Bill Antholis is managing director of the Brookings Institution and a senior fellow in Governance Studies. He also directs the Brookings Mountain West Initiative with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Mr. Antholis has worked on foreign security and economic policy at the National Security Council and the State Department.
Earlier, he was the Director of Studies and Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund, a U.S. grant-making and public policy institution devoted to strengthening transatlantic cooperation.
From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Antholis served in government at both the White House and State Department. He has been an International Affairs Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations — and a Visiting Fellow at the Center of International Studies at Princeton University.
In 1991, Mr. Antholis co-founded the Civic Education Project — a nonprofit organization that supports western-trained social science instructors at universities in 19 Central and Eastern European countries.
He recently published "Fast Forward: Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming" (Brookings Institution Press, May 15, 2010) along with the president of the Brookings Institution, Strobe Talbott.
Mr. Antholis received his B.A. in government from the University of Virginia in 1986 — and his PhD in political science from Yale University in 1993.