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The Brookings Cafeteria

Nov 17, 2017

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...


Nov 10, 2017

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...


Nov 3, 2017

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...


Oct 27, 2017

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...


Oct 20, 2017

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...