Next Tuesday, September 20th, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is hosting a one-day conference under the provocative title,  “Can Think Tanks Make a Difference?”, as part of its 10th anniversary
celebrations.

When institutions celebrate such occasions, the tone can sometimes become overpoweringly self-congratulatory; CIGI – a think tank – instead decided to put itself in the ‘line of fire’. Active in the innovative thinking business, they are utilizing this opportunity to reflect on how think tanks operate, and how they achieve influence.

Keynote speaker Roger Martin will discuss whether the notion of innovation by think tanks is a  paradoxical concept. Martin...

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