Past Event

Why facts and think tanks matter

How can Think Tanks help address today's policy challenges by providing fact-based policy recommendations. What is the importance of international cooperation for Think Tanks?

Date: January 31, 2019, 12:30 pm Topic: Global Economics & Governance

Video and Audio recording



In today’s world disinformation is increasingly becoming a tool used in the political arena. Think Tanks play a crucial role in combating this by providing fact-based analysis and policy advice. This event discussed the global trends in politics and policy advice. The event is also intended to underscore the importance of international cooperation and knowledge and policy partnerships. These are crucial in addressing the critical policy challenges we face in an era of turbulence and transition.

The event featured the launch of the 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index report from the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.

Schedule

Jan 31, 2019

12:30-13:00

Check-in and lunch

13:00-14:00

Panel discussion

Chair: Giuseppe Porcaro, Head of Communications and Events

Tommaso Canetta, Fact-checker at Pagella Politica

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

Stefani Weiss, Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Stiftung

14:00-14:30

Discussion with audience

14:30

End

Speakers

Tommaso Canetta

Fact-checker at Pagella Politica

Giuseppe Porcaro

Head of Communications and Events

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

Stefani Weiss

Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org

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