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The Brookings Cafeteria is a podcast about ideas and the experts who have them, brought to you by the Brookings Podcast Network.

The Brookings Cafeteria is a podcast about ideas and the experts who have them, brought to you by the Brookings Podcast Network.
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The Brookings Cafeteria is a podcast about ideas and the experts who have them, brought to you by the Brookings Podcast Network.

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Turkey’s troubled relations with the West

11/17/2017
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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 Bill Finan. Also in this episode, Stephen Hess, senior fellow emeritus in the Governance Studies program, shares an excerpt on the day President Kennedy was assassinated from his forthcoming political memoir. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or...

Duration: 00:37:39


Reflecting on Trump’s presidency one year after his election

11/10/2017
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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 greatest challenges and successes, and what we should expect from the 2018 midterms and future of the Trump administration. Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds discusses Republicans "punting" on difficult decisions in the House tax bill for our...

Duration: 00:29:15


Why black cities matter

11/3/2017
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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. Rubenstein Fellow in the Governance Studies program, joins us for our regular “Coffee Break” segment. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on Apple Podcasts, send feedback email to BCP@Brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at...

Duration: 00:29:31


How investing in girls’ education can help fight climate change

10/27/2017
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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, and developing girls’ life skills for a green economy are effective strategies for mitigating the effects of climate change. Also in this episode, Joseph Kane addresses the complex water infrastructure challenges the United States faces in a...

Duration: 00:31:10


The real cost of hosting the 2016 Rio Olympics

10/20/2017
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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 Rio de Janeiro. Also in this episode, David Wessel stops by for his regular economic update, and Bill Galston, senior fellow in the Governance Studies program, answers a question from one of our listeners. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or...

Duration: 00:38:49


Voices on U.S. foreign assistance Pt. 2

10/13/2017
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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 stories, and more. These experts, including Brookings Senior Fellow Homi Kharas, were some of the members of the 14th annual Brookings-Blum Roundtable. Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds, a fellow in the Governance Studies program, analyzes...

Duration: 00:45:25


Voices on US foreign aid (part 1)

10/6/2017
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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 Brookings Blum Roundtable. The experts address the role of U.S. leadership in an increasingly multipolar world, what Americans think of foreign assistance programs, ideas to reform the U.S. foreign aid architecture, and more. This is part one of a...

Duration: 00:50:51


How Pittsburgh went from steel town to innovation city

9/29/2017
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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 manufacturing economy to leader in global innovation and technology. Also in this episode, Adie Tomer and Ranjitha Shivaram discuss broadband subscription rates in American neighborhoods in a new Metro Lens segment, and Ryan Nunn, policy...

Duration: 00:40:58


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

9/22/2017
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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 Struggle to Reform the NSA” with the director of Brookings Institution Press Bill Finan. Also in this episode, David Wessel joins us for his regular economic update and Robin Lewis discusses a new report from Brookings Center for Technology...

Duration: 00:34:48


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

9/15/2017
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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 working age remain out of the labor force. Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds explains what's happening in Congress and John Villasenor discusses new research on private sector investment in health research and development. Subscribe to Brookings...

Duration: 00:45:30


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

9/8/2017
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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. Also in this episode, meet Jay Shambaugh, new director of the Hamilton Project at Brookings. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on Apple Podcasts, send feedback email to BCP@Brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. The...

Duration: 00:32:23


US-Mexico border wall (part 1)

9/1/2017
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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 Intelligence at Brookings and author of the new Brookings Essay, “The Wall: The real costs of a barrier between the United States and Mexico,” addresses these and other claims made about the border wall. This is part one of a two-part...

Duration: 00:36:11


Limitations of the senate filibuster

8/25/2017
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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. Also in this episode, David Wessel provides us with his regular economic update. Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producer Vanessa Sauter. Additional support comes from Jessica Pavone, Eric...

Duration: 00:24:53


Welfare, segregation, economic mobility

8/18/2017
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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 also new research on how past segregation may predict modern-day economic mobility. Also in this episode: Molly Reynolds, a fellow in Governance Studies, offers her assessment of what's happening in Congress, and what will happen in Congress...

Duration: 00:51:55


Crisis in Qatar

8/11/2017
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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: David Wessel, senior fellow in Economic Studies and director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, answers a listener question on corporate income tax and addresses the role of taxes in economic growth for our regular 'Ask an...

Duration: 00:29:29


The community college-employer connection

8/4/2017
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Elizabeth Mann, 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 serve to counter the skills gap in the American workforce. Also in this episode: Scott W. Allard, a nonresident senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program, chronicles poverty in the suburbs in our regular 'Metro Lens' segment. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on...

Duration: 00:32:00


Weapons of mass destruction and global health security

7/28/2017
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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 Department of State, discusses her work on global security issues, from weapons of mass destruction to the spread of infectious disease. Also in this episode: David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy and a senior...

Duration: 00:28:36


Crisis in Caracas, unrest in Venezuela

7/21/2017
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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: Molly Reynolds, a fellow in Governance Studies, describes why it has been so difficult for Senate Republicans to even begin writing legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare in our regular "What's Happening in Congress" segment. Subscribe to...

Duration: 00:25:29


A life in foreign service

7/14/2017
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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 episode: William Gale, the Arjay and and Frances Fearing Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy and a senior fellow in Economic Studies, recounts the Kansas tax cut experiment and outlines its implications for future tax reform efforts. Subscribe...

Duration: 00:29:55


After the Paris climate accord

7/7/2017
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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 Ross, a senior fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program, takes a closer look at out-of-work Americans in our regular "Metro Lens" segment. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on Apple Podcasts, send feedback email to BCP@Brookings.edu, and...

Duration: 00:29:34

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