ANZSOG and State Services Authority Seminar Series The rise and rise of the think tank The Australia and New Zealand School of Government and the State Services Authority seminar series presents Thomas Mann, John Daley and John Roskam, discussing the role of think tanks in shaping public policy. The public policy arena is becoming an forum moderator increasingly contestable space. No longer Claire Thomas does the public service have a monopoly on Director Economic Strategy and Market Reform providing policy advice to government. The Department of Treasury and Finance media, academia, interest groups and think tanks all play a role in contributing to the policy speakers debate. There are around 35 think tanks in Professor John Daley CEO Australia and the latest addition is the Grattan Grattan Institute Institute, a new $50 million national public Prof Daley has 20 years experience spanning policy think tank based in Melbourne. policy, academic, government and corporate roles at the University of Melbourne, the University of What is the role of the think tank in setting the Oxford, the Victorian Department of Justice, consulting firm McKinsey and Co, and public policy agenda? Do think tanks provide most recently at ANZ where he was grounded advice or is it simply the stuff of blue Managing Director of E*TRADE. sky thinking? Can they be truly independent and non-aligned? How can the public service John Roskam Executive Director effectively operate in this contestable Institute of Public Affairs marketplace for policy advice and ideas? John was previously the Executive Director of The Menzies Research Centre. He has also held positions as Chief of Staff to Dr David Kemp, DETAILS former Federal Minister for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, as Senior Thursday 23 April 2009 Advisor to Don Hayward, Victorian Minister for 12.00 – 12.20pm: registration (light lunch provided) Education in the first Kennett Government, 12.20 – 1.45pm: seminar and as Manager of Government and Corporate Affairs for Rio Tinto. Treasury Theatre 1 Macarthur St, East Melbourne Thomas Mann W. Averall Harriman Chair and RSVP Senior Fellow in Governance Brookings Institute by 16 April 2009 Tom first came to Washington in 1969 as a firstname.lastname@example.org Congressional Fellow. Between 1987 and 1999, he was Director of Governmental Studies at Judith Leon: 9651 2018 Brookings and prior to this he was Executive Director of the American Political Science Seating is limited so please RSVP early. You will receive an email to confirm your attendance. Association. A noted congressional scholar, Tom speaks and writes on issues related to campaigns; This is a free event. elections; and the effectiveness of Congress.
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