Discussion: Thinking Europe’s Future.The role of think tanks between policy expertise and normative vision

The Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip) and the Institute of International Relations (IIR), Prague, invite you to the first online oiip – IIR discussion series.

Panelists:
Dr. Vera Axyonova (Freie Universität Berlin)
Dr. Ondřej Ditrych (Institute of International Relations (IIR), Prague)
Dr. Katarzyna Jezierska (oiip|University of Gothenburg)

Chair: Dr. Saskia Stachowitsch (oiip | IPW, University of Vienna)

Tuesday, 17 June 2021, 12.00 – 01.15 p.m.
Registration for the Zoom-link

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Abstract: Launching our new discussion series with IIR Prague, this event explores the role of think tanks in international politics. We will unpack the concept of “think tanks”, their impact in different parts of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as their relations with elites, governments, and civil society. With scholars working on and for think tanks, we will explore how these institutions matter in processes of Europeanization and democratization, but also in anti-EU movements and authoritarian politics.