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Brookings Tops List of 2011 Global Go-To Think Tanks Rankings
January 24, 2012, Volume 58, No. 19

globeThe 2011 Global Go-To Think Tanks Rankings and associated trends report has recently been announced. The report’s publication is the culmination of an eight-month process involving the support of think tanks and experts from every region of the world.

The University of Pennsylvania’s annual rankings of the world’s top think tanks puts the Brookings Institution at the top of the list as 2011 Think Tank of the Year. It was selected from 202 institutions that were nominated as the world’s top think tank. 

Launched in 2006, Penn’s “Global Go-To Think Tank Rankings” annual report has become an authoritative source for the top public policy research institutes in the world.

The top non-US think tanks for 2011 are Chatham House, Royal Institute of International Affairs in the United Kingdom, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute in Sweden and Amnesty International in the United Kingdom. The top think tanks worldwide reflect the global reach of think tanks in the US and Europe and include the Brookings Institution (US), Chatham House (UK), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (US) and Council on Foreign Relations (US).

The top think tanks in Western Europe include Chatham House, Amnesty International, Transparency International (Germany) and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

The top three in Central and Eastern Europe include Carnegie Moscow Center (Russia), Polish Institute of International Affairs (Poland) and the Center for Social and Economic Research, also in Poland.

The full report can be accessed at the Program’s website: www.gotothinktank.com

Almanac - January 24, 2012, Volume 58, No. 19