Think Tanks in an Age of Fake News

What do think tanks 'think'?  Are they more than just advocates of special interests? How can they retain their independence? And what is - and should be - their role in an 'Age of Fake News'?

This panel event marked the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report Launch. LSE IDEAS joined think tanks across the world who are hosting events as part of the 'Why Think Tanks Matter Forum' on 30 January.

Listen to the podcast: Think Tanks in an Age of Fake News

Event recorded on Thursday 30 January.


Gidon Gautel is the Project Manager for the LSE Economic Diplomacy Commission, and the China Foresight Project Coordinator.

Jessica Keating is the Communications Officer at LSE IDEAS.

Emilia Knight is the Centre Manager of LSE IDEAS.

Vlad Zigarov is the Programme Manager for the Central and South-East Europe Programme at LSE IDEAS.

Michael Cox is Director of LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at LSE.

LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is LSE's foreign policy think tank. We connect academic knowledge of diplomacy and strategy with the people who use it.