This event takes a look at the future of think tanks and policy advice. Current opportunities and threats will be discussed.
This event is part of the “Why Think Tanks Matter” annual forum.
What is the added value of think tanks? What is the role of new competitors, such as law firms, advocacy groups, PR firms and non-traditional media sources, in transforming policy research and advisory? What is the impact of increased fragmentation, polarization of politics and changes in political parties and congress on the public discourse and policy advice?
These are a few of many questions that will be answered and discussed on this year’s Why Think Tanks Matter Forum. The focus will be on the future of think tanks and policy advice, consequently many contemporary challenges and opportunities think tanks face will be addressed.
Bruegel is proud to participate in the 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Report Launch that takes place in over 100 countries around the world simultaneously.
The event will be livestreamed. There is no need to register for the livestream.
Lunch and check-in
Executive Director, Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels
Director, FGV Research Network
Head of Outreach and Governance
Director General, European Parliamentary Research Service
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Facebook’s new cryptocurrency has the potential to be both widely accessible and attractive to those countries that do not have strong sovereign currencies. So far regulators have treated such currencies as a minor risk to national economics, but the Libra could change everything.
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