Antiquities Coalition Wins Prestigious Recognition As A Top Global New Think Tank

The Annual Global Go To Think Tank Index Ranks Over 6,600 Public Policy Institutes for Excellence

Washington, DC, May 29, 2018— The Global Go To Think Tank Index, published annually by the University of Pennsylvania, has honored the Antiquities Coalition as one of the “Best New Think Tanks of 2017.”

The Global Go To Think Tank Index compares over 6,600 public policy institutes worldwide against 28 criteria, in order to elevate the profile and performance of exceptional think tanks. The list was compiled with input from over 7,500 international scholars, public and private donors, policymakers, and journalists. It recognizes the Antiquities Coalition as a “center of excellence” and one of the top think tanks established in the last 24 months.

Launched in November 2016, the Antiquities Coalition Think Tank promotes innovative solutions to combat cultural racketeering and other crimes against culture. By drawing from a wide range of international experts — including leaders in preservation, business, law, security, and technology — the Antiquities Coalition Think Tank is working to bring high-quality, innovative, and results-oriented research to policymakers and practitioners around the globe. It is one of the world’s only research institutes focused on threats to our shared cultural heritage.

About the Antiquities Coalition 
The Antiquities Coalition unites a diverse group of experts in the fight against cultural racketeering: the illicit trade in antiquities by organized criminals and terrorist organizations. This plunder for profit funds crime and conflict around the world—erasing our past and threatening our future. The Coalition’s innovative and practical solutions to tackle crimes against heritage head on, empowering communities and countries in crisis. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter @CombatLooting.

To learn more about the Antiquities Coalition Think Tank, visit

About the Think Tank Society Program  
The Global Go To Think Tank Index is generated by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to publishing this ranking, the University of Pennsylvania program also works to analyzes the role of policy institutes in governments and civil societies around the world as they tackle critical global issues. This is the tenth year it has published the index. To learn more visit the 2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report.


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