TTCSP Global and Regional Think Tank Summit Reports

2017 China Global Think Tank Innovation Forum

James G. McGann, University of Pennsylvania

All requests, questions, and comments should be directed to James G. McGann, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, International Studies; Director, Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, The Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania.


The Second Global Think Tank Innovation Summit was held on June 23 and 24, 2017, in Qingdao, China. It comes at an interesting time in global politics and economics. The states under political regime changes have proven robust enough to navigate upsets that defined the year 2016, from Brexit to the impeachment of Brazil’s and South Korea’s presidents. However, the world still faces looming dangers, such as worsening geopolitical competition, weakening economic liberalism and the growing disparities between the winners and losers of globalization.


Date Posted: 20 July 2020