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Listen to recordings of public events from the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy research organization (think tank) in Washington, DC. Expert speakers and panelists at our events include scholars, leading policymakers, and foreign officials, and address a wide range of public policy issues that matter to the nation and the world.

Episode Date
U.S. engagement in Asia: A conversation with Singapore’s Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat
01:00:06

On April 15, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings hosted Singapore’s Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat for an address on U.S. engagement in Asia, covering both economic and strategic dimensions.

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Apr 18, 2019
Can retirement plans provide safe income?
03:03:37

On Thursday, April 18, the Retirement Security Project at Brookings hosted an event to explore ways to create lifetime income for people with 401k-type plans. 

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Apr 18, 2019
Fiscal therapy: Curing America’s debt addiction and investing in the future
02:10:00

On April 10, the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center hosted a discussion on America’s debt and how we can better invest in the future. 

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Apr 12, 2019
EU-US digital cooperation: A common response to tech challenges?
01:01:54

On April 11, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted a conversation with Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality. In this capacity, she plays a central role in EU-U.S. data flows.

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Apr 12, 2019
How will emerging technologies affect the future of work?
55:42

On April 12, The Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion featuring experts on the future of work. Panelists talked about trends in emerging technologies and how robots, AI, and automation will affect the workforce.

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Apr 12, 2019
The latest on Brazil’s economic reforms: A conversation with Economy Minister Paulo Guedes
37:47

On Thursday, April 11, the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at Brookings hosted Minister Guedes for an update on the Brazilian economy and the government’s economic agenda. 

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Apr 11, 2019
A legacy of service: 9/11 veterans continuing the tradition of George H.W. Bush and John McCain
01:04:27

On Tuesday, April 9, the Foreign Policy and Governance Studies programs at Brookings hosted a panel discussion on some of these efforts, identifying factors that prevent more veterans from continued service and emphasizing opportunities for engagement across the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

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Apr 10, 2019
Global development disrupted: A field in transition
01:34:05

On April 8, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings explored findings from “Global development disrupted: Findings from a survey of 93 leaders,” a new report that surveys development leaders and offers insights on the international development landscape. Report co-author Kristin Lord kicked off with a presentation, followed by an expert panel. 

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Apr 10, 2019
Impact investing: Achieving financial returns while doing good
01:29:03

On April 8, the Global Development and Economy program at Brookings and IFC hosted an event to discuss impact investing, as well as findings from IFC's report “Creating Impact: The Promise of Impact Investing.”

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Apr 08, 2019
Redefining U.S. national security: Interlinkages with American society and foreign policy
02:52:07

On April 5, Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS) and the Foreign Policy program at The Brookings Institution hosted a discussion on the implications of this complex political environment in which domestic and foreign policy decisions influence each other. 

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Apr 08, 2019
Filer Voter: Linking tax filing to voter registration
01:23:03

On April 2 the Governance Studies Program at Brookings and the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center co-hosted an event where Senior Fellow Vanessa Williamson discussed a report on her project, “The Filer Voter experiment: How effective is voter registration at tax time?”.

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Apr 02, 2019
Census 2020: Navigating the national and local challenges
01:26:42

On April 1, one year ahead of Census Day, the Metropolitan Policy Program, in partnership with the National League of Cities Institute, explored key issues confronting Census 2020. 

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Apr 02, 2019
Digital technology in the age of artificial intelligence: A comparative perspective
01:33:11

The sixth annual Justice Stephen Breyer Lecture examined the effects of current and future digital technologies on society, particularly in the areas of privacy, free expression, and other fundamental freedoms, at the intersection of comparative law, technology, ethics, and human rights.

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Mar 29, 2019
Digital technology in the age of artificial intelligence: A comparative perspective
01:32:41

On March 28, Brookings Senior Fellow and Lawfare Editor in Chief Benjamin Wittes hosted a panel discussion on the final Mueller report and Attorney General Barr’s letter summarizing the report.

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Mar 29, 2019
U.S.-Mexican security cooperation: The opportunities and challenges ahead
01:30:32

Despite unprecedented security cooperation with the US, Mexico continues to face issues related to criminality, human rights violations, and rule of law. On March 27, Brookings hosted a public discussion on the opportunities and challenges for Presidents Donald Trump and Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

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Mar 28, 2019
Economic geography bites back
01:33:14

On March 25, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings hosted an event on the 10th anniversary of the 2009 World Development Report, “Reshaping Economic Geography,” which pointed to agglomeration, migration, and specialization as the forces that carved out the pathways to prosperity for people everywhere.

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Mar 25, 2019
Divided politics, divided nation: Hyperconflict in the Trump era
58:43

On March 25, Brookings Vice President Darrell West discussed his new book and was joined by journalist Karen Tumulty for a conversation.

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Mar 25, 2019
The end of an era? The INF Treaty, New START, and the future of strategic stability
01:30:15

On March 22, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion involving experts and former government officials to explore this question and others.

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Mar 22, 2019
Emerging policy solutions to surprise medical bills
02:28:03

The USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative on Health Policy hosted a conference on emerging policy solutions to deal with surprise medical bills.

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Mar 22, 2019
Policy opportunities for handling juvenile criminal justice records
01:34:14

On March 20, the Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion Initiative at Brookings convened a panel of experts to assess the state of play on juvenile criminal justice records policy. 

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Mar 20, 2019
Defense spending in the 50 states
01:21:06

On March 19, Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow and director of research for Foreign Policy at Brookings, hosted a discussion on the latest report with Patrick O’Brien, director of the DOD Office of Economic Adjustment, and Molly Reynolds, senior fellow in the Governance Studies program at Brookings. 

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Mar 19, 2019
A conversation with departing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on his tenure and policy reforms
01:02:54

On Tuesday, March 19, the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy and the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy at Brookings hosted outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to reflect on his tenure and policy reforms.

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Mar 19, 2019
The immigration challenge in a divided Europe
01:32:54

On March 18, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings hosted François Héran for the 14th annual Raymond Aron Lecture

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Mar 19, 2019
The future of the Army in an era of great power competition
55:45

On March 14, Michael O’Hanlon—senior fellow and director of research for the Foreign Policy program at Brookings—engaged Undersecretary of the United States Army Ryan McCarthy in a discussion on the Army’s most recent budget request, its operational outlook, and the role it will play in future defense strategy.

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Mar 15, 2019
Regulating online consumer privacy and emerging technologies
59:28

On March 14, the Center for Technology and Innovation at Brookings hosted a fireside chat with FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips about these and other questions related to consumer privacy and antitrust laws. 

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Mar 15, 2019
How to improve cybersecurity career and technical education
01:01:49

On March 13, the Brookings Center for Technology Innovation hosted a discussion about cybersecurity education. 

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Mar 13, 2019
Estonia in an evolving Europe
01:06:24

On March 13, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum. President Kaljulaid has been in office since October 2016 and oversaw the Republic of Estonia’s centenary this past year. 

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Mar 13, 2019
How China and the U.S. are advancing artificial intelligence
57:08

On March 12, The Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion on the potential impact of AI on U.S.-China relations, with an eye toward new developments, opportunities, and risks.

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Mar 12, 2019
A city-based strategy for rebuilding Libya
02:01:28

On March 12, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted an event to highlight a new collaborative report which outlines recommendations for the United States and other outside actors on a new policy in Libya.

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Mar 12, 2019
How can public policy keep up with technological change?
01:32:41

On March 12, Brookings Visiting Fellow and former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler debuted his new book, “From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future.” Wheeler was joined at Brookings by Rep. Mike Doyle, Cecilia Kang of The New York Times, and Brookings Senior Fellow EJ Dionne. 

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Mar 12, 2019
Europe, multilateralism, and great power competition
01:15:19

On March 6, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings hosted Secretary-General of the European Commission Martin Selmayr for a discussion on the future of the European Union and multilateral engagement in an era of great power competition.

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Mar 07, 2019
After the Trump-Kim summit 2.0: What’s next for US policy on North Korea?
01:24:38

On March 6, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings hosted a distinguished panel of experts for a discussion on the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi. 

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Mar 06, 2019
Productivity slowdown and wage stagnation: Causes and policy implications
01:34:17

On February 27, the Global Economy and Development program hosted a panel discussion that featured two recent works that address why productivity growth has slowed over the past two decades: “Productivity Revisited: Shifting Paradigms in Analysis and Policy” published by the World Bank; and the “OECD Economic Outlook, November 2018.” Lead authors of these works joined the panel.

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Mar 01, 2019
The future of U.S. policy in Afghanistan
01:10:21

On February 27, Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow and director of research for the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, engaged former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley in a conversation on the future of U.S. policy in Afghanistan, followed by questions from the audience. Then, he moderated a discussion with Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown and Visiting Fellow Madiha Afzal. 

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Mar 01, 2019
Raghuram Rajan: How markets and the state leave the community behind
01:30:48

On February 27, Raghuram Rajan – a professor of finance at the University of Chicago, a former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund and the former governor of the Reserve Bank of India – outlined the argument he makes in his new book “The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind.”

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Mar 01, 2019
In Good Times Prepare for Crisis: Lessons from the history of debt crises
01:33:49

On February 15, Brookings hosted the D.C. launch of "In Good Times Prepare for Crisis – From the Great Depression to the Great Recession" by Ira Lieberman. A panel of experts reflected on how lessons from past crises can help resolve future crises with the least possible damage.

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Feb 22, 2019
A conversation with the chief of staff of the Air Force
01:01:36

On February 19, General David L. Goldfein, the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, delivered a keynote address at Brookings on the challenges faced by the Air Force in this era of great power competition. 

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Feb 19, 2019
A conversation with Stacey Abrams: Race and political power in the United States
57:08

On February 15, as part of the Brookings Institution’s celebration of Black History Month, Stacey Abram discussed the increasing political power of African-Americans after the 2018 elections and the tensions that may arise as the African-American electorate and candidates claim more political space.

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Feb 15, 2019
The future of American Indian gaming: The next 30 years
02:41:38

On February 14, Brookings hosted a symposium bringing together U.S. and tribal government officials, academics, and experts to discuss what’s next for the American Indian gaming industry. 

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Feb 14, 2019
Assessing the recent elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
01:58:49

On February 1, Michael O’Hanlon—senior fellow and director of the Africa Security Initiative at Brookings— led a panel discussion with experts on the results of the DRC’s elections, and the country’s uncertain future ahead.

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Feb 12, 2019
A conversation on defense policy with Rep. Seth Moulton
01:27:10

On February 12, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) delivered a keynote at the Brookings Institution on House Democrats’ vision for the future of U.S. defense policy. Then, Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon engaged Rep. Moulton in a conversation on what a new era of divided government means for defense policy, budgets, and strategic planning.

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Feb 12, 2019
Italy, Europe, and the future of trans-Atlantic relations
01:14:12

On February 7, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted former Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum.

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Feb 12, 2019
Japan’s role in Asia’s connectivity: Infrastructure finance and digital governance
01:56:47

On February 11, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies hosted the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's director for international cooperation for a keynote address on Japan’s goals and policies to advance Asian connectivity, followed by discussion and Q&A with a panel of experts.

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Feb 12, 2019
Smart cities and artificial intelligence
57:10

On February 11, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted a panel to discuss the future of AI in metropolitan areas, focusing on AI as a tool for integrating information, coordinating services, and improving leadership decision-making.

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Feb 12, 2019
The dissatisfied public: What can Congress do?
01:59:06

On January 30, the Program for Public Consultation at the University of Maryland released a series of in-depth studies of American voters that address public dissatisfaction with the federal government.

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Feb 01, 2019
Why facts and think tanks matter
01:45:45

On January 31, think tank presidents and researchers from around the world convened for the annual “Why Facts and Think Tanks Matter” forum for a discussion on global trends in politics and policy advice. The forum also featured the launch of the 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Indexreport from the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.

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Feb 01, 2019
Kimberly Clausing: The progressive case for free trade and globalization
01:37:51

On Friday, February 1, the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings hosted Kimberly Clausing to make the progressive case for free trade.

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Feb 01, 2019
Reforming Stark/Anti-Kickback Policies
01:28:24

On January 30, 2019 the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy hosted Eric Hargan, the Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, for a discussion about this effort. Following his presentation, experts in health care payment and delivery system reform discussed the issue and the path forward.

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Jan 30, 2019
What to expect from the 2019 State of the Union
01:11:50

On January 28, Governance Studies at Brookings convened a panel of policy experts to discuss what they hope to hear and what they expect to hear in this year’s State of the Union address—whenever and however it is delivered.

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Jan 29, 2019
A discussion on the 2019 Missile Defense Review
02:00:24

On January 29, James H. Anderson—assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans, and capabilities—delivered a keynote at Brookings on the Missile Defense Review and its significance for U.S. defense policy. That was followed by a Q&A between Dr. Anderson and the audience and panel discussion with a range of experts.

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Jan 29, 2019
A conversation with the Chief of Naval Operations
57:59

On January 28, Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon engaged Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson in a discussion on the Navy’s operational outlook, its plans for future growth, and its assessment of the increasingly contentious maritime domain in this era of great power competition.

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Jan 29, 2019
Improving opportunities for those who want to work longer
02:50:10

Should Americans work longer before retirement? If so, what public policies can help to foster longer working lives? On January 24, in conjunction with the Kellogg School of Management, Brookings took a hard look at these questions with an event featuring two presentations on proposed reforms to make the workplace more appealing and accommodating for older workers.

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Jan 24, 2019
Enabling opportunities: 5G, the internet of things, and communities of color
01:20:31

On January 23, The Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion on the relationship between 5G networks and IoT applications, with an emphasis on how it stands to benefit communities of color.

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Jan 23, 2019
Foresight Africa: Top priorities for Africa in 2019
01:42:18

On January 17, the Africa Growth Initiative hosted a Foresight Africa launch featuring a panel of leading Africa experts to offer insights on regional trends along with recommendations for national governments, regional organizations, multilateral institutions, and civil society actors as they forge ahead in 2019.

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Jan 17, 2019
Islam as statecraft: How governments use religion in foreign policy
01:35:20

On January 8, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings launched a new report entitled “Islam as statecraft: How governments use religion in foreign policy.” Senior Fellow Shadi Hamid and Nonresident Senior Fellow Peter Mandaville assessed how various governments incorporate religion and outreach into their broader foreign policy, from the Saudi-Iranian rivalry, to how the governments of prominent Muslim-majority countries have positioned themselves as the purveyors of a “moderate Islam.” 

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Jan 08, 2019
Falling apart? The politics of New START and strategic modernization
01:32:14

On January 7, 2019, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion involving experts and former government officials to explore the New START Treaty and strategic modernization systems.

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Jan 08, 2019
How should the trans-Atlantic alliance counter Russian aggression?
01:29:14

On Dec. 12, Governance Studies and the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings co-hosted an event with the bipartisan Transatlantic Democracy Working Group (TDWG), featuring an expert panel that discussed the threats emanating from Russia and elsewhere to security, democracy, and the trans-Atlantic alliance—and what the alliance can and should do about it.

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Dec 12, 2018
Facial recognition: Coming to a street corner near you
01:15:52

On December 6, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted Microsoft President Brad Smith to discuss the challenges of facial recognition, especially around bias, privacy, and democratic freedoms.

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Dec 07, 2018
Taming Japan’s deflation
01:23:17

On December 6, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies hosted Gene Park, Saori N. Katada, and Yoshiko Kojo for a discussion of their recently published book.

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Dec 07, 2018
A conversation on the most pressing issues facing America’s veterans community
01:18:08

On December 4, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a panel discussion in the Choate Room at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about the most pressing issues facing America’s wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans.

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Dec 06, 2018
Homeownership while black: Examining the devaluation of assets in black neighborhoods
01:54:05

On Wednesday, December 5, the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and Gallup explored the findings of the report, "The devaluation of assets in black neighborhoods: The case of residential property," by Andre Perry, Jonathan Rothwell, and David Harshbarger.

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Dec 05, 2018
Asia Transnational Threats Forum: Counterterrorism in Asia
03:22:47

On December 4, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings hosted distinguished U.S. and Asian counterterrorism experts to articulate the terrorist threat in East Asia and how it has evolved in the region.

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Dec 05, 2018
Ending Gaza’s perpetual crisis
01:58:43

On December 3, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings and the Center for a New American Security launched their new report, “Ending Gaza’s Perpetual Crisis: A New U.S. Approach.”

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Dec 03, 2018
US cities in pursuit of viable futures: Taking on the Sustainable Development Goals
01:34:25

On November 29, 2018, the Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings and Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy co-hosted an event with city officials and development experts to explore the value proposition of the Sustainable Development Goals for U.S. cities.

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Nov 30, 2018
Africa’s untapped and expanding business potential
01:38:28

On November 27, the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution hosted a panel of experts to discuss the Africa’s untapped business potential and strategies for seizing opportunities. 

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Nov 27, 2018
Power transitions in Africa
01:35:48

On November 27, Michael O’Hanlon, director of the Africa Security Initiative at Brookings, moderated a discussion on Africa's power transitions and what the international community can do to help facilitate them with former Ambassador to the African Union Dr. Reuben Brigety and Brookings Nonresident Fellow Dr. Ken Opalo.

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Nov 27, 2018
The future of the defense budget
01:27:50

On November 20, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion involving experts in American politics, the federal budget, and national security strategic priorities.

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Nov 20, 2018
Trade and borders: A reset for U.S.-Mexico relations in the Trump era?
01:22:45

On November 20, Brookings Foreign Policy Senior Fellows Mireya Solís and Vanda Felbab-Brown engaged Mexico’s Ambassador to the United States Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández and Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow Earl Anthony “Tony” Wayne, who also served as former U.S. ambassador to Mexico and assistant secretary of state, in a discussion of the state of U.S.-Mexico relations at present and going forward.

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Nov 20, 2018
The new dynamics of global energy and climate: A conversation with Sustainable Energy for All CEO Rachel Kyte
01:13:03

On the heels of a major new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on the rising risks of climate impacts, on November 19th Brookings hosted Rachel Kyte, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All, in conversation with David G. Victor.

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Nov 19, 2018
Transformative placemaking: Expanding opportunities for people and places
01:55:10

The Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings launched the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking (“Bass Center”) with an event on Wednesday, November 14. In collaboration with Project for Public Spaces (PPS) and the National Main Street Center (NMSC), the Bass Center will inspire public, private, and civic sector leaders to make transformative place investments that generate widespread social and economic benefits. 

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Nov 15, 2018
Bit Player: My Life with Presidents and Ideas
01:01:47

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Hess debuted his memoir at Brookings and was joined by USA Today’s Susan Page for a discussion. 

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Nov 13, 2018
World order without America?
01:28:32

To mark the centennial remembrance of Armistice Day, Brookings Senior Fellow Robert Kagan and Columbia Professor Adam Tooze discussed how those decisions and events unfolded, and how they affected the subsequent course of history, right up until today. 

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Nov 13, 2018
Girls’ education research and policy symposium: Creating systems change for girls
08:35:35

On November 7, 2018, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings hosted the Girls’ Education Research and Policy Symposium.

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Nov 09, 2018
The future of financial regulation
02:02:55

On November 9, Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision Randal Quarles visited Brookings to deliver remarks on the current and future state of financial regulation.

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Nov 09, 2018
100 days of Imran Khan
01:31:37

On November 8, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted a discussion analyzing Khan’s first three months as prime minister and how his performance compares to his 100 days plan. Bruce Riedel, senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy, and Madiha Afzal, nonresident fellow in Foreign Policy, discussed these questions in a conversation moderated by Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow and director of research for Foreign Policy.

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Nov 09, 2018
2018 midterm elections: Results and implications
01:30:35

On Thursday, Nov. 8, Governance Studies at Brookings convened a panel of experts to address these questions and more.

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Nov 08, 2018
President Carter: The White House years
01:25:26

On Monday, Nov. 5, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted the author in a discussion with Brookings Senior Fellow Bill Galston.

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Nov 05, 2018
Lean impact: How to innovate for radically greater social good
01:30:10

On Thursday, November 1, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings hosted an event to learn about a more iterative, agile approach to solving development problems that tackle the norms, systems, and institutions that impede innovation in the social sector.

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Nov 02, 2018
The role of minority voters in the 2018 midterm elections
01:02:17

On Thursday, Nov. 1, Governance Studies hosted a panel of experts to discuss these questions as they relate to the upcoming elections. 

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Nov 01, 2018
American leadership in the 21st century
01:02:20

Brookings and the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) hosted a fireside chat with John R. Allen on Monday, Oct. 29, moderated by the Chair of YPFP’s Board of Directors Josh Marcuse.

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Nov 01, 2018
40 years after deregulation, remaining challenges for airlines and public policy
02:28:22

On October 30, Brookings Center on Regulation and Markets convened an event to explore the current state of airline industry regulation and competition.

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Oct 31, 2018
The China debate: Are US and Chinese long-term interests fundamentally incompatible?
01:24:20

On Tuesday, October 30, Evan Osnos moderated a public debate about the future of U.S.-China relations. 

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Oct 31, 2018
Trump-driven polarization reflects divergent views of America’s future
01:59:49

On Monday, Oct. 29, Governance Studies at Brookings and PRRI hosted an event to release this year’s American Values Survey.

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Oct 30, 2018
Pathways to high-quality jobs for young adults
01:28:27

On Monday, October 29, the Metropolitan Policy Program hosted an event in partnership with Child Trends, marking the release of new research examining the quality of jobs held by young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds and the specific employment, education and training experiences that are associated with higher-quality jobs. 

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Oct 29, 2018
U.S. policy and the war in Yemen
01:28:08

On October 25, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted a discussion on the war and humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Daniel Byman and Bruce Riedel, senior fellows in the Center for Middle East Policy, were joined by Dafna Rand, vice president for policy and research at Mercy Corps and a former White House and State Department official, and Fatima Abo Alasrar, senior analyst at the Arabia Foundation.

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Oct 25, 2018
Financial tools for US policy toward Nicaragua and Venezuela: A conversation with Treasury Assistant Secretary Marshall Billingslea
56:58

The Project on International Order and Strategy hosted Marshall Billingslea, assistant secretary of the Treasury for terrorist financing, to address how the Treasury Department’s financial tools fit into the larger strategy to address the crises in Nicaragua and Venezuela. 

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Oct 24, 2018
On the brink of Brexit: The United Kingdom, Ireland, and Europe
01:28:36

On October 23, 2018, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings hosted a panel discussion on the Brexit endgame. It examined what the decisions of the coming weeks could mean for the U.K., Ireland and Northern Ireland, Scotland, the European Union, and the United States.

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Oct 24, 2018
How will values shape U.S.-China competition?
01:31:35

On October 18, Brookings’s Project on International Order and Strategy, and the John L. Thornton China Center hosted a discussion of how ideology and values may intensify U.S.-China rivalry, particularly in the wake of significant shifts in U.S. policy, and developments in China, such as a push toward mass surveillance and piloting of a “social credit” system; well-documented reports of large-scale repression of the Uighur minority in Xinjiang province; and efforts to reshape the international human rights regime.

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Oct 18, 2018
Enemy of the people
55:37

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Kalb debuted his book at Brookings and was joined by veteran journalist Dan Rather for a discussion about its main themes. The two journalists explored how Trump has delegitimized the American press and why we should fear for the future of American democracy.

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Oct 18, 2018
Unconventional monetary policy: How well did it work?
02:24:05

On Wednesday, October 17, the Hutchins Center will host an event at which the authors of those papers – Ken Kuttner of Williams College, who wrote about the United States, and Giovanni Dell’Ariccia, Pau Rabanal, and Damiano Sandri of the International Monetary Fund, who wrote about the rest of the world – will present their findings and discuss them with a panel of monetary policy experts.

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Oct 17, 2018
India Transformed: 25 years of economic reforms
01:32:39

On Tuesday, October 16, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings hosted the D.C. launch of "India Transformed."

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Oct 16, 2018
The new American dream: Retirement security
01:01:06

On October 16, the Center on Regulation and Markets at Brookings hosted Kara Stein, commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, to give her perspective on how the SEC can best provide that assistance.

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Oct 16, 2018
Crafting public policy to address the nation’s opioid epidemic
52:06

On Monday, Oct. 15, Governance Studies Brookings hosted a forum to explore the complex public policy questions raised by opioid abuse.

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Oct 15, 2018
The forgotten Americans: An economic agenda for a divided nation
01:58:09

On October 10, the Future of the Middle Class Initiative at Brookings hosted Governors John Hickenlooper (D-Col.) and John Kasich (R-Ohio) for an event marking the launch of a new book by Brookings Senior Fellow Isabel Sawhill, “The Forgotten Americans: An Economic Agenda for a Divided Nation.”

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Oct 11, 2018
China’s environmental agenda: Local tolls and global goals
01:33:46

On October 9, the John L. Thornton China Center convened a panel of experts to discuss China’s environmental agenda at the international, national, and subnational levels.

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Oct 09, 2018
A new dawn for protectionism? From trade wars to mega-regional trade agreements
01:26:49

On October 8, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies hosted a panel of experts to examine the challenges facing the rules-based trading system in this geopolitical moment.

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Oct 09, 2018
The limits of punishment: Transitional justice and violent extremism
01:30:23

On October 5, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and the United Nations University’s Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) presented a discussion of alternative strategies and justice issues for countries affected by jihadi violence.

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Oct 05, 2018
The state of the rule of law in the US: Where are we now, and what is to come?
03:05:38

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution hosted a half-day event on the rule of law, featuring three bipartisan panels of prominent experts. 

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Oct 03, 2018
A stronger Europe: Our common interest
01:21:37

On September 27, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted President Sauli Niinistö of Finland for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum

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Oct 03, 2018
Fixing fragility in the Sahel: A conversation with Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta
01:26:25

On September 28, the Africa Growth Initiative and the Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings hosted His Excellency Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, president of Mali and co-founder of the G-5 Sahel.

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Oct 02, 2018