Strobe Talbott, president of the Brookings Institution, is responsible for formulating and setting policies, recommending projects, and selecting key 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 Executive Vice President
Martin S. Indyk is executive vice president of the Brookings Institution and a former U.S. ambassador to Israel. Previously, he was vice president and director of the Foreign Policy Program and was the founding director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings. During the Clinton administration Indyk served as assistant secretary of state for Near East affairs, special assistant to the president, and senior director for Near East and South Asia in the U.S. National Security Council.
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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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Brookings Management Staff
Irena Barisic, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Steven Bennett, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Kimberly Churches, Managing Director
Kemal Dervis, Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development
Ona Alston Dosunmu, Vice President and General Counsel
Ted Gayer, Vice President and Director, Economic Studies
Bruce Jones, Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy
Amy Liu, Vice President and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program
David Nassar, Vice President for Communications
Darrell West, Vice President and Director, Governance Studies