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What Should Think Tanks Do?

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What Should Think Tanks Do? A Strategic Guide to Policy Impact is the first practical policy guide specifically for think tanks, policy research, and advocacy organizations. Andrew Selee draws on extensive interviews with members of leading think tanks, as well as cutting-edge thinking in business and nonprofit management, to provide concrete strategies for setting policy-oriented goals and shaping public opinion.

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  • Andrew Selee

    Former Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute
    President, Migration Policy Institute
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter

    President and CEO, New America Foundation
  • James McGann

    Director, Think Tank and Civil Societies Program, University of Pennsylvania and Author of The Fifth Estate
  • Steven Bennett

    Vice President and COO, Brookings Institution
  • Lawrence McDonald

    Vice President for Communications and Policy Outreach, Center for Global Development