2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report Released

The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) is pleased to present this year’s annual think tank rankings report. Please find the 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report here: https://repository.upenn.edu/think_tanks/17

Video Introduction by Dr. James McGann, the Director of Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, to be used at the Why Think Tanks Matter Fora around the world:

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See full message below by Dr. McGann:

Think Tanks & Civil Societies Program
The Lauder Institute
The University of Pennsylvania
January 31, 2020

Re: Why Think Tanks Matter Help Sustain the Message and Momentum

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

On January 30th, more than 145 think tanks, IGOs, NGOs, and civil society organizations hosted the “Why Think Tanks Matter: The Future of Think Tanks and Policy Advice” events in 85 countries and 130 cities, including a program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C.

Your can watch the Program at CSIS here:
https://www.csis.org/events/2019-global-go-think-tank-index-report-launch

Prior to the Public Program at CSIS, about 60 think tank presidents and chief executives will be attending a breakfast round table at the Middle East Institute to explore how the role of think tanks and policy advice will be changing in the coming years.

We are pleased to present this year’s annual think tank rankings report so that you can present share with print and electronic media and circulate it during your events around the globe.

You can down load a copy of the  2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report here:
https://repository.upenn.edu/think_tanks/17

Video Introduction by Dr. James McGann, the Director of Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, to be used at the Why Think Tanks Matter Fora around the world:
https://youtu.be/jsQ58DzyuPU

The breakdown of Why Think Tanks Matter events this year by region is as follows:
Region        Number of Hosts
Middle East 14
Asia 53
Africa 21
Europe 30
North America 26
Latin America 20
Total:
164

We are preparing a report on the Why Think Tank Matter events that will capture the highlights from selected programs. Thanks for joining us as we work to increase the profile, performance and impact of think tanks in every region of the world and as we celebrate what the President of the Middle East Research Institute in Erbil, Iraq described as “International Think Tank Day”.

Please send program links, press clippings and photos and videos of your Why Think Tank Matter programs after they take place this Thursday, so we can add them to the report. Send them to Sofiya Pavlova at ttcsp.interncoordinator@gmail.com

The hashtag for postings or to support think tanks is:   #ThinkTanksMatter2020

We urge you to continue this global momentum by engaging policymakers and the public in a discussion about the value and importance of think tanks in an era of political and digital disruptions. We welcome your comments and proposals for joint initiatives as we continue to strive to demonstrate to the world that #ThinkTanksMatter2020.

Sincerely, Jim McGann

James G. McGann, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, International Studies
Lauder Institute for Management and International Studies
Director, Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program
Senior Fellow, Fels Institute of Government

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