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Brookings President Search

The Brookings Institution is pleased to announce the launch of its search for the next president of the institution. The Board of Trustees is dedicated to ensuring that Brookings’s next president brings a deep commitment to the Brookings mission: conducting in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national, and global level.

Based in Washington, D.C. and reporting to and working with the Board of Trustees, co-chaired by Glenn Hutchins and Suzanne Nora Johnson, the president has responsibility and accountability for the strategic, programmatic, financial, and management operations of the organization.

The new president will be a visionary leader with the intellectual breadth, practical experience, and demonstrated leadership to ensure Brookings’s unwavering ability to produce the highest-quality research and policy recommendations.

See the position specification linked here. The specification includes contact information for interested applicants.

Brookings President Search Committee

The following Board members and staff serve on the President Search Committee.

Search Committee Co-Chairs:

  • Kenneth M. Jacobs
  • Arthur Collins
  • Beth Mooney

Trustee members:

  • Helene Gayle
  • Pete Higgins
  • Sara Grootwassink Lewis

Brookings staff:

  • Brahima Coulibaly, Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development
  • Molly E. Reynolds, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies
  • David Wessel, Senior Fellow and Director, Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Economic Studies

Ex-officio members:

  • Glenn Hutchins
  • Suzanne Nora Johnson
  • Leonard D. Schaeffer
  • Victor L. Hymes
  • Tracy R. Wolstencroft

The Board has retained Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading global executive search and assessment firm, to assist the committee with the search and to lead recruitment efforts.

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Updates related to the presidential search will be posted here.

Amy Liu appointed interim president of Brookings (July 5, 2022)

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