On this episode of the AEI Events Podcast, we travel back to 1991 with President George H.W. Bush as he discusses U.S. economic conditions, the fall of communism, the economy, and the 1990 budget agreement.

This event took place on December 3, 1991.

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How can policymakers bolster regional security cooperation, help local economies affected by transnational organized crime, and ensure US agencies have the resources they need for this fight?

Join us on this episode of the AEI Events Podcast, with opening remarks from Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea, along with panelists from AEI and the Federalist Society, as we examine the Trump administration’s options in the fight against transnational organized crime networks.

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AEA renaissance is underway inside the United States Army, ushering in some of the most dramatic reforms since the 1970s in talent management, design of the force, and modernization. The “war” for talent is a growing priority as the Army seeks to bring aboard and train leaders capable of maintaining a competitive advantage against peer competitors and future enemies.

Join us on this episode of the AEI Events Podcast, with Secretary of the Army Mark Esper and AEI’s Jim Talent for a conversation about modernization and the larger Army renaissance.

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On this episode of the AEI Events Podcast, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Administrator Neomi Rao visits AEI to discuss her office’s role in a centralized approach to deregulation and the administration’s regulatory reform agenda.

AEI’s John Yoo joins Administrator Rao in a conversation about how the president’s emphasis on deregulation has helped her office become more effective, and what the possible benefits may be of applying the centralized review process to independent agencies.

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On this episode of the AEI Events Podcast, join us as we delve into the what the 2018 midterm election results mean for k-12 schooling and higher education, and find out what we can expect now that Democrats control the House of Representatives and what issues may have potential for bipartisan collaboration.

A panel discussion moderated by AEI’s Nat Malkus, highlights the election results and how policies related to school safety, workforce development, and early childhood education may change at the federal and state level.

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On this episode of the AEI Events Podcast, join AEI’s Election Watch team as they discuss what happened in the 2018 US House, Senate, and gubernatorial races around the country and look ahead to what the new political landscape might mean going into the 2020 elections.

Michael Barone, Karlyn Bowman, John Fortier, Sean Trende, Henry Olsen, and Norman Ornstein examine the election results, exit polls, and analyze what factors influenced the 2018 contests. They also discuss how the US House and Senate results could affect the legislative agenda and congressional political climate and what the new governors’ lineup might bring.

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On this episode of the AEI Events Podcast, Peter Buerhaus presents on his new report “Nurse Practitioners: A Solution to America’s Primary Care Crisis” and how the shortage of primary care providers are likely to worsen in the coming years.

According to Dr. Buerhaus’ research, an estimated 84 million people in the United States do not have adequate access to primary care, and a disproportionate amount of these individuals live in rural areas. His research strongly suggests that reevaluating restrictions on nurse practitioners can help Americans gain greater access to primary care while easing the strain on public health insurance programs.

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Tight labor markets, low real interest rates, and large federal budget deficits are a textbook recipe for inflation, and yet, inflationary expectations remain contained. Is there a monetary policy that will simultaneously engender robust economic growth and “normalize” interest rates? Can the Fed push interest rates to levels that, when the next recession hits, allow the Fed to stimulate growth by lowering rates, or will the required rate hikes stifle growth?

On this episode of the AEI Events Podcast, join AEI’s Paul Kupiec and a panel of experts to discuss the governing principles behind the Fed’s monetary policies, their treatment of economic growth, and other important issues.

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On this episode of the AEI Events Podcast, experts gather at AEI to examine the challenges that the new Italian government poses for Europe and the eurozone’s future.

In June 2018, a self-proclaimed populist and antiestablishment government took office in Italy with the primary objective of renegotiating Italy’s relationship with Europe to put the country on a more rapid economic path. Join Alex Pollack, Carlo Bastasin, Desmond Lachman, Silvia Merler, Ashoka Mody, and Luigi Zingales as they review how consistent this new government’s policies are with the objectives of promoting economic growth, restoring public debt sustainability, and addressing the country’s banking sector weaknesses.

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On this episode of the AEI Events Podcast, join AEI and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs for the release of the council’s 2018 report on American attitudes toward US global leadership and a discussion on the future of America’s role in the world.

Strong global leadership has been a pillar of US foreign policy for more than half a century, but some believe the Trump administration’s America First agenda strays from the country’s enduring tradition of international engagement. But disengagement in the Middle East and an empty “pivot to Asia” in the Obama administration also signaled a similar drift from internationalism. For years, public support of the nation’s visible role in the world was a given, but is there a more fundamental shift in American thinking?

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On this episode of the AEI Events Podcast, join AEI’s Election Watch team- Michael Barone, Karlyn Bowman, John Fortier, Sean Trende, Henry Olsen, and Norman Ornstein- as they give a comprehensive briefing on where the 2018 contests stand and what the outcomes may mean for 2019 and beyond.

Drawing on their deep experience in analyzing elections, the panelists examine specific contests, the polls, levels of enthusiasm, key voting groups, the issues, and what the results will mean for the Democratic and Republican parties and for Trump’s coalition and the resistance. In addition, they address whether America’s election systems are ready for November.

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On this episode of the AEI Events Podcast, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon joins AEI President Arthur C. Brooks for a wide-ranging conversation about public policy, barriers to growth, and the lessons he has learned running one of the largest companies in the world.

Mr. Dimon and Dr. Brooks assess modern public policy challenges, including the economic and cultural value of immigration, corporate taxation, infrastructure investment, and skills and technical education. They also touch on the dignity that comes from meaningful work, the unintended consequences of a “college for all” mentality, and the many small — but easily fixable — problems that collectively act as a drag on growth.

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On this episode of the AEI Events Podcast, authors Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff discuss their new book, “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure”, and their take on the new guiding philosophy in America’s educational system that students are fragile and need to be protected from invading ideas.

Dr. Haidt and Mr. Lukianoff highlight in particular the three great “untruths” that are taught to children, leading to an overprotected, safety-obsessed culture, and discuss how the coddling of youthful minds poses a threat to a sound polity and present remedies to derail the growing trend.

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This AEI Events Podcast features the address by former secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs Boris Johnson, delivered during AEI’s 2018 Annual Dinner at which he was awarded AEI’s Irving Kristol Award.

To hear introductory remarks from AEI President Arthur Brooks or Bill Kristol, visit the event video here.

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On this episode of the AEI Events Podcast, Commissioner Brendan Carr visits AEI to discuss the importance of fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology and the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) efforts to make sure the US is ready for 5G from a regulatory perspective.

In a discussion with AEI’s Shane Tews, Commissioner Carr explained the FCC’s work on reducing regulatory costs and barriers to deploying small cells and 5G wireless networks and its efforts to work with state and local governments to speed 5G deployment in urban and rural areas. He discussed infrastructure challenges facing the US in the global race with China (and others) to 5G, and he expressed his belief that a combination of reducing regulations, making the most spectrum available, and using America’s free-market system would allow the US to reap the benefits of winning the race.

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On this episode of the AEI Events Podcast, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) opens up about congressional trepidations in the wake of the crisis and discussed the politics of financial regulation. He is interviewed by AEI’s Peter Wallison as part of a day-long conference (video of the other panels at this conference can be found here).

This event took place on September 14, 2018.

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On this episode of the AEI Events Podcast, AEI’s Jason Delisle is joined by Urban Institute scholars and policy experts to discuss factors that predict if borrowers are likely to default on their student loans and what happens to them after the point of default. The conversation reveals that some of the common narratives about default are incomplete. Panelists also discuss possible ways that policymakers can help borrowers avoid and address their defaults.

The first panel, moderated by Josh Mitchell of The Wall Street Journal, starts with brief presentations by Delisle and the Urban Institute’s Kristin Blagg that highlighted how the current set collection fees can be unfair, inconsistent, and counterintuitive. The panel continues by discussing the possible effects of underwriting federal student loans and the consequences that underwriting loans through credit checks might have on reducing access to college and the risk of default.

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In 2015, more than 190 countries submitted greenhouse gas mitigation pledges for the Paris agreement. With biannual progress meetings beginning this December, the International Monetary Fund published a report titled “Mitigation Policies for the Paris Agreement: An Assessment for G20 Countries,” which provides a quantitative framework for understanding different mitigation actions and why policies and their impacts differ across countries.

On this episode of the AEI Events Podcast, listen to panel of experts, introduced by AEI’s Aparna Mathur and moderated by the Brookings Institution’s Adele Morris, discuss their insights on the feasibility of carbon pricing in light of this report’s release. One of the report’s authors, Ian Parry, talked about his work and the spreadsheet tools to help policymakers of G20 countries understand the impacts of carbon pricing and the trade-offs with other instruments.

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On this episode of the AEI Events Podcast, a panel from the American Family Diaries Working Group presented on their new paper, “American Family Diaries: An Ethnographic Approach to Understanding Barriers to Opportunity.” The panelists discussed the logistics of ethnographic research and the ways in which it differs from traditional qualitative studies. Rather than presenting a list of preset questions for participants to answer, ethnographic researchers seek to understand the motivations, behaviors, and challenges that the interviewees face through in-depth interviews.

The American Family Diaries research team chose to focus their research on able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDS). These individuals receive little government welfare and are significantly understudied. The panelists hope to use ethnographic research methods to better understand the barriers to work that are keeping so many ABAWDS in poverty and out of the labor force.

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On this episode of the AEI Events Podcast, an expert panel examines the legal history of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and provide a forecast of future areas of conflict as changes continue under the Trump administration.

Thomas Miller of AEI began by framing the issue within broader political and policy realities. Seth Chandler of the University of Houston Law Center attributed many of the ACA’s shortcomings to flaws in the statute’s original architecture, noting that, for several reasons, Congress has done little to address such ills. Timothy Jost, formerly of Washington and Lee University, explained that much of the law’s design involved deferring to future administrative action, which resulted in a complicated and contentious system as the law evolved under diverging political interests.

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