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December, 14

City Talks: how will Brexit affect cities?

A flurry of assessments of various Brexit deals has been released over the last week or so, each looking at the different impacts that leaving the EU will have on the economy.


Only the Government study — EU Exit: Long-term economic analysis —  looked at the geography of the different deals, however, and how they might affect different areas. This in itself reveals something about how we think of the economy.


For this episode of City Talks, Andrew Carter is joined by Centre for Cities colleagues Paul Swinney and Naomi Clayton to discuss Brexit and its potential or likely impact on cities across the UK.

November, 24

Iran’s Terror Sponsorship with Ambassador Nathan Sales

Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.


It has held that dubious distinction for many years now and shows no sign of relinquishing the title.


Speaking at The Washington Institute on November 13, State Department Counterterrorism Coordinator Ambassador Nathan Sales announced new diplomatic and financial sanctions against Tehran and its terrorist proxies.

November, 16

Follow the Money: Climate and Development Should Be Financed Together

In this podcast, Vice President for Communications Lawrence MacDonald interviews the authors of recent WRI commentary “Deploying Adaptation Finance for Maximum Impact,” Christina Chan, Director of the Climate Resilience Practice, and Niranjali Amerasinghe, Senior Associate for Sustainable Finance.


The authors of this commentary unpack the history of climate adaptation finance and why development and climate funds continue to operate separately.

November, 06

The Future of Fish and Chips

Overfishing has strained most global fish stocks. But the European Union has made progress bringing back one popular species: North Sea cod.


The flaky white fish—a British staple when battered and served with chips—has rebounded after plummeting to critically low levels in the late 2000s.


In this episode, we go to one of London’s oldest fish and chips restaurants and learn how quotas can be used to help other stocks recover.



October, 22

Wellbeing in Northern Ireland, 20 Years After the Good Friday Agreement, with Senator George J. Mitchell

As our topic today is “Wellbeing in Northern Ireland,” I think it’s important to emphasize that Senator Mitchell is not only a diplomat and a statesman, he is also a grassroots politician, and an extraordinarily successful one at that.


He rose to become Senate Majority Leader in the early 1990s, leading legislative efforts on health care, environmental protection, improving resources for people with disabilities, and improving the economy for working people everywhere.

October, 15

Can the Gulf Cooperation Council Survive?

Over a year after the rupture that divided the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), there is no end to the dispute in sight.


In this episode, Dr. Kristian Ulrichsen, Fellow for the Middle East here at the Baker Institute and one of our country’s top experts on the GCC and Persian Gulf,  addresses these and other questions of urgent import to US policy makers.