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Brookings leadership update

Today, John R. Allen resigned as president of the Brookings Institution.

We want to thank John for his contributions to Brookings, including his leadership in successfully guiding the institution during the pandemic, as well as his many years of service and sacrifice for our country.

Ted Gayer will continue to serve as acting president until his previously announced departure later this summer. Information about arrangements for ongoing interim management—as well as the search for a new president—will be forthcoming.

The integrity and objectivity of Brookings’s scholarship constitute the institution’s principal assets and Brookings seeks to maintain high ethical standards in all its operations. Our policies on research independence and integrity reflect these values.

We look forward to working with our entire community and stakeholders to continue our over one-hundred-year tradition of conducting in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national, and global levels.

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