President, Brookings Institution; Former US Deputy Secretary of State
Strobe Talbott is president of the Brookings Institution, a position he has held since 2002. He served in the US State Department from 1993 to 2001, first as ambassador at large and special advisor, then as deputy secretary of state for seven years. Talbot was previously a foreign affairs reporter and columnist for TIME magazine for 21 years. He chairs the Foreign Affairs Policy Board of the US State Department. Talbott is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and chair of the American Ditchley Foundation. He has written or co-authored a dozen books on international relations.