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Former Fellow Brooke Williams and Eric Lipton in NYT on the Role of Think Tanks in Government

August 8, 2016

In a report first published online in the NYT on Sunday, August 7, reporters Brooke Williams and Eric Lipton examine the unique status and influence that think tanks have in government policy debates. A version of this article appears in print on August 8, 2016, on page A1 of the New York edition with the headline: "Scholarship or Business? Think Tanks Blur the Line." Read the full story here.


Letter from the Director

March 2, 2016

Since we began this academic year, our chosen theme, Diversity, Justice, and Democracy, has grown only more urgent. From the refugee crisis in Europe to our own presidential campaign; from debates over social equality, free speech, and “political correctness” on college campuses to parallel debates about security, terrorism, and “political correctness” in Southern California; from conflicts over LGBT rights in Africa to honor-killings of young women in places around the world, we are routinely asked to think through challenging ethical and political problems that have become ever more complex because of social diversity. Read more

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