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What Are Think Tanks ?
Debaters frequently support their arguments witch research provided by the Council on Foreign Relations, Human Rights Watch, Brookings Institution, Center for American Progress and Cato Institute. All of the above organizations are think tanks. Think tanks provide policy research and analysis of various political and economic issues, shape innovative ideas, and significantly impact public policy on the issues of economy, immigration, public education, health policy, science and technology, social policy, national security and law enforcement. If you are looking for a think tanks in a specialized field, use the following two directories.
Global Go To Think Tank Index Report
TTCSPGlobal Go To Think Tank Index Report
Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the role policy institutes play in government. TTCSP publishes a number of annual reports, including it's Global Go To Think Tank Index Report which effectively rates international and domestic organizations by the number of criteria. Besides Top Think Tanks in the World, Best Thinks Tanks in every geographical region, TTCSP provides a list of Top Think Tanks in every area of research. If the topic of your research is the utility and validity of SAT test or New York Specialized High School Admission Policies, locate a list of Top US Educational Policy Think Tanks on page 172.
On Think Tanks Directory
Open Think Tank Directory
The Open Think Tank Directory captures information about more than 2600 think tanks and related organisations from around the globe. We have not just captured names and websites – our directory includes a wide range of information about the think tanks, including the topics they focus on, how to contact them, and more. This allows for a range of comparisons, which you’ll see throughout the site and as part of our data visualisations of the data set.