Brookings Today, 11/10/14

A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.

  • Think Tank 20: Growth, Convergence, and Income Distribution. Experts from Brookings and around the world address interrelated debates about growth, convergence and income distribution, three key elements that are likely to shape policy debates beyond the Brisbane G-20 summit.
  • Women’s gains in election don’t herald “Year of the Woman.” Although Joni Ernst and Mia Love are new, female (and Republican) members of Congress, Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox argue female candidates are still far less likely than men to run for office.
  • Qatar as mediator. Sultan Barakat examines Qatari mediation efforts in a changing regional landscape.
  • The impact of racism on black life chances. Richard Reeves and Pete Rodrigue discuss how pervasive, “soft” racism based on heuristics, biases, and stereotypes effects opportunity for black Americans.
  • Shifting retirement security paradigms. Bill Gale and Sarah Holmes discuss a recent event and paper that proposes a shift in retirement savings options as Americans have begun living longer.
  • Commemorating the 1934 Communications Act. Hillary Schaub reflects on a recent Brookings event about the 1934 Communications Act.

Charmaine Crutchfield contributed to this post.