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About James G McGann Dr.

“Helping to bridge the gap between knowledge and policy”
The mission of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania is to increase the profile, capacity, and performance of think tanks at the national, regional, and global levels, so they can better serve policy makers and the public. TTCSP conducts research on the relationship between think tanks, politics, and public policy, produces the annual Global Go To Think Tank Index, develops capacity-building resources and programs, supports a global network of close to 7,000 think tanks, and trains future think tank scholars and executives.


Present Director, Think Tanks and Civil Socieites Program, University of Pennsylvania
Present Senior Fellow and Director Think Think Tanks & Foreign Policy Program, Foreign Policy Research Institute
Present Senior Lecturer, International Studies, University of Pennsylvania

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James G. McGann, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, International Studies
Lauder Institute
Director, Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program
University of Pennsylvania
635 Williams Hall
255 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304
Main Office: 215 898-0452
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