Ken Silverstein

Brooke Williams and Ken Silverstein — Think Tanks and Institutional Corruption: Proposed Solutions

The September 18, 2013, Lab seminar was led by Lab Fellows Ken Silverstein and Brooke Williams on possible and proposed solutions for institutional corruption in think tanks. This is their second year of studying think tanks at the Edmond J. Safra Center Lab. While their Spring 2013 Lab seminar focused on the implications of their initial...

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Ken Silverstein — Pay-to-Play Think Tanks: Donor Perks and the Industry of Ideas

The April 24, 2013 Lab seminar was led by Ken Silverstein, an Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Fellow and investigative reporter who recently completed an Open Society Foundation fellowship on corruption and the international energy industry. Silverstein's research is specifically concerned with institutional corruption of think tanks in the context of wider institutional corruption of American political culture. With specific focus on think tanks' widespread refusal...

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The Bipartisan Lobbying Center: How a Washington Think Tank Advocates for Political Unity - and its Top Donors

by Ken Silverstein

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), says its website, “drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation and respectful dialogue,” and “combines politically-balanced policy making with strong, proactive advocacy and outreach.” The BPC, which is often described in press accounts as a “centrist think tank,” is highly influential and the media and Congress treat its reports and pronouncements as consequential and weighty.

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