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The Brookings Cafeteria

By The Brookings Institution

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.

  1. 1.
    How Saudi Arabia and Iran use Islam in foreign policy01/10/2019
    57:56
  2. 2.
    The top economic issues in 201901/03/2019
    22:32
  3. 3.
    Best of the Brookings Cafeteria podcast in 201812/27/2018
    51:45
  4. 4.
    An update on Brexit12/20/2018
    33:23
  5. 5.
    AI, cybersecurity, and the future of geopolitics12/13/2018
    34:11
  6. 6.
    Four leaders in girls’ education share their stories and policy ideas12/07/2018
    1:06:41
  7. 7.
    Stories from a life with presidents and ideas11/29/2018
    37:51
  8. 8.
    9 good policy ideas on Thanksgiving11/21/2018
    27:41
  1. 9.
    Legislation or gridlock in Congress after the 2018 midterms?11/16/2018
    36:32
  2. 10.
    2018 midterms: What happened, what’s next11/09/2018
    31:36
  3. 11.
    2018 midterms: Will tax cuts help Republicans?11/02/2018
    32:55
  4. 12.
    2018 midterms: Why raising incomes can boost youth voting rates10/30/2018
    20:10
  5. 13.
    2018 midterms: What forgotten Americans want from politics and policy10/26/2018
    45:51
  6. 14.
    2018 midterms: Health care is a top voter concern10/23/2018
    20:48
  7. 15.
    2018 midterms: Will Russia hack the elections?10/19/2018
    32:38
  8. 16.
    2018 midterms: A big election year for states10/16/2018
    18:47
  9. 17.
    2018 midterms: Myths about the upcoming elections10/12/2018
    33:32
  10. 18.
    Who’s left out by America’s digital divide?10/05/2018
    1:01:39
  11. 19.
    America’s role in protecting the global order09/28/2018
    1:05:33
  12. 20.
    Power and diplomacy in Southeast Asia09/21/2018
    46:37
  13. 21.
    Peace, security, and the United Nations General Assembly09/19/2018
    34:21
  14. 22.
    Two Brookings economists reflect on the financial crisis and their careers09/14/2018
    39:32
  15. 23.
    Trump’s war on the press09/07/2018
    28:08
  16. 24.
    Norm Eisen, the Petschek Palace, and Europe’s turbulent century08/31/2018
    28:15
  17. 25.
    A progress report on Betsy DeVos’ education agenda08/24/2018
    34:43
  18. 26.
    If the US doesn’t lead on foreign assistance, who will?08/17/2018
    44:57
  19. 27.
    The rise of the alt-right08/10/2018
    35:14
  20. 28.
    Charlottesville: One year later08/03/2018
    44:41
  21. 29.
    America’s data privacy problem07/27/2018
    29:14
  22. 30.
    Finding breakthroughs for the UN Sustainable Development Goals07/20/2018
    26:23
  23. 31.
    Building America’s water workforce07/13/2018
    29:28
  24. 32.
    Grading America’s civics education07/06/2018
    27:46
  25. 33.
    The transformation of Title IX06/29/2018
    27:09
  26. 34.
    On Brookings and its role in today’s policy debates06/22/2018
    47:53
  27. 35.
    What happened at the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore?06/14/2018
    54:58
  28. 36.
    Understanding when Black Lives Matter protests occur06/08/2018
    24:23
  29. 37.
    One year after Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement05/31/2018
    47:28
  30. 38.
    Remaking education to help young people thrive05/24/2018
    31:22
  31. 39.
    How artificial intelligence will change the future of work05/18/2018
    41:26
  32. 40.
    Improving opportunity with policies for women and families05/11/2018
    28:21
  33. 41.
    Racial disparities in school discipline05/04/2018
    24:03
  34. 42.
    Is anyone addressing Venezuela’s refugee crises?04/27/2018
    36:13
  35. 43.
    Fixing America's broken marijuana policies04/20/2018
    44:20
  36. 44.
    Grand strategy in the age of Trump04/17/2018
    28:27
  37. 45.
    Tax day is coming, what are the experts saying?04/13/2018
    24:23
  38. 46.
    Intro to Southeast Asia: Diversity, security, and politics04/06/2018
    35:16
  39. 47.
    America's aging population could worsen the federal budget problem03/30/2018
    28:29
  40. 48.
    Empowering young people to end Chicago’s gun violence problem03/23/2018
    30:20
  41. 49.
    Giving minority men a chance to succeed03/16/2018
    36:47
  42. 50.
    Marvin Kalb’s stories from Russia03/09/2018
    47:17
  43. 51.
    The millennial generation is a bridge to America's diverse future03/02/2018
    39:58
  44. 52.
    America's track record in building foreign militaries02/23/2018
    36:03
  45. 53.
    Overcoming extremism in Pakistan02/16/2018
    37:15
  46. 54.
    Who is Kim Jong-un?02/09/2018
    30:54
  47. 55.
    How cities can thrive in the age of Trump02/02/2018
    52:35
  48. 56.
    How cities are creating inclusive economies, part III01/30/2018
    49:28
  49. 57.
    How cities are creating inclusive economies, part II01/29/2018
    48:38
  50. 58.
    How cities are creating inclusive economies, part I01/26/2018
    43:57
  51. 59.
    Countering the wildlife trafficking and poaching threat01/19/2018
    39:58
  52. 60.
    Post-American Europe and the new geopolitics01/12/2018
    50:28
  53. 61.
    The top economic issues in 201801/05/2018
    42:32
  54. 62.
    Best of the Brookings Cafeteria podcast in 201712/29/2017
    42:03
  55. 63.
    Winners and losers in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act12/22/2017
    40:22
  56. 64.
    Putin’s disinformation war on the West12/15/2017
    42:04
  57. 65.
    When militants, criminals, and warlords take over12/08/2017
    34:17
  58. 66.
    Today’s mayors are tackling new challenges12/01/2017
    34:55
  59. 67.
    Policy ideas to be thankful for11/24/2017
    37:05
  60. 68.
    Turkey’s troubled relations with the West11/17/2017
    37:39
  61. 69.
    Reflecting on Trump’s presidency one year after his election11/10/2017
    29:15
  62. 70.
    Why black cities matter11/03/2017
    29:31
  63. 71.
    How investing in girls’ education can help fight climate change10/27/2017
    31:10
  64. 72.
    The real cost of hosting the 2016 Rio Olympics10/20/2017
    38:49
  65. 73.
    Voices on U.S. foreign assistance Pt. 210/13/2017
    45:25
  66. 74.
    Voices on US foreign aid (part 1)10/06/2017
    50:52
  67. 75.
    How Pittsburgh went from steel town to innovation city09/29/2017
    40:58
  68. 76.
    After Snowden—surveillance, protecting privacy, and reforming the NSA09/22/2017
    34:48
  69. 77.
    10 years after the Great Recession, why aren't more Americans working?09/15/2017
    45:31
  70. 78.
    The true costs of Trump's border wall (part 2)09/08/2017
    32:23
  71. 79.
    The true costs of Trump's border wall (part 1)09/01/2017
    36:11
  72. 80.
    Limitations of the senate filibuster08/25/2017
    24:53
  73. 81.
    Welfare, segregation, economic mobility08/18/2017
    51:55
  74. 82.
    Crisis in Qatar08/11/2017
    29:29
  75. 83.
    The community college-employer connection08/04/2017
    32:00
  76. 84.
    Weapons of mass destruction and global health security07/28/2017
    28:36
  77. 85.
    Crisis in Caracas, unrest in Venezuela07/21/2017
    25:29
  78. 86.
    A life in foreign service07/14/2017
    29:55
  79. 87.
    After the Paris climate accord07/07/2017
    29:34
  80. 88.
    Can President Trump implement his immigration agenda?06/30/2017
    28:04
  81. 89.
    Net neutrality: The war is over06/23/2017
    36:42
  82. 90.
    Hoarding the American Dream06/16/2017
    28:14
  83. 91.
    Career paths and earnings after college06/09/2017
    30:15
  84. 92.
    The 1967 Arab-Israeli War06/02/2017
    56:27
  85. 93.
    Is Africa still rising?05/26/2017
    28:52
  86. 94.
    The global middle class05/19/2017
    30:13
  87. 95.
    Europe and the world05/12/2017
    38:29
  88. 96.
    Demography and democracy05/05/2017
    35:00
  89. 97.
    Tunisian youth and their politics04/28/2017
    32:08
  90. 98.
    What Putin and Russia want04/21/2017
    28:23
  91. 99.
    Proud to pay taxes04/14/2017
    33:39
  92. 100.
    The water problem04/07/2017
    32:24
  93. 101.
    The Arab world should employ more women03/31/2017
    33:55
  94. 102.
    The Pakistan challenge03/24/2017
    35:45
  95. 103.
    What went wrong with college sports03/17/2017
    31:12
  96. 104.
    Regulatory policy in the Trump administration03/10/2017
    41:33
  97. 105.
    Understanding the global refugee crisis03/02/2017
    29:49
  98. 106.
    Is Russia a threat?02/24/2017
    44:43
  99. 107.
    Fixing, or replacing, the Affordable Care Act02/17/2017
    33:38
  100. 108.
    Islamism after the Arab Spring02/10/2017
    46:56
  101. 109.
    Introducing "5 on 45": A new podcast from the Brookings Podcast Network02/09/2017
    0:49
  102. 110.
    A short history of marijuana02/03/2017
    29:47
  103. 111.
    The top economic issues in 201701/27/2017
    40:11
  104. 112.
    What do ex-presidents do?01/19/2017
    24:20
  105. 113.
    India's foreign policy01/13/2017
    29:20
  106. 114.
    Trump's national security and defense team01/06/2017
    48:17
  107. 115.
    Best of the Brookings Cafeteria in 201612/30/2016
    40:40
  108. 116.
    The global political economy12/16/2016
    49:40
  109. 117.
    Open government and Trump's transition ethics12/09/2016
    46:48
  110. 118.
    Megachange is upending the world12/02/2016
    24:06
  111. 119.
    Trump's transition to the White House11/25/2016
    30:08
  112. 120.
    The rise of Chinese President Xi Jinping11/18/2016
    44:34
  113. 121.
    After Election 201611/10/2016
    52:58
  114. 122.
    Election 2016: It's almost over11/04/2016
    44:42
  115. 123.
    Election 2016 and low-income white Americans10/28/2016
    44:09
  116. 124.
    How the next president can impact US alliances and the international liberal order10/27/2016
    1:03:37
  117. 125.
    Globalization and the 2016 presidential election10/21/2016
    32:24
  118. 126.
    Down-ballot races in the 2016 election10/14/2016
    32:23
  119. 127.
    Minority voting in the 2016 election10/07/2016
    39:01
  120. 128.
    What does success in the Middle East look like for the next president?10/06/2016
    1:03:20
  121. 129.
    Foreign policy issues in the presidential election09/30/2016
    39:41
  122. 130.
    Economic issues in the presidential election09/23/2016
    48:36
  123. 131.
    Syrian refugees and Western inaction09/16/2016
    53:38
  124. 132.
    U.S. business in Africa09/09/2016
    43:11
  125. 133.
    Why presidents fail09/02/2016
    22:58
  126. 134.
    Financial ecosystems and the move toward equity08/26/2016
    19:11
  127. 135.
    The case for trade and the TPP08/19/2016
    32:14
  128. 136.
    America’s 'insane' politics08/12/2016
    23:32
  129. 137.
    Brazil on the global stage08/05/2016
    28:10
  130. 138.
    Fracking + election update07/29/2016
    33:44
  131. 139.
    Coup attempt in Turkey07/22/2016
    32:45
  132. 140.
    Islam: A conversation with Shadi Hamid07/15/2016
    56:24
  133. 141.
    What Brexit means for Britain and the EU07/08/2016
    49:58
  134. 142.
    Arne Duncan on solutions to Chicago’s youth violence crisis07/01/2016
    37:45
  135. 143.
    The Syrian refugee crisis06/24/2016
    29:18
  136. 144.
    2016 election (not-a-horse race) update06/17/2016
    33:29
  137. 145.
    Becoming brilliant: What science tells us about raising successful children06/10/2016
    45:44
  138. 146.
    Phil Klay on the citizen-soldier06/03/2016
    43:37
  139. 147.
    Invest in children for better outcomes05/27/2016
    34:09
  140. 148.
    Sextortion: The New cyber crime05/19/2016
    44:48
  141. 149.
    Foreign policy in the Obama era05/13/2016
    44:20
  142. 150.
    Ironic: Vietnam decision-making worked05/06/2016
    24:55
  143. 151.
    The U.S.-Cuba thaw04/29/2016
    25:02
  144. 152.
    How to get millions learning in the developing world04/22/2016
    33:41
  145. 153.
    Hacking hospitals: Is our personal information at risk?04/15/2016
    29:21
  146. 154.
    Burma/Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi04/08/2016
    40:31
  147. 155.
    Baltimore a year after the riots04/01/2016
    32:07
  148. 156.
    How well are American students learning?03/25/2016
    39:10
  149. 157.
    Why the poorest kids quit high school03/18/2016
    26:00
  150. 158.
    The Supreme Court after Scalia03/11/2016
    31:42
  151. 159.
    A Syrian refugee speaks03/04/2016
    51:05
  152. 160.
    How public policy has changed over the decades02/26/2016
    32:35
  153. 161.
    The rich-poor life expectancy gap02/19/2016
    18:13
  154. 162.
    Five Rising Democracies02/12/2016
    30:20
  155. 163.
    What happened in Iowa and the next presidential primaries02/05/2016
    33:32
  156. 164.
    Celebrating the Brookings Centenary: The Trustees01/28/2016
    21:08
  157. 165.
    Made in Africa: manufacturing and economic growth01/21/2016
    46:46
  158. 166.
    Obama and the 2016 elections01/15/2016
    36:08
  159. 167.
    Top economic issues in 201601/08/2016
    27:12
  160. 168.
    Best of the Brookings Cafeteria in 201512/31/2015
    31:31
  161. 169.
    Why girls’ education is the world’s best investment12/22/2015
    21:37
  162. 170.
    Foreign policy issues the candidates should be talking about12/18/2015
    35:28
  163. 171.
    Hong Kong, China, and the Umbrella Movement12/11/2015
    35:59
  164. 172.
    College Rankings: Is there a better system?12/03/2015
    38:34
  165. 173.
    The ISIS attack on Paris11/19/2015
    22:26
  166. 174.
    Paris climate conference (COP21): what you need to know11/13/2015
    44:59
  167. 175.
    The 2016 presidential election and why primaries matter11/06/2015
    26:06
  168. 176.
    Ukraine’s long Russian entanglement10/30/2015
    31:48
  169. 177.
    Can we end rural hunger and reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?10/23/2015
    45:11
  170. 178.
    A discussion on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict10/16/2015
    47:28
  171. 179.
    The future of American land warfare10/08/2015
    34:13
  172. 180.
    The plight of Syrian refugees09/25/2015
    54:44
  173. 181.
    U.S.-Iran relations, the Iran nuclear deal, and the future of Iran  09/11/2015
    30:07
  174. 182.
    Community colleges and college affordability08/21/2015
    19:10
  175. 183.
    Jihadist terrorism, Islamic State, and the war in Yemen08/06/2015
    30:41
  176. 184.
    Economic costs of hosting the Olympics and World Cup07/13/2015
    43:46
  177. 185.
    New Orleans’ resilience 10 years after Hurricane Katrina07/07/2015
    28:06
  178. 186.
    Jean-Marie Guéhenno on his leadership of UN peacekeeping and "The Fog of Peace"06/18/2015
    24:44
  179. 187.
    Why the European Union matters06/04/2015
    27:50
  180. 188.
    Ukraine's struggle for independence05/21/2015
    40:48
  181. 189.
    MOOCs, college costs, and the future of higher education05/07/2015
    41:40
  182. 190.
    Education challenges in the Arab world04/23/2015
    26:20
  183. 191.
    Taxes and the IRS04/10/2015
    21:04
  184. 192.
    Vegas water czar on West’s water crisis04/09/2015
    28:49
  185. 193.
    Robert Putnam on "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis"04/02/2015
    22:10
  186. 194.
    Julia Gillard on the power of universal education03/19/2015
    21:34
  187. 195.
    The Federal Reserve and "Audit the Fed"03/03/2015
    29:13
  188. 196.
    North and South Korea: Pride, Prejudice and Unification Challenges02/20/2015
    56:07
  189. 197.
    The Affordable Care Act, America's health, and leading the CBO02/05/2015
    31:15
  190. 198.
    Bruce Katz on the 21st Century Metro: Innovative, Powerful, and Leading the Country Forward01/20/2015
    39:45
  191. 199.
    Strobe Talbott on His Life, the World, and Everything01/09/2015
    48:01
  192. 200.
    Nixon and Moynihan: White House Odd Couple12/18/2014
    59:11

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