Gore hits Bush on economy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Former Vice President Al Gore said it was President George W. Bush's economic policies that are largely responsible for a critical drop in the U.S. economy that threatens a world depression. Gore spoke at the Brookings Tuesday to an audience of economists

Bush homeland plan criticized

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- A prestigious study panel criticized the Bush homeland security plan in a report released Sunday. Experts at the Brookings Institution argued that the Federal E

Think tank faults Ridge plan

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- The Brookings Institution issued a report Tuesday that said Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge's plan for defense does not go far enough and it called for a special security agency to be formed. Brookings said the Ridge plan needs to be enhanced and act

Top think tank picks a Friend of Bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Strobe Talbott, former deputy secretary of state and a close friend of former President Bill Clinton, has been elected the next president of the Brookings Institution, one of the most venerable -- and influential -- of Washington's think tanks.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Chief International Correspondent

Strobe Talbott to head Brookings

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Strobe Talbott, former Deputy Secretary of State and a foreign affairs author and journalist, was elected president of the Brookings Institution Thursday. He wi

Miller endows Brookings chair

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Arjay Miller, former president of the Ford Motor Company and dean emeritus of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, and his wife Frances Feari
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(L to R)Patricia Woertz, chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO and president of the Archer Daniels Midland Company, former President Bill Clinton, and Muhtar Kent, President and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, join a discussion panel called "creating Value for Business and Society" at the Broookings Institution in Washington on May 13, 2009. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization based in Washington, D.C.

One of Washington's oldest think tanks, Brookings conducts research and education in the social sciences, primarily in economics, metropolitan policy, governance, foreign policy, and global economy and development. Their stated mission is to "provide innovative and practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: strengthen American democracy; foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system."

Brookings states that its scholars "represent diverse points of view" and describes itself as non-partisan, while contemporary media descriptions of Brookings range from liberal to centrist to independent, reflecting its current researchers' positions and output.

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