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The Brookings Cafeteria

Aug 25, 2017

Molly Reynolds, fellow in Governance Studies, discusses her new book Exceptions to the Rule: The Politics of Filibuster Limitations in the U.S. Senate, and introduces "majoritarian exceptions" as a key instrument of majority party power in the Senate.

Also in this episode, David Wessel provides us with his regular...

Aug 18, 2017

Bradley Hardy, the Okun-Model Fellow in Economic Studies and an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University, talks about his research on why people participate, or don't, in social welfare programs like food stamps, and also new research on how past segregation may predict modern-day...

Aug 11, 2017

Nader Kabbani, director of research at the Brookings Doha Center and a senior fellow in Global Economy and Development, provides a background on the Qatar-Gulf crisis and outlines its social, economic, and political implications.

Also in this episode:  David Wessel, senior fellow in Economic Studies and director of the 

Aug 4, 2017

Elizabeth Mann, a fellow in the Brown Center on Education Policy in Governance Studies, discusses her work on the relationship between community colleges and employers and outlines how cooperation between the two can counter the skills gap in the American workforce.

Also in this episode: Scott W. Allard, a nonresident...