Relevance, rigor and reliability

06/07/2010

James McGann: “There are three key elements for a think tank to be influential: relevance, rigor and reliability”

“It is the important role of think tanks to tell the truth to power”

“It is essential for think tanks not only to create ideas but to effectively communicate them to policymakers and citizens”

“Governments around the world try to silence think tanks because of their power to generate ideas”

“Think tanks should advance ideas, not only produce them. These ideas must be brought to the public”

“It is the fundamental duty of think tanks to help bridge the gap between the worlds of knowledge and power”