November 5, 2012 – Today at the University of Saskatchewan, MLI Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley will discuss thought leadership in Canada as part of the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy lecture series. The lecture will take place between 1 pm and 2:30 pm and is open to the public. For more information, click here.
Think tanks, universities and thought leadership in Canada
Presented by Brian Lee Crowley, Macdonald-Laurier Institute
While universities have traditionally been seen as the chief generators of new ideas in the world of public policy, increasingly they are being overtaken by think tanks, a relatively new kind of institution. What explains the relative decline of universities as a useful source of inspiration for government policy, and the rise of think tanks as influential voices throughout the industrialized world? Can universities slow or even reverse this decline? Should they even care?
This lecture will take place in Saskatoon and will be video-conferenced to a Regina audience.
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