The Brookings Cafeteria

The Brookings Cafeteria

The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization (think tank) based in Washington, D.C.

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The Brookings Cafeteria

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.
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2018 midterms: Will Russia hack the elections? Oct 19, 2018 Listen Download
2018 midterms: A big election year for states Oct 16, 2018 Listen Download
2018 midterms: Myths about the upcoming elections Oct 12, 2018 Listen Download
Who’s left out by America’s digital divide? Oct 5, 2018 Listen Download
America’s role in protecting the global order Sep 28, 2018 Listen Download
Power and diplomacy in Southeast Asia Sep 21, 2018 Listen Download
Peace, security, and the United Nations General Assembly Sep 19, 2018 Listen Download
Two Brookings economists reflect on the financial crisis and their careers Sep 14, 2018 Listen Download
Trump’s war on the press Sep 7, 2018 Listen Download
Norm Eisen, the Petschek Palace, and Europe’s turbulent century Aug 31, 2018 Listen Download
A progress report on Betsy DeVos’ education agenda Aug 24, 2018 Listen Download
If the US doesn’t lead on foreign assistance, who will? Aug 17, 2018 Listen Download
The rise of the alt-right Aug 10, 2018 Listen Download
Charlottesville: One year later Aug 3, 2018 Listen Download
America’s data privacy problem Jul 27, 2018 Listen Download
Finding breakthroughs for the UN Sustainable Development Goals Jul 20, 2018 Listen Download
Building America’s water workforce Jul 13, 2018 Listen Download
Grading America’s civics education Jul 6, 2018 Listen Download
The transformation of Title IX Jun 29, 2018 Listen Download
On Brookings and its role in today’s policy debates Jun 22, 2018 Listen Download
What happened at the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore? Jun 14, 2018 Listen Download
Understanding when Black Lives Matter protests occur Jun 8, 2018 Listen Download
One year after Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement May 31, 2018 Listen Download
Remaking education to help young people thrive May 24, 2018 Listen Download
How artificial intelligence will change the future of work May 18, 2018 Listen Download
Improving opportunity with policies for women and families May 11, 2018 Listen Download
Racial disparities in school discipline May 4, 2018 Listen Download
Is anyone addressing Venezuela’s refugee crises? Apr 27, 2018 Listen Download
Fixing America's broken marijuana policies Apr 20, 2018 Listen Download
Grand strategy in the age of Trump Apr 17, 2018 Listen Download
Tax day is coming, what are the experts saying? Apr 13, 2018 Listen Download
Intro to Southeast Asia: Diversity, security, and politics Apr 6, 2018 Listen Download
America's aging population could worsen the federal budget problem Mar 30, 2018 Listen Download
Empowering young people to end Chicago’s gun violence problem Mar 23, 2018 Listen Download
Giving minority men a chance to succeed Mar 16, 2018 Listen Download
Marvin Kalb’s stories from Russia Mar 9, 2018 Listen Download
The millennial generation is a bridge to America's diverse future Mar 2, 2018 Listen Download
America's track record in building foreign militaries Feb 23, 2018 Listen Download
Overcoming extremism in Pakistan Feb 16, 2018 Listen Download
Who is Kim Jong-un? Feb 9, 2018 Listen Download
How cities can thrive in the age of Trump Feb 2, 2018 Listen Download
How cities are creating inclusive economies, part III Jan 30, 2018 Listen Download
How cities are creating inclusive economies, part II Jan 29, 2018 Listen Download
How cities are creating inclusive economies, part I Jan 26, 2018 Listen Download
Countering the wildlife trafficking and poaching threat Jan 19, 2018 Listen Download
Post-American Europe and the new geopolitics Jan 12, 2018 Listen Download
The top economic issues in 2018 Jan 5, 2018 Listen Download
Best of the Brookings Cafeteria podcast in 2017 Dec 29, 2017 Listen Download
Winners and losers in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Dec 22, 2017 Listen Download
Putin’s disinformation war on the West Dec 15, 2017 Listen Download
When militants, criminals, and warlords take over Dec 8, 2017 Listen Download
Today’s mayors are tackling new challenges Dec 1, 2017 Listen Download
Policy ideas to be thankful for Nov 24, 2017 Listen Download
Turkey’s troubled relations with the West Nov 17, 2017 Listen Download
Reflecting on Trump’s presidency one year after his election Nov 10, 2017 Listen Download
Why black cities matter Nov 3, 2017 Listen Download
How investing in girls’ education can help fight climate change Oct 27, 2017 Listen Download
The real cost of hosting the 2016 Rio Olympics Oct 20, 2017 Listen Download
Voices on U.S. foreign assistance Pt. 2 Oct 13, 2017 Listen Download
Voices on US foreign aid (part 1) Oct 6, 2017 Listen Download
How Pittsburgh went from steel town to innovation city Sep 29, 2017 Listen Download
After Snowden—surveillance, protecting privacy, and reforming the NSA Sep 22, 2017 Listen Download
10 years after the Great Recession, why aren't more Americans working? Sep 15, 2017 Listen Download
The true costs of Trump's border wall (part 2) Sep 8, 2017 Listen Download
The true costs of Trump's border wall (part 1) Sep 1, 2017 Listen Download
Limitations of the senate filibuster Aug 25, 2017 Listen Download
Welfare, segregation, economic mobility Aug 18, 2017 Listen Download
Crisis in Qatar Aug 11, 2017 Listen Download
The community college-employer connection Aug 4, 2017 Listen Download
Weapons of mass destruction and global health security Jul 28, 2017 Listen Download
Crisis in Caracas, unrest in Venezuela Jul 21, 2017 Listen Download
A life in foreign service Jul 14, 2017 Listen Download
After the Paris climate accord Jul 7, 2017 Listen Download
Can President Trump implement his immigration agenda? Jun 30, 2017 Listen Download
Net neutrality: The war is over Jun 23, 2017 Listen Download
Hoarding the American Dream Jun 16, 2017 Listen Download
Career paths and earnings after college Jun 9, 2017 Listen Download
The 1967 Arab-Israeli War Jun 2, 2017 Listen Download
Is Africa still rising? May 26, 2017 Listen Download
The global middle class May 19, 2017 Listen Download
Europe and the world May 12, 2017 Listen Download
Demography and democracy May 5, 2017 Listen Download
Tunisian youth and their politics Apr 28, 2017 Listen Download
What Putin and Russia want Apr 21, 2017 Listen Download
Proud to pay taxes Apr 14, 2017 Listen Download
The water problem Apr 7, 2017 Listen Download
The Arab world should employ more women Mar 31, 2017 Listen Download
The Pakistan challenge Mar 24, 2017 Listen Download
What went wrong with college sports Mar 17, 2017 Listen Download
Regulatory policy in the Trump administration Mar 10, 2017 Listen Download
Understanding the global refugee crisis Mar 2, 2017 Listen Download
Is Russia a threat? Feb 24, 2017 Listen Download
Fixing, or replacing, the Affordable Care Act Feb 17, 2017 Listen Download
Islamism after the Arab Spring Feb 10, 2017 Listen Download
Introducing "5 on 45": A new podcast from the Brookings Podcast Network Feb 9, 2017 Listen Download
A short history of marijuana Feb 3, 2017 Listen Download
The top economic issues in 2017 Jan 27, 2017 Listen Download
What do ex-presidents do? Jan 19, 2017 Listen Download
India's foreign policy Jan 13, 2017 Listen Download
Trump's national security and defense team Jan 6, 2017 Listen Download
Best of the Brookings Cafeteria in 2016 Dec 30, 2016 Listen Download
The global political economy Dec 16, 2016 Listen Download
Open government and Trump's transition ethics Dec 9, 2016 Listen Download
Megachange is upending the world Dec 2, 2016 Listen Download
Trump's transition to the White House Nov 25, 2016 Listen Download
The rise of Chinese President Xi Jinping Nov 18, 2016 Listen Download
After Election 2016 Nov 10, 2016 Listen Download
Election 2016: It's almost over Nov 4, 2016 Listen Download
Election 2016 and low-income white Americans Oct 28, 2016 Listen Download
How the next president can impact US alliances and the international liberal order Oct 27, 2016 Listen Download
Globalization and the 2016 presidential election Oct 21, 2016 Listen Download
Down-ballot races in the 2016 election Oct 14, 2016 Listen Download
Minority voting in the 2016 election Oct 7, 2016 Listen Download
What does success in the Middle East look like for the next president? Oct 6, 2016 Listen Download
Foreign policy issues in the presidential election Sep 30, 2016 Listen Download
Economic issues in the presidential election Sep 23, 2016 Listen Download
Syrian refugees and Western inaction Sep 16, 2016 Listen Download
U.S. business in Africa Sep 9, 2016 Listen Download
Why presidents fail Sep 2, 2016 Listen Download
Financial ecosystems and the move toward equity Aug 26, 2016 Listen Download
The case for trade and the TPP Aug 19, 2016 Listen Download
America’s 'insane' politics Aug 12, 2016 Listen Download
Brazil on the global stage Aug 5, 2016 Listen Download
Fracking + election update Jul 29, 2016 Listen Download
Coup attempt in Turkey Jul 22, 2016 Listen Download
Islam: A conversation with Shadi Hamid Jul 15, 2016 Listen Download
What Brexit means for Britain and the EU Jul 8, 2016 Listen Download
Arne Duncan on solutions to Chicago’s youth violence crisis Jul 1, 2016 Listen Download
The Syrian refugee crisis Jun 24, 2016 Listen Download
2016 election (not-a-horse race) update Jun 17, 2016 Listen Download
Becoming brilliant: What science tells us about raising successful children Jun 10, 2016 Listen Download
Phil Klay on the citizen-soldier Jun 3, 2016 Listen Download
Invest in children for better outcomes May 27, 2016 Listen Download
Sextortion: The New cyber crime May 19, 2016 Listen Download
Foreign policy in the Obama era May 13, 2016 Listen Download
Ironic: Vietnam decision-making worked May 6, 2016 Listen Download
The U.S.-Cuba thaw Apr 29, 2016 Listen Download
How to get millions learning in the developing world Apr 22, 2016 Listen Download
Hacking hospitals: Is our personal information at risk? Apr 15, 2016 Listen Download
Burma/Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi Apr 8, 2016 Listen Download
Baltimore a year after the riots Apr 1, 2016 Listen Download
How well are American students learning? Mar 25, 2016 Listen Download
Why the poorest kids quit high school Mar 18, 2016 Listen Download
The Supreme Court after Scalia Mar 11, 2016 Listen Download
A Syrian refugee speaks Mar 4, 2016 Listen Download
How public policy has changed over the decades Feb 26, 2016 Listen Download
The rich-poor life expectancy gap Feb 19, 2016 Listen Download
Five Rising Democracies Feb 12, 2016 Listen Download
What happened in Iowa and the next presidential primaries Feb 5, 2016 Listen Download
Celebrating the Brookings Centenary: The Trustees Jan 28, 2016 Listen Download
Made in Africa: manufacturing and economic growth Jan 21, 2016 Listen Download
Obama and the 2016 elections Jan 15, 2016 Listen Download
Top economic issues in 2016 Jan 8, 2016 Listen Download
Best of the Brookings Cafeteria in 2015 Dec 31, 2015 Listen Download
Why girls’ education is the world’s best investment Dec 22, 2015 Listen Download
Foreign policy issues the candidates should be talking about Dec 18, 2015 Listen Download
Hong Kong, China, and the Umbrella Movement Dec 11, 2015 Listen Download
College Rankings: Is there a better system? Dec 3, 2015 Listen Download
The ISIS attack on Paris Nov 19, 2015 Listen Download
Paris climate conference (COP21): what you need to know Nov 13, 2015 Listen Download
The 2016 presidential election and why primaries matter Nov 6, 2015 Listen Download
Ukraine’s long Russian entanglement Oct 30, 2015 Listen Download
Can we end rural hunger and reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? Oct 23, 2015 Listen Download
A discussion on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Oct 16, 2015 Listen Download
The future of American land warfare Oct 8, 2015 Listen Download
The plight of Syrian refugees Sep 25, 2015 Listen Download
U.S.-Iran relations, the Iran nuclear deal, and the future of Iran   Sep 11, 2015 Listen Download
Community colleges and college affordability Aug 21, 2015 Listen Download
Jihadist terrorism, Islamic State, and the war in Yemen Aug 6, 2015 Listen Download
Economic costs of hosting the Olympics and World Cup Jul 13, 2015 Listen Download
New Orleans’ resilience 10 years after Hurricane Katrina Jul 7, 2015 Listen Download
Jean-Marie Guéhenno on his leadership of UN peacekeeping and "The Fog of Peace" Jun 18, 2015 Listen Download
Why the European Union matters Jun 4, 2015 Listen Download
Ukraine's struggle for independence May 21, 2015 Listen Download
MOOCs, college costs, and the future of higher education May 7, 2015 Listen Download
Education challenges in the Arab world Apr 23, 2015 Listen Download
Taxes and the IRS Apr 13, 2015 Listen Download
Vegas water czar on West’s water crisis Apr 9, 2015 Listen Download
Robert Putnam on "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis" Apr 2, 2015 Listen Download
Julia Gillard on the power of universal education Mar 19, 2015 Listen Download
The Federal Reserve and "Audit the Fed" Mar 3, 2015 Listen Download
North and South Korea: Pride, Prejudice and Unification Challenges Feb 20, 2015 Listen Download
The Affordable Care Act, America's health, and leading the CBO Feb 6, 2015 Listen Download
Bruce Katz on the 21st Century Metro: Innovative, Powerful, and Leading the Country Forward Jan 20, 2015 Listen Download
Strobe Talbott on His Life, the World, and Everything Jan 9, 2015 Listen Download
Nixon and Moynihan: White House Odd Couple Dec 18, 2014 Listen Download
How to Make Government Programs Work Dec 5, 2014 Listen Download
Our Dysfunctional Politics and the Road to 2016 Nov 21, 2014 Listen Download
America's Diversity Explosion Is Coming Just in Time Nov 14, 2014 Listen Download
2014 Midterms Post-Election Special Nov 5, 2014 Listen Download
Latin America: Grand Vision of a Shared Future Oct 31, 2014 Listen Download
Why Marriage Is the Best Environment for Kids Oct 17, 2014 Listen Download
Trade Clearly Matters Oct 3, 2014 Listen Download
Billionaires Are Not Like You and Me Sep 17, 2014 Listen Download
On ISIS, Syria, Iran, and President Obama’s Middle East Strategy Sep 5, 2014 Listen Download
Much of What We Think about Privacy, Liberty, Security and Threat is Wrong Sep 4, 2014 Listen Download
Health Care Reform Opportunities and Affordable Care Act Implementation Sep 4, 2014 Listen Download
U.S. Immigrants and Prospects for Immigration Reform Sep 4, 2014 Listen Download
Social Mobility and the American Dream Sep 4, 2014 Listen Download
Arms Control, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union Sep 4, 2014 Listen Download
Who Are the Foreign Students Studying in U.S. Higher Ed? Aug 15, 2014 Listen Download
Is There Really a Student Loan Debt Crisis? Aug 1, 2014 Listen Download
Islamists, Democracy, and the Roots of Middle East Violence (Part 2) Jul 25, 2014 Listen Download
Islamists, Democracy, and the Roots of Middle East Violence (Part 1) Jul 18, 2014 Listen Download
Time for Measured Optimism on Africa Jun 20, 2014 Listen Download
We Need to Change the Way We Think about Infrastructure in America Jun 6, 2014 Listen Download
The Facts on Inequality, Wealth, Income, and Working May Surprise You May 21, 2014 Listen Download
What You Should Know about the Rise of Brazil and the Rest of Latin America May 9, 2014 Listen Download
Do Common Core Standards Really Matter? Apr 25, 2014 Listen Download
Governing a Changing Arctic Apr 11, 2014 Listen Download
Measuring the Pursuit of Happiness Mar 28, 2014 Listen Download
Presidents Deliver the Bacon, Too Mar 14, 2014 Listen Download
A Bleak Picture for Children's Education in the Arab World Feb 28, 2014 Listen Download
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Global Challenges Feb 14, 2014 Listen Download
America's War on Poverty Moves to the Suburbs Jan 22, 2014 Listen Download
Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What You Need To Know Jan 8, 2014 Listen Download
The Intersection of Politics and Policy Is a Lonely Place Dec 20, 2013 Listen Download
Congressional Master Class: The Senate Filibuster, Congress and the Federal Reserve Dec 6, 2013 Listen Download
Educating Children Worldwide Takes Access Plus Learning Nov 22, 2013 Listen Download
Ending Extreme Global Poverty Nov 8, 2013 Listen Download

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