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||CleanPromoting inclusive economic growth in Washington, D.C.||In this episode of Intersections, Amy Liu, vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, and Jason Miller, nonresident senior fellow at Brookings and CEO of the Greater Washington Partnership, discuss the economic...||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMadeleine Albright and Mehdi Jomaa on democracy and security||In this episode of Intersections, Brookings Senior Fellow Ted Piccone talks with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Prime Minister of Tunisia Mehdi Jomaa about the importance of liberal democracy in strengthening international...||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho’s getting left behind in broadband internet access?||In this episode, Brookings experts Adie Tomer and Elizabeth Kneebone discuss the findings from their new report, "Signs of Digital Distress: Mapping broadband availability and subscription in American neighborhoods," which examines the...||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeasuring financial inclusion around the world||Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies, and Camille Busette, senior fellow and director of the Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion Initiative, discussed the findings of the latest Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project...||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmerica’s prisoners of war: Changing U.S. norms on torture||“Men who take up arms against one another in public war do not cease on this account to be moral beings, responsible to one another and to God.” - Instructions for the Government of Armies of the United States in the Field, Francis Lieber,...||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSummer vacation - Fall preview||While Intersections is on summer vacation, don't forget to tune into 5 on 45 and the Brookings Cafeteria, or catch up on some older episodes you might have missed. Thanks as always to Gaston Reboredo and Vanessa Sauter. Intersections will...||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRenewable energy and the path to a low-carbon energy future||David Victor, co-chair of the Energy Security and Climate Initiative at Brookings and professor of international relations at the University of California, San Diego, and Christopher Clack, CEO of Vibrant Clean Energy, discuss the...||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy taxes in Kansas matter||William Gale and Vanessa Williamson discuss what can be learned from state-level experiments in taxation in Kansas and California, Americans’ feelings about paying their taxes, and the empirical evidence versus ideology on how tax...||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProfessionalism in politics: The paradox of populism||In this episode of Intersections, Benjamin Wittes and Jonathan Rauch, senior fellows in Governance Studies, address the importance of political institutions in relation to direct democratic participation and discuss their new report, "More...||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 1967 War, the rise of Saudi Arabia, and modern energy politics||During the 50th anniversary of the 1967 war between Israel and its Arab neighbors, Brookings experts Bruce Riedel and Samantha Gross detail the consequences of that struggle for Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states and the lasting...||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCash assistance for child poverty||In this episode of Intersections, guest interviewer Ron Haskins, co-director of the Brookings Center on Children and Families, discusses changes in the social safety net and the role of cash assistance in meeting the needs of families with children...||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMacron's election and the European project||Visiting Fellow Philippe Le Corre and Robert Bosch Senior Fellow Constanze Stelzenmüller with the Center on the U.S. and Europe at Brookings discuss Emmanuel Macron's victory in France's presidential election, upcoming elections in the UK and...||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCarbon pricing: Harnessing market efficiency in pursuit of clean energy||Adele Morris, senior fellow and policy director for Climate and Energy Economics, and David Victor, co-chair of the Energy Security and Climate Initiative, discuss how putting a price on carbon emissions is one of the most effective measures by...||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaching for the 21st century: Broader skills for global citizens||Guest interviewer Esther Care, senior fellow in the Center for Universal Education, discusses with Ramya Vivekanandan, program specialist at the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, and Sean Slade, director of outreach at the Association..||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanU.S.-Mexico relations: Beyond “America first” rhetoric||Dany Bahar, fellow in Global Economy and Development, and Vanda Felbab-Brown, senior fellow in the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, discuss how U.S.-Mexico relations have been affected by the Trump administration, misconceptions...||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScaling to sustainability: Meeting the challenge of the Sustainable Development Goals||Jenny Perlman Robinson, fellow with the Center for Universal Education, and John McArthur, senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program, address progress toward meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals and explain how...||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharter schools and federal power: What’s next for education policy?||Elizabeth Mann and Jon Valant, both fellows in the Brown Center on Education Policy, lay out the status of federal versus state powers in education, explain how charter schools work and how they perform, and provide insight as to...||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNet neutrality, the FCC, and the digital divide||Nicol Turner-Lee, a fellow in Governance Studies and the Center for Technology Innovation, and Evan Swarztrauber, the communications director at TechFreedom, explain the role of the FCC and Congress in protecting consumers and incentivizing...||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing "5 on 45": A new podcast from the Brookings Podcast Network||Want a daily bite of analysis from Brookings experts on what’s happening with the Trump administration? Subscribe to 5 on 45 through your favorite podcast app for a quick hit of commentary on the day’s news. And don’t forget to follow...||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAfrica in 2017: Innovation, employment, and governance||Amadou Sy, senior fellow and director of the Africa Growth Initiative, and Witney Schneidman, nonresident senior fellow at Brookings and senior international advisor for Africa at Covington & Burling LLP, examine the top priorities for Africa in...||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExamining President Obama’s legacy||In this episode of Intersections, Molly Reynolds, a fellow with Governance Studies, and Thomas Wright, a fellow and director of the Project on International Order and Strategy, talk about President Obama’s successes and failures in public policy,...||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnergy and climate policy under the Trump administration||Brookings experts Bruce Jones and David Victor forecast the future of U.S. energy and climate policies under the Trump administration, the role of state-level actors and energy markets, and what happens if the U.S. walks away from the Paris agreement...||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanU.S. politics and the Middle East: Polarization and regional stability||Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat chair for peace and development at the University of Maryland and nonresident senior fellow at Brookings, discusses with Sarah Yerkes the increasing polarization of American views toward Israel and Palestine and...||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCuba's economic future||Richard Feinberg, nonresident senior fellow with the Brookings Latin America Initiative, and Ted Piccone, senior fellow in the Latin America Initiative, discuss the passing of Fidel Castro, U.S.-Cuba relations under a Trump presidency, and how tourism..||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPriorities for the Trump administration: Mayors speak on trade, immigration, and economic opportunity||Amy Liu, vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, talks with the former mayors of Philadelphia and Mesa, Arizona, Michael Nutter and Scott Smith, now both nonresident senior fellows at Brookings, about what...||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUrban governance in the 21st century: Innovating solutions||Kemal Derviş, vice president and director of the Global Economy and Development program, and Bruce Katz, inaugural Centennial Scholar, examine the multidisciplinary, adaptive approach cities take to tackling public policy challenges, and...||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow should the next president counter violent extremism?||As part of the Brookings Election 2016 project, the Brookings Podcast Network brings you a special edition episode in which Indira Lakshmanan, Washington columnist for the Boston Globe and contributor to Politico, moderates a conversation with Robert...||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNoncognitive skills in education: What we know and why they matter||Diane Schanzenbach, senior fellow in Economic Studies and director of The Hamilton Project, and Grover “Russ” Whitehurst, senior fellow with the Center on Children and Families, discuss the importance of soft skills and the best policies and...||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEconomic mobility and racial inequities: How the next president can revive the American dream||As part of the Brookings Election 2016 project, the Brookings Podcast Network brings you a special edition episode in which Indira Lakshmanan, Washington columnist for the Boston Globe and contributor to Politico, moderates a...||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIndia on the international stage||Guest interviewer Tanvi Madan, fellow and director of the India Project in Foreign Policy, Ambassador Shivshankar Menon, distinguished fellow in Foreign Policy, and Dhruva Jaishankar, fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings India, examine India's...||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical gridlock and the U.S. economy||Alice Rivlin, senior fellow in Economic Studies and the Center for Health Policy, and William Galston, senior fellow in Governance Studies, discuss the importance of bipartisanship in the United States and how current party divisions are detrimental...||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHong Kong’s elections: Testing democratic reform in China||In this episode of "Intersections," Richard Bush, senior fellow in Foreign Policy and the John L. Thornton China Center and director of the Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP), and Cheng Li, senior fellow in Foreign Policy and director of the...||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInclusive cities: Transportation and accessibility||Adie Tomer, fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program, and Jeff Gutman, senior fellow in Global Economy and Development, discuss how to transform transportation policy with a focus on accessibility and how cities around the world are grappling...||8/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy in Turkey: Before and after the coup||In this episode of “Intersections,” Kemal Kirişci, TÜSİAD senior fellow and director of the Center on the United States and Europe's Turkey Project, and Ted Piccone, senior fellow in the Project on International Order and...||8/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVenezuela in Crisis||In this episode of “Intersections,” Harold Trinkunas, senior fellow and director of the Latin America Initiative, and Dany Bahar, fellow in Global Economy and Development, discuss Venezuela’s political and economic crisis, and how it is the...||7/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCivil wars and U.S. engagement the Middle East||"At the end of the day, we need to remember that Daesh is more a product of the civil wars than it is a cause of them. And the way that we’re behaving is we’re treating it as the cause. And the problem is that in places like Syria, in Iraq,...||7/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCollege education and student debt: Evaluating the investment||“…A lot of the conversation around college education is that tuition is increasing very rapidly, debt is increasing very rapidly and what does that mean for everyone? If we take a bigger step back we want to reframe the discussion around higher...||6/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPresence and voice: Women in foreign policy||“When I go to meetings today, I see more women, and I see many more younger women coming into the field. But what’s really struck me, as I’ve been thinking about this issue of women in foreign policy in the last couple years, is the...||6/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnding global poverty: Education and digital technology||“If we think about the progress of getting people out of extreme poverty, it is really impressive. But it is actually a much slower trend then what we have seen in the spread of digital technology. The speed with which mobile phone ownership has...||5/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeeping the U.S. Fiscal Ship afloat||“We set out to make this game because we think that the national debt is an important issue that budget experts talk about all the time but it is very hard for the general public to really understand, so we thought to do it in a way that is...||5/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExamining multidimensional poverty||“People think poverty as a measure of income, but as a lived experience for what it means to be poor, it tends to involve a lot of other things as well. We have taken some other dimensions such as low education, lack of health insurance, being in an..||4/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe rise of the right: Right-wing populism in the U.S. and Europe||“I locate the common roots of the rise of right-wing populism in globalization and technological change. You have a lot of people in Europe and the United States displaced, in the sense that they had decent standards of living and could count on...||4/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConfronting the issues: The presidential election||“We have to tackle a lot of problems to get Americans the jobs and standard of living that they want to get,” Elaine Kamarck says. In this inaugural episode of our new podcast series, “Intersections,” join scholars Elaine...||3/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntersections: A new podcast from The Brookings Institution||Economic recovery. Elections. Terrorism. Global poverty. Trade. Policy issues are complex and multi-faceted. Want more than the 30-second sound bite? Tune in to Intersections, a new podcast from the Brookings Institution, where two experts delve into...||3/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Looking forward ...
Sounds really interesting. Looking forward to its launch.
An even richer conversation
I’m really excited about this new Brookings podcast, which is in addition to our Brookings Cafeteria Podcast, that won an award in 2015 for best news and politics podcast. Our host, Adrianna Pita, has a deep familiarity with Brookings scholars and will bring that experience to the table when she interviews her guests. Our guests will include any of our more than 200 resident and non-resident scholars. The debates between them, which can regularly be heard around our halls, will now be available on a more regular basis to the public through this “Intersections” podcast. We hope you enjoy it.
Educational and entertaining!
This podcast is off to a great start. Covers every issue being discussed (and those being ignored) in this year's election. Can't wait for episode two!