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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
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
Croatia’s contributions to trans-Atlantic bonds and solidarity: Punching above its weight
53:36

On September 28, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović of Croatia for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum.

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Sep 28, 2018
The jungle grows back: America and our imperiled world
01:07:47

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Brookings Senior Fellow Robert Kagan and Susan Glasser of The New Yorker discussed these themes of his latest book, “The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World” (Knopf, 2018).

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Sep 27, 2018
Developing the NIST Privacy Framework: How can a collaborative process help manage privacy risks?
03:01:15

On September 24, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted experts for a half-day forum on the development of the “Cybersecurity Framework led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and privacy risk management. Through keynotes and panel discussions, experts shared their perspectives on the current and future state of privacy practices from both an implementation and policy perspective, as well as the potential domestic and international impact of this privacy framework.

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Sep 24, 2018
Examining the health of democracy across Africa
01:56:17

On September 20, the Africa Security Initiative at Brookings hosted an event to discuss the state of elections and democracy across Africa. 

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Sep 20, 2018
The future of free college
01:59:59

On Sept. 20, the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings hosted Harris for a presentation on the results of his unusual experiment. A distinguished panel also discussed the broader national landscape of research and policy on free college. 

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Sep 20, 2018
Economic diversification in the GCC: Past lessons and new challenges
01:22:55

The Brookings Doha Center (BDC) hosted a panel discussion on September 10, 2018 to examine the status of economic diversification among the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). 

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Sep 19, 2018
Japan in Asia: Economic diplomacy in the new geopolitics
01:31:56

On September 17, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies and the U.S.-Japan Research Institute hosted a panel of experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges of Japan’s regional economic diplomacy in Asia.

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Sep 19, 2018
Mr. X and the Pacific: George F. Kennan and American policy in East Asia
01:31:56

On September 18, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies and the Project on International Order and Strategy at Brookings hosted Paul Heer to explore the current relevance of Kennan’s East Asia experience, including the applicability of his containment doctrine to the region today.

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Sep 18, 2018
Will democracy win? The recurring battle between liberalism and its adversaries
01:58:18

On Sept. 17, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted Robert Kagan and Norman Eisen in a conversation, moderated by NPR’s Steve Inskeep, about their books and about the cycles of democracy and illiberalism—including the current rise of illiberalism in the United States and Europe—what that means, and how to fight it.

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Sep 17, 2018
Preparing for the ethical dilemmas of the AI era
01:02:40

On Friday, Sept. 14, the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion on the ethics of AI and how society should handle various ethical dilemmas of the automated age.

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Sep 14, 2018
Indian foreign policy in a changing world
01:34:40

In light of these events, on September 13, The India Project hosted a panel of experts to look at the current state of Indian foreign policy. Panelists discussed the “two-plus-two dialogue,” India’s engagement with neighboring countries, and Indian relations with major powers, including China and the United States.

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Sep 13, 2018
A conversation about China's sharp power and Taiwan
01:33:37

On September 11, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion with J. Michael Cole, a Taiwan-based security analyst, and Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Bush exploring the means that China seeks to manipulate Taiwan politics and the implications for relations between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait and for U.S. policy.

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Sep 12, 2018
Day 2: Responding to the Global Financial Crisis
01:25:54

Ten years after the lowest moments of the worst financial crisis and deepest recession in generations, former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and former Treasury Secretaries Tim Geithner and Hank Paulson—chief architects of the rescue that prevented a repeat of the Great Depression—look back and look ahead in an interview conducted by Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times and CNBC.

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Sep 12, 2018
Day 1: Responding to the Global Financial Crisis - Final Panel
01:24:20

On September 11, 10 years after some of the worst moments of the crisis, some of the authors of the papers presented highlights of their findings in a full-day conference at Brookings. Preliminary versions of some of the papers will be available below as working papers.

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Sep 12, 2018
Day 1: Responding to the Global Financial Crisis - PM Session
01:38:06

On September 11, 10 years after some of the worst moments of the crisis, some of the authors of the papers presented highlights of their findings in a full-day conference at Brookings. Preliminary versions of some of the papers will be available below as working papers. 

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Sep 12, 2018
Day 1: Responding to the Global Financial Crisis - AM Session
02:32:52

On September 11, 10 years after some of the worst moments of the crisis, some of the authors of the papers presented highlights of their findings in a full-day conference at Brookings. Preliminary versions of some of the papers will be available below as working papers. 

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Sep 12, 2018
Fascism: A conversation with Madeleine Albright and Strobe Talbott
56:22

On September 7, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings hosted a conversation with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Strobe Talbott, distinguished fellow in residence and former Brookings president, on the threat of fascism and how we can avoid repeating the tragic errors of the past. 

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Sep 07, 2018
Why doctors and mayors will be the next playful learning advocates
01:22:18

On September 5, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings hosted an event to examine the power of playful learning and what those outside of the school system—from doctors to mayors to librarians—can do about it.

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Sep 05, 2018
Reimagining the U.S.-South Korea alliance
01:29:59

On August 22, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted an event to discuss the state of the U.S.-South Korea alliance, where it might be headed in the years ahead, and the implications for regional security and economic prosperity.

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Aug 22, 2018
Space Force: The pros and cons of creating a new military branch
01:30:24

On July 30, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted an event exploring whether or not a Space Force is a good plan for the U.S. military.

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Jul 30, 2018
An update on Colombia
01:25:04

On July 25, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted an event exploring these dynamics and U.S.-Colombian relations. Juan Carlos Pinzón, former Colombian Minister of Defense and Ambassador to the United States, offered opening remarks. He was joined by Brookings Senior Fellows Michael O'Hanlon and Vanda Felbab-Brown.

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Jul 27, 2018
The future of online privacy: To legislate or not
59:37

On July 26, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted a panel discussion to explore a comprehensive framework for U.S. privacy legislation. 

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Jul 27, 2018
Can MIPS be salvaged?
02:13:20

On Friday, July 20th, the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy hosted a conference to discuss whether MIPS is achieving the desired objectives and whether the program should be maintained, reformed, or even eliminated. Two expert panels convened. The first focused on experience with MIPS to date, and the second discussed whether the program should be reformed or replaced and, if so, how.

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Jul 20, 2018
No friends, no enemies? Trans-Atlantic relations after Trump’s Europe trip
01:26:39

On July 19, the Center on the United States and Europe, in partnership with the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD), hosted a panel discussion examining recent developments in Europe and trans-Atlantic relations, including the outcomes of Trump’s July trip to Brussels, London, and Helsinki.

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Jul 20, 2018
Evidence-based policy: How is it faring in the Trump era?
01:42:17

On July 19, the Brookings Institution hosted an event to mark the publication of a collection of papers on evidence-based policy in the July 2018 volume of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

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Jul 19, 2018
Human rights and data: Views from a leader in the EU Parliament
55:37

On July 19, as part of a continuing series of discussions with EU parliamentary leaders on digital economy issues, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted EU Member of Parliament Sophie in ’t Veld to discuss data privacy and civil liberties.

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Jul 19, 2018
Cultivating a vibrant U.S. market for biosimilars: A conversation with FDA’s Scott Gottlieb
01:39:33

On July 18, the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy and the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at Brookings hosted Food & Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb for a discussion of biosimilars, which have been a major focus of the FDA’s efforts to increase competition and choice for patients and the U.S. healthcare system.

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Jul 19, 2018
From summits to solutions: Innovations in implementing the sustainable development goals
01:24:14

As policymakers, scientists, business and civic leaders, and others meet to take stock of progress towards the sustainable development goals (SDGs) at the UN’s High Level Political Forum, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings is hosting the D.C. launch of From Summits to Solutions: Innovations in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. On July 18, several of the book’s contributors discussed the big ideas that would lead to a departure from business-as-usual and avoid an unsustainable, crowded, brutish future for the world.

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Jul 18, 2018
7th annual Municipal Finance Conference
01:29:25

The Municipal Finance Conference aims to bring together academics, practitioners, issuers, and regulators to discuss recent research on municipal capital markets and state and local fiscal issues. The 2018 conference took place on July 16-17, 2018. Brookings hosted the bulk of the program, but the cocktail hour and dinner keynote on the evening of July 16 took place at the nearby Capital Hilton.

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Jul 17, 2018
What can we learn from the results of the world's first development impact bond in education?
01:32:04

On July 13, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings invited the public to an event in Washington D.C. to join the partners of the world’s first development impact bond (DIB) in education for a discussion of the results and learnings from the final year of the program. The impact bond provides financing for Educate Girls, a non-profit that aims to increase enrollment for out-of-school girls and improve learning outcomes for girls and boys in Rajasthan, India.

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Jul 17, 2018
Re-examining trade with Africa under the Continental Free Trade Agreement
01:42:00

On Friday, July 13, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission H.E. Quartey Thomas Kwesi joined the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative David M. Rubenstein Fellow Landry Signé to discuss the next steps for implementing this groundbreaking trade agreement as well as examine how existing trade agreements, such as AGOA, will and should fit into the new global trade regime. Their conversation was followed by a panel discussion.

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Jul 17, 2018
(De)stabilizing the ACA’s individual market: A view from the states
02:47:34

On Friday, July 13, the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy hosted a conference on strategies for stabilizing the individual market.

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Jul 17, 2018
Randomistas and the importance of random-assignment studies
01:34:26

On July 12, Brookings hosted Mr. Leigh for a discussion of his new book featuring Thomas D. Cook, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Northwestern University and author or editor of 10 books on research, research design, and evaluation, Rebecca Maynard, professor of education and social policy at University of Pennsylvania, and Jon Baron, Vice President of Evidence-Based Policy at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

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Jul 13, 2018
Leveraging America’s manufacturing resurgence
02:52:53

On July 12, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted expert panelists for a half-day conference on the global dimensions of the manufacturing environment.

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Jul 12, 2018
Women in civic tech: Engaging citizens and technology toward the public good
01:26:44

On Wednesday, June 27, the Brookings Center for Technology Innovation, along with the Data, Women’s Impact, and Brookings Networks, celebrated the achievements of pioneers in this field, highlighted barriers that women face in the technology and civic sectors, and offered examples of policies that promote diversity.

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Jun 28, 2018
Who won Turkey? Implications from Erdoğan’s snap elections
01:27:02

To address the outcome of the Turkish elections and its wide-ranging implications, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings convened an expert panel on Wednesday, June 27.

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Jun 28, 2018