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Global Economy and Development

About Global Economy and Development

Founded in 2006, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings aims to shape the policy debate on how to improve global economic cooperation and fight global poverty and sources of social stress. With a long-term vision of strong, sustainable, and balanced growth for a prosperous world, the program undertakes high-quality research, identifies target audiences and policy opportunities, and shares its findings to inform new policy solutions.

Our interdisciplinary team of experts draws on the core strengths of Brookings—authoritative, independent, and nonpartisan research, a depth of practical expertise, and unparalleled convening power—to focus on two main areas:

  • Strengthening the drivers of sustainable growth
  • Leaving no one behind

The program houses the following centers and projects:

Global also organizes the Brookings Blum Roundtable, an annual forum for global leaders, entrepreneurs and practitioners to discuss innovative ideas and advance groundbreaking initiatives to alleviate global poverty.

Global Staff

Brahima Sangafowa Coulibaly – Vice President and Director

Jacqueline Sharkey – Director of Finance and Operations
Molly Sugrue – Director of Development
Yvonne Thurman-Dogruer – Director of Administration
David Batcheck – Interim Director of Communications

Jeannine Ajello – Web Content and Digital Media Manager
Alexandra Bracken – Senior Project Manager
Antwan Brown – Finance Coordinator
Sara Coffey – Associate Director, CUE
Natalie Geismar – Project Coordinator, DAGI
Christina Golubski – Associate Director, AGI
Patrick Hannahan – Project Director, CUE
Justine Hufford – Development Officer
Lorenna Maysonet – Center Coordinator, CUE
Aki Nemoto – Assistant Director of Finance
Katherine Portnoy – Communications Manager, CUE
Allison Ryan – Senior Development Officer
Ian Seyal – Project Manager and Research Analyst
Emmaline Theobald – Development Coordinator
Lauren Ziegler – Project Director, CUE

Max Bouchet – Senior Policy Analyst
Molly Curtiss – Senior Research Analyst, CUE
Meagan Dooley – Senior Research Analyst, DAGI
Brian Fowler – Research Analyst, CUE
Dhruv Gandhi – Senior Research Analyst, AGI
Chris Heitzig – Research Analyst, AGI
Helena Hlavati – Research Analyst, DAGI
Payce Madden – Senior Research Analyst, AGI
Sarah Osborne – Senior Research Analyst, CUE
Ceylan Oymak – Research Analyst, CUE
Selen Ozdogan – Research Analyst, DAGI
Sebastian Strauss – Senior Research Analyst and Coordinator for Strategic Engagements
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