Brookings Institution

775 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20036



One of nation’s most trusted and influential think tanks, The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization that conducts high-quality, independent research and provides innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals:


  • Strengthen American democracy

  • Foster the economic and social welfare and opportunity of all Americans 

  • Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.


Work with Fall River

With MassINC, Brookings published “Reconnecting Massachusetts Gateway Cities: Lessons Learned and an Agenda for Renewal” in 2007 contributing to the creation of the Gateway Cities Project at UMass Dartmouth and MassINC’s Gateway Cities Innovation Institute (2012).


Metropolitan Policy Program

The Metropolitan Policy Program’s Director, Bruce Katz, is the co-author of The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy.

Article: Lessons from the Road: The Metropolitan Revolution 2014


E. J. Dionne

Fall River native E.J. Dionne, Jr. is a senior fellow at Brookings, a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, and university professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture at Georgetown University. A nationally known and respected commentator on politics, Dionne appears weekly on National Public Radio and regularly on MSNBC. He is a regular contributor to NBC’s Meet the Press. He has also appeared on News Hour with Jim Lehrer and other PBS programs.