Strobe Talbott has served as President of the Brookings Institution since 2002. He was previously Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization at Yale University. From 1993-2001 Talbott served as Ambassador-at-Large for the New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union and then as Deputy Secretary of State. He entered government service after twenty-one years as a journalist for Time magazine, where he finished as Time's Editor-at-Large and foreign affairs columnist.
Talbott is the author of six books on US-Soviet relations and nuclear arms control, and co-editor of The Age of Terror: America & the World after September 11. He has twice won Georgetown University's Edward Weintal Prize for distinguished reporting on foreign affairs and diplomacy. After receiving his B.A. from Yale University, Talbott spent three years at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.