On March 22, Brookings Institution President Strobe Talbott announced the establishment of the David M. Rubenstein Fellowship.
The fellowship was made possible by a multi-million dollar gift from David M. Rubenstein, co-chair of the Brookings Board of Trustees and co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms.
The fellowships will help to implement Brookings’ goal of advancing diversity in its scholarly community by appointing early- and mid-career scholars from the United States and abroad. The work of the Rubenstein Fellows will significantly augment and diversify the independent policy research and analysis of Brookings’ 100-plus resident scholars.
The Rubenstein Fellows will be appointed for two-year terms in one or more of Brookings’ five research programs, where they will conduct in-depth research and analysis, and generate policy ideas and recommendations on key governance challenges of the 21st Century.
“I believe strongly not just in Brookings’ work to improve governance locally, nationally, and globally, but in the institution’s commitment to fostering diverse thinking in the ranks of public policy researchers and practitioners,” said David Rubenstein. “Finding solutions to the complex challenges we face requires new and innovative thinking that reflects a variety of perspectives, disciplines, and experiences. It is my hope that these new Fellows will contribute in meaningful ways to building the next generation of experts who are committed to Brookings’ high standards of quality, independence, and impact.”
The first class of Rubenstein Fellows will take up their positions at Brookings by September 2017. To apply, visit the Brookings Institution’s website.