About Brookings

100 years of Quality, Independence, and Impact

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing a society at the local, national and global level.

As Brookings crosses the threshold of its centenary in 2016, the Institution will celebrate its rich history, showcase its many contributions to the management of pressing public policy challenges, and launch initiatives and innovations that will ensure its ability to build on its legacy and shape the future.

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“The Brookings Institution [is] a think tank as respected as it is long-lived. Over the last century, empires have come and gone, the world order has changed but Brookings has sailed on, not just commenting on events but shaping them.”

– Lord Jonathan Hill, Member, European Commission

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