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Foreign Policy Leadership Council

Brookings Foreign Policy Leadership Council

About

The Brookings Foreign Policy Leadership Council (FPLC) is a group of business leaders, dignitaries, and philanthropists with a deep interest in geopolitics and the future of American foreign policy. Through their annual philanthropic support, FPLC members provide the Foreign Policy program with critical funding to fuel independent, nonpartisan research and analysis. This support allows our scholars to respond rapidly to geopolitical changes and provide insights to policymakers and the public. Co-chaired by Jonathan E. Colby and David Weinberg, the FPLC is actively engaged with Foreign Policy program’s senior leadership and scholars. During expert briefings, conference calls, and numerous events held throughout the year, FPLC members engage in dialogues with scholars and provide their perspectives on current global issues and challenges. Members and scholars also participate in biannual FPLC meetings, which foster stimulating conversations on world events. Spring 2019 Book Order Form »

FPLC Members Booklet (PDF)

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From our co-chairs

Jonathan E. Colby “The FPLC provides privileged access to the work being done on the major foreign policy issues of our time, both through regular interaction with Brookings’s leading scholars in their fields, as well as frequent dialogue with U.S, and foreign leaders and policymakers. Membership affords the opportunity to host events in one’s local community as well as join Brookings’s study missions abroad.”
David Weinberg “For a select group of individuals interested in the foreign policy and security issues facing the United States and the world, the Brookings Foreign Policy Leadership Council provides unique opportunities for direct engagement with Brookings scholars through meetings, conference calls, and national and international study tours.”

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Benefits of membership in the foreign POlicy Leadership council

  • Foreign Policy Leadership Council meetings, twice per year, in Washington and New York
  • Frequent phone briefings in response to breaking geopolitical news
  • Opportunities to request briefings with the Vice President and Foreign Policy scholars
  • Invitations to exclusive events, including:
    • Foreign Policy Leadership Council convenings hosted by members and Trustees in cities across the globe, including Washington, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and London
    • Brookings Board of Trustees receptions and dinners in Washington, D.C., featuring distinguished guest speakers
    • International study tours led by Brookings’s President and scholars
  • Complimentary copies of Foreign Policy publications, including books and research papers
  • A curated weekly newsletter on current research and commentary
  • Semi-annual updates from the Vice President on new areas of research and program priorities
  • Recognition in the Brookings Institution Annual Report

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