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Nov 30, 2016

For over 226 years, the U.S. Coast Guard has protected the homeland and served as a versatile instrument of security and diplomacy. An armed force, a law enforcement agency, and a regulatory entity, the Coast Guard employs its unique authorities, broad capabilities, and vast partnerships to preserve U.S. interests in the maritime realm. Enduring and emerging challenges such as instability in the Western Hemisphere, evolving maritime cyber threats, shifting energy markets, and increasingly accessible polar regions test the Coast Guard to live up to its service motto: Semper Paratus—Always Ready.

On November 29, the Brookings Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence hosted an event discussing geostrategic challenges in our hemisphere. Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, the Coast Guard’s 25th commandant, offered opening remarks before being joined by Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon for a brief discussion.

Nov 30, 2016

Today, African-Americans wield influence in every domain, from politics and business to academia and the arts. At the same time, black people are incarcerated at six times the rate of whites, and possess 13 times less wealth. Many schools and neighborhoods are more segregated than they were in 1965, and police killings of black citizens in places like Baltimore and Baton Rouge recur with tragic frequency — provoking radically different responses within black and white communities. And with the election of Donald Trump, the nation stands more tense and divided on racial lines that it has been in a generation. How did we end up here, when half a century ago racial equality seemed imminent — even inevitable?

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise” is a two-part, four-hour PBS special that looks at the last five decades of African-American history since the major civil rights victories. Join us as executive producer, presenter and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the tremendous gains and persistent challenges of these years, drawing on eyewitness accounts, scholarly analysis and rare archival footage. The series, premiering over two nights on Tuesday, November 15 and 22, paints a complex and comprehensive portrait of black America since 1965, while raising urgent questions about the future of the African-American community — and our nation as a whole.

On Monday, November 21 Brookings welcomed Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to present select clips from his new series, and award-winning journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault led a panel of experts to discuss how much of the promise of the civil rights movement has been realized and what obstacles still stand in the way.

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Nov 30, 2016

How did the most diverse generation in U.S. history cast their ballots in 2016? And what does it mean?

On November 17, Governance Studies at Brookings and Tuft’s Tisch College’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) hosted an event focused on these questions. Experts presented data on youth turnout, campaign contact, and the issues deemed most important by this group. The panel discussed how millennial voters affected the outcome of the 2016 election—nationally and in key states—analyzed what the results suggest about youth electoral engagement beyond 2016, and examined the implications for the future of our political parties, public institutions, schools, and civic health.

After the session, panelists took audience questions.

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Nov 29, 2016

A recent report published by the Education Commission in September presents stark statistics: If everything remains business as usual, by 2030, half of the world’s youth will not have the basic high school level skills to succeed in the world of work. Out of these 800 million youth, the bulk will live in low- and middle-income countries, where it is estimated that only one in 10 young people will have the basic skills needed for a successful future. Faced with such a challenge, the global education field has taken huge steps in bringing the issue to the attention of the international community, a move seconded by the Obama administration. The incoming administration will be responsible for building upon this foundation and ensuring that access to strong, quality education systems for children and youth around the world remains a priority for U.S. leadership.

On November 16, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings and the Global Campaign for Education-U.S.hosted a post-election discussion on recommendations for the new administration on global education. This event included a moderated discussion on the most formidable challenges in global education and what the U.S. can do to address them. 

After the session, panelists took audience questions.

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Nov 29, 2016

On November 16, the Center on the United States and Europe, in partnership with the Heinrich Böll Foundation North America, hosted a panel discussion on the future of the West and trans-Atlantic relations. Speakers included Ralf Fücks of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Julianne Smith of the Center for a New American Security, and William Galston of Brookings. Constanze Stelzenmüller of Brookings offered introductory remarks. The discussion was moderated by Julian Borger of the Guardian.

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Nov 29, 2016

Market liquidity reflects the ability of buyers or sellers of financial assets to affect trades without inducing large changes in asset prices.  How should this be appropriately measured?  Private sector participants in financial markets have expressed concern about the impact of regulations introduced since the financial crisis on market liquidity.  Regulators have argued that the impact of regulation has been small and that liquidity remains sufficient to avoid excessive price volatility in markets.

On November 15, the Initiative on Business and Public Policy at Brookings hosted a conference exploring a range of views on this topic featuring a keynote address by Stanley Fischer, vice-chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, as well as a panel discussion on risk management and financial regulation from leading policy experts. After the panel discussion, panelists took questions from the audience.

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Nov 29, 2016

In the U.S., health care is big business—accounting for nearly one-fifth of the overall economy. And federal health policies often move financial markets. Understanding emerging health care market trends and their implications can provide critical context for federal policymakers.

On Tuesday, November 15, the Leonard D. Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy, a partnership of the Brookings Institution Center for Health Policy and the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, hosted the 21st annual “Wall Street Comes to Washington” Roundtable to explore the broad market trends shaping the health care system and how the political climate affects the outlook for health care companies. An expert panel of Wall Street analysts, moderated by Paul B. Ginsburg, director of the Center for Health Policy at Brookings, discussed ongoing health reform implementation; open enrollment in the health insurance marketplaces; the growing Medicaid managed care market; regulation of insurance markets; insurance market consolidation; provider payment reform and integrating care delivery; underlying health care spending and insurance premium trends; hospital pricing and consolidation; hospital-physician relations; the outlook for Medicare; and other issues. 

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Nov 29, 2016

On November 9, the Brookings Institution convened a panel of experts to address major questions the day after this historic election. Panelists reviewed the results of the race, the factors that produced that outcome, and the implications for domestic and foreign policy, the economy, and the future of America’s electoral system.

After a moderated discussion, panelists responded to audience questions. This event was part of the Brookings Election 2016 and America’s Future project.

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Nov 29, 2016

The Brookings Doha Center (BDC) hosted a panel discussion on November 9, 2016, about the implications of the 2016 U.S. elections. The panelists were Khaled al-Hroub, professor in residence of the faculty of liberal arts at Northwestern University; and Joshua Mitchell, professor of political theory at Georgetown University. Samer Shehata, associate professor of the politics and international relations program at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, moderated the event, which was attended by members of Qatar’s diplomatic, academic, and media community.

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Nov 29, 2016

Urban religious congregations provide vital social services to community members, regardless of their faith. In fact, studies dating back to the 1990s find that the typical urban community-based church supplies approximately $150,000 worth of social services per congregation per year. Faith-based neighborhood partnerships provide even more economic and social support than churches alone.

On November 29, Governance Studies at Brookings and the Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society at the University of Pennsylvania hosted a panel to discuss the economic importance of faith-based and neighborhood partnerships and consider strategies to strengthen these hubs of civic engagement and social support. Experts discussed how faith-based organizations can support local jobs and businesses, early childhood education, nonprofit start-ups, and more, as explained in a new report entitled, “The Economic Halo Effect of Historic Sacred Places.”

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