During the Sept. 20, 2011 conference, "Can Think Tanks Make a Difference?" participants were asked to share their thoughts on CIGI at Ten, and where the think tank might go in the future.
Former Prime Minister of Canada Kim Campbell discusses the differences between the politics and policy development, and the value of think tanks in engaging the public in each sphere.
Chad Gaffield, President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC), discusses the role of social media and think tanks in global research and engagement.
Lawrence MacDonald, vice president for communications and policy outreach at the Center for Global Development (CGD), discusses influence in policy development and the role of think tanks in this process.
Tiffany Jenkins, director of the Arts and Society program at the Institute of Ideas, discusses the challenge for think tanks in influencing policy development, as well as the broader role for think tanks in public engagement.
Antonia Mutoro, executive director of Rwanda's Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR), discusses the challenges of influencing policy development.
CIGI Senior Fellow Keith Hipel discusses the role of think tank's in policy development and advancing the public dialogue on broader issues.
Alexandra Samuel, director of the Social + Interactive Media Centre at Emily Carr University, discusses the adoption of social media in business and government, and its role in public policy formation.
Mel Cappe, a professor at the University of Toronto's School of Public Policy and former president of the Institute for Research on Public Policy, discusses the need for politics in good policy development.