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think tank

An organization or group of people working to perform research and propose solutions and courses of action to another organization or group, often political parties, government bodies, or the military. President Ronald Reagan based many of his policies on the results of a study done by the Heritage Foundation, an influential conservative think tank.
See also: tank, think

think tank

A group or organization dedicated to problem-solving and research, especially in such areas as technology, social or political strategy, and the military. For example, The congressional leaders rely too heavily on that conservative think tank. This term originated about 1900 as a facetious colloquialism for brain and was given its new meaning about 1950.
See also: tank, think
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The book, for example, illustrates effective think tank management practices in Latin America by examining processes at the Argentina-based Centro de Implementacion de Politicas Publicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC).
The new think tank is the first joint initiative of China and Pakistan, which will be dedicated to research on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor," said Senator Mushahid, emphasizing that it would also provide an Information Corridor to promote perspectives, data and information for policy-makers, students, specialists, scholars and companies of both countries.
Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture said as he left Lucerne that the Think Tank had been another real success.
The Millennium Project is an independent, international think tank with 50 Nodes (groups of institutions and individuals) around the world that connect global and local perspectives, producing new approaches to build a better future.
Instead, in support of predictions based on field theory, I find evidence that the think tank funding environment is increasingly divided between centrists funded by the state, and conservatives funded by private donors.
On January 22, post-hardcore Welsh band The Blackout will also be taking to the Think Tank stage with support from Framing Hanley and Rat Attack.
Cox has already seen an example of the way art and science blend for the benefit of learning both at one Think Tank program: A shed snakeskin was painted and embedded in a work of art, an illustration of both artistic creativity and learning about animal biology.
AFKAR 3 is the continuation of a series of annual meetings of regional think tanks.
HM the King hailed the decision of the London-based think tank to set its Middle Eastern headquarters in Bahrain, stressing keenness on bolstering cooperation with the Institute to the best interest of the region.
The think tank, which includes prominent names such as Sharad Sharma, chair, Nasscom Product Forum, and Bharat Goenka, managing director of business software company Tally, will work to boost the software product industry.
According to the survey results, TESEV was named the fourth best think tank in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), 12th in the category of social relations and foreign relations, 43rd in the world when US think tanks are not included and 77th in the world when the US is counted.
The Gulf Research Center (GRC) maintained its position as the second leading think tank in the Mena region in the 2011 global 'Go-To Think Tanks' survey which was released recently.
Registration at reduced rates of up to half off for both days of Think Tank is now open to startups seeking an opportunity to share ideas and mix with the best and brightest in open source software.
The think tank "marketplace" is very open and fluid.