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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
The role of technology in the US-China trade war
01:28:44

On July 18, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings and the American Enterprise Institute co-hosted an event to discuss the state of U.S.-China trade relations and the importance of technology to the dispute, to assess U.S. strategy and what might be expected. Joshua Meltzer opened the event with a presentation.

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Jul 18, 2019
8th annual Municipal Finance Conference - Part 2
01:03:14

On July 15-16, the Brookings Institution held The Municipal Finance Conference, which brought together academics, practitioners, issuers, and regulators to discuss recent research on municipal capital markets and state and local fiscal issues.

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Jul 18, 2019
8th annual Municipal Finance Conference - Part 1
47:01

On July 15-16, the Brookings Institution held The Municipal Finance Conference, which brought together academics, practitioners, issuers, and regulators to discuss recent research on municipal capital markets and state and local fiscal issues.

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Jul 18, 2019
Algeria’s uprising: Protesters and the military
01:29:44

On July 17, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a panel discussion on the results of a survey conducted in Algeria of over 9,000 protesters and military personnel. Brookings visiting fellow and co-author of the paper, Sharan Grewal, presented the findings of the survey.

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Jul 17, 2019
Investigating the Khashoggi murder: Insights from UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard
01:13:15

On July 2, Callamard discussed her report in detail in an event hosted by the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings. Joining Callamard were Tamara Cofman Wittes, senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy and Ted Piccone, nonresident senior fellow in Security and Strategy. 

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Jul 02, 2019
The future of U.S. defense strategy: A conversation with General Paul J. Selva
01:00:49

On June 28, Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, joined General Selva for a discussion on the national security landscape facing America, the future of military technology, and the intensifying competition between the United States and its great power competitors.

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Jul 02, 2019
The impact of militias on governance and geopolitics in the Middle East and North Africa
01:27:48

On June 28, the Brookings Institution hosted a panel conversation to discuss the impact of militias in the Middle East and North Africa, and the best ways to address them.

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Jul 02, 2019
Information-sharing ecosystems: How they operate and what that means for privacy legislation
02:29:47

On June 27, as part of its ongoing focus on the privacy debate, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted a public discussion on these information-sharing systems, exploring the ways they operate as well as the individual, societal, and business interests at stake.

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Jun 27, 2019
Celebrating Alan Krueger’s work and impact on economic policy
01:56:15

On June 26, the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at Brookings and the Economic Policy Institute celebrated Krueger’s work and its implications for current issues in economic policy.

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Jun 27, 2019
Improving opportunity through access to family planning
03:51:29

On June 24, the Future of the Middle Class Initiative hosted an event marking the release of a new report by Brookings Senior Fellow Isabel Sawhill and Senior Research Assistant Katherine Guyot. The event featured former Governor Jack Markell, who led the path-breaking efforts in Delaware to reduce the rate of unplanned pregnancies.

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Jun 25, 2019
Hospital productivity trends: Implications for Medicare payment policy
02:14:45

On June 25, 2019, the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy hosted a conference on hospital productivity trends and their implications for Medicare policy on hospital payment rate updates.

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Jun 25, 2019
Leading carbon price proposals: A bipartisan dialogue
01:01:13

On June 20, the Economic Studies Program at Brookings held an event on the leading carbon price proposals. The event showcased the policy ideas of two climate thought leaders in Congress, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.), where they explored the potential for common ground on the polarized but critical issue of reducing the risk of dangerous climatic disruption.

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Jun 20, 2019
Is bipartisan support for infrastructure reform a myth?
01:00:24

On June 18, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings hosted two experts with very different views on infrastructure, John Porcari and DJ Gribbin, as they face off on the role of the federal government in infrastructure reform and lessons learned from past administrations.

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Jun 18, 2019
China’s payment system: Revolution, evolution, or passing fad?
01:27:41

On June 17, Aaron Klein, fellow in Economic Studies, released a new report detailing how China’s payment system works, what it means, and what lessons the United States can take away. After the presentation, a panel of experts discussed China’s new payment system.

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Jun 17, 2019
Protest and power: Britain’s Labour Party from Blair to Corbyn
01:26:50

On June 14, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted David Kogan, the author of “Protest and Power: The Battle for the Labour Party” (Bloomsbury, 2019), a history of the party from the 1970s to the present, described by The Times as “meticulously researched and balanced…by a writer with sources at the highest level across different wings of the party.” 

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Jun 17, 2019
Is free trade still alive? Hong Kong’s perspective
01:01:11

On June 12, the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings hosted an event to examine the state of free trade in Hong Kong. 

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Jun 17, 2019
Europe’s post-American future?
02:14:54

On June 13, the Brookings Institution held an event to discuss competing visions for Europe’s future and looked ahead to 2021 and asked if we can expect the trans-Atlantic relationship to be characterized by disagreements over defense spending, the Middle East, energy, and trade or if deeper cooperation on the international order is possible.

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Jun 17, 2019
Addressing America’s 21st-century problems
01:54:03

On June 10, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted a forum to look at U.S. domestic governance and policy ahead of the 2020 elections. As part of the tenth annual A. Alfred Taubman Forum on Public Policy, panelists discussed major issues facing the country and ways to address those problems.

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Jun 17, 2019
How security cooperation advances US interests
59:55

On June 4, Brookings hosted a conversation between Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon and Lt. General Charles Hooper, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), on how DSCA advances U.S. foreign policy objectives in an era increasingly driven by great power competition.

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Jun 05, 2019
Conflict scenarios with Russia and China
01:33:39

On June 3, Brookings hosted a panel discussion exploring possible conflict scenarios with Russia and China, what tools the United States will need to offset Russian and Chinese strategy and capabilities, and how worried policymakers should be about America’s ability to stand by its vital alliance commitments.

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Jun 03, 2019
Racial wealth inequality: Social problems and solutions
01:30:13

On June 3, Governance Studies at Brookings cohosted an event with Contexts Magazine, featuring an expert panel that discussed the causes, consequences, and policy solutions to the racial wealth gap.

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Jun 03, 2019
A conversation with the CIA’s privacy and civil liberties officer: Balancing transparency and secrecy in a digital age
01:03:38

What should we reasonably expect from an intelligence agency when it comes to transparency? What do civil liberties protections look like in a digital environment? On May 31, CIA’s Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer Ben Huebner discussed with Brookings Federal Executive Fellow Ryan Trapani.

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Jun 03, 2019
A conversation with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dunford
54:53

On May 29, Brookings hosted General Dunford for a discussion on the national security landscape facing America, the state of the nation’s armed forces, and key defense choices for the future, moderated by Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon.

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May 29, 2019
Universal approaches to promoting healthy development
01:43:36

On Wednesday, May 29, Princeton University and the Brookings Institution released the latest volume of “The Future of Children”—a journal that promotes effective, evidence-based policies and programs for children, along with a policy brief titled “Achieving Broad-Scale Impacts for Social Programs.” 

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May 29, 2019
The role of Parliament in today’s Britain
01:38:45

On May 28, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow for a discussion of Parliament’s role in politics and policy at a pivotal time for one of the United States’ closest allies. 

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May 28, 2019
Assessing India’s 2019 election results
01:32:04

On May 24, the India Project will host a panel of experts to discuss the results of the 2019 general election in India. A Q&A session with the audience will follow the panel discussion.

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May 24, 2019
Algorithmic bias: New research on best practices and policies to reduce consumer harms
01:15:03

On May 22, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hostd a discussion on algorithmic bias featuring expert speakers.

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May 23, 2019
Building the workforce of the future: Resilient people and places - Part 5
31:19

On May 21, 2019, the Center for Universal Education and the Future of the Middle Class Initiative at Brookings co-hosted a symposium titled “Building the workforce of the future: Resilient people and places.” 

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May 22, 2019
Building the workforce of the future: Resilient people and places - Part 4
01:13:34

On May 21, 2019, the Center for Universal Education and the Future of the Middle Class Initiative at Brookings co-hosted a symposium titled “Building the workforce of the future: Resilient people and places.” 

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May 22, 2019
Building the workforce of the future: Resilient people and places - Part 3
01:15:11

On May 21, 2019, the Center for Universal Education and the Future of the Middle Class Initiative at Brookings co-hosted a symposium titled “Building the workforce of the future: Resilient people and places.” 

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May 22, 2019
Building the workforce of the future: Resilient people and places - Part 2
01:32:40

On May 21, 2019, the Center for Universal Education and the Future of the Middle Class Initiative at Brookings co-hosted a symposium titled “Building the workforce of the future: Resilient people and places.” 

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May 22, 2019
Building the workforce of the future: Resilient people and places - Part 1
01:29:35

On May 21, 2019, the Center for Universal Education and the Future of the Middle Class Initiative at Brookings co-hosted a symposium titled “Building the workforce of the future: Resilient people and places.” 

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May 22, 2019
The state of the Capital Region’s housing
01:21:20

On May 20, the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and George Washington University’s Center for Washington Area Studies (CWAS) co-hosted an event to discuss housing growth and affordability in the Capital Region.

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May 21, 2019
The ties that bind: Faith, feminism, and the family
02:38:28

On Monday, May 20, the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution convened an event to discuss the findings of a new report, “The Ties that Bind: Is Faith a Global Force for Good or Ill in the Family?” from the Institute for Family Studies and the Wheatley Institution. 

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May 20, 2019
After the caliphate: A global approach to defeating ISIS
01:23:58

On April 30, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted a discussion featuring Nathan Sales, ambassador-at-large and coordinator for counterterrorism at the U.S. Department of State, on the future of the Islamic State.

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May 15, 2019
The global cities agenda and lessons from Milan: A conversation with Mayor Giuseppe Sala
01:04:51

On Tuesday, May 14, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings hosted a conversation with Mayor Giuseppe Sala to discuss Milan’s global identity and competitiveness, and lessons for other mid-size city-regions around the world.

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May 15, 2019
Zoning, taxing, hoarding: Housing policies for the middle class
01:08:10

On May 8, Brookings’s Future of the Middle Class Initiative and the Center on Regulation and Markets hosted an event to explore how policy can help reduce housing stress on the middle class. 

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May 10, 2019
Zoning, taxing, hoarding: Housing policies for the middle class Part 1
02:10:46

On May 8, Brookings’s Future of the Middle Class Initiative and the Center on Regulation and Markets hosted an event to explore how policy can help reduce housing stress on the middle class. 

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May 10, 2019
Dialogue on a roadmap to reducing child poverty
02:02:18

On May 9, the Brookings Institution hosted an event to discuss the subsequent report, “A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty.”

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May 10, 2019
Global China: Assessing China’s growing role in the world
01:01:17

On Thursday, May 9, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) for a discussion on the implications of China’s growing global role for American foreign policy and national security.

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May 10, 2019
Road warriors: Foreign fighters in the armies of jihad
01:24:28

On May 10, Brookings hosted the launch event for “Road Warriors,” featuring a discussion with the author moderated by Peter Bergen, acclaimed journalist and vice president for global studies and fellows at New America. 

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May 10, 2019
It was always about Russia: Discussing the Mueller investigation and the FBI
01:25:17

On May 10, Brookings hosted a conversation between Jim Baker, former FBI General Counsel, and Senior Fellow Benjamin Wittes. They will cover how the FBI thought about the Russia investigation in the fateful months both before and after the President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

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May 10, 2019
Asia’s stability: Glancing back, looking forward
02:52:27

On May 1, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP) and the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted an event to examine the past 20 years of the East Asian peace, as well as its prospects for the future. 

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May 02, 2019
Braiding and blending funds to promote social determinants of health
02:30:16

On May 1, 2019, the Brookings Institution’s Braiding and Blending Working Group hosted an event on how to establish more flexible funding strategies to improve community health and economic mobility.

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May 01, 2019
The Senkaku paradox: Risking great power war over small stakes
55:44

On April 29,  Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon and Rachel Martin, co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition, launched O’Hanlon’s latest book, “The Senkaku Paradox: Risking Great Power War Over Small Stakes.”

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Apr 29, 2019
Blind Spot: America and the Palestinians, From Balfour to Trump
01:27:02

On Wednesday, April 24, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted the launch of “Blind Spot”, which featured a discussion with the author. 

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Apr 24, 2019
The future of U.S. extended deterrence
01:56:28

On April 24, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted an event featuring a keynote address by Deputy Undersecretary of Defense David Trachtenberg, followed by a panel discussion involving experts and former government officials, to explore the issue in greater detail.  

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Apr 24, 2019
The Mueller report: What did we learn?
01:32:16

On April 23, Brookings Senior Fellow and Lawfare Editor in Chief Benjamin Wittes hosted a panel discussion on the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on the Trump-Russia investigation.

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Apr 23, 2019
World Class: A conversation with author Dr. William A. Haseltine
58:53

 On April 22, 2019 the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy hosted Dr. William A. Haseltine for a discussion on his latest book, “World Class: A Story of Adversity, Transformation, and Success at NYU Langone Health.” 

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Apr 23, 2019
US-China diplomacy: 40 years of what’s worked and what hasn’t
01:27:19

On April 22, the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings welcomed the host of “U.S.-China Dialogue Podcast,” James Green, for a conversation with three highly esteemed guests of the program: Wendy Cutler, David Shear, and Dennis Wilder.

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Apr 22, 2019
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