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Division or Reconciliation: The Changing Political Agenda and Role of Think Tanks in the Next Decade? Council of Councils Twelfth Regional Conference

The 12th regional conference of Council of Councils (CoC) will take place at Ifri from November 17 to 19, 2019. An initiative of the Council on Foreign Relations, the CoC strives to define major foreign policy challenges by identifying threats and opportunities for global governance and multilateral cooperation.

On its 40th anniversary, Ifri is holding a public conference with the directors of the main international think tanks. What dynamics will impact the think tank industry by 2030? What will major foreign policy issues for think tanks be in the next decade?


Division or Reconciliation: The Changing Political Agenda and Role of Think Tanks in the Next Decade


2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.          Discussion with

                                             Thierry de Montbrial, Founder and Executive Chairman,
                                              French Institute of International Relations (France)       

                                             Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations (United States)


                                             Sophie Pedder, Paris Bureau Chief, The Economist (United Kingdom)


2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.          Ten Years Ahead: Insights into the Agendas of International Think Tanks


                                             Michael Fullilove, Executive Director, Lowy Institute (Australia)

                                             Rohinton Medhora, President, Centre for International Governance Innovation (Canada)

                                             Patrycja Sasnal, Head of Research, Polish Institute of International Affairs (Poland)

                                             Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation (India)

                                             Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal, President, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil)


                                             Thomas Gomart, Director, French Institute of International Relations (France)


4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.          Cocktail Reception



Find more information about the Council of Councils here.

Member think tanks of CoC :

ArgentinaArgentine Council for International Relations (CARI) / AustraliaLowy Institute for International Policy

BelgiumCenter for European Policy Studies (CEPS) / BrazilGetulio Vargas Foundation (FGV)

CanadaCenter for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) / ChinaInstitute of International and Strategic Studies (IISS); Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS)

France: French Institute of International Relations (Ifri)

GermanyGerman Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) / IndiaObserver Research Foundation (ORF)

IndonesiaCenter for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) / IsraelInstitute for National Security Studies (INSS)

ItalyInstitute of International Affairs (IAI) / JapanGenron NPO 

MexicoMexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI) / NigeriaNigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA)

PolandPolish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) / RussiaCouncil on Foreign and Defense Policy (SVOP); Institute of Contemporary Development (INSOR)

Saudi ArabiaGulf Research Center (GRC) / SingaporeS. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)

South AfricaInstitute for Security Studies (ISS); South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

South KoreaEast Asia Institute (EAI) / TurkeyGlobal Relations Forum (GIF)

United KingdomChatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs); International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) / United StatesCouncil on Foreign Relations (CFR)



Ifri - 27 rue de la Procession - 75015 Paris
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Pour plus d'informations sur le débat, veuillez contacter Lea Metke, chargée de mission auprès du Directeur de l'Ifri (metke@ifri.org).

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