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The Brookings Cafeteria

Dec 8, 2017

Vanda Felbab-Brown and Shadi Hamid, both senior fellows in the Foreign Policy program, discuss their new book "Militants, Criminals, and Warlords: The Challenge of Local Governance in an Age of Disorder" with the director of the Brookings Institution Press Bill Finan. In the interview and in their new book, Felbab-Brown...


Dec 1, 2017

Alaina Harkness, fellow in the Centennial Scholar Initiative at Brookings and the Project on 21st Century City Governance, discusses the key findings from her report on the evolving role of mayors and their position on the frontlines of public policy challenges like refugee resettlement and workforce development.

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Nov 24, 2017

In this special episode of the Brookings Cafeteria podcast, we reflect on some of the forward-thinking policy ideas and good news stories that have emerged from events hosted by the Bookings Institution in 2017.

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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...