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The Brookings Cafeteria

Feb 14, 2020

Giovanna DeMaio and Célia Belin, two Brookings visiting scholars from Europe, were recently in New Hampshire and Iowa to observe American politics up close. They offer fascinating insights on what they saw, and share some comparisons between American and European politics in terms of populism, nationalism, and the use...


Feb 7, 2020

In this special episode, join us for a trip to New Hampshire in the lead up to the first-in-the-nation primary. Brookings podcast producer Chris McKenna joined Senior Fellow Elaine Kamarck for a visit to the Granite State in January, where they spoke to some of the people involved in the event. These include Ray...


Jan 31, 2020

On this episode: the Iowa caucuses, tax reform, and meet a scholar who studies global poverty reduction.

First up, a Brookings expert answers a student’s question about why the Iowa caucuses are so important. This is part of the Policy 2020 Initiative at Brookings. If you have a question for an expert, send a audio...


Jan 24, 2020

This episode features an interview with Dr. Brahima Sangafowa Coulibaly, senior fellow and director of the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings, about the initiative’s new report, "Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent 2020-2030." In the conversation, he addresses some of the report’s key...


Jan 17, 2020

This is an episode in three parts.

First, Marcus Casey interviews James Bessen, executive director of the Technology and Policy Research Initiative at Boston University’s School of Law, on how automation and artificial intelligence are affecting middle-class jobs.

Then, in David Wessel’s Economic Update, Wessel...