“Somewhere to Visit and Think Tanks”
The idea here is to write about a place you would like to visit and then explore think tanks to learn more about your initial interest.
- Write a paragraph or two about why you would like to visit or re-visit your location.
For example, mine might be Costa Rica as I went there for study abroad and would love to visit it. Or my wife might chose Lithuania to track down ancestors. Or, and I got to go a year ago, Berlin, because I want to see the divided city of my childhood memories reunified.
Explain WHY you are interested in this place.
- Now, look over the think tank resources we discussed in class and that are on the GOOGLE SITES page for this class. Your goal is to find a think tank that says something about your PLACE and/or TOPIC (why you were interested). Ideally, maybe you can find both.
- Pay special attention to the lists of lists on the site. For example, the NIRA, Kennedy School, and Columbia University resources.
- Discuss what you found in your blog post. Discuss, briefly, your assessment of the quality of the think tank’s information and credibility.
Why? Because think tanks can be useful research sources for your paper 2 and final white paper.