The winners of Prospect's 2012 Think Tank of the Year Awardsby Prospect / July 11, 2012 / Leave a comment
Published in July 2012 issue of Prospect Magazine
Peter Mandelson presents the Global Think Tank of the Year Award to Guntram Wolff, the deputy director of Bruegel. See below for the full list of winners – more pictures can be found on our Facebook page
The last 12 months have been marked by global instability. The debate over austerity has consumed Britain, the rest of Europe, the United States and Japan—are cuts or spending the answer to a stuttering recovery? And how do elected politicians persuade voters to back painful changes? Can democracy cope with the age of austerity?
Last summer, Britain saw the worst riots since the 1980s. The crisis in the eurozone has threatened to plunge Europe into a lost decade. Meanwhile, the consequences of the Arab Spring are still unclear. Elections in Egypt have changed the political character of a cornerstone of the Middle East while the violence in Syria shows no sign of abating.