Events from the Brookings Institution

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

Episode Date
The dawn of a new era: Opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence
03:04:43

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 potential consequences of these technological advancements—and what is the best path forward in order to gain the benefits of these developments.

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Jun 12, 2018
Catalytic development: (Re)making walkable urban places
01:54:37

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.

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Jun 12, 2018
The Marshall Plan’s 70th anniversary and the future of development cooperation
01:19:05

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 leadership in global development.

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Jun 06, 2018
A discussion on priorities for the U.S. Army with Secretary Mark Esper
01:09:06

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.

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Jun 05, 2018
Industry 4.0 in Africa: Helping or hindering?
01:31:37

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 can benefit from Industry 4.0.

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Jun 04, 2018
The consequences of misinformation: A symposium on media and democracy
03:36:10

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 (untruths intended to deceive). 

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Jun 04, 2018
Taiwan under Tsai: A two-year review
01:43:24

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.

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May 30, 2018
The life she deserves: Medical marijuana in the U.S.
01:06:38

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 restrictions on the use of and clinical research into medical marijuana.

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May 30, 2018
America First, Europe alone?
01:27:28

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 administration; and whether European states can and will fend for themselves.

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May 25, 2018
Stabilization: Lessons from the U.S. experience in Afghanistan
02:35:47

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 the U.S. Experience in Afghanistan.”

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May 24, 2018
The fallout of President Trump's JCPOA decision
01:24:53

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).

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May 17, 2018
Building inclusive infrastructure: How the built environment limits pathways to opportunity, and what we can do about it
02:39:48

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 promising innovations to help address them.

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May 16, 2018
The future of work: Robots, AI, and automation
59:06

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 automation will transform society, the economy, and politics. 

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May 15, 2018
James Comey: Loyalty, lies, and leadership
01:25:26

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. 

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May 15, 2018
Redefining national security: Why and how
02:10:58

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. 

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May 11, 2018
Economic mobility across generations around the world
01:24:13

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 spanning the last 50 years to draw a global picture and highlight pathways to a more mobile society.

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May 10, 2018
Helping children of incarcerated parents and children in foster care
02:01:44

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 children with parents in prison and children in foster care.” Following an overview of the latest journal volume and the accompanying policy brief, Harvard Professor Robert J. Sampson gave keynote remarks about the impacts of neighborhood inequality on children, especially those with incarcerated parents and those exposed to violence. The event concluded with an expert panel discussion of ways to help the prospects of children with an incarcerated parent or who are or have been in foster care. 

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May 09, 2018
The future of the middle class
02:59:11

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.

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May 08, 2018
On grand strategy: A conversation with John Lewis Gaddis
01:13:33

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).

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May 08, 2018
Advancing opportunity for black collegians in tech and business
02:20:16

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 universities (HBCUs) of attaining a college degree and starting a business. 

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May 04, 2018
The future of trade in U.S.-Japan relations
01:29:27

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.

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May 02, 2018
Democracy’s resilience: Is America’s democracy threatened?
01:58:39

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 Mann; “How Democracies Die” by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt; “The People vs. Democracy” by Yascha Mounk; and “Anti-Pluralism: The Populist Threat to Liberal Democracy” by Bill Galston.

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May 02, 2018
The happiness curve: Why life gets better after 50
59:38

On April 30, Rauch debuted his book at Brookings and was joined by David Brooks and Barbara Bradley Hagerty for a discussion. 

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May 01, 2018
21st Century Security Forum: The National Defense Strategy and its global impact
03:41:06

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 with backgrounds in government and academia. 

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Apr 26, 2018
The future of political Islam: Trends and prospects
01:36:31

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.

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Apr 24, 2018
Agricultural development: Smart investing for global food security
01:07:06

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 the Sustainable Development Goals. On April 23, a panel of experts discussed the issues and constraints such efforts entail.

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Apr 24, 2018
Girls’ life skills programming: Insights from Ethiopia, Lebanon, and Tanzania PAST EVENT
02:04:18

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 shared findings and insights from a new report and policy brief that examine the landscape, design, and intent of girls' life skills programming.

 

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Apr 24, 2018
The Life She Deserves: Medical marijuana in the US
44:06

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 the use of and clinical research into medical marijuana.

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Apr 19, 2018
50 years later: Black America since MLK
01:04:49

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.” 

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Apr 18, 2018
How to reform the global monetary system: A pathway to action
01:25:50

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 international liquidity and strengthen macroeconomic as well as international monetary cooperation.

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Apr 18, 2018
Sustaining growth in Africa: Economic diversification, job creation, and infrastructure financing
01:37:07

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 utilize infrastructure financing. The African Development Bank’s "African Economic Outlook" was presented, followed by a moderated discussion and audience Q&A.

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Apr 17, 2018
Digital currencies: Implications for central banks
01:30:58

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 and reviewed how different central banks are responding to the changes and challenges they face. Following Prasad’s report, a panel of central bankers responded.

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Apr 17, 2018
The Venezuelan refugee crisis: Challenges and solutions
01:32:20

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 national, regional, and global responses.

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Apr 13, 2018
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Tax administration challenges
02:29:51

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 wake. 

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Apr 09, 2018
Seeking solutions for Somalia
01:32:39

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 with their comments on security, governance, and economic challenges in Somalia. Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon moderated the discussion.

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Apr 06, 2018
Putin’s next act
01:30:41

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. 

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Apr 04, 2018
An update on the war in Afghanistan
01:02:08

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, Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon posed several questions to the general, and took audience questions.

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Mar 30, 2018
The future of EU data protection: A view from a leader in Parliament
58:25

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.

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Mar 29, 2018
Addressing the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Nigeria
01:25:12

On March 26, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion on the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria.

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Mar 26, 2018
The new geopolitics of Turkey and the West
01:25:28

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.

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Mar 26, 2018
What’s next in U.S.-Saudi relations
53:06
 
 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 on Saudi Arabia’s role as a regional leader for stability and reconstruction.
 

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Mar 26, 2018
The promise of smart transportation networks
01:28:11

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.” 

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Mar 26, 2018
What’s next for the war(s) in Syria?
01:29:35

On March 23, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion about the ongoing conflict in Syria. 

 

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Mar 26, 2018
How to create a better, more efficient approach to infrastructure
01:28:59

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.

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Mar 19, 2018
Ireland in Europe and the world: A conversation with Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar
01:00:50

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 European Union and the United States. Taoiseach Varadkar became leader of his party, Fine Gael, and taoiseach of Ireland in June 2017.

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Mar 14, 2018
Thinking the unthinkable: War on the Korean Peninsula
02:59:51

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 costs of a military conflict on the Korean peninsula. 

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Mar 13, 2018
Political tribes: Group instinct and the fate of nations
01:32:18

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, professor of Law at Yale University and author of “Political Tribes.” Chua was joined by Robert Kagan, senior fellow at Brookings, columnist with the Washington Post, and renowned author of numerous books on American power. Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon moderatde the discussion, while adding his own perspective.

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Mar 12, 2018
Disrupting the cycle of gun violence: A candid discussion with young Chicago residents
01:00:00

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 dealing with gun violence in their communities.

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Mar 12, 2018
The end of U.S. engagement with China?
03:04:01

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.

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Mar 07, 2018
What’s ahead for the individual health insurance market?
01:30:49

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.

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Mar 06, 2018
Trump’s trade policy in Asia: A one-year review
01:26:51

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 Japan and the United States can deepen trade and investment ties despite the American withdrawal from the TPP; the chances of a successful renegotiation of the KORUS FTA and its impact on broader U.S.-South Korea relations; and whether the administration’s condemnation of predatory economics in the region and use of unilateral trade measures will effectively deter Chinese mercantilism or trigger trade friction. 

 

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Feb 28, 2018
A Fed duet: Janet Yellen in conversation with Ben Bernanke
01:24:58

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. 

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Feb 27, 2018
The U.S.-Japan alliance and the problem of deterrence
02:06:00

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 implications of those mainstream views for addressing current and future security challenges from North Korea and China.

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Feb 23, 2018
Toward data-driven education systems: What information do education leaders want and need?
02:03:03

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. The event shared findings from two unique global surveys that assess the use of data and evidence by education leaders in developing countries. Among those surveyed were senior and mid-level government officials, in-country staff of development partners, and domestic civil society leaders.

 

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Feb 22, 2018
Patient cost sharing for prescription drugs: Policy Issues
02:15:33

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, and then to debate the effectiveness of mechanisms to reduce cost sharing for commercially insured patients.

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Feb 16, 2018
The federal Cybersecurity Framework 4 years later: What’s next for cybersecurity?
01:27:29

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 discussed where the United States’ cybersecurity resiliency stands, and what the future holds regarding the implementation of President Trump’s executive order, international engagement, and other policies.

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Feb 14, 2018
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: The new business tax landscape
02:40:42

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 pass-through businesses and for multinational firms.

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Feb 13, 2018
The Trump administration’s Nuclear Posture Review: Continuity and change
02:05:08

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 Miller, under secretary of defense for policy in the Obama administration; Madelyn Creedon, principal deputy administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration during the Obama administration; James Acton, co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment; and Robert Einhorn of Brookings. Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon moderated the discussion, while adding his own perspective.

Following their conversation, panelists took audience questions.

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Feb 13, 2018
Urban growth and access to opportunities in Latin America
01:22:34

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 2017), “Urban growth and access to opportunities: A challenge for Latin America.” 

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Feb 09, 2018
Next steps for the Army: A conversation with Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy
56:26

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.

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Feb 09, 2018
Threats to democracy in the Trump era
01:30:14

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, Feb. 7, Frum joined a panel of experts at Brookings to discuss the burgeoning threats to democratic institutions in the Trump era.

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Feb 07, 2018
What will it take to move beyond GDP?
01:25:05

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 Pilling, Financial Times Africa editor and author of a new book, "The Growth Delusion: Wealth, Poverty and the Well-being of Nations," moderated. Prior to the panel, World Bank authors presented the results of their latest research on wealth accounting.

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Feb 06, 2018
Can the US Senate be saved?
01:31:01

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 solutions to restore its integrity and influence. On Monday, Feb. 5, Shapiro joined Governance Studies scholars William Galston and Molly Reynolds to discuss the decline of the Senate and what can be done to repair it.

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Feb 05, 2018
On refugee integration and the Global Compact on Refugees: Lessons from Turkey
01:29:40

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 Refugees (GCR), to be adopted later this year.

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Jan 30, 2018
The millennial generation: A demographic bridge to America’s diverse future
01:28:35

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.” Following Frey’s keynote presentation, a panel discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the millennial generation, and how systems need to adapt accordingly. 

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Jan 30, 2018
Modernizing trade rules: The TPP and beyond
01:28:21

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, and competitive neutrality and state-owned enterprises. The United States and Japan share the goal of advancing these disciplines even after the American withdrawal from the TPP. Experts from Japan and the United States discussed strategies that each country can pursue in on-going or new trade negotiations to advance TPP rules in these critical areas.

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Jan 29, 2018
What to expect from Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address
01:21:05

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 what they expect to hear in this pivotal speech. Panelists explored which post-tax-bill priorities the president is likely to highlight—with an emphasis on how well they align with the priorities of his political base and with those of Congress. 

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Jan 29, 2018
What’s next for Trump’s regulatory agenda: A conversation with OIRA Administrator Neomi Rao
01:15:28

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 priorities for regulatory policy moving into 2018. 

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Jan 26, 2018
Multi-domain battle: Converging concepts toward a joint solution
01:05:06

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 Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon then joined General Holmes for a discussion, adding his own perspective.

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Jan 25, 2018
Trans-Atlantic trade and local governance: A conversation with US and UK mayors
01:31:48

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, as cities aim to remain competitive in the global economy.

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Jan 25, 2018
Foresight Africa: Top priorities for Africa in 2018
01:48:25

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 institutions, and civil society actors as they forge ahead in 2018.

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Jan 17, 2018
Pakistan, America, and extremism: The path ahead
01:31:54

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.

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Jan 16, 2018
Raj Chetty on ‘The Lost Einsteins’
01:57:59

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 to harness underutilized talent with Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, and Tony Jack, Assistant Professor of Education at Harvard University. The panel was moderated by Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Reeves. 

 

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Jan 12, 2018
Sustainable security: The transatlantic community and global challenges
52:33

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 Brookings, joined Solberg on stage for a conversation on the changing global security environment and role of the Euro-Atlantic partners in meeting these rising challenges.

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Jan 11, 2018
The Wall: The real costs of a barrier between the U.S. and Mexico
01:03:22

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 with Representative Henry Cuellar (D-Texas).

 

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Jan 11, 2018
Should the Fed stick with the 2 percent inflation target or rethink it?
04:00:22

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 and how the choice of a target might matter for the actual policy path and the results for the economy.

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Jan 09, 2018
Confronting North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs: American and Japanese views of threats and options compared
01:36:33

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 well as to further examine the policy options available to the United States, Japan, South Korea, and the world in addressing the North Korean threat. The polling data discussed was based on two polls – one in Japan, conducted by Japan’s The Genron NPO, and one in the United States, carried out by the University of Maryland’s Critical Issues Poll with Nielsen Scarborough. The polls examined Japanese and American attitudes on North Korea and asked identical questions.

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Jan 08, 2018
The protests in Iran
01:29:41

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. 

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Jan 05, 2018
Advancing female entrepreneurship in the developing world: A look at Africa
01:26:26

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 genuine female economic empowerment, and the most effective approaches to maximize the manifold contributions of women-owned businesses to the economy and society.

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Dec 15, 2017
The Changing Role of America’s Military: A Debate
01:26:45

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.

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Dec 13, 2017
Revisiting lessons of the Vietnam War
01:32:36

On December 12, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings convened a panel of experts on Vietnam.

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Dec 13, 2017
The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty: Does it have a future?
01:29:40

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.

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Dec 08, 2017
The digitalization of the American workforce
01:43:31

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. 

On Thursday, December 7, the Metropolitan Policy Program hosted an event aimed at helping leaders understand and manage the disruption caused by digitalization. 

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Dec 08, 2017
The politics of foreign policy: An examination of Tokyo and Washington
02:03:04

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.

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Dec 08, 2017
Saria’s story: Life as a Syrian refugee
01:06:09

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 America today. 

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Dec 08, 2017
What does it mean to be Republican under Trump? Findings from the 2017 American Values Survey
01:29:40

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.

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Dec 05, 2017
Saban Forum 2017: “America First” and the Middle East
01:32:47

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 affairs. The Saban Forum’s discussions and webcast sessions focused on the U.S.-Israel relationship, the future of the Middle East, and much more.

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Dec 05, 2017
Can tax reform include a carbon tax?
01:34:55

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 broader bipartisan bill.

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Nov 29, 2017
Kings and presidents: Whither the special relationship with Saudi Arabia?
01:28:31

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.

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Nov 22, 2017
The past, present, and future of democratic education in America
01:28:25

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 education—promoting equality, nurturing human beings, preparing citizens, and fostering civic solidarity. 

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Nov 17, 2017
Strengthening military readiness: The role of military families in 21st century defense
01:24:30

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.

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Nov 16, 2017
Girls’ education research and policy symposium: Reaching the most marginalized
01:59:40

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’ education arena to discuss the most pressing issues as identified by the Echidna Global Scholars, a group of global leaders in girls’ education who spend 5 months in-residency at Brookings.

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Nov 15, 2017
Girls’ education research and policy symposium: Reaching the most marginalized
01:02:43

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’ education arena to discuss the most pressing issues as identified by the Echidna Global Scholars, a group of global leaders in girls’ education who spend 5 months in-residency at Brookings.

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Nov 15, 2017
Girls’ education research and policy symposium: Reaching the most marginalized
02:49:59

On November 8, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings (CUE) hosted the 2017 Girls’ Education Research and Policy Symposium: Reaching the Most Marginalized.

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Nov 15, 2017
The relationship between corporations and American democracy
01:31:09

On November 15, Brookings convened several of the editors and contributors to the book "Corporations and American democracy" for a conversationon what the corporation’s place is in American society, and on what risks and opportunities corporations pose to democracy.

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Nov 15, 2017
Outcomes and challenges in US cities with public school choice
01:31:49

On Nov. 14, the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings partnered with CRPE to convene a panel of education leaders and experts to discuss the current state of urban school choice. 

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Nov 14, 2017
Turkey, Europe, and the U.S.: New challenges and changing dynamics
01:26:15

On November 9, the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) hosted a panel discussion on Turkey’s recent drift toward authoritarianism, populism, and religious nationalism, and what the West can do to reverse this trend.

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Nov 14, 2017
‘The Year I Was Peter the Great’
57:56

On November 9, the Brookings Book Club hosted Marvin Kalb to discuss his new memoir with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman.

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Nov 14, 2017
The challenge of Brexit: A conversation with Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe
58:25

On Monday, November 13, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings hosted Ireland’s finance minister, Paschal Donohoe, for a keynote address.

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Nov 14, 2017
Is there really a military readiness crisis in the United States?
01:33:21

On November 13, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence convened a panel of experts, including from several branches of the military, to address the readiness debate.

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Nov 14, 2017