News Release

Brookings President Cecilia E. Rouse Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

May 2, 2024

Washington, D.C.—The National Academy of Sciences announced earlier this week that Brookings President Cecilia E. Rouse has been elected as a member in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. She was elected alongside 119 other new members and 24 international members.

“I am honored to join this prestigious community of scholars,” said Rouse. “Our world faces profound challenges, from the climate crisis to economic insecurity to global health disasters. Forward-thinking research—that is both timely and exemplary—is crucial to meeting this moment and finding the most promising solutions.”

The National Academy of Sciences recognizes achievement in science by election to membership, and—with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine—provides science, engineering, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations. It was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. There are 2,617 active members and 537 international members.

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