The Middle East Research Institute is pleased to host and participate in a global event on Wednesday January 27, 2016, at 14:00 celebrating and highlighting the work of think tanks. Coordinating with the Lauder Institute of University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Soceity Program, MERI – along with think tanks in more than 60 countries – will follow the theme: “Why Think Tanks Matter to Policy Makers and the Public.” MERI will bring together local civil society organisations and NGOs, International NGOs, policy makers, representatives from Kurdistan’s university institutes and government officials to share their thoughts on the role of a think tank in Kurdistan that focuses on the entire Middle East. In discussing their expectations of MERI and how MERI’s work can be used by their respective organisations and the KRG’s policy makers, MERI will become acquainted with possible community partners and their needs. Events like these can steer and lead to new programs in the future, which address the needs of MERI’s local audience.
There will be 40 seats available, serving those invited first and allocating remaining seats to those who RSVP by email before January 25 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow the global conversation through Twitter on why think tanks matter through the hashtag #ThinkTanksMatter!