The top Brookings videos of 2016

Video played an important role at Brookings in 2016. From election explainers to timely conversations about Brexit, Russia, and more, we captured hundreds of conversations with global leaders, policymakers, and our own experts. Watch some of the most popular videos from 2016 below.

Why focus on scaling learning for children and youth in developing countries?

Global Economy and Development Fellow Jenny Perlman Robinson used crayons to explain the gap between the scaling of schooling and the scaling of learning in developing countries and explained where and how quality education has scaled in low- and middle-income countries around the world.

The Medical Marijuana Mess

In conjunction with the Brookings Essay, “The Medical Marijuana Mess,” the Brookings Creative Lab captured one family’s struggle to manage their daughter’s epilepsy symptoms with medical marijuana when conventional treatments failed.

Is the United States losing China to Russia?

On July 26, the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings hosted a discussion on the U.S.-China-Russia trilateral relationship, the shape and scope of which carries far-reaching consequences for international order and global economic growth.

Elections 101: Should you believe the polls?

As part of the Election 101 video series, Governance Studies Senior Fellow E.J. Dionne explained new trends in polling and what to look out for in a poll to determine its accuracy.

Beyond bitcoin: The future of blockchain and disruptive financial technologies 

On January 14, the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings explored the future of distributed ledger technology, paying special attention to the innovation’s impact on financial services and policymaking.

Inside the making of India’s foreign policy

On October 7, The India Project at Brookings hosted a panel discussion to launch Shivshankar Menon’s new book, “Choices: Inside the Making of India’s Foreign Policy.”

Men not at work: Why so many men ages of 25 to 54 are not working 

White House economist Jason Furman talked with Senior Fellow David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center, about why so many men in the prime working ages of 25 to 54 are neither working nor looking for work.

The security situation in Ethiopia and how it relates to the broader region

On April 25, the Africa Security Initiative at Brookings hosted a discussion examining the security situation in Ethiopia in the broader political, economic, and regional contexts.

Brexit sends shockwaves: What now? 

On June 29, Brookings hosted a discussion of the immediate fallout and medium- to long-term consequences of Britain’s departure from the European Union. Panelists addressed how the process of exiting the EU might unfold, effects on the U.S.-U.K. and U.S.-EU security and trade relationships, on global development, and the future of the EU project.

The emerging China-Russia axis: The return of geopolitics?

On March 24, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings held a public forum that brought together experts from Japan and the United States to examine how recent actions by China and Russia have affected the global order. Panelists also analyzed whether new geopolitical rivalries have returned both between and within the East and the West.

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