Why Facts and Think Tanks Matter

in an Age of Disinformation

To mark the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report Launch, LSE IDEAS and 90 other think tanks hosted events in their countries, scrutinising and forging an answer to this year’s main, umbrella topic: Why Facts and Think Tanks Matter. A panel of distinguished, LSE IDEAS affiliated speakers, with different academic interests and professional background discussed the contemporary role and impact of think tanks, in the current global political climate, dominated by disinformation.

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Event recorded 31 January 2019.



Dr Mary Martin is director of the UN Business and Human Security Initiative.

Sir Richard Mottram is Chair of the Advisory Board of LSE IDEAS.

Professor Linda Yueh (@lindayueh) is Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS.

Vlad Zigarov (@VladZigarov) is Programme Manager for the Central and South-East Europe Programme and Project Associate in the Cold War Studies Project at LSE IDEAS.

Professor Michael Cox is Director of LSE IDEAS.