Government & NGOs
@ Brookings Podcast: The Global Financial Crisis Affects on Metropolitan Regions; Prospects for a "Double" Dip Recession
[LESS INFO] 48 VIEWS | ADDED 22:47:00 11/20/09
Mayors, including Philadelphia’s Michael Nutter, discuss how the worldwide financial crisis is hitting major metropolitan areas, and propose policies that can help at a Brookings event with expert Bruce Katz . Brookings economist Robert Litan says once the effects of the federal stimulus tapers off, the nation could see a second economic dive and a W-shaped recession, all in this week’s @Brookings podcast.
[LESS INFO] 75 VIEWS | ADDED 22:32:00 11/13/09
Brookings expert Kenneth Lieberthal 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 expert Doug Elliott assesses the political chances of a Senate bill that would consolidate financial oversight into a single agency. All in this weeks podcast, @Brookings .
@ Brookings Podcast: Previewing President Obama's Trip to China; Climate Change Legislation in Congress.
[LESS INFO] 48 VIEWS | ADDED 22:39:00 11/06/09
Special Assistant to the President Jeffrey Bader, senior director for East Asian affairs on the National Security Council, came to Brookings to preview President Obama’s upcoming trip to China and the issues he will face; while Adele Morris, an expert on climate change and related global energy policies, discusses the progress of climate change legislation in the U.S. Congress, all in this our podcast, @Brookings .
@Brookings Podcast: Lifting Families Out of Poverty; The Great Depression and the Current Economic Crisis
[LESS INFO] 51 VIEWS | ADDED 19:55:00 10/30/09
Brookings experts Isabel Sawhill and Ron Haskins say encouraging marriage before having children is one of the keys that can lift families out of poverty, while economist Alice Rivlin 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 to its knees 80 years ago. All in our podcast, @Brookings.
[LESS INFO] 46 VIEWS | ADDED 16:01:00 10/23/09
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. All in this week’s podcast, @Brookings.
[LESS INFO] 60 VIEWS | ADDED 20:34:00 10/16/09
Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) says the United States must help Afghanistan root out public corruption and establish trust in a democratic regime, while Brookings expert Bruce Riedel says too few resources have been devoted to the struggle in that county. And economists Isabel Sawhill and Ron Haskins outline their proposals for increasing economic opportunity here at home, and discuss the appropriate government role. All in our podcast, @Brookings.
[LESS INFO] 60 VIEWS | ADDED 16:00:00 10/09/09
Brookings expert Robert Puentes 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 addressing the issue of immigration and its impact on the economy, all in our @Brookings podcast.
[LESS INFO] 53 VIEWS | ADDED 20:38:57 10/02/09
Brookings expert Joshua Epstein 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 saber-rattling in Iran. All in our podcast, @Brookings.
[LESS INFO] 49 VIEWS | ADDED 16:00:00 09/25/09
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced long-awaited policies on access to the Internet, or “net neutrality,” in remarks at Brookings ; Warwick McKibbin , 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 to Afghanistan, all in our podcast, @Brookings.
[LESS INFO] 50 VIEWS | ADDED 20:07:57 09/18/09
The recession may finally be at an end, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke 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 Europe is a better match for the threat posed by Iran than the Bush Administration policy, and strengthens our NATO ties. All this week in our podcast, @Brookings .
[LESS INFO] 42 VIEWS | ADDED 16:00:00 09/11/09
Brookings expert Henry Aaron 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, according to Alan Berube in the newest “Metro Monitor.” All in this week’s podcast, @Brookings.
@ Brookings Podcast Vice President Joe Biden On The Stimulus Package; Congress' Legislative Agenda; And Afghanistan
[LESS INFO] 53 VIEWS | ADDED 18:05:17 09/04/09
Amid conflicting economic messages, Vice President Joe Biden offers a working perspective on the implementation of the stimulus package; Alice Rivlin 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, all this week @ Brookings.
[LESS INFO] 55 VIEWS | ADDED 19:23:00 08/28/09
Brookings experts Bruce Riedel and Michael O’Hanlon voice concern over the still-not-decided Afghanistan elections, where a battered citizenry needs a signal that democracy can succeed; and longtime budget watcher Alice Rivlin warns of the economic disruption that climbing domestic debt and deficit may cause, all this week @ Brookings.
[LESS INFO] 60 VIEWS | ADDED 20:21:58 08/21/09
In this week’s @ Brookings, Afghanistan expert Vanda Felbab-Brown addresses the integrity of the elections in Afghanistan, while scholar Joshua Epstein 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 that the economy may be recovering, albeit slowly.
[LESS INFO] 59 VIEWS | ADDED 04:00:00 08/14/09
In this week
[LESS INFO] 49 VIEWS | ADDED 20:57:00 08/07/09
This week @ Brookings 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. Sarah Binder says when legislators return to D.C. in a few weeks, the pressure to settle the issue will be a priority for congressional leadership and poses risks for incumbents. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to Africa