Think Tanks: Catalysts for Ideas, Analysis, and Action in International Affairs – Panel Discussion, 21 January, New York

thinktankA Panel discussion event will take place 3-4 pm today at UNHQ, in which  New York’s leading think tanks, philanthropists and scholars discuss the role think tanks and IGOs play in our understanding and response to international affairs issues such as peace and security, development policy, human rights, and transnational threats.  The panel will focus their comments on how these organizations help shape transnational policy issues at institutions like the UN and governments around the world. Additionally, they will explore the interdependence between think tanks, universities, and foundations, and the revolving door between think tanks, governments, and IGOs.

The event coincides with the launch of the 2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index report, which is being marked by think tank events at 70 organizations in 56 cities and 46 countries on the same day.