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- Raymond Struyk Senior Fellow, Results for Development Institute; Author, “Improving Think Tank Management” (forthcoming)
- Ilya Lozovsky Assistant Editor of Democracy Lab, Foreign Policy
- Hans Gutbrod Executive Director, Transparify
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