Expert talk

Why Facts and Think Tanks matter

2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report Launch

On January 31st 2019, the 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) is published. In a multi-stage process, international experts evaluate Think Tanks e.g. with regard to their influence on political decisions, their digital communication skills and the quality of their research findings.


On the occasion of the report launch, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is organizing an expert discussion with breakfast on the question „Why Facts and Think Tanks Matter“.

Together with experts from Think Tanks and media representatives we will discuss the role of Think Tanks in times of political and digital disruptions and the challenges and opportunities they are facing.


09:00 am Registration & Coffee

09:15 am Welcome remarks

Dr. Peter Fischer-Bollin, Deputy Head of the Department for European and International Cooperation, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

09:30 am Presentation of the 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report

Martina Kaiser,  Desk Officer for Sustainable Development, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

09:45 am Comments & Discussion – Why Facts and Think Tanks matter

10:30 am End of the event

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