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Events from the Brookings Institution

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...