Based in Washington, DC, The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization with a mission to conduct high-quality, independent research. They aim to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: to strengthen American democracy; foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and secure a more open, safe, prosperous, and cooperative international system. In May 2002, the Saban Center for Middle East Policy was launched with a special address by His Majesty King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to a select audience of policymakers in Washington, D.C. With the addition of the Saban Center, the Brookings Institution has rapidly become one of the most dynamic centers for research and analysis of U.S. policy in the Middle East.
In support of Brookings’ goals, ACBP has set up the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Saban Center. Bronfman fellows have included such notable figures as General Yosef Kuperwasser, former head of the Analysis and Production Division of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Directorate of Military Intelligence; and Itamar Rabinovich, past ambassador of Israel to the United States and former president of Tel Aviv University.