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On Think Tanks TV

On Think Tanks TV offers new insights into the world of think tanks. You’ll find videos about think tanks and about their work, webinars from courses, interviews, how to videos, and much more.

In 2016 we worked in partnership with MediaTank Productions on our first series of interviews from think tanks in America. The series includes 10 episodes from five think tanks, covering the themes of communications, education, technology, policy reform, innovation and more.

OTT TV 2016 interview series


The Century Foundation:
A new wave of school integration

This video describes The Century Foundation’s research on school integration. It presentes the results of their research as well as how its researchers and communicators have worked together to bring about impact.

The Century Foundation:
Integrated communications strategy

The Century Foundation describes its approach to research communications: an integrated communications strategy.


International Rescue Committee:
Combating malnutrition in South Sudan

In this episode, we speak with Bethany Marron of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) on malnutrition research in South Sudan. We look specifically at a tool they developed to support low-literacy community health workers to tackle childhood malnutrition.

International Rescue Committee:
Sparking organisational innovation

Ravi Gurumurthy, Chief Innovation Officer at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) discusses innovation science in tackling malnutrition in South Sudan but then also describes the wider innovation process at IRC.


The Belfer Center:
Preventing nuclear terrorism

Dr Matthew Bunn at the Belfer Center at Harvard talks about his quarter century’s research into preventing nuclear terrorism. Not only does he speak on the challenges of doing research on a topic most governments try to keep secret, but also how they assess and evaluate various risks.

The Belfer Center:
Targeting a policymaker audience

Josh Burek of the Belfer Center at Harvard talks about the importance of thinking through the demand side for research. He suggests three key questions all researchers should keep in mind when writing policy-relevant reports: Why does this matter? Who should care? And what should they do about it?


The Urban Institute:
Communicating research through data visualisation

John Wehmann, Director of Design and Visuals at the Urban Institute, talks with On Think Tanks TV about connecting to their audience through data visualisations

The Urban Institute:
Using data to reform the criminal justice system

“The more criminal justice actors and stakeholders look at data and evidence, the less punitive we will be as a country.” Nancy G. La Vigne, Director of the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute.


New America:
Integrating technology in early literacy

How can technology be used in a way that actually supports relationships, conversation, growth and learning? Lisa Guernsey and Shayna Cook from New America talk about the impact of digital media on the lives of young children.

New America:
Communicating across multiple audiences

Shayna Cook and Lisa Guernsey talk about communicating across multiple audiences, focusing on New America’s project: Integrating technology in early literacy.


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