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Former President Clinton speaks at the Brookings Institution in Washington
(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)
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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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