This event looks at the “2010 The Global Go-To Think Tanks Index” with Dr. James G. McGann, Director of Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program and Assistant Director of the International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. McGann is also a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and his latest book, Global Think Tanks, Policy Networks and Governance, was published in December 2010 (Routledge, Global Institutions Series).
As Dr. McGann notes in an article written for Foreign Policy, think tanks, also called governments in waiting, are needed by leaders around the world to provide independent analysis, help set policy agendas, and bridge the gap between academia and policy-making. Dr. McGann will discuss the findings from the annual Global Go-To Think Tank Ranking Report, a comprehensive ranking of the world’s top think tanks, which serves as an insider’s guide to 6500 think tanks around the globe.
* James G. McGann, Director of Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program and Assistant Director of the International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania
* Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director of United Nations University Office at the UN, New York
Conference Room 1, Temporary North Lawn Building, UN Headquarters, New York,