Five New Roles for Think Tanks in the Age of Polycrisis


In this article, author Ivan Filippov discusses how think tanks can assist in navigating the polycrisis by outlining 5 potential roles for them to play, elaborating on each role, and providing real-world examples. The roles outlined by Filippov are as follows: a trusted voice/crisis navigator for the public; a research arm of civil society; a bridge between conflicted international actors; a bridge between the entangled global crises; and a visionary center.


Ivan Filippov

Publication Date

April 19, 2024


On Think Tanks



Resource Type

Blog Post

Systems Addressed

Geopolitics and International Security • Social Order and Governance

Resource Theme

Disaster Prevention and Response

Uses the term polycrisis

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