Think Tanks’ Growing Role in Policy and Politics

Listen to a podcast from the Kojo Nnamdi show, originally aired on March 28, 2012 on WAMU 88.5 – Washington, DC.

D.C. is a “think tank” kind of town — from those that follow the scholarly “university without students” model to those with a more ideological “government in waiting” approach. Kojo examines the rise of think tanks and analyzes what the dispute over the future of the libertarian Cato Institute says about the role think tanks play in shaping public policy.


Tevi Troy

Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute; former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Neera Tanden

President, Center for American Progress; Counselor, Center for American Progress Action Fund; former senior advisor for health reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Jim McGann

Assistant Director of the International Relations Program and Director of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania; Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute; author of “World Rankings of Think Tanks”

More information regarding the subject can be found here.


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