The second session from the conference "Can Think Tanks Make a Difference?" explores the relationship between sound policy recommendations and politics in the context of how governments interact with their public. Featuring Chrystia Freeland, Kim Campbell, Mel Cappe, Carlo Dade, Lawrence MacDonald and Enrique Mendizabal.

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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