Brookings Institution

Displaying 1-40 of 136 results

  • 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.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • 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...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • 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...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • 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...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • 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...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • 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...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • 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...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • 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...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • 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.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • 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...

    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

  • 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,...

    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

  • 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,...

    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

  • 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 // 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

  • 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...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • 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...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • 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...

    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

  • 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,...

    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

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Health Care, Health Insurance, And The Distribution Of American Incomes

    Cash income offers an incomplete picture of the resources available to finance household consumption. Most American families are covered by an insurance plan that pays for some or all of the health care they consume. Only a comparatively small percentage of families pay for the full cost of this insurance...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Resetting U.S.-Russian Leadership On Nuclear Arms Reductions And Non-Proliferation

    U.S.-Russian relations have been "Reset" over the past eleven months, and the renewed bilateral negotiations on reducing strategic nuclear forces have played a major role in this. At the beginning of 2010, Washington and Moscow are getting close but must still complete the STrategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) follow-on treaty....

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • 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...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Vigorous Waves Of East Asian Economic Integration And The Sino-South Korea Trade Relationship

    Since the global financial and economic downturn in 2008-2009, China, Japan, South Korea, and many other East Asian countries have begun to accelerate trade liberalization and economic cooperation in East Asia. Presaging this cooperation, China and South Korea have been developing their bilateral trade relationship over the last decade. First,...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • 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...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Financial Regulation In Congress

    In the wake of the financial crisis and the "Great Recession," public anger at Wall Street and bankers remains white-hot, creating an environment ripe for the passage of financial reform legislation in Washington. The presenter takes a look at the need for regulation and the political deals underway on Capitol...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    The U.S-Russia Relationship

    With a historic new strategic arms accord successfully negotiated, the United States and Russia exemplify the importance of strong diplomatic ties between world powers. In this webcast, the presenter, senior fellow and director of the Brookings Arms Control Initiative, says the beginning of a new era in U.S.-Russia relations is...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Reforming And Simplifying Taxes

    In this webcast, the presenter discusses the need to reform and simplify the complicated tax code. The presenter explains why the system should be restructured, tallies up the benefits of giving it a comprehensive overhaul, and notes the political challenges that often stymie reform.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    The U.S.-China Relationship

    Despite frequent tensions between their countries, leaders in China and the United States realize that the two nations' fates are intertwined, especially in economic matters. The presenter, discusses the complicated relationship between the two global powers, and explains some of the economic and political interdependencies they face.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    The New Health Care Reform Law And Partisan Gridlock

    The political wrangling and procedural infighting that marked the path to passage of the health care reform legislation demonstrates the difficulty of achieving any policy goals in a Congress deeply divided over partisan lines. In this webcast, the presenter says the near-gridlock on Capitol Hill mirrors the deep divisions among...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    The 2010 Federal Census

    Every ten years, the federal government takes a nationwide census, collecting a gold mine of data that helps determine everything from how federal dollars are spent to where the lines of congressional voting districts are drawn. The presenter details the importance of an accurate census to our system of democracy...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    The Federal Budget Deficit And Financial Security

    The presenter, the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office and a Brookings senior fellow, says the soaring federal debt and deficits have put our financial security and the country's future in peril. In this webcast, the presenter says the public must demand that lawmakers take two unpopular steps: cut...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    The Politics And Perils Of Guant?namo

    Opposition to trying alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed in civilian court has led the Obama administration to consider a military tribunal instead. Meanwhile, controversy continues over when, where and how to try terrorism suspects, and what to do with some 220 detainees who remain at Guant?namo Bay a year...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    Partisanship On Capitol Hill

    Brookings takes an in-depth look at the polarizing effects of partisanship on Capitol Hill. Senior Fellow assesses the situation and offers some insight into how this way of doing business will affect the midterm elections.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    Education And President Obamas Budget

    When President Obama's proposed budget was released, education was declared among the "Winners." In this webcast, the presenter says the proposed spending increases will make reform advocates smile, but could leave state legislators cold about the shift from state to federal funding.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    State Of The Union

    In this webcast, one of the presenters says President Obama's first State of the Union speech had a clear message for members of his own party on Capitol Hill, while the other presenter, vice president and director of the Foreign Policy program, notes that Obama's heavy emphasis on domestic issues...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Aug 2009

    The Battle Over Health Care; Secretary Of State Clinton In Africa

    This webcast focuses on health care and healthy political ties. Members of Congress are back in their districts this month to speak with constituents about health care reform. The presenter says when legislators return to D.C. in a few weeks, the pressure to settle the issue will be a priority...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Jul 2009

    President Obamas First Six Months In Office; Kurdish Elections In Iraq

    In this webcast, Brookings experts release a composite index of national and global trends for the first six months of President Obama's term, lining them up against the same point in the five prior presidencies; the presenter discusses the significance to the American people of the Kurdish vote in Iraq;...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Jul 2009

    The U.S. Economy; Immigration Reform; And Health Care Reform

    While economic recovery efforts appear to be working, one of the Brookings experts says we should be only cautiously optimistic about the economy - at least for the near term; Senior Fellow, the other presenter says the new geography of immigration means that many more states and municipalities have a...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Jul 2009

    The Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings; Two Housing Secretaries On Urban Revitalization

    Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is likely to be confirmed, but may have set a troubling precedent for future Obama nominees, says Brookings expert; and Housing Secretary joins former secretary and one of the Brookings experts on housing strategies for blighted metro areas.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Jul 2009

    Deficits And The Economy; Health Care; Obama In Russia

    In this webcast, the skyrocketing federal deficit may derail economic recovery, and Brookings experts say partisan budget games have got to stop; next, vice president and director of Governance Studies, discusses prospects for health care reform with other presenter; and the man on the street wonders whether President Obama's outreach...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Jul 2009

    U.S. Troops Withdraw From Iraq; The Economic Recession And Prospects For Recovery

    Iraqis celebrate as U.S. Forces withdraw from their cities and expert discusses the prospects for peace and self-governance in Iraq; the man on the street reacts to the troop withdrawal. Also, the other presenter discusses prospects for economic recovery as the recession continues

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Campaign Finance Reform

    The presenter says the past few elections have shown that the new power of small donors is a promising way to bring more people into the political process and dilute the influence of deep-pocket interest groups.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    President Barack Obama On Jobs And Economic Growth

    In this webcast, President Barack Obama presented his plan for creating jobs and spurring economic growth. The president outlined a package that includes tax incentives for small businesses, more spending on infrastructure projects and additional assistance for the unemployed.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    President Obamas Afghanistan Plan; The Reconfirmation Of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

    In this webcast, President Obama's plan for a troop surge and timeline for withdrawal from Afghanistan has drawn criticism from the left and the right - the presenter says it's a necessary but risky move.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    The Global Financial Crisis Affects On Metropolitan Regions; Prospects For A "Double" Dip Recession

    One of the presenters discusses how the worldwide financial crisis is hitting major metropolitan areas, and proposes policies that can help at a Brookings event with other presenter. Brookings economist says once the effects of the federal stimulus tapers off, the nation could see a second economic dive and a...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    President Obamas Trip To Asia; U.S. Senate Considers New Financial Oversight

    One of the presenters says that President Obama's first meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao will encompass a global agenda that includes North Korea's nuclear ambitions and the instability of other nuclear-armed nations; and the other presenter assesses the political chances of a Senate bill that would consolidate financial oversight...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Previewing President Obamas Trip To China; Climate Change Legislation In Congress.

    One of the presenters came to Brookings to preview President Obama's upcoming trip to China and the issues he will face; while the other presenter, an expert on climate change and related global energy policies, discusses the progress of climate change legislation in the U.S. Congress.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Lifting Families Out Of Poverty; The Great Depression And The Current Economic Crisis

    Brookings experts say encouraging marriage before having children is one of the keys that can lift families out of poverty, while the other presenter says that while today's economic crisis is serious, it's not close to the devastation of the "Black Tuesday" stock market crash that helped bring the nation...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    The Auto Industry; Wall Street Bonuses; The Presidents Options In Afghanistan

    A Brookings panel dissects the efficacy of the government bailout of the domestic auto industry, while the man on the street decries big bonuses to Wall Street executives; and Brookings experts discuss General McChrystal's proposals and President Obama's options in Afghanistan.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Rep. Jane Harman On Afghanistan; Economic Opportunity In America

    One of the presenters says the United States must help Afghanistan root out public corruption and establish trust in a democratic regime, while the other presenter says too few resources have been devoted to the struggle in that county.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Air Travel In The United States; Immigration; The H1N1 Flu

    Brookings expert says a new study shows the vast majority of air travel in the United states is concentrated in 26 major metropolitan hubs, where delays are worsening; the man on the street wonders whether H1N1 flu fears have been exaggerated; and a Brookings panel weighs in on options for...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Closing Schools For H1N1 Flu; Children At Risk Of Abuse; Iran

    Brookings expert says closing schools to keep kids safe from the flu may come with a big price tag for the economy; scholars and a member of Congress debate the efficacy of home visitation for children at risk of abuse and neglect; and the man on the street discusses nuclear...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Broadband Policies; G-20 And Climate Change; Afghanistan

    FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced long-awaited policies on access to the Internet, or "Net neutrality," in remarks at Brookings; the presenter, an expert on global climate change, looks at the challenges facing the G-20 officials meeting in Pittsburgh. And the man on the street discusses proposals for sending more troops...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Economic Recovery; Missile Defense; Un General Assembly

    The recession may finally be at an end, Federal Reserve Chairman told a Brookings audience, but the recovery may be slow - especially for Americans who have lost their jobs in the current downturn. And Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Obama Administration's change in missile defense policy in...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Health Care; Economic Recovery

    Brookings expert one of the presenters says President Obama did a "Sterling job" on his health care speech, making bipartisan proposals, but the reaction is mixed from the man on the street. And, economic recovery is slowly taking shape in urban areas around the country, with some cities outpacing others,...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Vice President Joe Biden On The Stimulus Package; Congress Legislative Agenda; And Afghanistan

    Amid conflicting economic messages, Vice President offers a working perspective on the implementation of the stimulus package; and other presenter forecasts that Congress will return to an agenda packed with health care, and the man on the street talks about the military campaign in Afghanistan.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Aug 2009

    Elections In Afghanistan; Budget Deficit

    Brookings experts voice concern over the still-not-decided Afghanistan elections, where a battered citizenry needs a signal that democracy can succeed; and longtime budget watcher warns of the economic disruption that climbing domestic debt and deficit may cause.

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Aug 2009

    Elections In Afghanistan; The H1N1 Flu Virus; The Economic Recession

    In this webcast, Afghanistan expert addresses the integrity of the elections in Afghanistan, while the other presenter discusses projections for return of the H1N1 "Swine" flu virus in the fall and how computer models help slow the spread of the disease. And, the man on the street is cautiously optimistic...

    Provided By Brookings Institution

  • Webcasts // Aug 2009

    Economic Stimulus; Afghanistan Election; Health Care Town Halls

    In this webcast, a Brookings panel weighs in on whether the stimulus plan, now six months old, has been a boon for the economy or not; the presenter explains what the presidential election in Afghanistan means for the United States and international community; and the man on the street opines...

    Provided By Brookings Institution