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Brookings Institution

  • Washington, DC
  • WWW.BROOKINGS.EDU

Mission Statement

The Brookings Institution, an independent, nonpartisan research organization, addresses current and emerging policy issues while offering practical approaches to solving them to policymakers as well as the general public. It is devoted to improving the performance of American institutions and the quality of the policies they make. Through its research, Brookings operates as an analyst and a critic that is committed to disseminating its findings. In its conferences, publications, and other activities, Brookings serves as a vital catalyst between scholarship and policymaking, bringing new knowledge to the attention of decision-makers and affording scholars greater insight into public policy issues.

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Throughout the United States, located in Washington DC

ruling year

1940

Principal Officer since 2002

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Strobe Talbott

Keywords

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public policy, policy issues, policymakers, institutions

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EIN

53-0196577

 Number

4744018988

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (W05)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

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Brookings's public policy research is structured by three programs: Economic Studies; Foreign Policy Studies; and Governance Studies, each headed by a vice-president who directs research efforts. Under the programs' direction are several policy centers that focus research on specific issues, providing opportunities for interdisciplinary work within the Institution and collaborative efforts in partnership with other institutions. Policy centers include: the Center on Social and Economic Dynamics (CSED); the Center on Urban and Metropolitan Studies; the Joint Center for Regulatory Studies, a collaborative effort established by Brookings and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI); the Tax Policy Center, a cooperative research enterprise launched by Brookings and the Urban Institute; the Saban Center for Middle East Policy; the Center on the United States and France (CUSF); the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS); the Brown Center on Education Policy; and the Center for Public Service.

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Service Areas

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THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
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Principal Officer

Strobe Talbott

BIO

Strobe Talbott assumed the presidency of the Brookings Institution in July 2002 after a career in journalism, government and academe. His immediate previous post was founding director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. Before that, he served in the State Department from 1993 to 2001, first as Ambassador-at-large and special adviser to the Secretary of State for the new independent states of the former Soviet Union, then as Deputy Secretary of State for seven years. Mr. Talbott entered government service after 21 years with Time magazine. As a reporter, he covered Eastern Europe, the State Department and the White House, then was Washington bureau chief, editor-at-large and foreign affairs columnist. He was twice awarded the Edward Weintal Prize for distinguished diplomatic reporting. His twelfth book, Fast Forward, Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming, which he co-authored with William Antholis, Brookings Managing Director, was published in May 2010. His past books include: The Great Experiment: The Story of Ancient Empires, Modern States, and the Quest for a Global Nation, published in January 2008, combines historical and political analysis with personal reflection on efforts to forge a peaceful community of nations. His past books include: Engaging India: Diplomacy, Democracy and the Bomb; The Russia Hand; At the Highest Levels (with Michael Beschloss); The Master of the Game; Reagan and Gorbachev (with Michael Mandelbaum); Deadly Gambits; Reagan and the Russians; and Endgame. He translated and edited two volumes of Nikita Khrushchev's memoirs in the early 1970s. He has also written for Foreign Affairs, The New Yorker, Foreign Policy, International Security, The Economist, Financial Times, The New York Times, the New York Review of Books, The Washington Post and Slate. Mr. Talbott has been a fellow of the Yale Corporation, a trustee of the Hotchkiss School and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a director of the Council on Foreign Relations, the North American Executive Committee of the Trilateral Commission, and the American Association of Rhodes Scholars, and a member of the participating faculty of the World Economic Forum. He is currently a member of the Aspen Strategy Group, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the Academy of Diplomacy, and, in 2007-08, served as a member of the National Commission on War Powers. Born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1946, he was educated at Hotchkiss, Yale (B.A., ’68, M.A.Hon., ’76) and Oxford (M.Litt., ’71). He has honorary doctorates from the Monterey Institute, Trinity College, Georgetown University and Fairfield University, and he has been awarded state orders by the presidents of Estonia, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, and the Kings of Sweden and Belgium.

Governance

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John L. Thornton

Tsinghua University

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