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The Brookings Cafeteria

May 18, 2018

Darrell West, director of the Center for Technology Innovation, discusses his recent book “The Future of Work: Robotics, AI, and Automation.” West explains that as robots, artificial intelligence, and automation make it possible to be more productive while working fewer hours, society must change its definition...


May 11, 2018

Senior Fellow Isabel V. Sawhill discusses her research on the “success sequence” and how the combination of work, education, and family planning can help reduce poverty and increase opportunity in America.

Also in this episode, Alan Berube previews his new report on the challenges facing older industrial cities...


May 4, 2018

Jon Valant, a fellow in the Brown Center on Education Policy, discusses his research on disparities and discrimination in how schools discipline students of different racial and economic backgrounds.

Also in this episode, David Wessel explains the policies China has pursued to spur economic development and innovation...


Apr 27, 2018

Dany Bahar, David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Global Economy and Development program, discusses his recent trip to the Venezuelan border and the economic and refugee crises the country is currently facing.

Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds explains the politics behind the Senate’s confirmation of President...


Apr 20, 2018

Senior Fellow John Hudak discusses recent changes in public policy toward medical and recreational marijuana in the United States. Also in this episode, nuclear strategy and arms control expert Frank A. Rose makes his Brookings podcast debut in our regular Coffee Break segment, and Jung H. Pak answers a question...