, at the Henry Jackson Society, and Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Dr. Corinna Hörst, Deputy Director, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Dr. Olena Prystayko, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels.

09:30-10:00

Q&A

Chair: Paweł Świeboda, Deputy Head of the EPSC, European Commission

10:00

End

Speakers

Matt Dann

Secretary General

Sophie Gaston

Director of the Centre for Social and Political Risk, at the Henry Jackson Society, and Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Dr. Corinna Hörst

Deputy Director, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Dr. Olena Prystayko

Executive Director of the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels.

Paweł Świeboda

Deputy Head of the EPSC, European Commission

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org

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