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After the caliphate: A global approach to defeating ISIS

1:23:58 | May 15th

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. Subscribe to Brookin...Show More
The global cities agenda and lessons from Milan: A conversation with Mayor Giuseppe Sala

1:04:51 | May 15th

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. Subscribe to Brookin...Show More
Zoning, taxing, hoarding: Housing policies for the middle class

1:08:10 | May 10th

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.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback ema...Show More
Zoning, taxing, hoarding: Housing policies for the middle class Part 1

2:10:46 | May 10th

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.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback ema...Show More
Dialogue on a roadmap to reducing child poverty

2:02:18 | May 10th

On May 9, the Brookings Institution hosted an event to discuss the subsequent report, “A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty.” Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypo...Show More
Global China: Assessing China’s growing role in the world

1:01:17 | May 10th

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send fee...Show More
Road warriors: Foreign fighters in the armies of jihad

1:24:28 | May 10th

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.  Subscribe to Brookings Events ...Show More
It was always about Russia: Discussing the Mueller investigation and the FBI

1:25:17 | May 10th

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 ...Show More
Asia’s stability: Glancing back, looking forward

2:52:27 | May 2nd

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.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTun...Show More
Braiding and blending funds to promote social determinants of health

2:30:16 | May 1st

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feed...Show More
The Senkaku paradox: Risking great power war over small stakes

55:44 | Apr 29th

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.” Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, se...Show More
Blind Spot: America and the Palestinians, From Balfour to Trump

1:27:02 | Apr 24th

On Wednesday, April 24, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted the launch of “Blind Spot”, which featured a discussion with the author.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and t...Show More
The future of U.S. extended deterrence

1:56:28 | Apr 24th

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 ...Show More
The Mueller report: What did we learn?

1:32:16 | Apr 23rd

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iT...Show More
World Class: A conversation with author Dr. William A. Haseltine

58:53 | Apr 23rd

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.”  Subscribe to Broo...Show More
US-China diplomacy: 40 years of what’s worked and what hasn’t

1:27:19 | Apr 22nd

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. Subscribe ...Show More
U.S. engagement in Asia: A conversation with Singapore’s Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat

1:00:06 | Apr 18th

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTun...Show More
Can retirement plans provide safe income?

3:03:37 | Apr 18th

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.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and ...Show More
Fiscal therapy: Curing America’s debt addiction and investing in the future

2:10:00 | Apr 12th

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.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at ...Show More
EU-US digital cooperation: A common response to tech challenges?

1:01:54 | Apr 12th

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. Subscribe to B...Show More
How will emerging technologies affect the future of work?

55:42 | Apr 12th

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 work...Show More
The latest on Brazil’s economic reforms: A conversation with Economy Minister Paulo Guedes

37:47 | Apr 11th

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.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to e...Show More
A legacy of service: 9/11 veterans continuing the tradition of George H.W. Bush and John McCain

1:04:27 | Apr 10th

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 engagemen...Show More
Global development disrupted: A field in transition

1:34:05 | Apr 10th

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 de...Show More
Impact investing: Achieving financial returns while doing good

1:29:03 | Apr 8th

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.” Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes...Show More
Redefining U.S. national security: Interlinkages with American society and foreign policy

2:52:07 | Apr 8th

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 f...Show More
Filer Voter: Linking tax filing to voter registration

1:23:03 | Apr 2nd

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 registra...Show More
Census 2020: Navigating the national and local challenges

1:26:42 | Apr 2nd

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.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to even...Show More
Digital technology in the age of artificial intelligence: A comparative perspective

1:33:11 | Mar 29th

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,...Show More
Digital technology in the age of artificial intelligence: A comparative perspective

1:32:41 | Mar 29th

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback e...Show More
U.S.-Mexican security cooperation: The opportunities and challenges ahead

1:30:32 | Mar 28th

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 Presid...Show More
Economic geography bites back

1:33:14 | Mar 25th

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 fo...Show More
Divided politics, divided nation: Hyperconflict in the Trump era

58:43 | Mar 25th

On March 25, Brookings Vice President Darrell West discussed his new book and was joined by journalist Karen Tumulty for a conversation. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us ...Show More
The end of an era? The INF Treaty, New START, and the future of strategic stability

1:30:15 | Mar 22nd

On March 22, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion involving experts and former government officials to explore this question and others. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and ...Show More
Emerging policy solutions to surprise medical bills

2:28:03 | Mar 22nd

The USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative on Health Policy hosted a conference on emerging policy solutions to deal with surprise medical bills. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and twee...Show More
Policy opportunities for handling juvenile criminal justice records

1:34:14 | Mar 20th

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.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@broo...Show More
Defense spending in the 50 states

1:21:06 | Mar 19th

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...Show More
A conversation with departing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on his tenure and policy reforms

1:02:54 | Mar 19th

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. Subscribe to ...Show More
The immigration challenge in a divided Europe

1:32:54 | Mar 19th

On March 18, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings hosted François Héran for the 14th annual Raymond Aron Lecture.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at ...Show More
The future of the Army in an era of great power competition

55:45 | Mar 15th

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 ...Show More
Regulating online consumer privacy and emerging technologies

59:28 | Mar 15th

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.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTu...Show More
How to improve cybersecurity career and technical education

1:01:49 | Mar 13th

On March 13, the Brookings Center for Technology Innovation hosted a discussion about cybersecurity education.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twi...Show More
Estonia in an evolving Europe

1:06:24 | Mar 13th

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 thi...Show More
How China and the U.S. are advancing artificial intelligence

57:08 | Mar 12th

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on ...Show More
A city-based strategy for rebuilding Libya

2:01:28 | Mar 12th

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTun...Show More
How can public policy keep up with technological change?

1:32:41 | Mar 12th

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 Brooki...Show More
Europe, multilateralism, and great power competition

1:15:19 | Mar 7th

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 competiti...Show More
After the Trump-Kim summit 2.0: What’s next for US policy on North Korea?

1:24:38 | Mar 6th

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.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and fol...Show More
Productivity slowdown and wage stagnation: Causes and policy implications

1:34:17 | Mar 1st

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...Show More
The future of U.S. policy in Afghanistan

1:10:21 | Mar 1st

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 q...Show More
Raghuram Rajan: How markets and the state leave the community behind

1:30:48 | Mar 1st

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 “T...Show More
In Good Times Prepare for Crisis: Lessons from the history of debt crises

1:33:49 | Feb 22nd

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 wi...Show More
A conversation with the chief of staff of the Air Force

1:01:36 | Feb 19th

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.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, s...Show More
A conversation with Stacey Abrams: Race and political power in the United States

57:08 | Feb 15th

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 ele...Show More
The future of American Indian gaming: The next 30 years

2:41:38 | Feb 14th

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.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email ...Show More
Assessing the recent elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

1:58:49 | Feb 12th

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. Subscribe to Brookings Eve...Show More
A conversation on defense policy with Rep. Seth Moulton

1:27:10 | Feb 12th

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 e...Show More
Italy, Europe, and the future of trans-Atlantic relations

1:14:12 | Feb 12th

On February 7, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted former Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow ...Show More
Japan’s role in Asia’s connectivity: Infrastructure finance and digital governance

1:56:47 | Feb 12th

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 b...Show More
Smart cities and artificial intelligence

57:10 | Feb 12th

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....Show More
The dissatisfied public: What can Congress do?

1:59:06 | Feb 1st

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send f...Show More
Why facts and think tanks matter

1:45:45 | Feb 1st

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 201...Show More
Kimberly Clausing: The progressive case for free trade and globalization

1:37:51 | Feb 1st

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and foll...Show More
Reforming Stark/Anti-Kickback Policies

1:28:24 | Jan 30th

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 del...Show More
What to expect from the 2019 State of the Union

1:11:50 | Jan 29th

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. Subscribe to Brookings Ev...Show More
A discussion on the 2019 Missile Defense Review

2:00:24 | Jan 29th

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. ...Show More
A conversation with the Chief of Naval Operations

57:59 | Jan 29th

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 marit...Show More
Improving opportunities for those who want to work longer

2:50:10 | Jan 24th

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 feat...Show More
Enabling opportunities: 5G, the internet of things, and communities of color

1:20:31 | Jan 23rd

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. Subscribe to Brookin...Show More
Foresight Africa: Top priorities for Africa in 2019

1:42:18 | Jan 17th

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 in...Show More
Islam as statecraft: How governments use religion in foreign policy

1:35:20 | Jan 8th

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 v...Show More
Falling apart? The politics of New START and strategic modernization

1:32:14 | Jan 8th

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedb...Show More
How should the trans-Atlantic alliance counter Russian aggression?

1:29:14 | Dec 12th, 2018

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...Show More
Facial recognition: Coming to a street corner near you

1:15:52 | Dec 7th, 2018

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes,...Show More
Taming Japan’s deflation

1:23:17 | Dec 7th, 2018

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and fo...Show More
A conversation on the most pressing issues facing America’s veterans community

1:18:08 | Dec 6th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Homeownership while black: Examining the devaluation of assets in black neighborhoods

1:54:05 | Dec 5th, 2018

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 Har...Show More
Asia Transnational Threats Forum: Counterterrorism in Asia

3:22:47 | Dec 5th, 2018

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iT...Show More
Ending Gaza’s perpetual crisis

1:58:43 | Dec 3rd, 2018

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.” Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to...Show More
US cities in pursuit of viable futures: Taking on the Sustainable Development Goals

1:34:25 | Nov 30th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Africa’s untapped and expanding business potential

1:38:28 | Nov 27th, 2018

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.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback ...Show More
Power transitions in Africa

1:35:48 | Nov 27th, 2018

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 ...Show More
The future of the defense budget

1:27:50 | Nov 20th, 2018

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events...Show More
Trade and borders: A reset for U.S.-Mexico relations in the Trump era?

1:22:45 | Nov 20th, 2018

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 serve...Show More
The new dynamics of global energy and climate: A conversation with Sustainable Energy for All CEO Rachel Kyte

1:13:03 | Nov 19th, 2018

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. Subs...Show More
Transformative placemaking: Expanding opportunities for people and places

1:55:10 | Nov 15th, 2018

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...Show More
Bit Player: My Life with Presidents and Ideas

1:01:47 | Nov 13th, 2018

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Hess debuted his memoir at Brookings and was joined by USA Today’s Susan Page for a discussion.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts ...Show More
World order without America?

1:28:32 | Nov 13th, 2018

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 toda...Show More
Girls’ education research and policy symposium: Creating systems change for girls

8:35:35 | Nov 9th, 2018

On November 7, 2018, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings hosted the Girls’ Education Research and Policy Symposium. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at ...Show More
The future of financial regulation

2:02:55 | Nov 9th, 2018

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.ed...Show More
100 days of Imran Khan

1:31:37 | Nov 9th, 2018

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 P...Show More
2018 midterm elections: Results and implications

1:30:35 | Nov 8th, 2018

On Thursday, Nov. 8, Governance Studies at Brookings convened a panel of experts to address these questions and more. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts ...Show More
President Carter: The White House years

1:25:26 | Nov 5th, 2018

On Monday, Nov. 5, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted the author in a discussion with Brookings Senior Fellow Bill Galston. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @polic...Show More
Lean impact: How to innovate for radically greater social good

1:30:10 | Nov 2nd, 2018

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 i...Show More
The role of minority voters in the 2018 midterm elections

1:02:17 | Nov 1st, 2018

On Thursday, Nov. 1, Governance Studies hosted a panel of experts to discuss these questions as they relate to the upcoming elections.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us a...Show More
American leadership in the 21st century

1:02:20 | Nov 1st, 2018

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback emai...Show More
40 years after deregulation, remaining challenges for airlines and public policy

2:28:22 | Oct 31st, 2018

On October 30, Brookings Center on Regulation and Markets convened an event to explore the current state of airline industry regulation and competition. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow ...Show More
The China debate: Are US and Chinese long-term interests fundamentally incompatible?

1:24:20 | Oct 31st, 2018

On Tuesday, October 30, Evan Osnos moderated a public debate about the future of U.S.-China relations.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. To...Show More
Trump-driven polarization reflects divergent views of America’s future

1:59:49 | Oct 30th, 2018

On Monday, Oct. 29, Governance Studies at Brookings and PRRI hosted an event to release this year’s American Values Survey. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypod...Show More
Pathways to high-quality jobs for young adults

1:28:27 | Oct 29th, 2018

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...Show More
U.S. policy and the war in Yemen

1:28:08 | Oct 25th, 2018

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 preside...Show More
Financial tools for US policy toward Nicaragua and Venezuela: A conversation with Treasury Assistant Secretary Marshall Billingslea

56:58 | Oct 24th, 2018

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 N...Show More
On the brink of Brexit: The United Kingdom, Ireland, and Europe

1:28:36 | Oct 24th, 2018

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 Euro...Show More
How will values shape U.S.-China competition?

1:31:35 | Oct 18th, 2018

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. poli...Show More
Enemy of the people

55:37 | Oct 18th, 2018

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 t...Show More
Unconventional monetary policy: How well did it work?

2:24:05 | Oct 17th, 2018

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 Internationa...Show More
India Transformed: 25 years of economic reforms

1:32:39 | Oct 16th, 2018

On Tuesday, October 16, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings hosted the D.C. launch of "India Transformed." Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policy...Show More
The new American dream: Retirement security

1:01:06 | Oct 16th, 2018

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.  Subscribe to Brookings Events o...Show More
Crafting public policy to address the nation’s opioid epidemic

52:06 | Oct 15th, 2018

On Monday, Oct. 15, Governance Studies Brookings hosted a forum to explore the complex public policy questions raised by opioid abuse.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us a...Show More
The forgotten Americans: An economic agenda for a divided nation

1:58:09 | Oct 11th, 2018

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 America...Show More
China’s environmental agenda: Local tolls and global goals

1:33:46 | Oct 9th, 2018

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookin...Show More
A new dawn for protectionism? From trade wars to mega-regional trade agreements

1:26:49 | Oct 9th, 2018

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brooki...Show More
The limits of punishment: Transitional justice and violent extremism

1:30:23 | Oct 5th, 2018

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. Subscribe to...Show More
The state of the rule of law in the US: Where are we now, and what is to come?

3:05:38 | Oct 3rd, 2018

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.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brooking...Show More
A stronger Europe: Our common interest

1:21:37 | Oct 3rd, 2018

On September 27, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted President Sauli Niinistö of Finland for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and ...Show More
Fixing fragility in the Sahel: A conversation with Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

1:26:25 | Oct 2nd, 2018

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send f...Show More
Croatia’s contributions to trans-Atlantic bonds and solidarity: Punching above its weight

53:36 | Sep 28th, 2018

On September 28, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović of Croatia for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follo...Show More
The jungle grows back: America and our imperiled world

1:07:47 | Sep 27th, 2018

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). Subscribe to Brookings Event...Show More
Developing the NIST Privacy Framework: How can a collaborative process help manage privacy risks?

3:01:15 | Sep 24th, 2018

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. T...Show More
Examining the health of democracy across Africa

1:56:17 | Sep 20th, 2018

On September 20, the Africa Security Initiative at Brookings hosted an event to discuss the state of elections and democracy across Africa.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet...Show More
The future of free college

1:59:59 | Sep 20th, 2018

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.  Sub...Show More
Economic diversification in the GCC: Past lessons and new challenges

1:22:55 | Sep 19th, 2018

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).  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email...Show More
Japan in Asia: Economic diplomacy in the new geopolitics

1:31:56 | Sep 19th, 2018

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTun...Show More
Mr. X and the Pacific: George F. Kennan and American policy in East Asia

1:31:56 | Sep 18th, 2018

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 containme...Show More
Will democracy win? The recurring battle between liberalism and its adversaries

1:58:18 | Sep 17th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Preparing for the ethical dilemmas of the AI era

1:02:40 | Sep 14th, 2018

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send ...Show More
Indian foreign policy in a changing world

1:34:40 | Sep 13th, 2018

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 r...Show More
A conversation about China's sharp power and Taiwan

1:33:37 | Sep 12th, 2018

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 manipul...Show More
Day 2: Responding to the Global Financial Crisis

1:25:54 | Sep 12th, 2018

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 prev...Show More
Day 1: Responding to the Global Financial Crisis - Final Panel

1:24:20 | Sep 12th, 2018

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 belo...Show More
Day 1: Responding to the Global Financial Crisis - PM Session

1:38:06 | Sep 12th, 2018

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 belo...Show More
Day 1: Responding to the Global Financial Crisis - AM Session

2:32:52 | Sep 12th, 2018

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 belo...Show More
Fascism: A conversation with Madeleine Albright and Strobe Talbott

56:22 | Sep 7th, 2018

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 fas...Show More
Why doctors and mayors will be the next playful learning advocates

1:22:18 | Sep 5th, 2018

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events o...Show More
Reimagining the U.S.-South Korea alliance

1:29:59 | Aug 22nd, 2018

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. Subscribe to Brookings E...Show More
Space Force: The pros and cons of creating a new military branch

1:30:24 | Jul 30th, 2018

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @...Show More
An update on Colombia

1:25:04 | Jul 27th, 2018

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 Bro...Show More
The future of online privacy: To legislate or not

59:37 | Jul 27th, 2018

On July 26, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted a panel discussion to explore a comprehensive framework for U.S. privacy legislation.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and foll...Show More
Can MIPS be salvaged?

2:13:20 | Jul 20th, 2018

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 pane...Show More
No friends, no enemies? Trans-Atlantic relations after Trump’s Europe trip

1:26:39 | Jul 20th, 2018

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 outcome...Show More
Evidence-based policy: How is it faring in the Trump era?

1:42:17 | Jul 19th, 2018

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.  Subscribe to Brookings Ev...Show More
Human rights and data: Views from a leader in the EU Parliament

55:37 | Jul 19th, 2018

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. Subscribe...Show More
Cultivating a vibrant U.S. market for biosimilars: A conversation with FDA’s Scott Gottlieb

1:39:33 | Jul 19th, 2018

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 maj...Show More
From summits to solutions: Innovations in implementing the sustainable development goals

1:24:14 | Jul 18th, 2018

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 hos...Show More
7th annual Municipal Finance Conference

1:29:25 | Jul 17th, 2018

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. B...Show More
What can we learn from the results of the world's first development impact bond in education?

1:32:04 | Jul 17th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Re-examining trade with Africa under the Continental Free Trade Agreement

1:42:00 | Jul 17th, 2018

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 trad...Show More
(De)stabilizing the ACA’s individual market: A view from the states

2:47:34 | Jul 17th, 2018

On Friday, July 13, the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy hosted a conference on strategies for stabilizing the individual market. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us ...Show More
Randomistas and the importance of random-assignment studies

1:34:26 | Jul 13th, 2018

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 Maynar...Show More
Leveraging America’s manufacturing resurgence

2:52:53 | Jul 12th, 2018

On July 12, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted expert panelists for a half-day conference on the global dimensions of the manufacturing environment. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow ...Show More
Women in civic tech: Engaging citizens and technology toward the public good

1:26:44 | Jun 28th, 2018

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 civi...Show More
Who won Turkey? Implications from Erdoğan’s snap elections

1:27:02 | Jun 28th, 2018

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. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email t...Show More
The future of 5G: A fireside chat with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr

59:59 | Jun 26th, 2018

On June 26, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted a fireside chat with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr about the future of 5G.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and t...Show More
An alternative vision for Israel

59:35 | Jun 26th, 2018

On June 25, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted Member of Knesset Yair Lapid for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow ...Show More
Blending climate finance for low-carbon infrastructure

1:31:46 | Jun 22nd, 2018

On Friday, June 22, a panel of experts provided an update on innovations in multilateral climate finance. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. ...Show More
Black Lives Matter: Race, state violence, and representation in the United States

1:27:26 | Jun 21st, 2018

On June 19, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted an event to discuss the breadth, frequency, and historical significance of Black Lives Matter protests. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follo...Show More
2018 Aid Transparency Index: Progress to date and new frontiers of aid and development data

1:28:38 | Jun 21st, 2018

On June 20, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings and Publish What You Fund co-hosted the launch of the sixth Aid Transparency Index. The report, which assesses 45 of the world’s largest donors, is the only independent global measur...Show More
The infrastructure jobs opportunity

1:58:33 | Jun 21st, 2018

On Thursday, June 21, the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program hosted utility, workforce, and community leaders to discuss the economic and infrastructure opportunity offered in the water sector.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedba...Show More
The dawn of a new era: Opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence

3:04:43 | Jun 12th, 2018

On June 12, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted a half-day forum to look at the issues raised by AI and data analytics. As part of the ninth annual A. Alfred Taubman Forum on Public Policy, several panels of experts examined the promise and the p...Show More
Catalytic development: (Re)making walkable urban places

1:54:37 | Jun 12th, 2018

On Monday, June 11, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings hosted an event featuring the newly released report titled Catalytic development: (Re)creating walkable urban places. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to eve...Show More
The Marshall Plan’s 70th anniversary and the future of development cooperation

1:19:05 | Jun 6th, 2018

On Tuesday, June 5, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings and U.S. Agency for International Development co-hosted an event to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan and reflect on strategies for advancing cooperative ...Show More
A discussion on priorities for the U.S. Army with Secretary Mark Esper

1:09:06 | Jun 5th, 2018

On June 5, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion on the Army Strategic Plan and other priorities for that service. The discussion featured the Honorable Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the U.S. Army. Subscribe to Brookings Events on...Show More
Industry 4.0 in Africa: Helping or hindering?

1:31:37 | Jun 4th, 2018

On June 4, the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) explored strategies to anticipate and circumvent the challenges the New Industrial Revolution is generating as well as how all of Africa ...Show More
The consequences of misinformation: A symposium on media and democracy

3:36:10 | Jun 4th, 2018

On May 31, Governance Studies at Brookings and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) hosted a half-day forum on the history, circulation, and management of misinformation (untruths circulated without the intention to deceive) and disinformation ...Show More
Taiwan under Tsai: A two-year review

1:43:24 | May 30th, 2018

On May 30, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution and the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies co-hosted a discussion on the current state of affairs on Taiwan. Subscribe to Brookings...Show More
The life she deserves: Medical marijuana in the U.S.

1:06:38 | May 30th, 2018

On Tuesday, May 29, Variety and the Brookings Institution hosted the DC premiere of “The Life She Deserves” followed by a discussion on the role of film to affect policy and the current picture of state-level marijuana legalization and federal restri...Show More
America First, Europe alone?

1:27:28 | May 25th, 2018

On May 24, the Brookings Institution convened an expert panel to discuss the trajectory of trans-Atlantic relations; whether the allies can bridge the gaps that divide them; how important Europe, and particularly the European Union, is to the Trump a...Show More
Stabilization: Lessons from the U.S. experience in Afghanistan

2:35:47 | May 24th, 2018

On May 24, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence hosted John F. Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) for a keynote address on the release of the new SIGAR report titled “Stabilization: Lessons from t...Show More
The fallout of President Trump's JCPOA decision

1:24:53 | May 17th, 2018

On May 17, the Center for Middle East Policy (CMEP) at Brookings hosted a discussion on the consequences of President Trump’s decision on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to ...Show More
Building inclusive infrastructure: How the built environment limits pathways to opportunity, and what we can do about it

2:39:48 | May 16th, 2018

The Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings convened a group of public, private, and civic thought leaders to discuss how our shared economic, social, and environmental challenges look from an infrastructure perspective—and present the most promisin...Show More
The future of work: Robots, AI, and automation

59:06 | May 15th, 2018

On May 14, Brookings Vice President Darrell West debuted his book, “The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation.”  After a presentation on his book, West was joined by a panel of experts to discuss how robots, artificial intelligence, and automati...Show More
James Comey: Loyalty, lies, and leadership

1:25:26 | May 15th, 2018

On May 11, Comey joined Brookings Senior Fellow and Lawfare Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Wittes for a live taping of the Lawfare Podcast in a conversation about the book and beyond.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@...Show More
Redefining national security: Why and how

2:10:58 | May 11th, 2018

On May 11, Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security and the Foreign Policy program at Brookings co-hosted a discussion of the conceptual and practical questions facing those who seek to better define American national security interests.  Subscrib...Show More
Economic mobility across generations around the world

1:24:13 | May 10th, 2018

On May 10, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings co-hosted a presentation of the findings of the World Bank’s report “Fair Progress? Economic Mobility Across Generations Around the World.” The report compiles a wealth of global data...Show More
Helping children of incarcerated parents and children in foster care

2:01:44 | May 9th, 2018

On Wednesday, May 9, Princeton University and the Brookings Institution released the latest issue of The Future of Children—a journal that promotes effective, evidence-based policies and programs for children, alongside a policy brief, “Helping child...Show More
The future of the middle class

2:59:11 | May 8th, 2018

On May 8, the new Future of the Middle Class Initiative at Brookings and the Biden Foundation co-hosted a forum on the future of the middle class, featuring a keynote address by former Vice President Joe Biden. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes...Show More
On grand strategy: A conversation with John Lewis Gaddis

1:13:33 | May 8th, 2018

On May 8, the Project on International Order and Strategy at Brookings hosted John Lewis Gaddis, the Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military & Naval History at Yale University, for a discussion of his new book “On Grand Strategy” (Penguin Press, 2018)...Show More
Advancing opportunity for black collegians in tech and business

2:20:16 | May 4th, 2018

On Friday, May 4, The Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program hosted esteemed entrepreneurs, higher education leaders and technologists, seeking to advance solutions pertaining to the perceived incompatibility at historically black colleges and univers...Show More
The future of trade in U.S.-Japan relations

1:29:27 | May 2nd, 2018

On May 2, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings hosted a panel of distinguished Japanese politicians for a discussion on U.S.-Japan trade relations and East Asian regional economic issues. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send ...Show More
Democracy’s resilience: Is America’s democracy threatened?

1:58:39 | May 2nd, 2018

On May 1, Brookings and Bright Line Watch brought together the authors of four prominent new books that weigh in on the status and prospects of America’s democracy: “One Nation After Trump” by E.J. Dionne, Norm Ornstein (unable to attend), and Thomas...Show More
The happiness curve: Why life gets better after 50

59:38 | May 1st, 2018

On April 30, Rauch debuted his book at Brookings and was joined by David Brooks and Barbara Bradley Hagerty for a discussion.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policy...Show More
21st Century Security Forum: The National Defense Strategy and its global impact

3:41:06 | Apr 26th, 2018

On April 26, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted a forum on the near term, global impacts of the recently released NDS. Panelists included military fellows from Brookings and other think tanks as well as a number of national security professionals wit...Show More
The future of political Islam: Trends and prospects

1:36:31 | Apr 24th, 2018

On April 24, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted a discussion on the state of political Islam and the questions and myths that surround its development. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brooking...Show More
Agricultural development: Smart investing for global food security

1:07:06 | Apr 24th, 2018

The most enduring solutions for feeding people and reducing extreme poverty in low-income countries entail efforts that empower rural farmers to increase their productive capacities. The goal of doubling of small-holder productivity is targeted in th...Show More
Girls’ life skills programming: Insights from Ethiopia, Lebanon, and Tanzania PAST EVENT

2:04:18 | Apr 24th, 2018

On April 23, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings and the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) co-hosted a presentation and panel discussion on new research examining girls’ life skills programming in Ethiopia, Lebanon, and Tanzania. The event ...Show More
The Life She Deserves: Medical marijuana in the US

44:06 | Apr 19th, 2018

On April 18, Variety and the Brookings Institution hosted a screening of “The Life She Deserves,” followed by a discussion on the role of film to affect policy and the current picture of state-level marijuana legalization and federal restrictions on ...Show More
50 years later: Black America since MLK

1:04:49 | Apr 18th, 2018

On Tuesday, April 17, Brookings hosted an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, and the national public television re-broadcast of the seminal documentary, “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise....Show More
How to reform the global monetary system: A pathway to action

1:25:50 | Apr 18th, 2018

On April 17, the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution hosted a panel where Ocampo and other experts shared their insights regarding the global monetary system and the necessary reforms required to safeguard internationa...Show More
Sustaining growth in Africa: Economic diversification, job creation, and infrastructure financing

1:37:07 | Apr 17th, 2018

On April 17, the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative and the African Development Bank co-hosted a discussion on the continent’s economic prospects, approaches to maintaining these positive growth trends, and new strategies to attract and efficiently u...Show More
Digital currencies: Implications for central banks

1:30:58 | Apr 17th, 2018

On April 17 from 2 to 3:30 pm at the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at Brookings, Eswar Prasad, Senior Fellow in the Global Economy at Brookings and professor at Cornell University, discussed a framework for thinking through these issues...Show More
The Venezuelan refugee crisis: Challenges and solutions

1:32:20 | Apr 13th, 2018

On April 13, the Brookings Global-CERES Economic and Social Policy in Latin America Initiative (ESPLA)and the Latin America Initiative at Brookings co-hosted a discussion with regional and humanitarian experts on the Venezuelan refugee crisis and the...Show More
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Tax administration challenges

2:29:51 | Apr 9th, 2018

On Monday, April 9, the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center brought together tax administration experts, economists, and practitioners to discuss the sweeping changes to the tax code made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the many questions left in its ...Show More
Seeking solutions for Somalia

1:32:39 | Apr 6th, 2018

On April 6, the Africa Security Initiative in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion on Somalia. Ambassador Stephen Schwartz discussed the internal and external challenges to restoration. Dr. Felbab-Brown and Dr. Signé joined wit...Show More
Putin’s next act

1:30:41 | Apr 4th, 2018

On April 4, 2018, the Center on the United States and Europe, in partnership with the Heinrich Böll Foundation, hosted a panel discussion on Vladimir Putin’s third term as Russia’s president and the Russian presidential elections.  Subscribe to Brook...Show More
An update on the war in Afghanistan

1:02:08 | Mar 30th, 2018

On March 30, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted Brigadier General Roger B. Turner, Jr., recently back from a tour in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, to discuss the current state of the conflict there. After opening remarks from General Turner, Brookin...Show More
The future of EU data protection: A view from a leader in Parliament

58:25 | Mar 29th, 2018

On March 29, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted EU Member of Parliament Birgit Sippel to discuss the prospects for the e-Privacy Regulation, privacy and data protections issues, and the transatlantic digital economy. Subscribe to Brookings Events...Show More
Addressing the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Nigeria

1:25:12 | Mar 26th, 2018

On March 26, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion on the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Tw...Show More
The new geopolitics of Turkey and the West

1:25:28 | Mar 26th, 2018

The Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) hosted a panel discussion on Monday, March 26 on the future of Turkey’s relationship with the West. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us...Show More
What’s next in U.S.-Saudi relations

53:06 | Mar 26th, 2018

On March 22, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted the minister of foreign affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Adel Al-Jubeir, for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum. In his remarks, the foreign minister provided perspectives o...Show More
The promise of smart transportation networks

1:28:11 | Mar 26th, 2018

On March 23, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings held a forum on smart transportation and discuss a white paper on “Smart Transportation in China and the United States.”  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to ...Show More
What’s next for the war(s) in Syria?

1:29:35 | Mar 26th, 2018

On March 23, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion about the ongoing conflict in Syria.    Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on T...Show More
How to create a better, more efficient approach to infrastructure

1:28:59 | Mar 19th, 2018

On March 16 Brookings Economic Studies’ Center on Regulation and Markets hosted a discussion on how to create a smarter, more efficient approach to infrastructure. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, ...Show More
Ireland in Europe and the world: A conversation with Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

1:00:50 | Mar 14th, 2018

On March 13, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (Prime Minister of Ireland) for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum. The taoiseach gave an address on Ireland’s role in the world and relations between the Europe...Show More
Thinking the unthinkable: War on the Korean Peninsula

2:59:51 | Mar 13th, 2018

On March 13, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings hosted leading U.S. experts to explore the possibility of an offensive-minded North Korea and its policy implications, and assess the humanitarian, economic, political, and logistical ...Show More
Political tribes: Group instinct and the fate of nations

1:32:18 | Mar 12th, 2018

On March 12, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion on the book “Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations” (Penguin Press, 2018) in the context of current global political upheaval. The event featured Amy Chua, pr...Show More
Disrupting the cycle of gun violence: A candid discussion with young Chicago residents

1:00:00 | Mar 12th, 2018

On March 9, Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow and former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan convened a panel of young people from Chicago CRED to discuss their experiences, including problems they’ve faced and challenges they’ve overcome in de...Show More
The end of U.S. engagement with China?

3:04:01 | Mar 7th, 2018

On March 7, the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings hosted a three-part event to assess the prospects for U.S.-China relations. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at...Show More
What’s ahead for the individual health insurance market?

1:30:49 | Mar 6th, 2018

On Tuesday, March 6, the Brookings Institution’s Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy and the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy co-hosted an event examining where the individual market is today and where it is heading. Sub...Show More
Trump’s trade policy in Asia: A one-year review

1:26:51 | Feb 28th, 2018

On February 28, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies and the U.S.-Japan Research Institute hosted a panel of experts to assess the drivers and outcomes of Trump’s trade policy in Asia over the first year of his administration. They discussed how J...Show More
A Fed duet: Janet Yellen in conversation with Ben Bernanke

1:24:58 | Feb 27th, 2018

On Tuesday, February 27, Dr. Ben Bernanke interviewed Dr. Janet Yellen on her career, her time at the Fed, her observations about the current state of the economy and the challenges that confront us.  Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send fee...Show More
The U.S.-Japan alliance and the problem of deterrence

2:06:00 | Feb 23rd, 2018

On February 22, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies convened a public event examining U.S. extended deterrence in Japan and Asia. The session brought together American and Japanese scholars to discuss views of deterrence in each country and the i...Show More
Toward data-driven education systems: What information do education leaders want and need?

2:03:03 | Feb 22nd, 2018

On February 21, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings and AidData co-hosted a presentation and panel discussion on their new report Toward data-driven education systems: Insights into using information to measure results and manage change. ...Show More
Patient cost sharing for prescription drugs: Policy Issues

2:15:33 | Feb 16th, 2018

On Friday, February 16, the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy hosted a conference on the policy issues surrounding patient drug cost sharing. Two panels convened, first to discuss restructuring the Medicare Part D benefit design, a...Show More
The federal Cybersecurity Framework 4 years later: What’s next for cybersecurity?

1:27:29 | Feb 14th, 2018

On Feb. 14, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings held a discussion among key policy leaders on what has happened in U.S. cybersecurity policy since the NIST Cybersecurity Framework came out in 2013, and what lies ahead. Panelists discuss...Show More
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: The new business tax landscape

2:40:42 | Feb 13th, 2018

On Tuesday, February 13, the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center brought together economists, practitioners, and other experts to discuss the business provisions of the new law. Separate panels examined the implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for...Show More
The Trump administration’s Nuclear Posture Review: Continuity and change

2:05:08 | Feb 13th, 2018

On February 12, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion of the 2018 NPR. The event featured a keynote by Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy David Trachtenberg. Following his remarks, a panel convened that included Jim Mi...Show More
Urban growth and access to opportunities in Latin America

1:22:34 | Feb 9th, 2018

On February 8, the Brookings Global-CERES Economic and Social Policy in Latin America Initiative (ESPLA) and the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) co-hosted a presentation and panel discussion of CAF’s latest Report on Economic Development (RED...Show More
Next steps for the Army: A conversation with Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy

56:26 | Feb 9th, 2018

On February 8, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion on the future of Army modernization and force planning, featuring the Honorable Ryan D. McCarthy, under secretary of the U.S. Army. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, se...Show More
Threats to democracy in the Trump era

1:30:14 | Feb 7th, 2018

In his new book, “Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic,” David Frum outlines how Trump could push America toward illiberalism, what the consequences could be for America and the world, and what we can do to prevent it. On Wednesday, F...Show More
What will it take to move beyond GDP?

1:25:05 | Feb 6th, 2018

On February 5, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings and the World Bank co-hosted a panel of experts on assessing a nation's prosperity over time, including Kristalina Georgieva, chief executive officer of the World Bank. David Pill...Show More
Can the US Senate be saved?

1:31:01 | Feb 5th, 2018

In his new book “Broken: Can The Senate Save Itself And The Country?” Ira Shapiro details some of the Senate’s most prominent battles of the past decade, assesses the Senate’s performance during Trump’s first year in office, and explores various solu...Show More
On refugee integration and the Global Compact on Refugees: Lessons from Turkey

1:29:40 | Jan 30th, 2018

On January 30, the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) hosted a panel discussion on Turkey’s experience with integrating roughly 3.5 million refugees and how that experience can inform the process for developing a new Global Compact on Ref...Show More
The millennial generation: A demographic bridge to America’s diverse future

1:28:35 | Jan 30th, 2018

On Tuesday, January 30, the Metropolitan Policy Program hosted an event featuring the newly released work of “Diversity Explosion” author William H. Frey, entitled “The millennial generation: A demographic bridge to America’s diverse future.” Followi...Show More
Modernizing trade rules: The TPP and beyond

1:28:21 | Jan 29th, 2018

On January 29, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies hosted a panel of experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges of disseminating Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) standards in two critical areas: the digital economy and internet governance...Show More
What to expect from Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address

1:21:05 | Jan 29th, 2018

President Trump is scheduled to deliver his first formal State of the Union address to Congress and the nation on Jan. 30. On Jan. 29, Governance Studies at Brookings convened a panel of domestic policy experts to discuss what they hope to hear and w...Show More
What’s next for Trump’s regulatory agenda: A conversation with OIRA Administrator Neomi Rao

1:15:28 | Jan 26th, 2018

On January 26, Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Neomi Rao visited Brookings to deliver remarks on her role at OIRA, the office’s achievements in 2017, and the Trump administration’s vision, goals, and prioritie...Show More
Multi-domain battle: Converging concepts toward a joint solution

1:05:06 | Jan 25th, 2018

On January 25, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion on the future of warfare and multi-domain battlespaces. General James M. Holmes of the U.S. Air Force, and commander of Air Combat Command, gave the opening remarks. Brookings...Show More
Trans-Atlantic trade and local governance: A conversation with US and UK mayors

1:31:48 | Jan 25th, 2018

On Wednesday, January 24, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings hosted mayors from the United Kingdom, who joined their American counterparts to discuss the importance of trade, economic development, regionalism and local governance structures...Show More
Foresight Africa: Top priorities for Africa in 2018

1:48:25 | Jan 17th, 2018

On January 17, AGI hosted a Foresight Africa event featuring a panel of leading Africa experts where panelists offered insights on important regional trends along with recommendations for national governments, regional organizations, multilateral ins...Show More
Pakistan, America, and extremism: The path ahead

1:31:54 | Jan 16th, 2018

On January 16, the Global Economy and Development program and the Foreign Policy program at Brookings convened a panel of experts to discuss extremism in Pakistan and its broader implications across the region and world. Subscribe to Brookings Events...Show More
Raj Chetty on ‘The Lost Einsteins’

1:57:59 | Jan 12th, 2018

On January 11, Stanford Professor Raj Chetty visited Brookings to discuss his new research, “Who Becomes an Inventor in America? The Importance of Exposure to Innovation.” Following his presentation, Chetty participated in a panel discussion on how t...Show More
Sustainable security: The transatlantic community and global challenges

52:33 | Jan 11th, 2018

On January 10, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum. Following the prime minister’s remarks, Bruce Jones, vice president and director for Foreign Policy at Br...Show More
The Wall: The real costs of a barrier between the U.S. and Mexico

1:03:22 | Jan 11th, 2018

On Thursday, January 11, Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown presented findings from her essay, "The Wall", including new video drone footage of the U.S.-Mexico border captured just last month from Brookings Creative Lab, and engaged in a discussion wit...Show More
Should the Fed stick with the 2 percent inflation target or rethink it?

4:00:22 | Jan 9th, 2018

On January 8, the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings brought together advocates to present their case for keeping or changing the 2 percent inflation target and to challenge the others. The discussants weighed in on whether an...Show More
Confronting North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs: American and Japanese views of threats and options compared

1:36:33 | Jan 8th, 2018

On January 8, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings convened a panel of experts to discuss the new polling data in addition to considering South Korean public attitudes, as wel...Show More
The protests in Iran

1:29:41 | Jan 5th, 2018

On January 5, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted a discussion on the upheaval in Iran, what it means for the future of the country, and how the United States and the international community can respond.  Subscribe to Brookings Even...Show More
Advancing female entrepreneurship in the developing world: A look at Africa

1:26:26 | Dec 15th, 2017

On December 14, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies and the Africa Growth Initiative hosted a panel of experts and practitioners to assess the inroads made by African female entrepreneurs, the obstacles that need to be overcome in order to enable...Show More
The Changing Role of America’s Military: A Debate

1:26:45 | Dec 13th, 2017

On December 11, University of Nevada, Las Vegas hosted a debate on the changing role of America’s military, convened by the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy program and the Charles Koch Institute, in partnership with POLITICO. Subscribe to Broo...Show More
Revisiting lessons of the Vietnam War

1:32:36 | Dec 13th, 2017

On December 12, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings convened a panel of experts on Vietnam. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. To learn m...Show More
The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty: Does it have a future?

1:29:40 | Dec 8th, 2017

On December 8—the 30th anniversary of the INF treaty’s signing—the Brookings Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative held a panel discussion on the treaty and its future. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@br...Show More
The digitalization of the American workforce

1:43:31 | Dec 8th, 2017

Over the past half century, wave after wave of digital innovation has ensured that “digitalization” – the diffusion of digital technologies into nearly every business, workplace and pocket – has been remaking the U.S. economy and the world of work.  ...Show More
The politics of foreign policy: An examination of Tokyo and Washington

2:03:04 | Dec 8th, 2017

On December 7, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings held a public forum that brought together experts from Japan and the United States to examine the role that domestic politics and public opinion have on foreign policymaking. Subscri...Show More
Saria’s story: Life as a Syrian refugee

1:06:09 | Dec 8th, 2017

On December 6, the Brookings Institution hosted Saria Samakie, in conversation with Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow and former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Samakie and Duncan candidly discussed what it is like to be a Syrian refugee in Ame...Show More
What does it mean to be Republican under Trump? Findings from the 2017 American Values Survey

1:29:40 | Dec 5th, 2017

On Dec. 5, Governance Studies at Brookings and PRRI hosted an event to release this year’s American Values Survey (AVS). A panel of experts discussed the survey results and Americans’ views on a variety of political and cultural issues. Subscribe to ...Show More
Saban Forum 2017: “America First” and the Middle East

1:32:47 | Dec 5th, 2017

As the American administration nears its first anniversary, we are witnessing an approach that is new and different. “America First” naturally raises questions among allies and partners abroad about the scope and depth of U.S. involvement in world af...Show More
Can tax reform include a carbon tax?

1:34:55 | Nov 29th, 2017

On November 28, the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, the Cross Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate, congressional leaders, and top experts held a discussion on the prospects for tax reform and the potential to include a carbon tax in a broad...Show More
Kings and presidents: Whither the special relationship with Saudi Arabia?

1:28:31 | Nov 22nd, 2017

On November 21, Brookings Senior Fellow Bruce Riedel discussed his new book, “Kings and Presidents: Saudi Arabia and America Since FDR” (Brookings Institution Press), in light of the rapidly changing scene in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Subscribe to...Show More
The past, present, and future of democratic education in America

1:28:25 | Nov 17th, 2017

On Thursday, Nov. 16, the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings convened a panel with Dr. Johann Neem and other experts on education to explore the history and purpose of public education, focusing on the defining features of democratic educa...Show More
Strengthening military readiness: The role of military families in 21st century defense

1:24:30 | Nov 16th, 2017

On November 16, the Center on 21st Century Security and Intelligence convened a panel of experts to discuss modern understanding of 21st century military families and an increase in civilian-military engagement. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTune...Show More
Girls’ education research and policy symposium: Reaching the most marginalized

1:59:40 | Nov 15th, 2017

On November 8, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings (CUE) hosted the 2017 Girls’ Education Research and Policy Symposium: Reaching the Most Marginalized. Each year, CUE convenes policymakers, practitioners, and stakeholders in the girls’ e...Show More