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William J. Antholis

WASHINGTON, D.C.

  • Managing Director, Brookings Institution

Dr. Antholis is managing director at Brookings in Washington, D.C., where he works directly with the institution's president, vice president, and board of trustees to set Brookings' strategic direction and manage its policy research. He is also a senior fellow in Governance Studies.  He is the author of the new book: Inside Out, India and China: Local Politics Go Global, which was released in September of this year. The book explores how country-sized provinces and states in the world's two biggest national are increasingly becoming global players. He also co-authored (with Strobe Talbiott) Fast Forward: Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming.

From 1995 until 1999, Dr. Antholis served at the White House and U.S. Department of State. He was director of International economic affairs at the White House's National Security Council; and he served in the State Department's policy planning staff, as well as in the Economic Affairs Bureau. From 1999-2004, he was director of studies at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

He earned his doctorate from Yale University in politics (1993), and his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia in government and foreign studies (1986).

He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife Kristen Suokko and their  two daughters.