Strobe 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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David 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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