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Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program

Lauder Institute

Wharton School and School of Arts and Sciences

University of Pennsylvania

212 Lauder-Fischer Hall

256 South 37th St.

Philadelphia, PA, USA 19104-6330

August 2015

Greetings Colleagues and Friends:

I am writing to announce the call for nominations for the 2015 Global Go-To Think Tank Report.

Please submit your nominations on or before September 30, 2014, by using the following survey link provided here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gotottnominations

There are a few changes to this year’s Go To Think Tank Index. We have added the three new categories:

  1. Best Regional Studies Policy Resesarch Think Tank (university affiliated),
  2. Best Regional Studies Policy Research Center (free standing (not university affiliated)
  3. Think Tank with the Best Practices (policies and procedures) to Assure the Quality, Independence and Integrity of its Policy Research.

The annual global ranking of think tanks is conducted with the help of volunteer research interns and without the benefit of funding from any source.

The schedule for the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index is as follows:

Round I (Think Tank Nominations August 1 – September 30, 2015)

Round II (Think Tank Ranking October 1 – October 30, 2015)

Round III (Expert Panel Review November – December 2015)

2015 Global Go To Think Tanks Index Published January 30, 2016

Please consult the definitions, nomination and ranking criteria and tools for assessing think tanks when making your nominations. These tools are provided in the cover letter we sent to you and are posted on the University of Pennsylvania Scholarly Commons web site at: http://repository.upenn.edu/think_tanks/8/ for easy reference.

You can make up to 5 nominations per category. Please note that all nominations you make will be kept strictly confidential. No self-nominations will be considered. Please submit your responses no later than September 30, 2014.

Thanks for helping us increase the profile and performance of think tanks around the world.

All the best,

Jim McGann

James G. McGann, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, International Studies

Director, Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program

Lauder Institute

Wharton School and School of Arts and Sciences

University of Pennsylvania

212 Lauder-Fischer Hall

256 South 37th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (direct): 215 746-2928