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William J. Antholis

Managing Director, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC
Department(s): Brookings Mountain West
Email: wantholis@brookings.edu


William J. Antholis is managing director of the Brookings Institution, helping Brookings’s President and Vice Presidents manage the full range of policy studies, new initiatives, and outreach efforts. He also continues to research and write on a range of public policy issues. Prior to joining Brookings, Antholis was Director of Studies and Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, where he also was project director of the Trade and Poverty Forum, a dialogue of leading private citizens and legislators from the U.S., EU, Japan, India, Brazil and South Africa. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and his B.A. from the University of Virginia.

From 1997-1999, Antholis was Director for G-8 Affairs at the National Security Council and National Economic Council, and also was Deputy Director of the White House Climate Change policy team during the Kyoto negotiations. He also has worked at the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff and Bureau of Economic Affairs, and has been an International Affairs Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University. In 1991, Antholis co-founded the Civic Education Project — a nonprofit organization that supports university-reform in 23 transition countries.