Penn to Release Annual Report Ranking the World’s Top Think Tanks Jan. 22

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Media Contact:Allison Bozniak | | 202-340-2936January 17, 2014

WHO:             Presenter: Dr. James McGann, director, University of Pennsylvania Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program

                       Panelists: Warren Krafdink, director, International Budget Partnership

                      Deryck R. Brown, senior governance and public sector specialist, African region, World Bank

                      Moderator: Jeff Thindwa, manager, social accountability practice, World Bank Institute, World Bank

WHAT:           Release of the 2013 Global Go To Think Tanks Report and Index and Panel Discussion

WHEN:           9 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22   

WHERE:         World Bank Auditorium J1-050, 701 18th   Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

                      (Please allow 20-30 minutes to pass through security.)

Established in 1989 through Penn’s International Relations Program, the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program researches the role policy institutes play in governments and civil societies around the world. The 2013 Global Go To Think Tanks Report and Index ranks the top 150 global think tanks across four general categories:

  • Top Think Tanks in the World
  • Top Think Tanks by Region
  • Top Think Tanks by Area of Research
  • Top Think Tanks by Special Achievement

The report is compiled with assistance from more than 1,500 peer institutions and experts from print and electronic media, academia, public and private donor institutions and governments around the world.  More information is available at Registration for the event can be made by email to