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  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Low Wages And High Unemployment For U.S. Men

    In this webcast, the presenter discusses disturbing trends for men in the U.S. work force today: nearly one man in five is unemployed, wages for men who do have jobs are historically low, and workforce opportunities for men are shrinking.

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  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    The Education Crisis In Developing Countries

    The presenter explains that the education crisis in developing countries has three tiers of trouble: many children, especially those in conflict areas, can't go to school; many children who do go to school are not learning fundamental skills like reading; and post-primary students don't acquire the skills they need to...

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  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    The Long-Awaited Rise Of India

    With more than a billion citizens, a thriving economy and a rapidly modernizing military, India is swiftly becoming a growing force in geopolitics. The presenter explains the country's complex relationships with its neighbors in Asia and the Persian Gulf and describes how the increased competitive pressures of its economy will...

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  • Webcasts // Jul 2011

    Barriers And Benefits In Free Trade Agreements

    This webcast shows that the political arguments and protectionism often stand in the way of approving free trade agreements, and nations jockey with one another in trade negotiations to gain advantage. The presenter shows that overall, economic benefits flow to the overall national economy and all the way down to...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Addressing Export Control in the Age of Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing is reshaping the landscape with respect to business, government, university, and consumer information technologies, delivering increased flexibility and improved cost efficiencies for a wide range of services. Along with its many advantages, however, the move to the cloud also creates new mechanisms for the unintentional or intentional export...

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  • Webcasts // Jul 2011

    The Debt Crisis In The Eurozone

    This webcast shows that the European debt crisis has spread from Greece to Italy, and the presenter warns the contagion will continue unless structural reforms can be put in place and Greece stabilized. The presenter argues that the problem is affecting the Euro region as a whole, and greater central...

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  • Webcasts // Jul 2011

    Improve Medicare, Medicaid Now To Avoid Radical Changes Later

    As Washington struggles to tackle the nation's debt, policymakers on both sides of the aisle have begun to acknowledge that the current course of the country's Medicare and Medicaid programs - long thought of as the third rail of American politics - is unsustainable. In this webcast, the presenter explains...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Constraints On Leadership In Washington

    It is commonplace today to assert that American politics and governance are dysfunctional. In many respects, the received wisdom is correct. The authors survived the most severe financial crisis and economic downturn since the 1930s without falling into another Great Depression, but the country still faces enormous economic challenges. These...

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  • Webcasts // Jul 2011

    Finding The Right Balance In Regulation

    In this webcast, the presenter shows that the government regulations have the power to spur innovation or inhibit economic growth. The key, the presenter presents, is to find the right balance between the costs of regulation to business and the benefits to the public in health, safety and security.

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2011

    Coping With China In The South China Sea

    The webcast show that the tensions in the South China Sea have accelerated in recent months, as China makes assertive moves to protect its claims in the area. The presenter presents that the Asian nations in the region have strong interests in the possible sub-sea energy wealth and navigation and...

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2011

    Investing In The ?Next Wave? Of Technology Innovation

    Technology affects almost every aspect of our lives, changing the way we work and play. The presenter, vice president and founding director of the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings, explains that the public sector is lagging behind the private sector in investment in new technologies.

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2011

    Can The U.S. Cut Defense Spending Wisely?

    The presenter fears that the increasing national debt, the unpopularity of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and increased pressure to keep domestic spending on programs like Social Security and Medicare intact could lead to unwise cuts in defense spending, with serious consequences for national security. The presenter says we must...

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2011

    African Elections And Democracy

    Nations across Africa are holding elections, a good sign for emerging democracies on the continent. However, the presenter says the quality of governance in African nations varies widely. Some states are making solid progress toward becoming effective democracies, while others remain under the sway of corrupt leaders, with serious consequences...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Building A Global Financial Center In Shanghai

    The government of the People's Republic of China has set a goal of turning Shanghai into a true global financial center by 2020, a target with which the municipal government of Shanghai is in enthusiastic agreement. This objective is a highly desirable one for Shanghai, and China as a whole,...

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  • Webcasts // May 2011

    Helping The Displaced: A Long Road Home

    As humanitarian crises continue to erupt across the globe, international aid organizations are working to provide for the basic needs of civilians impacted by war, famine, political unrest and natural disasters. Senior Fellow the presenter describes the types of aid these organizations provide over both the short and long term,...

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  • Webcasts // May 2011

    Internet Privacy And Security

    The Internet is central to our modern economy and personal lives, but online privacy and trust are often in conflict. The presenter, fellow and research director for the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings, says that if people are unwilling to share their information, entire parts of the information economy...

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  • Webcasts // May 2011

    Are Harsh Interrogation Tactics Justified In The War On Terror?

    While some argue that harsh interrogation techniques helped the U.S. find Osama Bin Laden, the presenter notes that it's impossible to say whether the same information could have been extracted using conventional military interrogation methods.

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2011

    Redistricting For Political Gains

    Every decade since 1790, a census of the entire U.S. population is used by state governments to apportion representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives. But the redrawing of congressional districts that follows the census is an exercise in pure politics, says the presenter.

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2011

    The U.S. Role In Supporting The Libyan Rebels

    As observers warn of stalemate between the rebel forces and dictator in Libya, the presenter says the United States has a responsibility to aid the cause of democracy in the region, and can speak with greater authority in North Africa than the former colonial powers of Europe.

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2011

    State Budget Crises Continue

    While the federal budget and debt battles rage, similar scenarios are taking place in cash-strapped states across the nation. The Great Recession has left many states cash-strapped, and the federal budget spending cuts in education and health care spending have added to their budget woes. The presenter says that while...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    The Government's Role In The Housing Finance System: Where Do We Go From Here?

    It is time to commit to a future housing finance system for the United States as the current uncertainty surrounding this issue is likely deterring the recovery of the housing market and the broader economy. Returning to the system in place before the financial crisis is not a suitable option,...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2011

    Can An American Education Compete Globally?

    The presenter says U.S. students have never scored in the top ranks of educational achievement internationally, and the latest results, while improved, show U.S. scores in the middle range once again. The presenter discusses data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the emphasis that American culture places...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2011

    Japan~s Fukushima Disaster Slows Plans For Nuclear Renaissance

    As the depth of the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan becomes more clear, a long-expected increase in the global use of nuclear power to replace fossil fuels may slow down. Nonresident Fellow the presenter says planned nuclear plants in the United States and around the world were...

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2011

    Millennials Will Change The World

    The millennial generation, Americans born between 1980 and 2005, will have a tremendous influence. Three times as large as the "Baby boomers," this group will literally change the world. The presenter explains where they get their news, how they think, and how they are already wielding influence.

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2011

    The Census And Changing Demographics In U.S. Schools

    The 2010 Census Bureau confirms what demographers have long predicted: a dramatic shift in the racial makeup of American population. Fewer than half of the nation's 3-year olds are Caucasian, supporting the premise that the America of tomorrow will be comprised of a minority majority. Preparation for the challenges and...

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2011

    Corrupt Governance And Middle East Unrest

    Longstanding government corruption is among the factors that led to unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. The presenter says the world has seen sharp increases in government corruption in recent years, but foreign aid and international sanctions are applied unequally - especially when a ruthless dictator governs an...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    The Terms They Are A-Changin'... Watching Cloud Contracts Take Shape

    Many web services are examples of cloud computing, from storage and backup sites such as Flickr and Dropbox to online business productivity services such as Google Docs and Salesforce.com. Cloud computing offers a potentially attractive solution to customers keen to acquire computing infrastructure without large up-front investment, particularly in cases...

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  • Webcasts // Feb 2011

    The Sudan Referendum?Path To Peace?

    The Sudanese people have voted to split the huge African nation into two separate states, and end years of bloody civil war and ethnic strife. Yet with the oil reserves primarily located in the largely Christian south, and the transportation and export infrastructure located in the largely Arab north, the...

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  • Webcasts // Feb 2011

    Unrest Spreads In The Middle East

    Protests that ousted leaders in Tunisia and Egypt are spreading to other nations in the Middle East - including Bahrain, Yemen, Iran and Libya. The presenter examines the underlying causes that have resulted in calls for reform, threatening autocratic regimes and breaking down the "Authoritarian bargain" that sustains them.

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  • Webcasts // Feb 2011

    New Relationships For The United States And Latin America

    The United States has found excellent export markets among the vibrant economies of nations from Mexico to Brazil, and shares common problems - and common goals - with many of its neighbors to the south. The presenter discusses the opportunities for the U.S. in new relationships with such countries as...

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  • Webcasts // Feb 2011

    Currency Manipulation And The Global Markets

    China's regulation of its currency is causing tension with the United States and emerging economies around the world, including Brazil, India and other Asian nations. The presenter explains that while every nation wants to gain the greatest possible advantage for its exports, we're not in an all-out currency war.

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Investing In The Future: An Economic Strategy For State And Local Governments In A Period Of Tight Budgets

    Confronting near-term budget challenges, state and local governments are under tremendous pressure to focus on immediate needs at the expense of long-term investments. While these difficult economic times have also caused significant budget pressures at the national level, the federal government is able to spread out the impact of these...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Responding To The New Geography Of Poverty: Metropolitan Trends In The Earned Income Tax Credit

    As an increasing number of Americans struggle to get by with less, federal supports like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) - a refundable tax credit for taxpayers who work but earn low incomes - prove critical for workers and their families. Since its inception in 1975, the EITC has...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Politics And Process Of Congressional Redistricting

    Now that the 2010 Census is concluded, states will begin the process of reapportionment - re-drawing voting district lines to account for population shifts. A Nonresident Senior Fellow, the presenter, says redistricting has been fraught with controversy and corruption since the nation's early days, when the first "Gerrymandered" district was...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Enabling Personalized Medicine Through Health Information Technology

    With federal officials pursuing the goal of a personal human genome map under $1,000 in five years, it is possible to envision a future where treatments are tailored to individuals' genetic structures, prescriptions are analyzed in advance for likely effectiveness, and researchers study clinical data in real-time to learn what...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The History Of The State Of The Union

    Presidential scholar and former White House speech writer the presenter has seen many presidents deliver the State of the Union message, and studied its evolution over the past two centuries. As Washington prepares for President Obama's second such address, the senior fellow emeritus discusses the history of the speech.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Government And Internet Security

    The Internet has expanded communications and commerce in ways unimaginable just a few years ago. But there is a downside: personal information, business records and government materials aren't always secure from hackers and thieves. Venturing into cyberspace isn't completely safe, as Nonresident Fellow the presenter explains.

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Online Identity And Consumer Trust: Assessing Online Risk

    As the Internet continues to evolve into a more social and interactive space, new threats to online consumers emerge. Beyond the now commonplace malware, these threats target the relationship between online services and consumers by attacking the core of their relationship: identity. While consumers are increasingly aware of online dangers,...

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Obama~s Nominees To Federal Judgeships Lag

    The pace of confirmations to the federal bench has slowed in recent years, and President Obama's nominees to the federal district courts and appeals courts have faced considerable partisan resistance. Visiting Fellow the presenter says historically, well-qualified presidential nominees were routinely confirmed to the bench, but that's no longer the...

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Climate Change: The Path From Cancun

    With the multi-nation climate change talks in Cancun done, the presenter says the path forward will be difficult in these hard economic times. Nevertheless, the presenter says leaders of nations from the most developed to the very poorest understand the need to take action.

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    A Copenhagen Collar: Achieving Comparable Effort Through Carbon Price Agreements

    The financial crisis and deep recession illustrate the unforeseen macroeconomic conditions through which climate policy must endure if it is to stabilize concentrations of greenhouse gases over the long run. It has made voters uneasy about climate policy that could raise energy costs and unemployment, even though the next agreement...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Privacy and Security in Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing can mean different things to different people, and obviously the privacy and security concerns will differ between a consumer using a public cloud application, a medium-sized enterprise using a customized suite of business applications on a cloud platform, and a government agency with a private cloud for internal...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    The Terms They Are A-Changin'... Watching Cloud Contracts Take Shape

    Many web services are examples of cloud computing, from storage and backup sites such as Flickr and Dropbox to online business productivity services such as Google Docs and Salesforce.com. Cloud computing offers a potentially attractive solution to customers keen to acquire computing infrastructure without large up-front investment, particularly in cases...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Jun 2011

    Investing In The ?Next Wave? Of Technology Innovation

    Technology affects almost every aspect of our lives, changing the way we work and play. The presenter, vice president and founding director of the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings, explains that the public sector is lagging behind the private sector in investment in new technologies.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Jun 2011

    Can The U.S. Cut Defense Spending Wisely?

    The presenter fears that the increasing national debt, the unpopularity of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and increased pressure to keep domestic spending on programs like Social Security and Medicare intact could lead to unwise cuts in defense spending, with serious consequences for national security. The presenter says we must...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Jun 2011

    African Elections And Democracy

    Nations across Africa are holding elections, a good sign for emerging democracies on the continent. However, the presenter says the quality of governance in African nations varies widely. Some states are making solid progress toward becoming effective democracies, while others remain under the sway of corrupt leaders, with serious consequences...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // May 2011

    Helping The Displaced: A Long Road Home

    As humanitarian crises continue to erupt across the globe, international aid organizations are working to provide for the basic needs of civilians impacted by war, famine, political unrest and natural disasters. Senior Fellow the presenter describes the types of aid these organizations provide over both the short and long term,...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // May 2011

    Internet Privacy And Security

    The Internet is central to our modern economy and personal lives, but online privacy and trust are often in conflict. The presenter, fellow and research director for the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings, says that if people are unwilling to share their information, entire parts of the information economy...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // May 2011

    Are Harsh Interrogation Tactics Justified In The War On Terror?

    While some argue that harsh interrogation techniques helped the U.S. find Osama Bin Laden, the presenter notes that it's impossible to say whether the same information could have been extracted using conventional military interrogation methods.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Apr 2011

    Redistricting For Political Gains

    Every decade since 1790, a census of the entire U.S. population is used by state governments to apportion representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives. But the redrawing of congressional districts that follows the census is an exercise in pure politics, says the presenter.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Apr 2011

    The U.S. Role In Supporting The Libyan Rebels

    As observers warn of stalemate between the rebel forces and dictator in Libya, the presenter says the United States has a responsibility to aid the cause of democracy in the region, and can speak with greater authority in North Africa than the former colonial powers of Europe.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Apr 2011

    State Budget Crises Continue

    While the federal budget and debt battles rage, similar scenarios are taking place in cash-strapped states across the nation. The Great Recession has left many states cash-strapped, and the federal budget spending cuts in education and health care spending have added to their budget woes. The presenter says that while...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Apr 2011

    Can An American Education Compete Globally?

    The presenter says U.S. students have never scored in the top ranks of educational achievement internationally, and the latest results, while improved, show U.S. scores in the middle range once again. The presenter discusses data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the emphasis that American culture places...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Apr 2011

    Japan~s Fukushima Disaster Slows Plans For Nuclear Renaissance

    As the depth of the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan becomes more clear, a long-expected increase in the global use of nuclear power to replace fossil fuels may slow down. Nonresident Fellow the presenter says planned nuclear plants in the United States and around the world were...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Mar 2011

    Millennials Will Change The World

    The millennial generation, Americans born between 1980 and 2005, will have a tremendous influence. Three times as large as the "Baby boomers," this group will literally change the world. The presenter explains where they get their news, how they think, and how they are already wielding influence.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Mar 2011

    The Census And Changing Demographics In U.S. Schools

    The 2010 Census Bureau confirms what demographers have long predicted: a dramatic shift in the racial makeup of American population. Fewer than half of the nation's 3-year olds are Caucasian, supporting the premise that the America of tomorrow will be comprised of a minority majority. Preparation for the challenges and...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Mar 2011

    Corrupt Governance And Middle East Unrest

    Longstanding government corruption is among the factors that led to unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. The presenter says the world has seen sharp increases in government corruption in recent years, but foreign aid and international sanctions are applied unequally - especially when a ruthless dictator governs an...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Feb 2011

    The Sudan Referendum?Path To Peace?

    The Sudanese people have voted to split the huge African nation into two separate states, and end years of bloody civil war and ethnic strife. Yet with the oil reserves primarily located in the largely Christian south, and the transportation and export infrastructure located in the largely Arab north, the...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Feb 2011

    Unrest Spreads In The Middle East

    Protests that ousted leaders in Tunisia and Egypt are spreading to other nations in the Middle East - including Bahrain, Yemen, Iran and Libya. The presenter examines the underlying causes that have resulted in calls for reform, threatening autocratic regimes and breaking down the "Authoritarian bargain" that sustains them.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Feb 2011

    New Relationships For The United States And Latin America

    The United States has found excellent export markets among the vibrant economies of nations from Mexico to Brazil, and shares common problems - and common goals - with many of its neighbors to the south. The presenter discusses the opportunities for the U.S. in new relationships with such countries as...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Feb 2011

    Currency Manipulation And The Global Markets

    China's regulation of its currency is causing tension with the United States and emerging economies around the world, including Brazil, India and other Asian nations. The presenter explains that while every nation wants to gain the greatest possible advantage for its exports, we're not in an all-out currency war.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Politics And Process Of Congressional Redistricting

    Now that the 2010 Census is concluded, states will begin the process of reapportionment - re-drawing voting district lines to account for population shifts. A Nonresident Senior Fellow, the presenter, says redistricting has been fraught with controversy and corruption since the nation's early days, when the first "Gerrymandered" district was...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The History Of The State Of The Union

    Presidential scholar and former White House speech writer the presenter has seen many presidents deliver the State of the Union message, and studied its evolution over the past two centuries. As Washington prepares for President Obama's second such address, the senior fellow emeritus discusses the history of the speech.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Government And Internet Security

    The Internet has expanded communications and commerce in ways unimaginable just a few years ago. But there is a downside: personal information, business records and government materials aren't always secure from hackers and thieves. Venturing into cyberspace isn't completely safe, as Nonresident Fellow the presenter explains.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Obama~s Nominees To Federal Judgeships Lag

    The pace of confirmations to the federal bench has slowed in recent years, and President Obama's nominees to the federal district courts and appeals courts have faced considerable partisan resistance. Visiting Fellow the presenter says historically, well-qualified presidential nominees were routinely confirmed to the bench, but that's no longer the...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Climate Change: The Path From Cancun

    With the multi-nation climate change talks in Cancun done, the presenter says the path forward will be difficult in these hard economic times. Nevertheless, the presenter says leaders of nations from the most developed to the very poorest understand the need to take action.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    What?s Next For The Budget Deficit Debate?

    Calls to take action on skyrocketing budget deficits and the national debt are growing as alarm increases among policymakers about the long-term consequences. Longtime federal budget policy expert the presenter served on two recent commissions that attempted to come up with solutions.

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    The Importance Of The New Start Treaty

    As debate continues in the Senate on whether to ratify the newest version of the START nuclear arms agreement between the U.S. and Russia, the presenter, senior fellow and director of the Brookings Arms Control Initiative, outlines the global importance of the treaty and explains its provisions.

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Guiding The Economy Away From Risk

    As regulators continue to implement new financial oversight mandated by Congress in the wake of the financial crisis, the presenter says the new law has seen some success, and the reforms are largely welcome - but detractors remain.

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    The Federal Reserve

    In this webcast, the presenter, vice president and co-director of the Economic Studies program, discusses the role of the Federal Reserve during the financial crisis and the recession and the tools the central bank has to conduct monetary policy and boost the economy.

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Previewing The Lame-Duck Session Of Congress

    In this webcast, the presenter looks at the upcoming lame duck session of Congress, when the members of the House and Senate - including those who lost in the midterm elections - return to finish up key business. At a minimum, lawmakers must pass a budget resolution to keep the...

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Assessment Of The 2010 Midterm Elections

    In this webcast, the presenter discusses the results of the 2010 midterm elections. Analyzing the rise of the tea party movement and the evolving attitudes of the American electorate, the presenter sees partisan gridlock continuing to dominate Washington over the next two years.

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Religion And Politics

    Is there a relationship between religion and politics? Yes. Can faith-based doctrine influence election outcomes? Absolutely. Does this present a conflict with the doctrines put forth by the founding fathers? Not really, explains the presenter.

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Solutions For The Federal Deficit

    The national debt and our yearly deficits have reached staggering heights, just as the nation struggles to recover from a deep and persistent recession, says the presenter, senior fellow and director of the Budgeting for National Priorities project. Solutions for taming the deficits are straightforward, the presenter argues, but the...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    International Volunteers And The 50th Anniversary Of The Peace Corps

    The presenter, a Brookings nonresident fellow and expert on volunteering, says that John F. Kennedy's call to service a half-century ago led to the founding of dozens of international aid organizations, and leaves a legacy of programs aimed at improving health, nutrition, education, living standards and peaceful cooperation around the...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Regime Change In North Korea

    North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il has passed over his two older sons and chosen Kim Jong-un, who is not yet 30, to replace him. The presenter, senior fellow and director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at Brookings, outlines the moves the father has taken to promote and...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Promoting Jobs Through Small Business

    Many American workers owe their livelihood to successful small businesses - or to bigger companies that started out small. In this webcast, the presenter, a senior fellow in Economic Studies, makes recommendations for boosting small business and creating jobs during the fragile economic recovery.

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Assessing The Millennium Development Goals

    The Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000 to address the needs of the poorest of the poor internationally, from ending poverty to improving child and maternal health. In this webcast, the presenter, nonresident senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program, discusses how far we've come, and what...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Extending The Bush-Era Tax Cuts

    Debate is raging in Congress over whether to extend the Bush-era tax cuts. The presenter sees the debate as opportunity to start bringing the deficit back under control. In this webcast, the presenter, senior fellow and policy director of the Hamilton Project, addresses the merits of allowing some of the...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    America~s Housing Market Crisis

    When the U.S. housing bubble burst, home prices plummeted and core weaknesses in the overall economy were exposed. Tools implemented by the Obama administration to help the market achieved mixed results. In this webcast, the presenter, senior fellow and co-director of Economic Studies, takes a closer look at the housing...

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