Dr. Robert Reischauer was the director of the Congressional Budget Office from 1989 to 1995. Before that he served as the Urban Institute's senior vice president from 1981 to 1986. He was the Congressional Budget Office's assistant director for human resources and its deputy director between 1977 and 1981. After leaving government, he was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Currently, he is the president emeritus of the Urban Institute and serves on the boards of several educational and nonprofit organizations.