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Hosts Daniel Wiser, Jr., and Daniel Kane sit down with the authors of National Affairs essays to discuss pivotal issues — from domestic-policy debates to enduring dilemmas of society and culture — that are often overlooked by American media. Each episode promises a fresh view on contemporary and permanent questions across a wide range of topics, all with one central theme: to help you think a little more clearly.
 
Technology has become increasingly important to policy debates, but these debates won’t be productive without an understanding of how the technology in question works. AEI Visiting Fellow Shane Tews interviews tech industry experts to explain how the apps, services, and structures of today’s information technology systems work, and how they shape our social and economic life.
 
Sometimes the very strategies meant to help children have the opposite effect. Join AEI’s Naomi Schaefer Riley and Ian Rowe as they look behind the headlines at the public policies and cultural agendas driving child welfare and education. Rowe and Riley bring to light practices that will make you ask, “Are you kidding me?”
 
The American Enterprise Institute’s Danielle Pletka and Marc Thiessen address the questions we’re all asking in their podcast, “What the Hell Is Going On?” In conversational, informative and irreverent episodes, Pletka and Thiessen interview policymakers and experts, asking tough, probing questions about the most important foreign policy and security challenges facing the world today.
 
Elisabeth Braw, scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, presents 'On the Cusp' which focuses on how governments, business and civil society can work together to strengthen countries' defence against existing and emerging threats. Each episode she interviews a guest who is a leader in their respective field.
 
The Campus Exchange is AEI’s podcast for college students who are seeking to improve the quality and diversity of public policy dialogue on campus. Every two weeks, The Campus Exchange features recordings from live events with AEI scholars on topics ranging from economics, foreign policy, domestic policy, and society and culture. These conversations are organized for and moderated by members of AEI’s Executive Council Program, which connects top undergraduates across the country with the ide ...
 
Dig into the art of disagreement and the power of love with social scientist Arthur Brooks. Against the backdrop of a toxic political climate engendered by the 2016 presidential election, season one focuses on the ways we can better disagree with our friends, family, and community. The second season focuses on love: what it means to find meaning in our work, loving our country, and how to love our enemies. Produced by the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
In the Higher Ed Happy Hour, three well-known Washington, DC-based journalists and policy wonks -- Kevin Carey of New America, Andrew Kelly of the American Enterprise Institute, and Libby Nelson of Vox.com -- discuss the latest happenings in higher education policy, research, and popular culture. There are special guests, wonky digressions, and excursions into the shocking and absurd.
 
Welcome to The Chemical Show, a podcast focused on the business of chemicals. Featuring interviews with industry executives, you’ll hear about the key trends impacting chemicals and plastics today: growth, sustainability, innovation, transformation, digitalization, global supply chains, strategic marketing, and much more. Hosted by Victoria Meyer, The Chemical Show brings you the latest insights into the industry. You will hear from leading industry executives as they discuss their companies ...
 
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China is often regarded as a success story of market economics, since it began lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty once the Communist Party began easing economic restrictions and opening its economy to the world. But to this day, even though it has achieved impressive economic growth for decades, China remains a totalitarian count…
 
After months of promising to “follow the science,” the Biden administration has only slightly loosened Covid restrictions for vaccinated Americans. Many schools remain closed, vaccinated people must still wear masks, and a return to normal feels far away. Dr. Nicole Saphier joined Dany and Marc to discuss the ongoing Covid hysteria and the Biden ad…
 
As the pandemic has shifted work, education, and entertainment online, there is a growing appetite in Washington to enhance broadband access across the country. However, some members of Congress and the current administration have advocated for ramping up broadband speeds to a symmetrical 100 megabits per second both upstream and downstream (known …
 
The chemical industry underwent a rude awakening in the post-pandemic world. Having an e-commerce solution to meet the customers’ needs is no longer “nice to have”; it’s a must-have! But selling chemicals online is not as simple as selling books or frying pans on Amazon because chemicals require specific regulations, storage, and transportation. Ho…
 
Host, Elisabeth Braw, speaks to Ciaran Martin, founding chief executive of the UK National Cyber Security Centre, about Biden's response to the Solar Winds cyber attack, lessons we can learn from the Bank of Bangladesh heist about emerging cyber crimes, and cyber resilience.By Elisabeth Braw
 
The crisis in which our country found itself following the 2020 election was in many respects unprecedented. Yet it also built on a years-long pattern by which losing politicians have sown mistrust in our elections. We must now wonder if every candidate who loses a major election will refuse to concede and instead set out to raise money and build s…
 
What did President Joe Biden say during his joint address to Congress? Has he lived up to his promises of bipartisanship during his first 100 days in office? And what administration priorities will Congress debate next? On WTH’s 100th episode, Dany and Marc evaluate Biden’s first 100 days in office, discussing the good, the bad, and the ugly of the…
 
The relationship between politics and religion is inevitably fraught. In the American context, various confessions have evaluated America’s political arrangement differently over time, but some themes of the debate remain the same. Does America’s constitutional character favor religious belief? Or does it imply an anthropology of autonomous individ…
 
In the United States, restrictive land-use regulations prevent developers from building housing in cities throughout the country. This has led to a shortage in housing supply and exorbitantly high housing costs — particularly in high-productivity cities. So on today’s episode, Emily Hamilton explains how zoning reforms can make it easier to build h…
 
Paul Wolfowitz is a visiting scholar at AEI, where he works on development and national security issues. Before joining AEI, Dr. Wolfowitz spent more than three decades in public service and higher education, working in the administrations of seven different presidents. Paul joins the show to talk with Robert and Phoebe about the greatest foreign p…
 
In order to survive and cope with the current trends, business transformation is a must. Unless it undergoes such a significant yet challenging episode, it can continuously improve and not die out. Victoria Meyer talks with Joey Gullion, COO at SI Group, to share their story of profound transformation that pushed them to their limits. He talks abou…
 
What challenges has the pandemic posed for our education system and what are its long term implications on schools across America? AEI resident scholar Rick Hess joins students at Harvard University to discuss K-12 schools during the pandemic. Hess looks at the challenges it has presented for students, parents, and teachers; the effectiveness of hy…
 
We are excited to welcome Patrick Alley, the co-founder of Global Witness for an interview on his work that combines anti-corruption and pro-environmentalism. Patrick takes us back to the beginnings of Global Witness and outlines how, while working as an environmentalist in Cambodia, corruption became a major obstacle to achieve the primary environ…
 
Description: Foster youth today face incredible challenges building a stable life when they age out of the child welfare system. Fewer than ten percent ever graduate college, and tragic reports have outlined crises of homelessness and poverty among these young adults. But some foster youth have found healing and restoration through caring foster pa…
 
Forecasting the future is difficult. It requires awareness of several technological, demographic, and geopolitical trends, as well as the ability to imagine how those trends can intersect with each other in unexpected ways. So today’s episode covers a lot of ground, including the rise of remote work, an aging population, the development of China an…
 
Is a major war with China inevitable? How can the United States prepare for the changing nature of conflict? In their new book, Admiral James Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman warn of a cataclysmic war between the US and China in the South China Sea. “2034: A Novel of the Next World War” also explores America’s weaknesses and the growing role of techno…
 
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are gaining traction in states where regulations encourage advanced technology to ride alongside traditional transportation. But in areas where AVs are in everyday traffic, issues like driver safety and data collection are being watched by policymakers. For both innovators and lawmakers, there remain many lessons to be lea…
 
From running newspaper ads to clicking LinkedIn profiles, Patrick Ropella has witnessed first-hand how much executive recruiting in the chemical industry has changed over time. Patrick is the chairman of the Ropella Group, whose mission is to grow great companies by sourcing, recruiting, and training top talents. Patrick discusses with Victoria Mey…
 
Host, Elisabeth Braw, speaks with Chris Inglis, nominee for the United States' first-ever National Cyber Director, about cyber aggression, how to create systems to encourage "good behavior" online, and how the private sector should be part of the solution.By Elisabeth Braw
 
Today, the AEI Podcast Channel presents the most recent episode of What the Hell is Going On? hosted by Danielle Pletka and Marc Thiessen. President Biden recently announced that he plans to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. The decision has sparked accusations of “surrender,” and fears that Biden is repeating the Iraq …
 
Higher education is supposed to provide space for citizens to generate new ideas, consider old ones, and debate about society’s priorities. But these intellectual activities depend upon open channels of dialogue, which face profound challenges from politically sensitive administrators and students driven by activism. What legal protections can stud…
 
President Biden recently announced that he plans to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. The decision has sparked accusations of “surrender,” and fears that Biden is repeating the Iraq withdrawal mistake again -- a decision that led to the establishment of ISIS’s caliphate in Iraq. Rep. Adam Kinzinger joined Dany and Marc …
 
Since the early 1970s, Americans have seen disappointing levels of economic growth and technological progress. But the potential of artificial intelligence, gene editing, blockchain technology, clean energy, and many more innovations on the horizon provide great reason to be optimistic about the future of the US economy. I recently discussed this p…
 
John Fortier is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on Congress and elections, election administration, election demographics, voting (and absentee voting), the US presidency, and the Electoral College. John joins the show to talk with Robert and Phoebe about Georgia’s new voting law, election integrity, and po…
 
Holding a $60 billion slice in the chemical manufacturing pie, the cleaning products industry has always been a mainstay of society, but it rose to unprecedented prominence with the impact of COVID-19. When droves of manufacturers pivoted to the production of disinfectants and hand sanitizers, it became incumbent for industry leaders to set the sta…
 
Most commentators agree that China is America’s greatest strategic competitor on the international stage. But can we understand our relationship with China through analogies to America’s greatest 20th century struggle, the Cold War? AEI research fellow Zack Cooper joins students at the University of Miami to explore the history of China’s rise in t…
 
The European Union has lost a major member. Several EU countries are facing COVID crises. The German-backed European vaccine rollout has been widely derided as a disaster. Trust in the European Union and German leadership are in question. What will be the answer? This month, we hear a 2014 lecture from Professor Brendan Simms of Cambridge Universit…
 
Tommy Thomas was the Attorney General of Malaysia and primarily responsible for the 1Malaysia Development Berhad case and has recently written the book “My Story: Justice in the Wilderness” about his time in office (see link below). He describes his path leading him to become the first practicing barrister to be appointed directly from the Malaysia…
 
Today, the AEI Podcast Channel presents our newest podcast, An Economist Goes to College. Economist and scholar Beth Akers seeks to inform aspiring students about how to make strategic decisions about their higher education. Speaking on topics like how to use data to shop for college or non-college alternatives, how to utilize the student loan syst…
 
The liberal arts have been having a rough time. The left tends to see them as part and parcel of a racist system that must be overthrown, and the right sees them as either a waste of time or part of the woke industrial complex. All this leads us to ask: Are they doomed? Should they be? This week, I sat down with Ted Hadzi-Antich of the Great Questi…
 
After being lauded for refusing to overturn Georgia’s presidential election results, Gov. Brian Kemp is facing criticism from the same quarters over the state’s new voting law. Democrats claim that the legislation makes it more difficult for minorities to vote, while Republicans argue it ensures election integrity. Gov. Kemp joined the podcast to d…
 
Description: The tragic death of George Floyd has sparked many important conversations about how Americans can pursue a future characterized by unity and equality around race. Yet, amid this national reckoning on race, a divisive and disempowering philosophy of “antiracism” has risen to the forefront of American culture. Is the solution to America’…
 
Since the 1980s, the United States has prioritized low inflation, to great success. Policymakers have regularly kept inflation at or below their 2-percent targets, even during periods with record-low interest rates. As a result, many observers have been — and continue to be — pretty comfortable with spending trillions of dollars on pandemic relief……
 
In December 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the feasibility of allowing commercial operations — both satellite and terrestrial — in the 12.2–12.7 GHz spectrum band. Doing so could expand broadband access and expedite mobile 5G network buildouts; however, incumbents worry that add…
 
How have you been coping with COVID-19 that began in earnest during 2020? Many companies found themselves in desperate situations during the pandemic. As President and CEO of Carpenter Company, Brad Beauchamp is no different! Brad had to figure out how to keep the company afloat when sales hit rock bottom. If you want to learn how to lead your team…
 
Host, Elisabeth Braw, speaks to Major General (ret.) Ed Wilson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy in the Trump administration, about how governments can respond to cyber aggression, what deterrence works against cyber warfare, and the difficulties of attribution in the grayzone.By Elisabeth Braw
 
The 2019-2020 school year will be remembered as the year we all became home schoolers. But well before the pandemic, the popularity of home schooling exceeded its actual prevalence, as fiscal and logistical challenges often posed insurmountable obstacles for potential home-school families. Guest Michael McShane joins us to discuss the hybrid home-s…
 
This week, the AEI Podcast Channel presents Wednesday's episode of Political Economy, a podcast hosted by AEI's Jim Pethokoukis. On both sides of the aisle, calls for industrial policy seem to be gaining momentum. Americans have grown more skeptical about markets in the aftermath of the Great Recession. And China’s more managed economy seems to be …
 
The pandemic has dramatically emphasized the authority that scientific expertise commands in our political culture. As the CDC has periodically updated its guidelines over the course of the year, states, localities, and businesses adapted their policies in light of the new findings. The mantra of covid-19 has been “follow the science,” as though so…
 
The chemical industry is probably one of the biggest and most impactful businesses that you never really hear much about. That’s all going to change starting now as The Chemical Show finally gives the industry the voice that it deserves. With Progressio Global’s Victoria Meyer as your host, you will get to listen to some great stories, rising trend…
 
On both sides of the aisle, calls for industrial policy seem to be gaining momentum. Americans have grown more skeptical about markets in the aftermath of the Great Recession. And China’s more managed economy seems to be growing faster and rivaling the US as the technological leader of the world. Many policymakers have reacted by saying that the US…
 
The International Olympic Committee awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing, providing the Chinese Communist Party both an economic and diplomatic platform to further the party line while ignoring its abuses against the Uighurs, Covid cover-up, and brutal crackdown on Hong Kong protesters. With the Games just eleven months away, there is a grow…
 
Kevin Kosar is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where he studies Congress, congressional oversight, the administrative state, and the US Postal Service. Kevin joins the show to talk with Robert and Phoebe about making Congress a stronger, leaner, and more effective branch of government. Note: This episode was recorded in Feb…
 
Thomas Stelzer is the dean of the international anti-corruption academy (IACA) and panelist of the UN high-level panel on international financial accountability, transparency & integrity (FACTI).Thomas outlines how his extensive experience going back to being closely involved in the process of drafting and implementing UNCAC led him to his current …
 
AEI Visiting Fellow Ramesh Ponnuru joins students from the University of Georgia to discuss the Republican Party after the presidency of Donald Trump. Ponnuru discusses the Republicans’ increased focus on symbolic politics in recent years, and outlines how Republicans could return to delivering solutions for policy problems. He also shares his thou…
 
Description: Many child welfare systems have abdicated their duties in the wake of the pandemic — failing to identify and protect children who have fallen victim to maltreatment. How can child welfare officials inspire a different approach that increases touchpoints with children, uses the resources of caseworkers and foster families more effective…
 
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