The Global Think-Tank summit was organised by UPenn and Breugel, a leading Belgian think-tank. A three-day affair, the conference brought together more than a hundred and twenty think-tankers and thought leaders from fifty countries. The Dialogue was one of the only two organisations from India and it was truly an honour to represent India and our institution.
Kazim Rizvi moderated the plenary session, that constituted a power packed panel comprising of Dr. Michael Cox, Director of LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at LSE, and one of the top political thinkers in Britain today. We were joined by Mr. Karim Aynaoui, Director of a leading Moroccan think-tank OCP Policy Centre, along with Ann Mettler, Head of European Political Strategy, European Commission and Ms. Julia Karmo, a journalist based out of Germany.
The topic of the panel was the role of think-tanks in the age of global disruption, how are think-tanks driving informed discourses to bring balance in the political ecosystem.