Nanette M. Blandin, who has served as Acting Director of the Brookings Institution’s Center for Public Policy Education (CPPE) for the past year, has been named its Director by Brookings President Michael H. Armacost.
In making the announcement, Armacost said, “Nanette has done a remarkable job of strengthening the Center’s finances and programs and in building key linkages with the rest of the Institution. I know she will provide the leadership needed for the Center to become an even more valuable arm of the Institution in the future.”
Blandin joined Brookings in 1984 as a Senior Staff Member in CPPE. She has played a leading role in designing new leadership programs for business and government executives on such subjects as American politics, health reform, national security, foreign policy, energy, trade, and the public policy process.
Previously, she held a variety of senior-level policy and management positions in federal and state government. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California and an undergraduate degree with honors in Political Science and French from the University of California. She also studied at the Institut d’Études Politiques in Bordeaux, France.
For more than 50 years, the Center for Public Policy Education has conducted educational seminars for executives in government and business. These programs, which feature Brookings scholars and outside experts, include fee-based seminars, fellowships, and tailored partnerships with individual agencies, corporations, and universities. Through CPPE’s wide-ranging educational activities, current and emerging leaders from around the world gain valuable information about critical issues and processes, and fresh perspectives on today’s fast-shifting global economy and geopolitical climate.