Brookings Today, 11/14/14

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

  • America’s diversity explosion is coming just in time. In the latest Brookings Cafeteria podcast, William Frey explains why growing minority populations are so important for America.
  • Posts about the G-20 Summit: 
    • As part of a larger report related to the G-20 Summit in Brisbane, Amadou Sy examines the convergence of incomes in Africa toward those in advanced countries.
    • Thomas Wright, Rob Keane, and Jan Nalaskowski look at where the G-20 members stand on important questions of international order that won’t be on the agenda in Brisbane.
    • Alison Kirsch and Timmons Roberts review the commitments made at past G-20 summits about climate change and where leaders in Brisbane can take the issue.
  • New U.S.-China visa agreement. Earlier this week at the APEC summit, President Obama proposed reducing the annual visa renewal requirement for Chinese foreign students, while both Presidents Xi and Obama offered extensions on tourist and business visas. Neil Ruiz discusses the the new agreement and what it means for U.S. and foreign students.
  • Four challenges for bankers after the financial crisis. David Wessel summarizes his remarks to the IMF’s Jacques Polak Research Conference, noting new challenges to the world’s central bankers.
  • We’ll be better off for Affordable Care Act. Henry Aaron debated the economics of the Affordable Care Act during a recent appearance on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal.
  • Europe’s Franco-German dream team. Kemal Derviş writes on how the Franco-German relationship lies at “the core” of the eurozone’s current problems, but also is central to its revitalization.

Charmaine Crutchfield contributed to this post.