Past Event

Managing a World in Flux: Policy, Politics and Think Tanks

Tuesday, January 30 - Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Observer Research Foundation

20 Rouse Avenue Institutional Area
New Delhi, DC

Content from the Brookings Institution India Center is now archived. After seven years of an impactful partnership, as of September 11, 2020, Brookings India is now the Centre for Social and Economic Progress, an independent public policy institution based in India.

Brookings India and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) release the 2017 Global Go to Think Tank Index Report on Tuesday, January 30.

The following panellists will discuss the topic “Managing a World in Flux: Policy, Politics and Think Tanks”:

Shamika Ravi, Director of Research, Brookings India
Sunjoy Joshi, Chairman, Observer Research Foundation (Chair)
Alok Bansal, Director, India Foundation
Indrani Bagchi, Diplomatic Editor, Times of India

The session is designed to explore the relevance of think tanks in managing disruptions in today`s world order.


12:00 – 12:30: Registration

12:30 – 12:35: Opening Remarks by Sunjoy Joshi (Chair)
                       Chairman, Observer Research Foundation

12:35 – 12:45: Message from James McGann
                        Director, Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, University of Pennsylvania

12:45 – 12:55: Release of the Global Go to Think Tank Index Report

12:55 – 13:00: Chair introduces Panel

13:00 – 13:15: Introductory Remarks by Panellists
                       Shamika Ravi, Director of Research, Brookings India
                       Alok Bansal, Director, India Foundation
                       Indrani Bagchi, Diplomatic Editor, Times of India

13:15 – 13:55: Q & A

13:55 – 14:00: Closing Remarks by Shamika Ravi
                       Director of Research, Brookings India

14:00 onwards: Lunch