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The challenges to democracy in Europe

50:39 | Feb 26th

This episode is the first of a four-part podcast series from the Democracy and Disorder Project at the Brookings Institution, and is hosted by Torrey Taussig—a nonresident fellow with the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings and a Robe...Show More

A primer on India’s general elections

1:01:01 | Apr 12th

India has started its multi-phase, weeks long general elections that will determine the composition of the Lok Sabha, India’s lower house of parliament, and also the next prime minister. Results will be announced May 23. To make sense of the world’s ...Show More

Israel’s election result and what comes next

44:16 | Apr 10th

A conversation about what happened in Israel's election, between Natan Sachs--director of the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution--and Ilana Dayan, an investigative journalist with the Program "Uvda" on Israel's Channel 12. Sub...Show More

How to cure America’s debt addiction (and invest in the future)

39:05 | Apr 5th

Under current policies the federal debt will rise from 78% to almost 180% of U.S. GDP in three decades. In his new book, "Fiscal Therapy: Curing America's Debt Addiction and Investing in the Future," Brookings Senior Fellow William Gale explores poli...Show More

NATO at 70 is more than a military alliance

1:01:06 | Mar 29th

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization turns 70 in April. To discuss challenges to and opportunities for the alliance as it enters its eighth decade, this episode features a discussion among a group of leading Brookings experts: John Allen, president...Show More

Fixing bail, fines, and fees in the criminal justice system

42:00 | Mar 22nd

The share of felony defendants in the criminal justice system who are required to post bail to avoid pre-trail detention is increasing, while the share released without bail is dropping. Simultaneously the amount of time from arrest to adjudication h...Show More

India’s role as a democracy in the liberal international order

27:20 | Mar 19th

Since its independence from Britain in 1947, India has evolved into a strong electoral democracy—the largest in the world—and one that has proven resilient in the face of the populist tide pressuring many western democracies. India has also emerged a...Show More

Indonesia, an unlikely democracy

40:24 | Mar 15th

Indonesia, a presidential democracy, is the largest Muslim-majority nation in the world and the fourth most populated on earth. It is also the largest nation in Southeast Asia—Indonesia’s archipelago of over 18,000 islands stretches the distance from...Show More

The next democracy debate in the Middle East

44:46 | Mar 12th

The Arab Spring movements that started in 2010 and 2011 across North Africa and the Middle East  sparked a new debate on the future of democracy in the region. Yet in the years since, the region has seen a return to civil war and proxy warfare, most ...Show More

Alice Rivlin: A career spent making better public policy

28:05 | Mar 8th

"I was always interested in doing good policy analysis, and improving the policy process," says Alice M. Rivlin in this interview about her career in public policy and contributions to making the policy process better. She is a senior fellow in Econo...Show More

The challenges to democracy in East Asia

35:07 | Mar 4th

East Asia is home to diverse political regimes, economies, and religions, and is central to global economic trade and growth. But it is also a region increasingly defined by U.S.-China competition. Moving forward, what role Japan will play in upholdi...Show More

Why nonworking men are unhappiest in America

33:28 | Mar 1st

In new research, Carol Graham and Sergio Pinto assesses the troublesome levels of ill-being among out-of-work men, and the challenges this poses to the future of work and the future of the middle class more generally. Carol Graham, the Leo Pasvolsky ...Show More

The India-Pakistan crisis

35:35 | Feb 28th

A new crisis has been unfolding over the past weeks between India and Pakistan. To help you understand what's been going on, what's new, and the road ahead, two Brookings experts discussed the crisis. Tanvi Madan, director of the India Project at Bro...Show More

How we connect: Network revolutions from Gutenberg to Google

24:27 | Feb 22nd

“How we connect defines who we are,” says Brookings visiting fellow and former FCC chair Tom Wheeler on today’s episode. He is the author of the new book published by the Brookings Institution Press titled, “From Gutenberg to Google: The History of O...Show More

Stacey Abrams on how to overcome voter suppression

34:08 | Feb 15th

In 2018 Stacey Abrams ran in Georgia to become the nation’s first African-American female governor. Despite a narrow defeat in the race, Abrams and her campaign launched a new national conversation about the importance of voting rights by shining a l...Show More

How automation and AI are redefining work

38:54 | Feb 8th

How will automation change the way we live and work? Will robots take your job? These and related questions have been asked about labor and the economy for decades, and with more urgency as artificial intelligence continues to become more pervasive i...Show More

Black History Month: Creating environments of belonging

28:58 | Feb 1st

Camille Busette, senior fellow and director of the Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion Initiative at Brookings, illuminates Brookings scholars' research during Black History Month, with a focus on building more inclusive economies, addressing structural ...Show More

Iran’s 1979 revolution and its legacies today

1:07:58 | Jan 25th

In a special episode of the Brookings Cafeteria podcast, five Brookings experts—Suzanne Maloney, Bruce Riedel, Jeffrey Feltman, Daniel L. Byman, and Elaine Kamarck—describe how the consequences of Iran’s 1979 revolution affected Iran and the region a...Show More

How America’s presidential primaries work and what to expect in 2020

28:25 | Jan 18th

Elaine Kamarck, senior fellow and founding director of the Center for Effective Public Management at the Brookings Institution, talks with Brookings Institution Press Director Bill Finan about the third edition of her book, “Primary Politics: Everyth...Show More

How Saudi Arabia and Iran use Islam in foreign policy

57:57 | Jan 10th

Peter Mandaville and Shadi Hamid, both experts in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at Brookings, discuss their new paper, “Islam as statecraft: How governments use religion in foreign policy.” Their research focuses largely on how...Show More

The top economic issues in 2019

22:33 | Jan 3rd

David Wessel, senior fellow and director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, discusses the top economic issues facing the United States in the upcoming year. Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds, fellow in Governance Studies, offers...Show More

Best of the Brookings Cafeteria podcast in 2018

51:46 | Dec 27th, 2018

To celebrate the closing of the year, today’s show features our favorite clips from past 12 months. We hope you enjoy it and perhaps take the opportunity to download full episodes that interest you, share the show with friends, and rate the podcast o...Show More

An update on Brexit

33:24 | Dec 20th, 2018

Amanda Sloat, Robert M. Bosch Senior Fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, explains recent news about Brexit, and what could happen in the weeks leading up to March 29, the date on which the United Kingdom...Show More

AI, cybersecurity, and the future of geopolitics

34:12 | Dec 13th, 2018

Artificial intelligence is now in every domain of our lives, from commerce to politics, medicine to entertainment, and global trade to geopolitics. In this episode, expert John Villasenor discusses the important intersection of AI, cybersecurity, and...Show More

Four leaders in girls’ education share their stories and policy ideas

1:06:42 | Dec 7th, 2018

Christina Kwauk, a fellow with the Center for Universal Education at Brookings, talks with four women who are leaders in girls’ education in their home countries, and are part of the current cohort of Echidna Global Scholars. Sumbal Naveed (Pakistan)...Show More

Stories from a life with presidents and ideas

37:52 | Nov 29th, 2018

Brookings Senior Fellow emeritus Stephen Hess talks about his new memoir, "Bit Player: A Life with Presidents and Ideas." Plus, What's Happening in Congress, with Molly Reynolds, in which she talks about Nancy Pelosi's chances of becoming the next Sp...Show More

9 good policy ideas on Thanksgiving

27:42 | Nov 21st, 2018

In this special episode of the Brookings Cafeteria podcast, we reflect on some of the forward-thinking policy ideas and good news stories that were discussed in podcasts from the Brookings Institution in 2018. Plus, hear the trailer for the new Brook...Show More

Legislation or gridlock in Congress after the 2018 midterms?

36:33 | Nov 16th, 2018

Sarah Binder, a senior fellow in Governance Studies at Brookings, and Molly Reynolds, a fellow also in Governance Studies, discuss politics and policy in the House and Senate following the 2018 midterm elections. What will change? What will stay the ...Show More

2018 midterms: What happened, what’s next

31:37 | Nov 9th, 2018

Brookings Institution Senior Fellows Elaine Kamarck and Camille Busette discuss the results of the 2018 midterm elections, with focus on Democratic House gains, Republican Senate gains, and whether these changes presage working with President Trump o...Show More

2018 midterms: Will tax cuts help Republicans?

32:56 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Vanessa Williamson, a fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, talks about whether the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed by a GOP-controlled Congress and signed by President Trump in December 2017, will have any effect on voters in the ...Show More

2018 midterms: Why raising incomes can boost youth voting rates

20:11 | Oct 30th, 2018

Randall Akee, a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Economic Studies program at Brookings, discusses new research on the relationship between household incomes and voting in the U.S. He and his co-researchers discovered that an increase in a child’s fa...Show More

2018 midterms: What forgotten Americans want from politics and policy

45:52 | Oct 26th, 2018

Isabel Sawhill, a senior fellow in Economic Studies at Brookings, addresses the economic, cultural, and political divisions in America today, and describes what she learned by talking with Americans in three cities about what they want—and don’t want...Show More

2018 midterms: Health care is a top voter concern

20:49 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Matthew Fiedler, a fellow in the Center for Health Policy at Brookings, addresses the health policy issues on voters’ minds as the 2018 midterm elections approach. He reviews the Trump administration’s changes to the Affordable Care Act, why Democrat...Show More

2018 midterms: Will Russia hack the elections?

32:39 | Oct 19th, 2018

Alina Polyakova, a David M. Rubenstein fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings, addresses the question of Russia’s potential involvement in the 2018 midterm elections. She also describes the latest tactics in disinformation campaigns and cyber threats,...Show More

2018 midterms: A big election year for states

18:48 | Oct 16th, 2018

Amy Liu, vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, addresses issues in gubernatorial and local races in the 2018 midterms, including the challenges of job growth, new technologies, and state preempti...Show More

2018 midterms: Myths about the upcoming elections

33:33 | Oct 12th, 2018

In the first episode of a special series on the 2018 midterm elections, Senior Fellow John Hudak describes some of the issues shaping the upcoming midterm elections and which common narratives around the elections are not supported by data.   Also in...Show More

Who’s left out by America’s digital divide?

1:01:40 | Oct 5th, 2018

Nicol Turner Lee, a fellow in Governance Studies and the Center for Technology Innovation, discusses America’s digital divide and challenges for people with lower incomes to access high-speed broadband and data networks. Turner Lee also describes the...Show More

America’s role in protecting the global order

1:05:34 | Sep 28th, 2018

Senior Fellows E.J. Dionne and Robert Kagan discuss America’s evolving but essential role in the liberal world order, the strength of democracy around the globe, and Kagan’s new book “The Jungle Grows Back.” Also in this episode, Andre Perry describe...Show More

Power and diplomacy in Southeast Asia

46:38 | Sep 21st, 2018

Senior Fellow Jonathan Stromseth interviews Bilahari Kausikan, the former permanent secretary of Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on a range of current diplomatic and security issues in Southeast Asia, including Singapore’s role in the region...Show More

Peace, security, and the United Nations General Assembly

34:22 | Sep 19th, 2018

In a special edition of the Brookings Cafeteria podcast, Foreign Policy Vice President and Director Bruce Jones discusses his new report on the peace and security landscape around the world and previews the United Nations General Assembly in New York...Show More

Two Brookings economists reflect on the financial crisis and their careers

39:33 | Sep 14th, 2018

David M. Rubenstein Fellows Randall Akee and Marcus Casey discuss their research for the Economic Studies program at Brookings and how the 2008 financial crisis affected their careers as economists. Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds describes the ...Show More

Trump’s war on the press

28:09 | Sep 7th, 2018

Marvin Kalb, a nonresident senior fellow and veteran journalist, discusses his new book “Enemy of the People: Trump’s War on the Press, the New McCarthyism, and the Threat to American Democracy,” and why President Trump’s attacks on the media are a c...Show More

Norm Eisen, the Petschek Palace, and Europe’s turbulent century

28:16 | Aug 31st, 2018

Senior Fellow Norman Eisen discusses his new book, “The Last Palace: Europe’s Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House,” with Thomas Wright, director of the Center on the United States and Europe. Eisen describes the Petschek house in ...Show More

A progress report on Betsy DeVos’ education agenda

34:44 | Aug 24th, 2018

Elizabeth Mann Levesque, a fellow in Governance Studies and the Brown Center on Education Policy, discusses some of the policies being pursued by the United States Department of Education under current Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Also in this...Show More

If the US doesn’t lead on foreign assistance, who will?

44:58 | Aug 17th, 2018

Merrell Tuck-Primdahl, communications director for the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings, interviews participants from the 15th annual Brookings Blum Roundtable. This year’s roundtable focused on U.S. leadership in foreign assistanc...Show More

The rise of the alt-right

35:15 | Aug 10th, 2018

Baruch College professor Thomas J. Main discusses his new book, “The Rise of the Alt-Right,” with Bill Finan, director of the Brookings Institution Press. In the interview and his book, Main describes the alt-right’s ideological roots, how it became ...Show More

Charlottesville: One year later

44:42 | Aug 3rd, 2018

In a special edition of the Brookings Cafeteria, four Brookings experts share their thoughts on the 2017 white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Va. Their commentary includes analyses of race and extremism in America, the history of racism and ...Show More

America’s data privacy problem

29:15 | Jul 27th, 2018

Cameron Kerry, who currently serves as the Ann R. and the Andrew H. Tisch Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Brookings and was formerly general counsel and acting secretary of the United States Department of Commerce, describes the state of online cons...Show More

Finding breakthroughs for the UN Sustainable Development Goals

26:24 | Jul 20th, 2018

Homi Kharas, interim vice president and director of the Global Economy and Development program, and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala discuss some of the innovative approaches for reaching the United Nations Sustainable Development...Show More

Building America’s water workforce

29:29 | Jul 13th, 2018

Associate Fellow Joseph Kane discusses his research on the 1.7 million people who work on America’s water infrastructure and the future challenges and opportunities that workforce faces. Also in this episode, meet David M. Rubenstein Fellow Jenny Sch...Show More

Grading America’s civics education

27:47 | Jul 6th, 2018

Michael Hansen, director of the Brown Center on Education Policy, discusses a new Brown Center Report on American Education and how schools are equipping their students with a quality civics education. Also in this episode, Joseph Parilla and Max Bou...Show More

The transformation of Title IX

27:10 | Jun 29th, 2018

Boston College professor R. Shep Melnick discusses his recent book, “The Transformation of Title IX,” and how implementation of the law has reached far beyond the original intent since its passage in 1972. Also in this episode, David Wessel describes...Show More

On Brookings and its role in today’s policy debates

47:54 | Jun 22nd, 2018

On the 200th episode of the Brookings Cafeteria podcast, Ted Gayer, Brookings’s executive vice president and the vice president for Economic Studies, discusses his role at the Institution and some of the policy issues Brookings scholars are prioritiz...Show More

What happened at the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore?

54:59 | Jun 14th, 2018

In this episode, five Brookings experts offer their reactions to the recent summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, their analyses of the key outcomes, and their assessments of what comes next. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on Apple...Show More

Understanding when Black Lives Matter protests occur

24:24 | Jun 8th, 2018

Governance Studies Fellow Vanessa Williamson discusses her research on the Black Lives Matter movement, the connection between police-involved killings and protest activity, and the scope of racial inequity in America’s criminal justice system. Also ...Show More

One year after Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement

47:29 | May 31st, 2018

Todd Stern, Brookings senior fellow and the chief climate negotiator in the Obama administration, discusses his role in negotiating the Paris Climate Agreement and the implications of President Trump announcing his intention to withdrawal the United ...Show More

Remaking education to help young people thrive

31:23 | May 24th, 2018

Rebecca Winthrop, director of the Center for Universal Education at Brookings, describes the skills children need to succeed in life and how to improve the quality of learning for the most marginalized children and youth, including girls and children...Show More

How artificial intelligence will change the future of work

41:27 | May 18th, 2018

Darrell West, director of the Center for Technology Innovation, discusses his recent book “The Future of Work: Robotics, AI, and Automation.” West explains that as robots, artificial intelligence, and automation make it possible to be more productive...Show More

Improving opportunity with policies for women and families

28:22 | May 11th, 2018

Senior Fellow Isabel V. Sawhill discusses her research on the “success sequence” and how the combination of work, education, and family planning can help reduce poverty and increase opportunity in America. Also in this episode, Alan Berube previews h...Show More

Racial disparities in school discipline

24:04 | May 4th, 2018

Jon Valant, a fellow in the Brown Center on Education Policy, discusses his research on disparities and discrimination in how schools discipline students of different racial and economic backgrounds. Also in this episode, David Wessel explains the po...Show More

Is anyone addressing Venezuela’s refugee crises?

36:14 | Apr 27th, 2018

Dany Bahar, David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Global Economy and Development program, discusses his recent trip to the Venezuelan border and the economic and refugee crises the country is currently facing. Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds explain...Show More

Fixing America's broken marijuana policies

44:21 | Apr 20th, 2018

Senior Fellow John Hudak discusses recent changes in public policy toward medical and recreational marijuana in the United States. Also in this episode, nuclear strategy and arms control expert Frank A. Rose makes his Brookings podcast debut in our r...Show More

Grand strategy in the age of Trump

28:28 | Apr 17th, 2018

Hal Brands, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, discusses his new book, “American Grand Strategy in the Age of Trump,” and what an “America First” foreign policy framework looks like. Also in this episode, Joe P...Show More

Tax day is coming, what are the experts saying?

24:24 | Apr 13th, 2018

Brookings experts discuss some of the biggest issues in the current tax policy debate including American’s sense of patriotic duty to pay taxes and why filing can be so complicated. Also in this episode, Andre Perry discusses how racism continues to ...Show More

Intro to Southeast Asia: Diversity, security, and politics

35:17 | Apr 6th, 2018

Senior Fellow Jonathan Stromseth discusses the economic and security tensions in Southeast Asia, and relations among its nations with the United States and China. Also in this episode, Jon Valant previews his research on racial disparities in school ...Show More

America's aging population could worsen the federal budget problem

28:30 | Mar 30th, 2018

Senior Fellow Louise Sheiner discusses demographic shifts in the United States and the long term effects an aging population will have on the federal budget. Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds on the recently-passed omnibus spending bill and what p...Show More

Empowering young people to end Chicago’s gun violence problem

30:21 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sits down with young men from Chicago CRED (Creating Real Economic Diversity) to discuss the steps they have taken to disrupt the cycle of gun violence in their community and transition into the legal ec...Show More

Giving minority men a chance to succeed

36:48 | Mar 16th, 2018

Senior Fellow Camille Busette discusses the new Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion Initiative at Brookings and a recent article she authored on the lack of opportunity for poor African-American and Native-American boys. Also in this episode, Joe Parilla...Show More

Marvin Kalb’s stories from Russia

47:18 | Mar 9th, 2018

Nonresident Senior Fellow Marvin Kalb discusses his experience as a diplomatic attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow in his recent book, “The Year I Was Peter the Great.” Also in this episode, David Wessel shares lessons learned from a recent event w...Show More

The millennial generation is a bridge to America's diverse future

39:59 | Mar 2nd, 2018

William Frey, demographer and senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program, discusses his research on the millennial generation. Frey explains why the millennial generation, now the most diverse adult generation in American history, serves as a s...Show More

America's track record in building foreign militaries

36:04 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Mara Karlin, nonresident senior fellow in the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and Foreign Policy program at Brookings, discusses her work at the Department of Defense and her new book, “Building Militaries in Fragile States: Challen...Show More

Overcoming extremism in Pakistan

37:16 | Feb 16th, 2018

Madiha Afzal, nonresident fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings, discusses her new book, “Pakistan Under Siege: Extremism, Society, and the State,” with the director of the Brookings Institution Press, Bill Finan. Afzal ex...Show More

Who is Kim Jong-un?

30:55 | Feb 9th, 2018

Jung Pak, senior fellow in Foreign Policy and the SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies, discusses North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s rise to power, his objectives, and the United States’ military and diplomatic options for the Korean peninsula...Show More

How cities can thrive in the age of Trump

52:36 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Bill Finan, director of the Brookings Institution Press, discusses “The New Localism: How Cities can Thrive in the Age of Populism” with authors Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak. In their book and in the interview, Katz and Nowak explain why cities and th...Show More

How cities are creating inclusive economies, part III

49:29 | Jan 30th, 2018

In the last of a special three-episode series on Brookings's Inclusive Economic Development Lab, we talk to civic leaders from Indianapolis, Nashville, and San Diego about potential solutions each of their cities are considering to address the challe...Show More

How cities are creating inclusive economies, part II

48:39 | Jan 29th, 2018

In the second of a three-episode series, we discuss what civic leaders from Indianapolis, Nashville, and San Diego learned while working with Brookings experts through the Inclusive Economic Development Lab. In episodes one and three of this series, ...Show More

How cities are creating inclusive economies, part I

43:58 | Jan 26th, 2018

In the first of a special three-episode series on Brookings’s Inclusive Economic Development Lab, Rachel Barker, a policy analyst and engagement strategist in the Metropolitan Policy Program, speaks to civic leaders in Indianapolis, Nashville, and Sa...Show More

Countering the wildlife trafficking and poaching threat

39:59 | Jan 19th, 2018

Vanda Felbab-Brown, Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy and the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, discusses her new book “The Extinction Market: Wildlife Trafficking and How to Counter It.” She explains the threats posed by poaching, tro...Show More

Post-American Europe and the new geopolitics

50:29 | Jan 12th, 2018

Thomas Wright, senior fellow in Foreign Policy and director of the Center on the United States and Europe, discusses the state of transatlantic relations and argues that it’s in U.S. interests to engage more with Europe. He also discusses his book “A...Show More

The top economic issues in 2018

42:33 | Jan 5th, 2018

Ted Gayer, vice president and director of Economic Studies at Brookings and the Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow, analyzes the top economic issues facing the United States in the upcoming year. Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds on what Congress lef...Show More

Best of the Brookings Cafeteria podcast in 2017

42:04 | Dec 29th, 2017

As 2017 ends, we look back gratefully on another excellent year for the Brookings Cafeteria podcast. We aired 52 episodes (not including this one), talked with over 60 guests, and covered dozens of policy topics. The Academy of Podcasters at Podcast ...Show More

Winners and losers in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

40:23 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Adam Looney, a senior fellow in Economic Studies and former deputy assistant secretary for tax analysis at the U.S. Treasury Department, discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and explains the im...Show More

Putin’s disinformation war on the West

42:05 | Dec 15th, 2017

Alina Polyakova, David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe and Foreign Policy program, discusses the disinformation campaign waged by the Russian Federation and President Vladimir Putin on the United States and European...Show More

When militants, criminals, and warlords take over

34:18 | Dec 8th, 2017

Vanda Felbab-Brown and Shadi Hamid, both senior fellows in the Foreign Policy program, discuss their new book "Militants, Criminals, and Warlords: The Challenge of Local Governance in an Age of Disorder" with the director of the Brookings Institution...Show More

Today’s mayors are tackling new challenges

34:56 | Dec 1st, 2017

Alaina Harkness, fellow in the Centennial Scholar Initiative at Brookings and the Project on 21st Century City Governance, discusses the key findings from her report on the evolving role of mayors and their position on the frontlines of public policy...Show More

Policy ideas to be thankful for

37:06 | Nov 24th, 2017

In this special episode of the Brookings Cafeteria podcast, we reflect on some of the forward-thinking policy ideas and good news stories that have emerged from events hosted by the Bookings Institution in 2017. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here o...Show More

Turkey’s troubled relations with the West

37:40 | Nov 17th, 2017

Kemal Kirişci, TÜSİAD senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and director of the Turkey Project, discusses his new book Turkey and the West: Fault Lines in a Troubled Alliance with the director of the Brookings Institution Press Bil...Show More

Reflecting on Trump’s presidency one year after his election

29:16 | Nov 10th, 2017

A year after one of the greatest political upsets in American history, Elaine Kamarck, the founding director of the Center for Effective Public Management and a senior fellow in the Governance Studies program, reflects on Trump’s presidency, his grea...Show More

Why black cities matter

29:32 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Andre Perry, a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program, discusses his new research project on the more than 1,200 majority-black communities in the United States. Also in this episode, Makada Henry-Nickie, also a new David M. Ru...Show More

How investing in girls’ education can help fight climate change

31:11 | Oct 27th, 2017

Christina Kwauk, postdoctoral fellow for the Center for Universal Education in the Global Economy and Development program, discusses the findings of a new report which examines how promoting girls’ reproductive rights, investing in girls’ education, ...Show More

The real cost of hosting the 2016 Rio Olympics

38:50 | Oct 20th, 2017

Juliana Barbassa and Theresa Williamson, two contributors to "Rio 2016: Olympic Myths, Hard Realities" from the Brookings Institution Press, discuss the corruption, disruption, and overall economic costs of hosting last year’s summer Olympic Games in...Show More

Voices on U.S. foreign assistance Pt. 2

45:26 | Oct 13th, 2017

In the second part of a two-part series on challenges facing U.S. foreign assistance, experts from the global development community discuss the importance of the private sector in aid financing, measuring aid effectiveness, foreign assistance success...Show More

Voices on US foreign aid (part 1)

50:53 | Oct 6th, 2017

Leading voices from the global development community, including George Ingram, a senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program, discuss the challenges facing U.S. foreign aid. These experts were all participants at the 14th annual Brook...Show More

How Pittsburgh went from steel town to innovation city

40:59 | Sep 29th, 2017

Brookings expert Scott Andes discusses the findings of a new report from the Centennial Scholar Initiative, “Capturing the next economy: Pittsburgh’s rise as a global innovation city,” which examines how Pittsburgh was able to transform itself from a...Show More

After Snowden—surveillance, protecting privacy, and reforming the NSA

34:49 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Tim Edgar, former ACLU lawyer and National Security Council advisor on cybersecurity, and current senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, discusses his new book “Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the ...Show More

10 years after the Great Recession, why aren't more Americans working?

45:32 | Sep 15th, 2017

10 years after the Great Recession, new research from the Hamilton Project at Brookings scholars Jay Shambaugh and Ryan Nunn demonstrates that although the 'jobs gap' from the recession is now closed, millions of American men and women of prime worki...Show More

The true costs of Trump's border wall (part 2)

32:24 | Sep 8th, 2017

In the second of two parts of a conversation about the U.S.-Mexico border wall that President Trump has pledged to build, Brookings Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown discusses the costs of a wall for the U.S. economy and the environment, and whether i...Show More

The true costs of Trump's border wall (part 1)

36:12 | Sep 1st, 2017

President Donald Trump pledges to build a wall on the border between the U.S. and Mexico, claiming that it will stop criminals and drugs from entering the United States. Vanda Felbab-Brown, a senior fellow in the Center for 21st Century Security and ...Show More

Limitations of the senate filibuster

24:54 | Aug 25th, 2017

Molly Reynolds, fellow in Governance Studies, discusses her new book Exceptions to the Rule: The Politics of Filibuster Limitations in the U.S. Senate, and introduces "majoritarian exceptions" as a key instrument of majority party power in the Senate...Show More

Welfare, segregation, economic mobility

51:56 | Aug 18th, 2017

Bradley Hardy, the Okun-Model Fellow in Economic Studies and an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University, talks about his research on why people participate, or don't, in social welfare programs like food stamps, and...Show More

Crisis in Qatar

29:30 | Aug 11th, 2017

Nader Kabbani, director of research at the Brookings Doha Center and a senior fellow in Global Economy and Development, provides a background on the Qatar-Gulf crisis and outlines its social, economic, and political implications. Also in this episode...Show More

The community college-employer connection

32:01 | Aug 4th, 2017

Elizabeth Mann, a fellow in the Brown Center on Education Policy in Governance Studies, discusses her work on the relationship between community colleges and employers and outlines how cooperation between the two can counter the skills gap in the Ame...Show More

Weapons of mass destruction and global health security

28:37 | Jul 28th, 2017

Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, a joint visiting fellow with Brookings and the University of Pennsylvania Perry World House and the former coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation at the Depart...Show More

Crisis in Caracas, unrest in Venezuela

25:30 | Jul 21st, 2017

Dany Bahar, a fellow in the Global Economy and Development program, explains the circumstances behind increasing social, political, and economic unrest in Venezuela and offers some recommendations on a response to the situation. Also in this episode:...Show More

A life in foreign service

29:56 | Jul 14th, 2017

Ambassador James Dobbins discusses his new book Foreign Service: Five decades on the front lines of American diplomacy and his experiences working to advance U.S. national interests in some of the country's most difficult situations. Also in this epi...Show More

After the Paris climate accord

29:35 | Jul 7th, 2017

Nathan Hultman, a nonresident senior fellow in Global Economy and Development, addresses the future of governmental response to climate change following President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Also in this episode: Martha Ros...Show More

Can President Trump implement his immigration agenda?

28:05 | Jun 30th, 2017

Elaine Kamarck, a senior fellow in the Governance Studies program and director of the Center for Effective Public Management at the Brookings Institution, discusses her new report "Hitting the wall: On immigration, campaign promises clash with polic...Show More

Net neutrality: The war is over

36:43 | Jun 23rd, 2017

Stuart N. Brotman, a nonresident senior fellow in the Center for Technology Innovation, provides a brief history of net neutrality and addresses the future of the FCC's telecommunications rule-making under Title II. Also in this episode: Molly Reynol...Show More

Hoarding the American Dream

28:15 | Jun 16th, 2017

Richard Reeves, a senior fellow in Economic Studies and co-director of the Center on Children and Families, discusses his new book Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That is a Problem, and Wh...Show More

Career paths and earnings after college

30:16 | Jun 9th, 2017

Ryan Nunn, a fellow in Economic Studies and policy director for the Hamilton Project, addresses the earnings of college graduates based on their choices in career path and course of study.  Also in this episode: Louise Sheiner, a senior fellow in Eco...Show More

The 1967 Arab-Israeli War

56:28 | Jun 2nd, 2017

Between June 5 and June 10, 1967, Israel and an Arab coalition of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan fought a war that Israelis call the Six Day War, and that Arabs generally call the June War. By war’s end, Israel had captured territories on all three fronts:...Show More

Is Africa still rising?

28:53 | May 26th, 2017

Brahima Sangafowa Coulibaly, director of the Africa Growth Initiative and senior fellow in Global Economy and Development, discusses his new role at the Africa Growth Initiative and what challenges and opportunities African nations are facing today....Show More

The global middle class

30:14 | May 19th, 2017

Homi Kharas, senior fellow and co-director of Global Economy and Development, discusses his report, "The unprecedented expansion of the global middle class" and explores the challenges and opportunities this brings in emerging and developing economi...Show More

Europe and the world

38:30 | May 12th, 2017

Javier Solana, a distinguished fellow at Brookings, discusses why Europe and European institutions such as the EU and NATO are important not only in terms of European integration, but for the world. Solana has held numerous leadership posts, includin...Show More

Demography and democracy

35:01 | May 5th, 2017

William H. Frey, a senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, talks about his collaborative research project, "States of Change," which explores demographic change and its effects on the U.S. electorate and politics. Also in this ...Show More

Tunisian youth and their politics

32:09 | Apr 28th, 2017

Sarah Yerkes, fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former nonresident fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy, considers the low youth participation in Tunisian politics and the implications for the country's democracy.  A...Show More

What Putin and Russia want

28:24 | Apr 21st, 2017

Pavel Baev, nonresident senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe, addresses the character and ambitions of President Vladimir Putin and discusses what policies to pursue in managing the challenging U.S.-Russia relationship. Also in...Show More

Proud to pay taxes

33:40 | Apr 14th, 2017

Vanessa Williamson, fellow in Governance Studies, explains why the civic commitment of tax paying makes Americans proud and how misinformation about the tax system can negatively influence public perception of taxes. Also, brought to you by the Brook...Show More

The water problem

32:25 | Apr 7th, 2017

Patricia Mulroy, senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program and editor of "The Water Problem," discusses her new book and sheds light on the critical water crisis in the United States. Also in this episode, John Villasenor, nonresident senior f...Show More

The Arab world should employ more women

33:56 | Mar 31st, 2017

Bessma Momani, nonresident fellow at the Brookings Doha Center and author of Arab Dawn, examines how Arab countries would benefit from more women joining the formal workforce and how this would promote gender equality throughout the region. Also in ...Show More

The Pakistan challenge

35:46 | Mar 24th, 2017

Bruce Riedel, senior fellow and director of the Brookings Intelligence Project, offers his expert view on the policy challenges facing the new administration with respect to Pakistan, their double-sided government, and their tumultuous regional relat...Show More

What went wrong with college sports

31:13 | Mar 17th, 2017

Donna A. Lopiano, adjunct lecturer in sports management at Southern Connecticut State University and president of Sports Management Resources consulting firm, and former Women's Athletic Director at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses her mo...Show More

Regulatory policy in the Trump administration

41:34 | Mar 10th, 2017

Philip Wallach, senior fellow in Governance Studies, breaks down the regulatory process and considers the shape of regulation in Trump’s administration. Also in this episode, an excerpt from an event with Ma Ying-jeou, former President of the Republi...Show More

Understanding the global refugee crisis

29:50 | Mar 2nd, 2017

Jessica Brandt, associate fellow in Foreign Policy and special assistant to the president in the Executive Office, examines the state of the global refugee crisis today and addresses what steps the United States and international community should tak...Show More

Is Russia a threat?

44:44 | Feb 24th, 2017

Steven Pifer, senior fellow and director of the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative, examines the relationship between the U.S. and Russia in terms of nuclear policy, arms control, and the conflict with Ukraine. Also in this episode, Molly ...Show More

Fixing, or replacing, the Affordable Care Act

33:39 | Feb 17th, 2017

Alice Rivlin, a senior fellow in Economic Studies and the Center for Health Policy, addresses the claim that the Affordable Care Act is "collapsing," and provides her expert analysis on what actions the new administration and Congress should take on ...Show More

Islamism after the Arab Spring

46:57 | Feb 10th, 2017

Shadi Hamid, senior fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Center for Middle East Policy, discusses his new co-authored paper "Islamism After the Arab Spring: Between the Islamic State and the Nation State." He explains...Show More

Introducing "5 on 45": A new podcast from the Brookings Podcast Network

00:50 | Feb 9th, 2017

Want a daily bite of analysis from Brookings experts on what’s happening with the Trump administration? Subscribe to 5 on 45 through your favorite podcast app for a quick hit of commentary on the day’s news. And don't forget to follow @policypodcasts...Show More

A short history of marijuana

29:48 | Feb 3rd, 2017

John Hudak, deputy director of the Center for Effective Public Management and senior fellow in Governance Studies, discusses why marijuana is an important public policy issue and how its image is changing, which is the focus of his new book, "Marijua...Show More

The top economic issues in 2017

40:12 | Jan 27th, 2017

Ted Gayer, vice president and director of Economic Studies and the Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow, looks at the top economic issues in the upcoming year. Tune in to hear his views on the performance of the U.S. economy and job markets, as well as th...Show More

What do ex-presidents do?

24:21 | Jan 19th, 2017

Elaine Kamarck, director of the Center for Effective Public Management and a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, discusses what's next for Barack Obama and what role former presidents play in our civic life. She also offers some predictions about ho...Show More

India's foreign policy

29:21 | Jan 13th, 2017

Shivshankar Menon, a distinguished fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings and a former Indian foreign minister and national security advisor, shares some of his experiences behind the scenes of some of India’s most critical foreign policy decisions. I...Show More

Trump's national security and defense team

48:18 | Jan 6th, 2017

Donald Trump’s inauguration as 45th president of the United States is right around the corner, and so the nation's (and world's) focus turns to the end of his transition to the White House and the start of his administration. Senior Fellow Michael O’...Show More

Best of the Brookings Cafeteria in 2016

40:41 | Dec 30th, 2016

2016 is finally over and with it another great year for the Brookings Cafeteria podcast. We had 52 episodes, over 60 guests, and covered dozens of policy topics. We celebrated the centennial of the Brookings Institution in a few episodes. The Academy...Show More

The global political economy

49:41 | Dec 16th, 2016

Kemal Derviş, vice president and director of Global Economy and Development at Brookings, discusses policies for a globally interdependent world, which is the focus of his new book “Reflections on Progress: Essays on the Global Political Economy.” Al...Show More

Open government and Trump's transition ethics

46:49 | Dec 9th, 2016

Ambassador Norman Eisen, visiting fellow in Governance Studies and former U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic, discusses the controversies surrounding President-elect Trump’s transition to the White House and his new report on open government. Also...Show More

Megachange is upending the world

24:07 | Dec 2nd, 2016

Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies and author of “Megachange: Economic Disruption, Political Upheaval, and Social Strife in the 21st Century,” analyzes how recent dramatic disruptions in trends, such as the rise of Donald...Show More

Trump's transition to the White House

30:09 | Nov 25th, 2016

Elaine Kamarck, senior fellow in Governance Studies and founding director of the Center for Effective Public Management, discusses the ongoing transition of president-elect Donald Trump to the White House. Also in this episode, Joshua Meltzer, senior...Show More

The rise of Chinese President Xi Jinping

44:35 | Nov 18th, 2016

Cheng Li, senior fellow in Foreign Policy and director of the John L. Thornton China Center, talks about the rise of Chinese President Xi Jinping through the Chinese communist party leadership, which is the focus of his new book, “Chinese Politics in...Show More

After Election 2016

52:59 | Nov 10th, 2016

Brookings experts discuss Election 2016 and the transition ahead. David Wessel, senior fellow in Economic Studies and director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, moderates a conversation with Stuart Butler, senior fellow in Economi...Show More

Election 2016: It's almost over

44:43 | Nov 4th, 2016

John Hudak, deputy director of the Center for Effective Public Management and a senior fellow in Governance Studies, discusses the final stretch of the 2016 U.S. presidential election and what to expect after the election is over.    Also in this epi...Show More

Election 2016 and low-income white Americans

44:10 | Oct 28th, 2016

Carol Graham, senior fellow in Global Economy and Development, explores the socioeconomic factors impacting the health and happiness of low-income white Americans and how they are playing out in the 2016 presidential election. Also in this episode, J...Show More

How the next president can impact US alliances and the international liberal order

1:03:38 | Oct 27th, 2016

As part of the Brookings Election 2016 project, the Brookings Podcast Network brings you a special edition episode in which Indira Lakshamanan, Washington columnist for the Boston Globe and contributor to Politico, moderates a conversation with Fiona...Show More

Globalization and the 2016 presidential election

32:25 | Oct 21st, 2016

Homi Kharas, deputy director in the Global Economy and Development program and one of the authors of Brookings’s new “11 Global Debates” series, examines how issues of globalization are playing out in the 2016 presidential election. Also in this epis...Show More

Down-ballot races in the 2016 election

32:24 | Oct 14th, 2016

Molly Reynolds, fellow in Governance Studies, examines the upcoming down-ballot races and how they will shape Congress and state governments. Also in this episode, John Hudak, deputy director of the Center for Effective Public Management and a senior...Show More

Minority voting in the 2016 election

38:58 | Oct 7th, 2016

Fredrick C. Harris, nonresident senior fellow in Governance Studies and director of the Center on African American Politics and Society at Columbia University, and guest interviewer Adrianna Pita, host of the Intersections podcast, discuss the histor...Show More

What does success in the Middle East look like for the next president?

1:03:15 | Oct 6th, 2016

As part of the Brookings Election 2016 project, the Brookings Cafeteria brings you a special edition podcast where Indira Lakshamanan, columnist for the Boston Globe, moderates a conversation with Robert Einhorn, senior fellow in the Arms Control and...Show More

Foreign policy issues in the presidential election

39:38 | Sep 30th, 2016

Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow in Foreign Policy and co-director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, discusses ISIS, refugees, trade, and other foreign policy issues weighing on the minds of voters. He also addresses many of th...Show More

Economic issues in the presidential election

48:37 | Sep 23rd, 2016

David Wessel, senior fellow and director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, looks at Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s different approaches to policy issues including taxes, family leave, and trade. Also in this episode, John Hu...Show More

Syrian refugees and Western inaction

53:39 | Sep 16th, 2016

Guest host Robert McKenzie, visiting fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World, and Leon Wieseltier, the Isaiah Berlin Senior Fellow in Culture and Policy, discuss how Western inaction impacts Syrian refugees and the political la...Show More

U.S. business in Africa

43:08 | Sep 9th, 2016

Amadou Sy, senior fellow and director of the Africa Growth Initiative, addresses both the opportunities and challenges of U.S. economic engagement in Africa as the second U.S.-Africa Business Forum approaches. Also in this episode, Elizabeth Kneebone...Show More

Why presidents fail

22:57 | Sep 2nd, 2016

Elaine Kamarck, senior fellow in Governance Studies and director of the Center for Effective Public Management, talks about why we need a managerial presidency, a central argument in her most recent book Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed A...Show More

Financial ecosystems and the move toward equity

19:10 | Aug 26th, 2016

John Villasenor, nonresident senior fellow in Governance Studies and the Center for Technology Innovation, discusses his new report on digital and financial inclusion. Also stay tuned for our regular election update from John Hudak, deputy director o...Show More

The case for trade and the TPP

32:12 | Aug 19th, 2016

Mireya Solís, senior fellow and the Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies in the Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies, explores the domestic and international importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, comments on what the presidential cand...Show More

America’s 'insane' politics

23:31 | Aug 12th, 2016

Jonathan Rauch, senior fellow in Governance Studies, expands on his widely popular new article in The Atlantic titled, “How American Politics Went Insane.” Also in this episode, Metropolitan Policy Program Associate Fellow Devashree Saha examines the...Show More

Brazil on the global stage

28:09 | Aug 5th, 2016

Harold Trinkunas, senior fellow and director of the Latin America Initiative at Brookings, and David Mares, guest scholar in the Latin America Initiative, discusses their new book Aspirational Power: Brazil’s Long Road to Global Influence.  Also in t...Show More

Fracking + election update

33:42 | Jul 29th, 2016

After the conventions, a presidential election update from John Hudak. In the interview, Mark Muro, senior fellow and policy director of the Metropolitan Policy Program discusses a plan to address the economic boom-bust cycle in states that rely heav...Show More

Coup attempt in Turkey

32:43 | Jul 22nd, 2016

Kemal Kirişci, TÜSİAD Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy, discusses the recent coup in Turkey and its implications for Turkey’s regional role, foreign policy, and its democracy. Also in this podcast our final Syrian Refugee series segment with Matteo Ga...Show More

Islam: A conversation with Shadi Hamid

56:18 | Jul 15th, 2016

Shadi Hamid, senior fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Center for Middle East Policy and author of the new book Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World, discusses his own personal...Show More

What Brexit means for Britain and the EU

49:52 | Jul 8th, 2016

Fiona Hill, director of the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings and a senior fellow in Foreign Policy, discusses the decision of a majority of voters in Britain to leave the E.U. and the consequences of Brexit for the country’s econom...Show More

Arne Duncan on solutions to Chicago’s youth violence crisis

37:41 | Jul 1st, 2016

Arne Duncan, former U.S. secretary of education during the Obama administration and now a nonresident senior fellow with the Brown Center on Education Policy, discusses the crisis of youth violence in Chicago and solutions that strengthen schools and...Show More

The Syrian refugee crisis

29:15 | Jun 24th, 2016

Bobby McKenzie, a visiting fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World, discusses the current situation with and solutions for the Syrian refugee crisis.  “The scale, scope and complexity of the Syria crisis is staggering. Nearly h...Show More

2016 election (not-a-horse race) update

33:25 | Jun 17th, 2016

John Hudak, deputy director of the Center for Effective Public Management and a senior fellow in Governance Studies, discusses the fundamental dynamics of the 2016 election, the importance of the ground game, vice presidential picks, and prospects fo...Show More

Becoming brilliant: What science tells us about raising successful children

45:41 | Jun 10th, 2016

Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, senior fellow in the Center for Universal Education and a psychology professor at Temple University, and University of Delaware professor Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, also a psychologist, discuss their new book: "Becoming brillian...Show More

Phil Klay on the citizen-soldier

43:34 | Jun 3rd, 2016

In this podcast, award-winning author and veteran Phil Klay discusses how his experience as a Marine Corps officer in Iraq informed his short-story collection Redeployment, which won the National Book Award in 2014; and also talks about the themes he...Show More

Invest in children for better outcomes

34:06 | May 27th, 2016

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, director of The Hamilton Project and senior fellow in Economic studies, discusses the importance of investments in children, especially those who are from low socio-economic backgrounds. She highlights issues such as earl...Show More

Sextortion: The New cyber crime

44:43 | May 19th, 2016

Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow in Governance Studies and co-founder and editor-in-chief of The LawFare Blog, is co-author of a new study,-“Sextortion: Cyber Security, Teenagers, & Remote Sexual Assault”; and a legislative proposal to close the sext...Show More

Foreign policy in the Obama era

44:18 | May 13th, 2016

Martin Indyk, executive vice president of the Brookings Institution, offers his take on a broad spectrum of foreign policy issues, including peace in the Middle East, the liberal international order, and his own journey in foreign affairs leadership ...Show More

Ironic: Vietnam decision-making worked

24:54 | May 6th, 2016

Les Gelb, a former Brookings fellow and co-author of the 1979 book The Irony of Vietnam: The System Worked –which is being released this month as a Brookings Press Classic – discusses the influence the Vietnam War has had on how the U.S handles wars ...Show More

The U.S.-Cuba thaw

24:59 | Apr 29th, 2016

Richard Feinberg, a nonresident senior fellow in the Latin America Initiative and author of the forthcoming book, “Open for Business: Building a New Cuban Economy” (Brookings, 2016), discusses current U.S. and Cuba relations after President Obama's v...Show More

How to get millions learning in the developing world

33:37 | Apr 22nd, 2016

Jenny Perlman Robinson, a nonresident fellow in the Center for Universal Education, and Rebecca Winthrop, a senior fellow and director of the Center for Universal Education, discuss a new report: Millions learning: Scaling up quality education in dev...Show More

Hacking hospitals: Is our personal information at risk?

29:18 | Apr 15th, 2016

In this episode, Niam Yaraghi, a fellow in the Brookings Institution's Center for Technology Innovation, explains the current dilemma of security breaches of medical records that are hitting the health care industry.  “The difference between the IT r...Show More

Burma/Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi

40:28 | Apr 8th, 2016

In this podcast, Lex Rieffel, a nonresident senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program, discusses Myanmar’s transition to democracy, examining the economic, social and political aspects of the transition, as well as potential obstacl...Show More

Baltimore a year after the riots

32:03 | Apr 1st, 2016

One year after: Observations on the rise of innovation districts Jennifer S. Vey, a fellow with the Centennial Scholar Initiative, discusses the current economic, social, and political situation in Baltimore a year after the riots. “1/5 people in Ba...Show More

How well are American students learning?

39:05 | Mar 25th, 2016

Tom Loveless, a nonresident senior fellow in Governance Studies, explains his latest research on measuring achievement of American students. “The bottom line here: the implementation of the common core has appeared to have very little impact on stu...Show More

Why the poorest kids quit high school

26:00 | Mar 18th, 2016

Melissa Kearney, a nonresident senior fellow in Economic Studies, explains her new research (with Phillip Levine for the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity) on high school students who are growing up in places with high income inequality and their...Show More

The Supreme Court after Scalia

31:39 | Mar 11th, 2016

Russell Wheeler, a visiting fellow in Governance Studies and an expert on federal courts, discusses the process and politics of replacing Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court given the current political climate.  “This polariza...Show More

A Syrian refugee speaks

51:00 | Mar 4th, 2016

Qutaiba Idlbi, a Syrian refugee and activist, and Robert L. McKenzie, a Brookings visiting fellow and  expert on the Middle East and North Africa, discuss the Syrian crisis from a personal and public policy perspective. In this podcast, Idlbi shares...Show More

How public policy has changed over the decades

32:34 | Feb 26th, 2016

As a part of Brookings Centenary series, Strobe Talbott, current president of Brookings, and Bruce MacLaury, president of Brookings from 1977 to 1995, look to the major policy challenges that Brookings should take on in its second century while they ...Show More

The rich-poor life expectancy gap

18:13 | Feb 19th, 2016

Gary Burtless, a senior fellow in Economic Studies, explains new research on the growing longevity gap between high-income and low-income Americans, especially among the aged. “Life expectancy difference of low income workers, middle income workers,...Show More

Five Rising Democracies

30:19 | Feb 12th, 2016

Ted Piccone, a senior fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy discusses the five rising democracies; Brazil, South Africa, India, Indonesia, and Turkey and their role in the international liberal order. “These countries show that y...Show More

What happened in Iowa and the next presidential primaries

33:29 | Feb 5th, 2016

Molly Reynolds, a fellow in the Governance Studies Program at Brookings, explains why the Iowa Caucuses matter so much in the presidential election. She also discusses what to expect from Congress this year for both congressional elections and the pr...Show More

Celebrating the Brookings Centenary: The Trustees

21:08 | Jan 28th, 2016

This episode features two of the leaders of the Brookings Institution: the co-chairs of the Brookings Board of Trustees, John L. Thornton and David M. Rubenstein. They reflect on our first 100 years and share their thoughts on Brookings’s second cent...Show More

Made in Africa: manufacturing and economic growth

46:44 | Jan 21st, 2016

In this week’s episode, John Page, a senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program, assesses the potential role of several economic strategies in transforming Africa’s industrial development for the global economy. “Between now and abo...Show More

Obama and the 2016 elections

36:06 | Jan 15th, 2016

Tune in to hear Sarah Binder, senior fellow in Governance Studies, and Bill Galston, senior fellow and the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies and former policy advisor to President Bill Clinton, review President Obama’s State of the Union add...Show More

Top economic issues in 2016

27:09 | Jan 8th, 2016

Ted Gayer, vice President and director of the Economic Studies Program at Brookings and the Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow, forecasts the top economic issues in the upcoming year. Tune in to hear more about the labor market, wages, and productivity...Show More

Best of the Brookings Cafeteria in 2015

31:28 | Dec 31st, 2015

In this last episode of the Brookings Cafeteria podcast for 2015, you'll hear some of the best moments from the show selected from the year's episodes. Thanks to the team that makes this podcast possible: Zack Kulzer, Mark Hoelscher, Carissa Nitchy,...Show More

Why girls’ education is the world’s best investment

21:35 | Dec 22nd, 2015

Rebecca Winthrop, senior fellow and director of the Center for Universal Education at Brookings, discusses her new book (co-authored with Gene Sperling and Christina Kwauk) "What Works in Girls' Education: Evidence for the World's Best Investment" (B...Show More

Foreign policy issues the candidates should be talking about

35:25 | Dec 18th, 2015

“A lot of the issues that we focus on as crises on a daily basis—I think particularly of Syria—they are certainly crises in their own right,” says Jeremy Shapiro. “But to my mind the failure to deal with them does have a lot to do with the consequenc...Show More

Hong Kong, China, and the Umbrella Movement

35:55 | Dec 11th, 2015

Richard Bush, director of the Center for East Asia Policy Studies and holder of the Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies and also the Michael H. Armacost Chair, talks about Hong Kong’s relationship to China, the umbrella movement of 20...Show More

College Rankings: Is there a better system?

38:32 | Dec 3rd, 2015

Jonathan Rothwell, fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, tells us what’s missing in conventional college ranking systems like that of U.S. News & World Report. And using President Obama’s new college score card, Rothwell talks about...Show More

The ISIS attack on Paris

22:27 | Nov 19th, 2015

Daniel Byman, an expert on counterterrorism and Middle East Security, and research director for the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, explains what we know and don’t know about the ISIS terrorist attack in Paris and whether he thinks ISIS w...Show More

Paris climate conference (COP21): what you need to know

44:55 | Nov 13th, 2015

Timmons Roberts, nonresident senior fellow at Brookings and Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at Brown University discusses climate change and the upcoming global climate talks in Paris.  “Scientists are telling us,” Roberts ...Show More

The 2016 presidential election and why primaries matter

26:04 | Nov 6th, 2015

This week, Elaine Kamarck talks presidential primaries, congressional primaries, and the problems facing our current nominating system. She also offers predictions on the likely GOP and Democratic presidential nominees. Listen to find out who she’s t...Show More

Ukraine’s long Russian entanglement

31:46 | Oct 30th, 2015

Marvin Kalb, a nonresident senior fellow at Brookings and former CBS News Correspondent, discusses his new book "Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine and the New Cold War." “I think since 1991 at the end of the Soviet Union, the end of Communism as a glo...Show More

Can we end rural hunger and reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?

45:08 | Oct 23rd, 2015

Homi Kharas and John McArthur discuss their Ending Rural Hunger project, designed to help the world achieve one important facet of the “No Hunger” Sustainable Development Goal.   “[P]robably about ¾ of the [food insecurity] problem that we’re dealin...Show More

A discussion on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

47:24 | Oct 16th, 2015

Fellows Natan Sachs and Khaled Elgindy from the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings debate the challenges facing the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. “In the long term, [Hamas] is not where peace lies… What doomed the disengagement in Gaza ...Show More

The future of American land warfare

34:10 | Oct 8th, 2015

“To use some of the time honored clichés, ‘The enemy may get a vote too.’ Or the Bolshevik line, ‘You may not have an interest in war, but war may have an interest in you.’ I paraphrase that to say we may not, at the moment, have an interest in count...Show More

The plight of Syrian refugees

54:39 | Sep 25th, 2015

“For someone who has followed these issues from 1989 ... it is a sad moment,” says Kemal Kirişci in this podcast. “It is a sad moment because we feel that international solidarity is not there. And that solidarity was, ... for a fleeting moment, trig...Show More

U.S.-Iran relations, the Iran nuclear deal, and the future of Iran  

30:04 | Sep 11th, 2015

“Iran gets out of jail free. I mean, they’re out of the penalty box at this point," says Senior Fellow Suzanne Maloney in this podcast on Iran in a post-nuclear deal world. "The rest of the world will do business as usual with Iran. Iran will be welc...Show More

Community colleges and college affordability

19:08 | Aug 21st, 2015

“Almost half of undergraduates in the United States start at a community college,” says Fellow Adela Soliz in this podcast. Soliz, a new fellow in the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings, identifies challenges faced by students looking to t...Show More

Jihadist terrorism, Islamic State, and the war in Yemen

31:50 | Aug 6th, 2015

“We have successfully built up our defenses so that here, at home in the United States, we’re probably safer than we were a decade ago but abroad our terrorist enemy is more numerous, more barbaric, more dangerous than ever before,” says Senior Fello...Show More

Economic costs of hosting the Olympics and World Cup

43:43 | Jul 13th, 2015

“Go and interview a restaurateur in central London near Piccadilly or go and interview a theatre manager in central London about how their business was in central London in August of 2012 [during the Summer Olympics] and they’ll say ‘It was awful. It...Show More

New Orleans’ resilience 10 years after Hurricane Katrina

28:04 | Jul 7th, 2015

“New Orleans is still in the middle of a major urban experiment,” says Senior Fellow Amy Liu in this podcast, the 50th episode of the Brookings Cafeteria. “It’s an urban experiment that is not so much just about responding to Katrina and the oil spil...Show More

Jean-Marie Guéhenno on his leadership of UN peacekeeping and "The Fog of Peace"

24:42 | Jun 18th, 2015

“More and more we see that the separation between war and peace is not as clear-cut as it used to be,” says Jean-Marie Guéhenno in this podcast. Guéhenno, president and CEO of the International Crisis Group and a nonresident senior fellow at Brooking...Show More

Why the European Union matters

27:49 | Jun 4th, 2015

“The European Union is, in a way, a treasure,” says Distinguished Brookings Fellow Javier Solana in this podcast. “It’s a treasure that really signifies peace, that signifies cooperation … the type of thing the global world of today needs.” Solana,...Show More

Ukraine's struggle for independence

40:45 | May 21st, 2015

What is happening in Ukraine is a tremendous threat to Putin’s Russia precisely because of the kinship that Russians feel with Ukraine,” says Chrystia Freeland in this podcast. Freeland, a Member of Parliament in Canada and also a journalist and auth...Show More

MOOCs, college costs, and the future of higher education

41:37 | May 7th, 2015

“Ten years from now college is going to look a lot different,” says Senior Fellow Stuart Butler in this podcast. Butler, an expert on the future of higher education, economic mobility, budget process reform, and federal entitlement reform, explains h...Show More

Education challenges in the Arab world

26:18 | Apr 23rd, 2015

“The Arab world has made huge progress in giving children access to school,” says Maysa Jalbout, a nonresident fellow with the Center for Universal Education at Brookings. Yet even so, she calls the 2.6 million Syrian children out of school in the re...Show More

Taxes and the IRS

21:03 | Apr 13th, 2015

“Anger at the IRS for the complexity of the tax system is misplaced,” says Senior Fellow Bill Gale in this podcast. “The IRS does not legislate the tax code; Congress does. And if the tax code is complicated, that is Congress’s fault.” Gale, co-direc...Show More

Vegas water czar on West’s water crisis

28:48 | Apr 9th, 2015

“I know that California has got a nightmare on [its] hands right now,” says Pat Mulroy, former general manager for the Southern Nevada Water Authority and now a Brookings nonresident senior fellow, in this podcast taped just as California announced s...Show More

Robert Putnam on "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis"

22:09 | Apr 2nd, 2015

Brookings Fellows E.J. Dionne and Richard Reeves speak with noted political scientist and author Robert Putnam, professor of public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, about his new book Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. Putnam ex...Show More

Julia Gillard on the power of universal education

21:33 | Mar 19th, 2015

“The forces of darkness, the terrorists, know that education is a powerful change agent,” says former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard in this podcast about her commitment to global education. Ms. Gillard, now a distinguished fellow with the C...Show More

The Federal Reserve and "Audit the Fed"

29:12 | Mar 3rd, 2015

“The real question is, are the proponents of ‘Audit the Fed’ legislation seeking to make the Fed more accountable …? Or are they basically people who don’t like what the Fed is doing and see ‘Audit the Fed’ as a lever to change the Fed?” asks Hutchin...Show More

North and South Korea: Pride, Prejudice and Unification Challenges

56:03 | Feb 20th, 2015

"We have a deficit of knowledge about the Koreas" in both the academy and public discourse, says Kathy Moon, the SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies and a senior fellow in the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings. In this podcast, ...Show More

The Affordable Care Act, America's health, and leading the CBO

31:13 | Feb 6th, 2015

"I think the Affordable Care Act is actually doing quite well," says Senior Fellow Alice Rivlin in this podcast. Rivlin, the Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies and director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings,...Show More

Bruce Katz on the 21st Century Metro: Innovative, Powerful, and Leading the Country Forward

37:07 | Jan 20th, 2015

“Cities and metro areas are networks, they are not governments; therefore we need to put them central to the debate of how the country moves forward,” Bruce Katz says in this podcast on the metropolitan revolution—metro areas’ recognition that they a...Show More

Strobe Talbott on His Life, the World, and Everything

47:58 | Jan 9th, 2015

In this podcast, Brookings President Strobe Talbott reflects on growing up in Cleveland, his career—as a journalist, State Department Official, and think tank leader—and today’s challenges for governance and stability. Learn how a career in journalis...Show More

Nixon and Moynihan: White House Odd Couple

59:07 | Dec 18th, 2014

In 1969, a conservative president made a liberal professor his urban affairs adviser in the White House. When Richard Nixon brought Daniel Patrick Moynihan onto the White House staff, the consequences for both would be tremendous, as recounted by Ste...Show More

How to Make Government Programs Work

47:49 | Dec 5th, 2014

“One thing most people don't know is that our [social] programs don't work,” says Senior Fellow Ron Haskins in this podcast about how the Obama administration is starting to create a “culture of evidence” for the design and evaluation of government p...Show More

Our Dysfunctional Politics and the Road to 2016

53:11 | Nov 21st, 2014

“The Republican Party has become like a parliamentary party, vehemently oppositional and opposed to anything that the other party would do,” says Thomas Mann in this podcast in which he shares his expertise and insight on political dysfunction in Ame...Show More

America's Diversity Explosion Is Coming Just in Time

35:31 | Nov 14th, 2014

"I am convinced that the United States is in the midst of a pivotal period ushering in extraordinary shifts in the nation's racial demographic makeup," writes William Frey in his new book, Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics are Remaking...Show More

2014 Midterms Post-Election Special

41:06 | Nov 5th, 2014

In this special edition of the Brookings Cafeteria, Senior Fellows Thomas Mann,Sarah Binder, and William Galston offered their insights and analysis about the 2014 midterm election results. Listen to find out why Mann called the results "a red tsunam...Show More

Latin America: Grand Vision of a Shared Future

28:37 | Oct 31st, 2014

“Latin America actually lacks an identity because it has them all,” says Ernesto Talvi—a Brookings nonresident senior fellow—as he reflects on how Peruvian poet Mario Vargas Llosa described Latin America. In this podcast, Talvi, who directs the Brook...Show More

Why Marriage Is the Best Environment for Kids

32:04 | Oct 17th, 2014

“Two married parents are the best environment for kids, on average,” says Isabel Sawhill in this podcast about her new book, Generation Unbound: Drifting into Sex and Parenthood without Marriage. Adding that “we all know single parents who are doing ...Show More

Trade Clearly Matters

40:46 | Oct 3rd, 2014

Every increase of $1 billion in U.S. exports is estimated to support 6,000 jobs, and 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United States, says Miriam Sapiro in her new report, “Why Trade Matters.” It clearly matters, as she explains in...Show More

Billionaires Are Not Like You and Me

30:10 | Sep 17th, 2014

The 1,645 wealthiest men and women worldwide—492 of them in the United States—who control assets worth $6.5 trillion are shaping the world for the better and sometimes for the worse. In this podcast and in his new book, Darrell West, vice president a...Show More

On ISIS, Syria, Iran, and President Obama’s Middle East Strategy

41:03 | Sep 5th, 2014

ISIS establishes a jihadist caliphate across Syria and Iraq. Iran pursues its nuclear ambitions. Syria remains mired in a terrible civil war, exacting a toll on the civilian population and region. In this podcast, Senior Fellow Mike Doran (@doranimat...Show More

Much of What We Think about Privacy, Liberty, Security and Threat is Wrong

29:46 | Sep 4th, 2014

(originally aired on 8/30/13) In this inaugural edition of the Brookings Cafeteria podcast, Benjamin Wittes, senior fellow in Governance Studies, talks with host Fred Dews about a range of issues at the junction of liberty and security, privacy and ...Show More

Health Care Reform Opportunities and Affordable Care Act Implementation

39:33 | Sep 4th, 2014

(originally published 9/13/13) What is the state of health care in America? Can costs be reduced and outcomes improved? Will the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) implementation be successful? Which aspects of ACA are already having a positive i...Show More

U.S. Immigrants and Prospects for Immigration Reform

28:40 | Sep 4th, 2014

(originally published 9/27/13) The foreign-born population in America is over 13 percent of the total population, the largest share of immigrants since the 1920s. Over 40 million immigrants—documented and undocumented, young and old—live and work in...Show More

Social Mobility and the American Dream

32:05 | Sep 4th, 2014

(originally published 10/11/13) The American Dream is not dead, but Americans today experience less socioeconomic fluidity between where they are born and where they end up than people in comparable nations, including Great Britain. It is "in need o...Show More

Arms Control, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union

30:17 | Sep 4th, 2014

(originally published 10/23/13) Arms Control. Russia. Ukraine. Three distinct issues that share multiple connections. In this podcast, Steven Pifer, senior fellow and director of the Brookings Arms Control Initiative, connects the dots. A former U.S...Show More

Who Are the Foreign Students Studying in U.S. Higher Ed?

22:23 | Aug 15th, 2014

Over 800,000 foreign students are studying in the U.S. at institutions of higher education. Where are they coming from? What are they studying? And how can U.S. visa policy be improved to take advantage of this talented group? To find out the answers...Show More

Is There Really a Student Loan Debt Crisis?

27:01 | Aug 1st, 2014

As of last year, student loan debt in the U.S. exceeded $1.2 trillion, more than any other type of household debt except home mortgages. Media accounts have described this as the "potential next debt bomb for the U.S." and "the next financial disaste...Show More

Islamists, Democracy, and the Roots of Middle East Violence (Part 2)

26:39 | Jul 25th, 2014

This week's interview features part two of a conversation with Shadi Hamid, a Middle East expert and fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings. Hamid discusses the perception that Islam and democracy are incompatible. Plus, he goes into more detail about...Show More

Islamists, Democracy, and the Roots of Middle East Violence (Part 1)

27:34 | Jul 18th, 2014

This week's interview features part one of a conversation with Shadi Hamid, a Middle East expert and fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings. In it, Hamid talks about Islamists and democracy, especially in Egypt. He also talks about meeting Mohamed Mor...Show More

Time for Measured Optimism on Africa

31:38 | Jun 20th, 2014

Over the past decade, sub-Saharan African economies have grown 5 percent a year, and the region’s economy should double by 2030. Yet this growth is not enough to spread needed development and progress throughout the region. Amadou Sy, a senior fellow...Show More

We Need to Change the Way We Think about Infrastructure in America

27:31 | Jun 6th, 2014

"We need to change the way we think about infrastructure in America," says Rob Puentes. It's not just about the federal government fixing roads and bridges anymore. In this podcast, Puentes, a senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program, explain...Show More

The Facts on Inequality, Wealth, Income, and Working May Surprise You

39:19 | May 21st, 2014

Economic issues are prolific in the public sphere, from taxes and inequality, to jobs and productivity and more. Even Thomas Piketty's book on wealth distribution is now a bestseller. How can a person make sense of the terms and of the discussion? On...Show More

What You Should Know about the Rise of Brazil and the Rest of Latin America

29:13 | May 9th, 2014

As nations across Latin America have become wealthier and more stable in recent years, they are seeking to engage with the world, including the United States, on a more level playing field. In this podcast, Harold Trinkunas, senior fellow and directo...Show More

Do Common Core Standards Really Matter?

31:09 | Apr 25th, 2014

Forty-four states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics. Despite initial enthusiasm, criticism of and outright opposition to the standards are beginning to arise. Tom Lovele...Show More

Governing a Changing Arctic

26:42 | Apr 11th, 2014

The Arctic is changing. As the polar ice cap recedes, new shipping routes are opening up and access to Arctic energy resources is expanding. John Banks, a nonresident senior fellow with the Energy Security Initiative at Brookings, explains what these...Show More

Measuring the Pursuit of Happiness

28:46 | Mar 28th, 2014

"Happiness." "Contentment." "Subjective well-being." Can we measure how happy people are and if so, what can we do with this information? In this podcast, Carol Graham, the Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow and author of The Pursuit of Happiness: An Econom...Show More

Presidents Deliver the Bacon, Too

31:13 | Mar 14th, 2014

Pork barrel spending has traditionally been understood as the exclusive domain of Congress. Yet recent presidents are highly engaged in the practice, too, as John Hudak demonstrates in his illuminating new book, Presidential Pork: White House Influen...Show More

A Bleak Picture for Children's Education in the Arab World

28:50 | Feb 28th, 2014

"More than half of Arab children are not learning," says Senior Fellow Hafez Ghanem in this new podcast about learning in the Arab world. He joined Liesbet Steer, a fellow also with the Center for Universal Education at Brookings, in this discussion ...Show More

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Global Challenges

33:32 | Feb 14th, 2014

From East Asia to Africa, through Afghanistan to Syria and the greater Middle East, Senior Fellow Michael O'Hanlon guides us on a brief tour of the good, the bad, and in some cases, the ugly challenges facing our world today. Find out why he says, de...Show More

America's War on Poverty Moves to the Suburbs

29:24 | Jan 22nd, 2014

Poverty in the United States looks different now than it did when President Lyndon Johnson declared an "unconditional war on poverty" 50 years ago. With the publication of their book, Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, Elizabeth Kneebone and Al...Show More

Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What You Need To Know

33:55 | Jan 8th, 2014

"Cyber issues have been too long been left only to the 'IT' crowd, ... when it's something—whether you are working in politics, in media, in military, in law, in business, or just frankly as a good citizen or as a good parent—you need to know more ab...Show More

The Intersection of Politics and Policy Is a Lonely Place

27:48 | Dec 20th, 2013

"The intersection of politics and policy is a lonely place," writes Senior Fellow Elaine Kamarck in her new book How Change Happens—Or Doesn't: The Politics of U.S. Public Policy. In this podcast, Kamarck, founding director of the Center for Effectiv...Show More

Congressional Master Class: The Senate Filibuster, Congress and the Federal Reserve

26:35 | Dec 6th, 2013

In this podcast, congressional expert Sarah Binder explains why the Senate filibuster is a historical mistake. She talks about her research on Congress’s relationship with the Federal Reserve and addresses whether Congress is more polarized today tha...Show More

Educating Children Worldwide Takes Access Plus Learning

29:23 | Nov 22nd, 2013

Universal primary education by 2015 is one of the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals. While great progress has been made in expanding educational access, are children learning what they need to learn to succeed? Rebecca Winthrop, senior fel...Show More

Ending Extreme Global Poverty

36:30 | Nov 8th, 2013

The number of people worldwide living in extreme poverty—defined as living on $1.25 a day or less—was cut in half between 1990 and 2010. Yet more than one billion people still subsist at this level, and about three billion live at under $2.50 a day. ...Show More