Why 'Post-Truth' Matters to Think-Tanks

Research event Invitation only Recording
30 January 2018 — 2:30PM TO 3:30PM
Chatham House, London

As part of the Global Go To Think Tank Index launch for 2018, Chatham House, LSE IDEAS and the Institute for Government are joining hundreds of other leading world think-tanks in hosting a simultaneous event discussing the role of think-tanks in government and civil society.

The discussion will be chaired by Leslie Vinjamuri, senior visiting fellow at LSE IDEAS and associate fellow in the US and the Americas Programme at Chatham House. Leslie will be joined by Denis MacShane, UK minister of state for Europe (2002–05), Rosa Balfour, senior fellow in the Europe Programme at the German Marshall Fund and Matthew d’Ancona, columnist at The Guardian to assess:

  • Whether think-tanks can remain relevant to both the public and policymakers in promoting good governance and offer objective policy advice.
  • New communications tools that think-tanks can adopt to better reach the public when competing with other narratives.
  • How London-based think-tanks will respond as Brexit isolates the UK from EU decision-making.
  • The best institutional policies that ensure that civil society organizations in the UK maintain close links with their European counterparts to continue to influence in EU policy.

The event will be livestreamed on the Chatham House website.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.


Denis MacShane, UK Minister of State for Europe (2002-05)
Rosa Balfour, Senior Fellow, Europe Programme, German Marshall Fund
Matthew d’Ancona, The Guardian
Chair: Leslie Vinjamuri, Visiting Senior Fellow, LSE IDEAS; Associate Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House

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