James G. McGann is an FPRI Senior Fellow and Director of its Think Tanks and Foreign Policy Program. He is also Assistant Director of the International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania and President of McGann Associates, a program and management consulting firm specializing in the challenges facing think tanks, policymakers, international organizations and philanthropic institutions.
Dr. McGann has served as a consultant and advisor to the World Bank, United Nations, United States Agency for International Development, Soros, Hewlett and Gates Foundations and foreign governments on the role of nongovernmental, public policy and public engagement organizations in civil society. He has served as the Senior Vice-President for the Executive Council on Foreign Diplomats, the public policy program officer for The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Assistant Director of the Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, at Harvard University, and a Senior Advisor to the Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs and the Society for International Development.
Among Dr. McGann's publications are Competition for Dollars, Scholars and Influence In The Public Policy Research Industry (University Press of America 1995), The International Survey of Think Tanks (FPRI, 1999), Think Tanks and Civil Societies: Catalyst for Ideas and Action, co-edited with Kent B.Weaver (Transaction Publishers 2000), Comparative Think Tanks, Politics and Public Policy (Edward Elgar 2005), Think Tanks and Policy Advice in the U.S: Academics, Advisors and Advocates (Routledge, 2007), Think Tanks: Catalysts for Democratization and Market Reform (Forthcoming), Global Trends and Transitions: 2007 Survey of Think Tanks (FRPI 2008), and The Global Go To Think Tanks (FPRI 2008).
- 2012 Global GoTo Think Tank Report - (Audio) · March 1, 2013
- Comparative Think Tanks, Politics, and Public Policy March 1, 2006