9 episodes

Vying for Talent is a podcast about the role human talent plays in the sprawling competition between China and the United States. Join Ryan Hass of the Brookings Institution and Jude Blanchette of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and their expert guests, as they explore what the United States can do to improve its competitive edge for the future.

Vying for Talent The Brookings Institution / Center for Strategic and International Studies

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Vying for Talent is a podcast about the role human talent plays in the sprawling competition between China and the United States. Join Ryan Hass of the Brookings Institution and Jude Blanchette of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and their expert guests, as they explore what the United States can do to improve its competitive edge for the future.

    America’s human capital edge

    America’s human capital edge

    In the capstone episode of the Vying for Talent podcast miniseries, co-hosts Jude Blanchette and Ryan Hass are joined by Remco Zwetsloot, an expert on the intersection of talent, technology, and national competitiveness. They discuss the security and economic importance of talent, benchmarks for measuring progress on human capital, and the competitive international environment facing the United States.
    Show notes and transcript: https://bit.ly/3SBQoM1 
    Vying for Talent podcast is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Subscribe and listen on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Send feedback email to podcasts@brookings.edu.

    • 36 min
    How Indiana competes for human capital

    How Indiana competes for human capital

    In the latest episode of “Vying for Talent,” Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb discusses how the United States can “get regional” about building competitive talent ecosystems. In discussion with co-hosts Jude Blanchette and Ryan Hass, Holcomb shares insights from his state’s education and workforce initiatives to cultivate human capital and innovation.
    Show notes and transcript: https://brook.gs/3Rrsq5x 
    Vying for Talent podcast is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Subscribe and listen on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Send feedback email to podcasts@brookings.edu.

    • 43 min
    Lessons from the US Space Force on creating an agile talent model

    Lessons from the US Space Force on creating an agile talent model

    In the latest episode of Vying for Talent, co-hosts Jude Blanchette and Ryan Hass are joined by Katharine Kelley, the deputy chief of space operations for human capital at the U.S. Space Force. Kelley highlights the value of diverse talent and the importance of upskilling, drawing on insight from the Space Force’s “melting pot” of Defense Department culture and practices.
    Show notes and transcript: https://brook.gs/3DUFjym 
    Vying for Talent podcast is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Subscribe and listen on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Send feedback email to podcasts@brookings.edu.

    • 37 min
    Can US higher education maintain its global competitiveness?

    Can US higher education maintain its global competitiveness?

    How can U.S. higher education maintain its edge in attracting global talent? In the latest episode of “Vying for Talent,” Amy E. Gadsden, the University of Pennsylvania’s associate vice provost for global initiatives, addresses the importance of international talent flows for American competitiveness. In conversation with co-hosts Jude Blanchette and Ryan Hass, Dr. Gadsden emphasizes the importance of people-to-people exchange as the “oxygen” that fuels U.S.-China relations.
    Show notes and transcript: https://brook.gs/3RYZgcU 
    Vying for Talent podcast is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Subscribe and listen on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Send feedback email to podcasts@brookings.edu.

    • 47 min
    Strengths and weaknesses of China’s national human capital development

    Strengths and weaknesses of China’s national human capital development

    In the fourth episode of "Vying for Talent," Dr. Yingyi Ma, a professor of sociology at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, shares her perspective on how China’s talent base is shaped by the nation’s educational landscape as well as social and political challenges.  In discussion with hosts Ryan Hass (Brookings) and Jude Blanchette (CSIS), Dr. Ma lays out strengths and weaknesses of China’s human talent development pipeline and shares why she remains confident in the competitive advantages of America’s higher education system.
    Show notes and transcript: https://brook.gs/3ciFmue 
    Vying for Talent podcast is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Subscribe and listen on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Send feedback email to podcasts@brookings.edu.

    • 46 min
    How the Defense Department is pursuing a culture of innovation

    How the Defense Department is pursuing a culture of innovation

    How does human capital impact America’s national security? In the latest episode of “Vying for Talent,” U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks discusses the Defense Department’s efforts to resolve workforce challenges, strengthen diversity, and create a culture of innovation. In discussion with co-hosts Ryan Hass and Jude Blanchette, Dr. Hicks emphasizes that talent is “the core” of national defense.
    Show notes and transcript: https://brook.gs/3cusSiU 
    Vying for Talent podcast is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Subscribe and listen on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Send feedback email to podcasts@brookings.edu, and follow and tweet at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

los23456 ,

Great pod, wish it was more frequent.

This is a great podcast. Hope the hosts can crank out more frequent episodes.

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