The Changing Political Agenda and Role of Think tanks in the Next Decade
Debate with Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, for the 12th regional conference of the Council of Councils, Paris, November 19, 2019
On November 17 to 19, 2019 Ifri hosted the 12th regional conference of the Council of Councils (CoC), co-organized by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the French institute for international relations (Ifri).
About the Council fo Councils :
The defining foreign policy challenges of the twenty-first century are global in nature. To help direct high-level international attention and effective policy responses to these threats and opportunities, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has created the Council of Councils (CoC). The CoC is composed of twenty-nine major policy institutes from some of the world’s most influential countries. It is designed to facilitate candid, not-for-attribution dialogue and consensus-building among influential opinion leaders from both established and emerging nations, with the ultimate purpose of injecting the conclusions of its deliberations into high-level foreign policy circles in members’ countries.
The public event :
The Changing Political Agenda and Role of Think Tanks in the Next Decade
Thierry de Montbrial, Founder and Executive Chairman, French Institute of International Relations (France)
Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations (United States)
Sophie Pedder, Paris Bureau Chief, The Economist (United Kingdom)
See the video of the debate “Division or Reconciliation: The Changing Political Agenda and Role of Think Tanks in the Next Decade”:
Second part of the conference, What will the most pressing foreign policy issues be over the next decade?
–Michael Fullilove, Executive Director, Lowy Institute (Australia)
–Rohinton P. Medhora, President, Centre for International Governance Innovation (Canada)
–Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation (India) -Patrycja Sasnal, Head of Research and Senior Fellow for the Middle East, Polish Institute of International Affairs (Poland)
–Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal, President, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil)
Moderator : Thomas Gomart, Director, French Institute of International Relations (France)