Policy think tanks: power brokers, parasites or progressive change agents?

Organised by Institute for Policy Research, University of Bath
Event type External Event
Location 10W 2.45, University Of Bath, Claverton Down Road
Start date 13 September 2017 14:15
End date 17:05 (BSP)

Policy think tanks come in many shapes and sizes, but appear to be proliferating and growing in importance globally relative to other policy actors. This seminar will bring together a panel with experience of both running and researching think tanks for a free-ranging and critical assessment of the disparate and changing roles of think tanks in politics and policy making, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. The seminar will also lead into the IPR Symposium on Politics, Fake News and the Post-Truth Era.

Speakers will include:

  • Guy Lodge, Gwilym Gibbon Centre for Public Policy, Nuffield College Oxford
  • Will Paxton, Director of Kivu International
  • Nick Pearce, Director of the IPR
  • Margaret Rose, Director of the Caribbean Procurement Institute
  • Jordan Tchilingirian, Lecturer in Sociology, University of Bath
  • Geof Wood, Emeritus Professor of International Development, University of Bath
  • Ali Salman, Research Director of IDEAS Malaysia

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