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    Think tanks and the challenges of funding in Brazil

    Think tanks, in the most general definition of the label - relatively independent and non-governmental organisations, focused on producing expertise about public policy to influence the debate on the subject - are a recent phenomenon in Brazil. Due to the successive occurrence of authoritarian... Read full article
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    Carnival Month: Dancing like Brazilian think tanks

    I have always had a special interest in Brazil and its people. I really admire their spirit and particular way of seeing the world and celebrating life with their carnaval. I was lucky to study in Brasilia at one of the best universities in international relations, Universidade de Brasilia.... Read full article
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    Think tanks in Latin America: what are they and what drives them?

    Think tanks are nothing new in Latin America. When, in 1790, the Sociedad Académica de Amantes del País was founded in Lima, the first think tank in the continent was also possibly established. The Sociedad became a space where colonial Peruvian intellectuals would meet to discuss and... Read full article
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    Video and data visualisation examples for think tanks, from the Igarape Institute

    In response to our previous post listing examples of videos that think tanks can use to communicate to their audiences, Robert Muggah of the Igarape Institute, a think tank based in Rio de Janeiro that focuses on thematic priorities such as drug policy, violence reduction and international... Read full article