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The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to conduct in-depth, nonpartisan research to improve policy and governance at local, national, and global levels.

At the core of our mission is the quality, independence, and impact of our research. We are dedicated to finding bold, pragmatic solutions for societal challenges through open-minded inquiry, diverse perspectives, and holding ourselves to the highest standards of scholastic rigor. Because of this, Brookings has been at the forefront of public policy for more than a century.

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We convene experts in research, government, and academia to deliver rigorous analysis and evidence-based recommendations on a wide range of public policy issues.

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Our staff is integral to everything we do at Brookings—shaping our culture, upholding our reputation for excellence, and ensuring success in our mission.

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Brookings’ research is rigorous, evidence-based, and driven by a commitment to inclusivity and open-mindedness. We aim to generate new insights to address pressing policy issues.

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Brookings maintains robust standards and policies to safeguard scholar independence and ensure our research is of the highest quality.

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We believe that workforce diversity enhances the relevance, substance, and impact of our work and we are committed to championing equity and inclusion across the Institution.

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