July 23, 2018


Free webinars

Join think tank experts for our 2019 free webinar series. Each webinar covers a key aspect of a policy research centre’s work, from how to maximise the impact of its research, to the importance of good governance and management.

All webinars are recorded and uploaded to our YouTube channel.

Upcoming webinars:

September 18
Chris Mowles: Leadership practice – is there such a thing and what could we usefully say about it

September 20
Renata H. Dalaqua: Reflections on working at a think tank while pursuing a PhD

September 27
Dmytro Khutkyy: Rotational leadership for the sustainability of think tank networks

October 8
Cameron Neylon: Research excellence

Watch past webinars:

Gala Díaz Langou: New Challenges for think tanks

Gala Díaz Langou, Director of the Social Protection Program at CIPPEC, offers insights into the main challenges think tanks face in engaging with wider audiences and constituencies and advice on some strategies based on the experience of CIPPEC. (Read more)

Ruth Levine: The think tank-funder relationship

In this webinar, Ruth Levine, who works at a foundation that supports many think tanks and previously held a senior position at the Center for Global Development, describes ways in which think tank leaders and staff can increase the chances of a successful relationship with their funders.(Read more)

Tom Hashemi: Democracy 2:0 – a new role for the policy expert?

Tom Hashemi, director of the communications consultancy We are Flint, presents their latest research exploring the UK public’s attitudes towards policy influencing organisations, including think tanks. (Read more)

Scarlett Varga: Business development in think tanks – who deals with what?

Scarlett Varga, Deputy Head of Development of Bruegel, shares her experience about strategic development and fundraising in think tanks as well as strategic considerations that inform how an organisation can approach partnerships. (Read more)

Adanna Shallowe: How to build and sustain global think tank networks

As think tanks are engaging more and more with their peers within their respective regions or in other parts of the world, Adanna Shallowe, Senior Global Manager at the Royal Society of Arts, discusses how to start and maintain networks in the think tank community. (Read more)

Lukas Hupfer: Defining public engagement as a value of your think tank

In this webinar, Lukas Hupfer, Director at foraus, discusses different reasons and methods of engaging with the public as a think tank. Who is my public? How do I reach out to it? And, what are the challenges of public engagement? (Read more)

Kerry Albright: Mobilizing evidence as a driver of social change for and with children and young people

In this webinar, Kerry Albright shares her experience from UNICEF in working with governments around the world to stimulate more evidence-informed decision-making on issues that matter to children and their caregivers. (Read more)

Simon Burall: Public engagement – practical lessons 

Simon Burall, a senior associate with Involve in the UK discusses the practical challenges of running public engagement events. (Read more)

Josephine Tsui: Gender and think tanks

Josephine Tsui discusses how think tank leaders can increase the quality of their research by being proactive in understanding the gendered dynamics within research organisations. (Read more)

Marcos González Hernando: British think tanks after the 2008 global financial crisis

Marcos González Hernando, Senior Researcher at Think-tank for Action on Social Change (FEPS-TASC), presents his new book British think tanks after the 2008 global financial crisis, published by the book series Palgrave Studies in Science, Knowledge and Policy. (Read more)


For a more in-depth look at these key areas, we also offer strategic courses.

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