Monday, June 26, 2023

Brookings Scholar Starting His Own Think Tank

Dr. Richard Reeves, who is currently the John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair and Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, will be leaving the think tank to start his own think tank, the American Institute for Boys and Men.

Reeves says the mission of the new think tank "is to research and raise awareness of the problems of boys and men, and advocate for effective solutions."

Last year, the Brookings Institution Press published Reeves' book "Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do About It."

Reeves says that he expects a "soft launch" of his new think tank in September as he works to raise funds, recruit a board, and hire staff.

He also notes that he has "loved" his time at Brookings and will remain as a nonresident senior fellow.

Reeves, among other things, was previously the director of London-based think tank Demos.