The Brookings Cafeteria

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Sinopsis

Host Fred Dews interviews experts from the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization (think tank) based in Washington, D.C., about their research and ideas on solutions to the most pressing public policy challenges facing the nation and the world.

Episodios

  • Technology competition between the US and a Global China

    Technology competition between the US and a Global China

    05/05/2020 Duración: 37min

    In this special edition of the Brookings Cafeteria Podcast, Lindsey Ford, a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Foreign Policy, interviews two scholars on some of the key issues in the U.S.-China technology competition, which is the topic of the most recent release of papers in the Global China series. Tom Stefanick is a visiting fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings, and Chris Meserole is a fellow and deputy director of the Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology Initiative. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts on iTunes, send feedback email to BCP@Brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.

  • Kim Jong Un’s ascent to power in North Korea

    Kim Jong Un’s ascent to power in North Korea

    01/05/2020 Duración: 47min

    In her new book, "Becoming Kim Jong Un: A Former CIA Officer's Insights into North Korea's Enigmatic Young Dictator," Brookings Senior Fellow Jung Pak describes the rise of North Korea's ruler. In this episode, she is interviewed by Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon. Also on this episode, Senior Fellow Sarah Binder offers four lessons about how Congress has responded to the coronavirus pandemic, and what may follow. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts on iTunes, send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.

  • Global Chinas advanced technology ambitions

    Global China's advanced technology ambitions

    28/04/2020 Duración: 28min

    In this special edition of the Brookings Cafeteria Podcast, Lindsey Ford, a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Foreign Policy, interviews two authors of the most recent release of papers in the Global China series focused on China's aspiration to be a global technology leader. Saif Khan and Remco Zwetsloot are both research fellows at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) at Georgetown University, which collaborated with Foreign Policy at Brookings to release this new tranche of papers. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts on iTunes, send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.

  • How the US embassy in Prague aided Czechoslovakias Velvet Revolution

    How the US embassy in Prague aided Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution

    24/04/2020 Duración: 22min

    In late 1989, popular protests against the communist government in Czechoslovakia brought an end to one-party rule in that country and heralded the coming of democracy. The Velvet Revolution was not met with violent suppression as had happened in Prague in 1968. A new book from the Brookings Institution Press documents the behind the scenes role that the US Embassy in Prague, led by Ambassador Shirley Temple Black, played in meeting with students and dissidents, and helping to prevent a violent crackdown by the regime. Norm Eisen, a senior fellow in Governance Studies at Brookings and a former US Ambassador to the Czech Republic, is the editor of this new book, titled "Democracy’s Defenders: U.S. Embassy Prague, the Fall of Communism in Czechoslovakia, and Its Aftermath," which is told through the lens of diplomatic cables between the embassy and Washington. He is interviewed on this episode by Brookings Press Director Bill Finan. Also on this episode, Senior Fellow David Wessel explains the Paycheck Protecti

  • How US military services are responding to the coronavirus and the pandemics impact on military readiness

    How US military services are responding to the coronavirus and the pandemic's impact on military readiness

    21/04/2020 Duración: 23min

    On this special edition of the podcast, four U.S. military officers who are participating in the 2019-2020 class of Federal Executive Fellows at Brookings share their expert insights about the effects that the coronavirus pandemic is having on the readiness of their respective services, and how their services are responding to the crisis. Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O'Hanlon moderated the conversation with: Colonel Thomas Burke, a U.S. Army aviator Lieutenant Colonel Chesley Dycus, a mobility pilot with the U.S. Air Force Colonel Eric Reid, a career infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps, and Commander Jessica Worst, a U.S. Coast Guard officer. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts or on , send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at . The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the .

  • Why Boko Haram in Nigeria fights western education

    Why Boko Haram in Nigeria fights western education

    17/04/2020 Duración: 32min

    The terrorist group Boko Haram has killed tens of thousands of people in Nigeria, displaced millions, and infamously kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in 2014, many of whom remain missing. The phrase “boko haram” translates literally as “Western education is forbidden.” In this episode, the author of a new paper on Boko Haram talks about her research and findings on this dangerous militant group. Madiha Afzal, a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings, is the author of “From ‘Western Education is Forbidden’ to the world’s deadliest terrorist group: Education and Boko Haram in Nigeria.” She’s interviewed by Michael O’Hanlon, a senior fellow and director of research in Foreign Policy at Brookings. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts on iTunes, send feedback email to BCP@Brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.

  • What Americans think about President Trumps response to the coronavirus pandemic

    What Americans think about President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic

    15/04/2020 Duración: 29min

    In this special edition of the podcast, with Brookings Senior Fellows Bill Galston and Elaine Kamarck discuss President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, his administration's response, and public opinion on that response. Also, what effect will the crisis and response to it have on the election in November? Galston is the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies and Kamarck is the founding director of the Center for Effective Public Management at Brookings. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts or on , send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the .

  • What coronavirus teaches us about addressing climate change

    What coronavirus teaches us about addressing climate change

    10/04/2020 Duración: 41min

    On this episode, Andrea Risotto, the associate vice president of communications at Brookings, interviews William Burke-White and Todd Stern about the connection between the global coronavirus pandemic and the international response to climate change. Burke-White is the Richard Perry Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a visiting fellow in foreign policy at Brookings. Stern is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and is part of the Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate. He served from January 2009 until April 2016 as the special envoy for climate change at the Department of State. Also on this episode, a presidential election is still coming in the fall, and a variety of policy issues remain at the forefront. Earlier this year we asked students to send us questions about issues in the campaign, and have been including them here as part of the Policy 2020 initiative at Brookings. In this episode, Senior Fellow Michael Hanson, director of the Brown Center on Education Po

  • How cities and states are responding to COVID-19

    How cities and states are responding to COVID-19

    03/04/2020 Duración: 42min

    As Congress passes multi-trillion dollar economic support packages in response to the economic and physical shocks of the coronavirus pandemic, what are state and local governments doing to respond? What kinds of economic and other assistance do they need? What will be the enduring impact of this crisis on workers and certain industries? On this episode, two Brookings experts address these and related issues. Amy Liu is vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program and Mark Muro is a senior fellow and policy director of the program. Also on this episode, Senior Fellow Sarah Binder offers three lessons on we can learn from Congress’s efforts to address the crisis and what lies ahead. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts  or on , send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at  on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the .  

  • Brookings experts on the $2 trillion coronavirus response package

    Brookings experts on the $2 trillion coronavirus response package

    28/03/2020 Duración: 26min

    The U.S. Congress has passed a $2 trillion economic support package in response to coronavirus. To analyze what’s in the measure, a group of scholars from the Economic Studies program at Brookings linked up in a conference call. This episode is a replay of that conversation, which was moderated by Senior Fellow David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary policy. Also on the episode: Jay Shambaugh, senior fellow and director of the Hamilton Project at Brookings Ryan Nunn, policy director of the Hamilton project and a fellow in Economic Studies Nellie Liang, the Miriam K. Carliner Senior Fellow in Economic Studies and who is affiliated with the Hutchins Center Josh Gotbaum, a guest scholar in Economic Studies and served as director of the U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. and as Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Economic Policy Louise Sheiner, the Robert S. Kerr Senior Fellow in Economic Studies and policy director of the Hutchins Center. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts  or on , s

  • The 1979 Iranian Revolutions enduring impact on the world

    The 1979 Iranian Revolution's enduring impact on the world

    27/03/2020 Duración: 29min

    In a new book from the Brookings Institution Press, titled "The Iranian Revolution at Forty," more than two dozen experts look back on the rise of the Islamic Republic and explore what the startling events of 1979 continue to mean for the volatile Middle East as well as the rest of the world. On this episode, the editor of this volume, Suzanne Maloney, joins Brookings Press Director Bill Finan to discuss the Iranian Revolution’s continued relevance today. Maloney is the interim vice president and director of Foreign Policy at Brookings. Also on this episode, Chris Meserole answers a student’s question about the risks of data mining and the ways personal Facebook data is use. This is part of our ongoing Policy 2020 Ask an Expert feature. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts  or on , send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at  on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the .

  • Fiona Hill on the role of expertise and public servants in a time of crisis

    Fiona Hill on the role of expertise and public servants in a time of crisis

    20/03/2020 Duración: 44min

    On this episode, Brookings President John R. Allen interviews Brookings Senior Fellow Fiona Hill about the role that public servants and expertise have during a time of crisis.  Also on the show, Senior Fellow David Wessel offers six points on economic stimulus in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Subscribe to Brookings podcasts  or on , send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at  on Twitter.   The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the .  

  • The Affordable Care Act at 10 years

    The Affordable Care Act at 10 years

    13/03/2020 Duración: 35min

    On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, perhaps the most significant change in health care policy since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. But opposition to the law has been unrelenting since before its enactment, and efforts to repeal it in the courts are ongoing. In this episode, Christen Linke Young, a fellow with the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, discusses where we are a decade after the law’s enactment. Her extensive experience in health policy includes working as a senior policy advisor for health reform in the White House. Also on this episode, Sarah Binder, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, discusses what’s happening in Congress. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts  or on , send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at  on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the .

  • America’s housing crisis and the gatekeeping of opportunity

    America’s housing crisis and the gatekeeping of opportunity

    06/03/2020 Duración: 49min

    Jenny Schuetz, a fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program and an expert on housing issues, interviews Conor Dougherty, an economics reporter at the New York Times and author of the new book Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America. In his book, Dougherty reports on the housing crisis as seen in the San Francisco Bay area and what it may mean for the nation’s future. Also on this episode, Senior Fellow Jonathan Rauch answers a student’s question about how to combat extreme polarization in our politics. This is part of our ongoing Policy 2020 Ask an Expert feature. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts on iTunes, send feedback email to BCP@Brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.

  • How racism hurts businesses in Black communities

    How racism hurts businesses in Black communities

    28/02/2020 Duración: 20min

    Andre Perry, a fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings is the co-author of a new report that shows that highly rated businesses in Black-majority neighborhoods experience annual losses in business revenue of up to nearly four billion dollars when compared to highly-rated businesses in other neighborhoods. On this episode, he talks about the report’s findings. The report is titled "Five-star reviews, one-star profits: The devaluation of businesses in Black communities," co-authored by David Harshbarger—who is a research analysist at Brookings—and Gallup principle economist Jonathan Rothwell Also on this episode, Senior Fellow Elaine Kamarck answers a student’s question about the role of sexism in America’s politics and whether we’ll ever have a woman president. This is part of the ongoing Policy 2020 Ask an Expert feature. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts  or on , send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at  on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the .

  • Global China’s relationship with Europe

    Global China’s relationship with Europe

    25/02/2020 Duración: 26min

    In this special edition of the Brookings Cafeteria, , a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Foreign Policy, interviews Brookings Senior Fellow , director of the Center on the United States and Europe, about China’s relationship with Europe. The discussion comes as the Global China project at Brookings releases that explore China’s ties with the great powers as well as the implications of those relationships for the U.S. and international order. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts  or on , send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at  on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the .

  • How China shapes U.S.-India relations

    How China shapes U.S.-India relations

    21/02/2020 Duración: 34min

    In the new book "," published this month by the Brookings Institution Press, author shows how U.S.-India relations have been shaped in the past and present by China. On this episode, Madan a senior fellow in Foreign policy and director of the India Project, is interviewed by Brookings Press Director Bill Finan about the book. Also on the program, in his Economic Update, Senior Fellow asks whether the global economy could drag down the strong U.S. economy. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts  or on , send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at  on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the .

  • The rise of populism in US and European politics

    The rise of populism in US and European politics

    14/02/2020 Duración: 59min

    Giovanna DeMaio and Célia Belin, two Brookings visiting scholars from Europe, were recently in New Hampshire and Iowa to observe American politics up close. They offer fascinating insights on what they saw, and share some comparisons between American and European politics in terms of populism, nationalism, and the use of social media. Also, Sarah Binder on what's happening in Congress after the end of the impeachment trial. And Gary Burtless, in a new Policy 2020 Ask an Expert, answers a student's question about the wealth tax proposal heard on the campaign trail. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts  or on , send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at  on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the .

  • 24 hours in New Hampshire

    24 hours in New Hampshire

    07/02/2020 Duración: 33min

    In this special episode, join us for a trip to New Hampshire in the lead up to the first-in-the-nation primary. Brookings podcast producer Chris McKenna joined Senior Fellow Elaine Kamarck for a visit to the Granite State in January, where they spoke to some of the people involved in the event. These include Ray Buckley, chair of the state Democratic Party, Larry Drake, chair of the Rockingham County Democratic Party, and Bill Weld, former Massachusetts governor and candidate for the GOP nomination. Kamarck is author of the book "," published by the Brookings Institution Press. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts  or on , send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at  on Twitter.   The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the .

  • Larry Summers on progressive tax reform

    Larry Summers on progressive tax reform

    31/01/2020 Duración: 49min

    On this episode: the Iowa caucuses, tax reform, and meet a scholar who studies global poverty reduction. First up, a Brookings expert answers a student’s question about why the Iowa caucuses are so important. This is part of the Policy 2020 Initiative at Brookings. If you have a question for an expert, send a audio file to Second, Hamilton Project Director Jay Shambaugh interviews former treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, now a professor at Harvard University, about reforming the tax code to raise more revenue in a progressive manner. A transcript of this portion of the episode is available. And finally, meet Matt Collin, one of the new class of David M. Rubenstein Fellows at Brookings. Learn how he came to be a scholar, what he’s focused on now, and his book recommendation. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts  or on , send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at  on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the .

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