Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Amy Liu Tapped as Interim President of Brookings to Help Stabilize Think Tank

Ms. Amy Liu, the current Vice President and Director of Brookings Metro and the Adeline M. and Alfred I. Johnson Chair in Urban and Metropolitan Policy, will become Interim President of the Brookings Institution effective July 7.

The announcement comes as the think tank took another major reputational hit after former Brookings president John Allen resigned amid an FBI foreign lobbying probe. 

After Allen's departure, Ted Gayer became the acting president of Brookings, but he is leaving after 13 years to run the Niskanen Center.

Meanwhile, Alan Berube, senior fellow and deputy director of Brookings Metro, will serve as interim vice president and director of Brookings Metro.

In a statement, Brookings said that as interim president, Liu, who has been with the think tank for more than 25 years, will "focus on ensuring organization stability as the search for a permanent president gets underway."