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The Brookings Institution New President: Cecilia Rouse
Jul 27 – Aug 09, 2023
Cecilia Rouse

The Brookings Institution has named Cecilia Rouse its next president. She starts in her new position January 2024.  Rouse will join Brookings from Princeton University, where she is the Katzman-Ernst Professor in Economics and Education. Rouse served in the Biden-Harris White House as the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers from 2021 to 2023 and was the first Black economist to hold this position in the Council’s 77-year history. It was her third White House tour of duty, serving her third President.

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization whose mission is to provide in-depth, nonpartisan research to improve policy and governance at local, national, and global levels. Port of Harlem covers many of their events including:

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“We are delighted that Dr. Rouse will join the Brookings Institution as its ninth president since its founding in 1916. Dr. Rouse has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to public policy and education through her many years of dedicated public service and rigorous scholarship,” said Glenn Hutchins and Suzanne Nora Johnson, co-chairs of the Brookings Board of Trustees. “She is the right leader for Brookings. Her leadership and managerial experiences have always shown a commitment to rigor, balance and inclusivity, which are hallmarks of Brookings’s research and values. We would also especially like to thank Amy Liu for serving as our interim president this past year to ensure the continued excellence of Brookings’s work.”

“I am thrilled to be joining the Brookings Institution as its next president,” said Dr. Rouse. “Brookings has for more than a century been central to global policy leadership and is world-renowned for the quality of its experts and research. A free exchange of ideas among a diversity of thought is foundational to strong research. We live in an era of profound challenges, from the climate crisis and societal polarization, to economic insecurity, to the unknown bounds of our technology. Brookings will continue to ask the best questions and seek answers that work.”
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