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The Brookings Institution 2005f
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036, United States
tel:1-202 797 6000 fax:1-202 797 6004

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1916.

General Description: The Institution's activities are to improve the performance of American institutions and the quality of public policy by using social science to analyze emerging issues and offer practical approaches to those issues in a language aimed at the general public. In conferences, publications, and other activities, the Institution bridges scholarship and policy-making, bringing new knowledge to the attention of decision-makers and affording greater insight into public policy issues. Four research programs-Economic Studies, Foreign Policy Studies, Governance Studies, and Metropolitan Policy-plus the Center for Public Policy Education and the Brookings Institution Press carry out the Institution's activities.

Annual Budget: USD 33 million (2003)

Staff: 277 (117 research, 160 administrative/support), 60 visiting, 50 intern

Executive Officers:
Mr. TALBOTT, Strobe (President)
Mr. SILBERNAGEL, Frederick L. (Treasurer and Vice President of Finance and Administration)

Public Relations:
Mr. SMITH, Stephen G. (Vice President for Communications)
Ms. STECKLEY, Linda (Vice President for Development)
Mr. FAHERTY, Robert L. (Vice President and Director, Brookings Institution Press)

(As of November, 2004)

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