A panel of four experts from the conference "Can Think Tanks Make a Difference?" examine the power and influence of social media on policy development. Are new web-based and mobile technologies -- such as Facebook and Twitter -- changing the way that governments and people interact with politics? Featuring Peter Mansbridge, Chad Gaffield, Toby Fyfe, Bessma Momani and Alexandra Samuel.

In September 2011, on the occasion of the opening of the CIGI Campus and its 10th anniversary, CIGI hosted a conference on the topic of its very existence: "Can Think Tanks Make a Difference?" The event featured a keynote address and three roundtable discussions with Canadian and international experts on the role of social media in policy innovation, whether governments care more about politics than policy, and the issue of influence - who has it and how to get it.
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