August 29, 2017


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

Institute for Policy Research, University of Bath – 10W 2.45, University Of Bath, Claverton Down Road
start date: September 13, 2017 14:15

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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