Brookings Leadership

Brookings President

Strobe TalbottStrobe Talbott, president of the Brookings Institution, is responsible for formulating and setting policies, recommending projects, approving publications and selecting staff. Talbott, whose career spans journalism, government service and academe, is an expert on U.S. foreign policy, with specialties on Europe, Russia, South Asia and nuclear arms control. As deputy secretary of state in the Clinton administration, Talbott was deeply involved in both the conduct of U.S. policy abroad and the management of executive branch relations with Congress.
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Brookings Co-Chairmen

David M. Rubenstein and John L. ThorntonDavid M. Rubenstein and John L. Thornton are co-chairs of the Brookings Board of Trustees. The Board is composed of distinguished business executives, academics, former government officials and community leaders. Trustees serve three-year terms and meet three times a year. The Board's role is to provide governance of the business and affairs of the Institution, approve the fields of scholarly investigation, and safeguard the independence of the Institution's work.
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Brookings Management Staff

Steven Bennett, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Kimberly Churches, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Relations 

Kemal Dervis, Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development

Ona Alston Dosunmu, General Counsel

Ted Gayer, Vice President and Director, Economic Studies

Martin Indyk, Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy

Bruce Katz, Vice President and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program

David Nassar, Vice President for Communications

Leigh Morris Sloane, Chief of Staff

Stewart Uretsky, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Darrell West, Vice President and Director, Governance Studies