Three (good) reasons policymakers don’t make use of research evidence

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I work for a university faculty whose strapline is ‘change the world’. So it is understandable that many of the researchers I collaborate with feel frustrated when policy makers don’t seem to be aware of the research evidence being produced

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Think tank events in the wake of the pandemic: Practical tips for online and hybrid experiences

As event teams have figured out how to make the best of their new online-only situation, they’ve also discovered a better way forward beyond the pandemic. Two experts share their experience and tips for how to put knowledge into practice.

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How should think tanks deal with the problem of misinformation?

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For many people, the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 was a wake-up call. If groups like QAnon seemed far-away and abstract before, they don’t anymore: We have now watched on television as the real-world results of

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Change the story, change the world

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When our message reaches someone, they already have patterns of thinking about the world that they apply to help them interpret our message. Reframing the issue can help win hearts and minds.

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Five Things We Learned About Reaching Audiences in The New Normal

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way households, institutions, and think tanks are run, leading to what has become a new “normal”. Learn how to engage audiences during this time.

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New event series for WonkComms Leaders

We’re back! After a long time adjusting to the new reality of 2020 working life, WonkComms is slowly but surely gearing up for a series of events and discussions, in partnership with Soapbox who have been an integral part of

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Five Things We Learned About Communicating Research (and one bonus thing)

Is your research having the impact you want? If you’re like most of us, your answer is probably no. Learn how you can change that.

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Experts make a comeback: the DIY think tank

Garden centers have never been so hot. But don’t be too distracted by that eye catching announcement, on this lockdown-lifting bank holiday. It will be weeks before we know for sure what’s happened to the R rate but significant undercurrents

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Five Things We Learned About Online Events

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The inaugural edition of a new series on digital think tanking kicked off with an online event on—what else?—online events.

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EVENT: #RouteToTheTop: Keith Burnet, Comms Director, Chatham House

Chatham House’s world-leading comms are the envy of wonks everywhere. Comms Director Keith Burnet talks us through his #RouteToTheTop. 08:30-10:00, Weds 25 March 2020 Sign up HERE Keith Burnet has been Director of Communications and Publishing at Chatham House since

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