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Economic recovery. Elections. Terrorism. Global poverty. Trade. Policy issues are complex and multi-faceted. Want more than the 30-second soundbyte? Tune in to Intersections, a podcast from the Brookings Institution, where two experts delve into the varying angles of the complicated issues facing our nation and the world. Subscribe now and be the first to hear new episodes.

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Economic recovery. Elections. Terrorism. Global poverty. Trade. Policy issues are complex and multi-faceted. Want more than the 30-second soundbyte? Tune in to Intersections, a podcast from the Brookings Institution, where two experts delve into the varying angles of the complicated issues facing our nation and the world. Subscribe now and be the first to hear new episodes.

    Financing Africa’s economic growth

    Financing Africa’s economic growth

    In this episode, Brahima Sangafowa Coulibaly, senior fellow and director of the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings, and Lemma Senbet, William E. Mayer chair professor of finance at the University of Maryland, explain why national debts in sub-Saharan Africa have risen in recent years, the challenges of sustainably financing economic development, and the role of multilateral development banks in solving Africa's massive infrastructure gap. 
    Full show notes: https://brook.gs/2UozLU9
    This is the final episode of the Intersections podcast. Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Brennan Hoban, Fred Dews, and Camilo Ramirez for all their support.
    Send feedback email to intersections@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.
    Intersections is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.

    • 42 min
    The roots of America’s divided politics

    The roots of America’s divided politics

    In this episode, Brookings Vice President Darrell West and Senior Fellow Camille Busette discuss themes from West's new book, "Divided Politics, Divided Nation: Hyperconflict in the Trump era," including the economic, geographic, racial, and technological factors that have exacerbated U.S. political polarization to its current breaking point, and what's needed to build a healthier democracy. West and Busette also speculated how these pressures may affect the 2020 presidential race.
    Full show notes: https://brook.gs/2YNXP67 
    With thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Brennan Hoban, Fred Dews, and Camilo Ramirez for additional support.
    Send feedback email to intersections@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.
    Intersections is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.

    • 39 min
    Russia’s challenge to the West

    Russia’s challenge to the West

    In this episode, Angela Stent and Keir Giles, authors of “Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest” and “Moscow Rules: What Drives Russia to Confront the West” examine the history of Russia's national identity and how the U.S. fundamentally misunderstands Russia's view of itself in conflict with the West.
    Full show notes: https://brook.gs/2Jsi99B
    With thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Brennan Hoban, Fred Dews, Camilo Ramirez, and intern Quinn Lukas for additional support.
    Send feedback email to intersections@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.
    Intersections is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.
     

    • 36 min
    Preventing violent extremism in fragile states

    Preventing violent extremism in fragile states

    The Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States recently released its recommendations, calling for a new strategy to prevent violent extremism from developing in fragile states. Brookings Senior Fellow George Ingram and President of the U.S. Institute of Peace Nancy Lindborg explain why the U.S. needs to change its priorities from defeating terrorists militarily and focus on addressing the economic, social, and political weaknesses in fragile states which lead to the rise of extremist groups.
    Full show notes: https://brook.gs/2TgxOxk 
    With thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Brennan Hoban, Fred Dews, Camilo Ramirez, and intern Quinn Lukas for additional support.
    Send feedback email to intersections@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.
    Intersections is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.

    • 41 min
    Realizing the value of black neighborhoods

    Realizing the value of black neighborhoods

    In this episode, David M. Rubenstein Fellows Andre Perry and Jenny Schuetz examine past policies and current attitudes that have devalued homes and business in majority-black neighborhoods and the opportunities to be gained by building on the assets in majority-black places.
    Full show notes: https://brook.gs/2IRBHnQ 
    With thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Brennan Hoban, Fred Dews, Camilo Ramirez, and intern Quinn Lukas for additional support.
    Send feedback email to intersections@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

    • 33 min
    Advancing women's leadership around the world

    Advancing women's leadership around the world

    In this episode, former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, founder of the Global Institute for Women's Leadership and distinguished fellow with the Center for Universal Education (CUE), and CUE Fellow Christina Kwauk discuss the current state of gender equality in leadership roles, the pipeline from quality education for girls to increased opportunities for women in leadership, and the expanding the evidence on what works to challenge gender stereotypes. 
    Full show notes available here: https://brook.gs/2EMcxDf 
    With thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Brennan Hoban, Fred Dews, Camilo Ramirez, and intern Tim Madden for additional support.
    Send feedback email to intersections@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.
    Intersections is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

PerduringOne ,

Great

I really enjoy the Brookings podcasts. The quality of the events and interviews are superior both in production and content to ... other think tanks podcasts.

August Consumer ,

Disappointing

Scholars telling the lay population what they already know, or can deduce on their own, or is better presented by other i.e. foreign experts. Very disappointing time consuming talk radio.
You are paid well, do better.

If one doesn’t mind the speaker running the clock, try C-SPAN; it is more primary source material, and the commentary more useful.

There are other services I admire; however I may continue with listening in the expectation that someone at Brookings will improve this podcast which I feel is important.

Madvoid ,

Great educational podcast

This podcast goes in depth about topics in a way that's not found elsewhere. I've learned a lot and I highly recommend it!

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