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Re-Thinking the Think Tank

Please join New America for a thought-provoking event that is set to challenge leaders in the public policy community to reevaluate the process behind presenting ideas to the government.

On June 14th, New America President and CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter, along with Roger Martin, Institute Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute, will discuss ideas that could potentially transform the think tank for 21st century government; meaning new methods of collaborative policy development that engages more effectively with community stakeholders, story-telling policy issues to educate a broader public, and also bridging gaps between technical knowledge and policy-making. 

This discussion will bring together the visions of two think tank leaders in the US and Canada – both of whom are taking on this challenge in the context of elections and new administrations. 

To prepare for a robust discussion, read more here


6:00 PM: Welcome Remarks 

David MacNaughton 
Canadian Ambassador to the USA 

6:05 PM: Reinventing the Think Tank 

Tyra Mariani 
Vice President, New America 

6:10 PM: Conversation: New Strategies for North American Policy Development 

Anne-Marie Slaughter 
President and CEO, New America 

Roger Martin 
Institute Director, Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management 

Beth Cobert 
Acting Director, Office of Personnel Management 


Susan Glasser 
Editor, Politico 

7:00 PM: Discussion and Audience Q&A 

7:30 PM: Cocktail Reception