“I have great respect for Brookings as an institution and the work they do examining all issues. They take both the long and the short-term view. They think about and analyze trends over time, conduct smart, systemic empirical research.”

Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services

“People who observe Brookings have respected the intellectual integrity, the thoughtful analysis, and the honest debate that [its scholars] participate in and contribute to.”

Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA)

“For almost a hundred years Brookings has been the first word in forward-looking public policy. This institution [has] been a strong and steady intellectual resource to public, private and non-profit policymakers across the country.”

Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

“It’s always a pleasure to return to the Brookings Institution, a premier policy institution, I believe, in Washington, D.C., America, and the world.”

Senator John McCain (R-AZ)

“It seems as if whenever we have something important to say, we come to Brookings. And that’s no random choice.”

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

“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

“One of the really significant functions that this Institution provides is to be a place where policymakers and the public can interact on important issues.”

Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

“Brookings has a long and proud history of tackling difficult public policy issues and fostering robust public debate.”

Kara Stein, Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission