This engine searches the personnel and expert pages of 19 leading think tanks in the US that work on international issues. The experience will be less smooth than the search of individuals at any single institution as the pages of different institutions are not standardized. Still, this engine should make it much easier to find experts in specific policy fields. To ensure best results narrow down search as much as possible.
Searching for experts fluent in a particular language? The language name (Arabic, Farsi, French, German, Georgian) will return the broadest results. You obtain narrower results with speaks X or language X or fluency X. As institutions currently describe fluency in various terms, each of these terms returns different results and a combination of searches may be required.
Currently this engine includes RAND Corporation (Santa Monica, CA, et al.), Brookings Institution (Washington DC et al.), Heritage Foundation (Washington DC), Council of Foreign Relations (CFR, New York, NY, and Washington DC), World Resources Institute (WRI, Washington DC), United States Institute of Peace (USIP, Washington DC), German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF, Washington DC et al.), Hoover Institution (Stanford, CA, et al.), Center for American Progress (CAP, Washington DC), Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS, Washington DC), American Enterprise Institute (AEI, Washington DC), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP, Washington DC), Pew Research Center (Washington DC), CATO Institute (Washington DC), International Crisis Group (ICG, Washington DC and New York, NY), Wilson Center (Washington DC), New America Foundation (Washington DC and New York, NY), Peterson Institute for International Economics (Washington DC), Center for Global Development (CGD, Washington DC), and Atlantic Council (Washington DC), ordered roughly by annual budget size.
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