Growing Pains: Russian Democracy and the Election of 1993

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The Institution was founded on December 8, 1927, to merge the activities of the Institute for Government Research, founded in 1916, the Institute of Economics, founded in 1922, and the Robert Brookings Graduate School of Economics and Government, founded in 1924.

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Board of Trustees
Henry Louis Gates Jr. Maconda Brown O'Connor
James A. Johnson Teresa Heinz Samuel Pisar
Chairman F. Warren Hellman Steven L. Rattner
Samuel Hellman Rozanne L. Ridgway
Leonard Abramson Robert A. Helman Judith Rodin
Michael H. Armacost Thomas W. Jones Warren B. Rudman
Elizabeth E. Bailey Ann Dibble Jordan Michael P. Schulhof
Zoë Baird Breene M. Kerr Robert H. Smith
Alan M. Dachs Donald F. McHenry Joan E. Spero
Kenneth W. Dam Jessica Tuchman Mathews Vincent J. Trosino
Bart Friedman David O. Maxwell Stephen M. Wolf
Stephen Friedman Constance Berry Newman John D. Zeglis
Honorary Trustees
Vincent M. Barnett Jr. Walter Y. Elisha J. Woodward Redmond
Rex J. Bates Robert F. Erburu Charles W. Robinson
Barton M. Biggs Robert D. Haas James D. Robinson III
Louis W. Cabot Andrew Heiskell David Rockefeller Jr.
Frank T. Cary Roy M. Huffington Howard D. Samuel
A. W. Clausen Vernon E. Jordan Jr. B. Francis Saul II
John L. Clendenin Nannerl O. Keohane Ralph S. Saul
William T. Coleman Jr. Thomas G. Labrecque Henry B. Schacht
Lloyd N. Cutler James T. Lynn Robert Brookings Smith
D. Ronald Daniel William McC. Martin Jr. Morris Tanenbaum
Bruce B. Dayton Robert S. McNamara John C. Whitehead
Douglas Dillon Mary Patterson McPherson James D. Wolfensohn
Charles W. Duncan Jr. Arjay Miller Ezra K. Zilkha
Donald S. Perkins


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