The Role of Think Tanks and Technical Experts in Foreign and Security Policy


22 April 2016
LUISS University, Viale Pola 12, Rome

This international conference – in cooperation with Centre de la Méditerranée Moderne e Contemporaine, LSE !deas, LUISS School of Government, Università di Nizza Sophia Antipolis – is part of celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Rome’s Istituto Affari Internazionali. Taking IAI’s role as a starting point, we wish to look more carefully at the think tank model and its role: as promoter of a specific foreign and defense policy culture (the philosophy behind the creation of IAI) aimed at spreading greater awareness and knowledge about international relations and defence; as a participant in international networks which represent a form of “parallel diplomacy” and offer the chance to play a direct role in steering government action; in educating and training elites.

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The programme and the registration form for this event can be downloaded here.