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Brookings Institution

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The Brookings Institution is one of the oldest and best known think tanks in the United States. Founded in 1916 and based in Washington, D.C., it describes itself as, "an independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to research, analysis, education, and publication focused on public policy issues in the areas of economics, foreign policy, and governance." Journalists sometimes describe it as "centrist" or "liberal," though some critics on the left view it as conservative.[1] (http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1436)

It was founded by philanthropist Robert Somers Brookings (1850-1932), for whom it was named.

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Personnel

More than 140 resident and nonresident scholars
http://www.brookings.edu/index/scholars_byname.htm

Funders

The Annie E. Casey Foundation The Ford Foundation Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation University of California-Berkeley The Bradley Foundation

Contact information

The Brookings Institution 1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20036 Phone: 202-797-6000 Fax: 202-797-6004 E-mail: brookinfo@brookings.edu http://www.brookings.edu

External link

fr:Brookings Institution

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