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August 24, 2015

Infrastructure
Katrina at 10: Reflections on a Human-Made Disaster

The following is a guest post by Stephen E. Flynn, Professor of Political Science, Director of the Center for Resilience Studies, and Co-Director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute at Northea…

The so called "Great Wall of Louisiana", a 1.8-mile long concrete wall located east of downtown New Orleans, United States, is seen from the air August 19, 2015. This barrier was designed to reduce the risk of storm surge in many parts of the city that were flooded during Hurricane Katrina due to levee or floodwall failures (Carlos Barria/Reuters).

June 18, 2018

Health
The Global Health Nexus on Climate Change and Pollution

Pollution kills nine million people each year and sickens many more, mostly in poorer nations. The global health effects of climate change are less well quantified, but also increasing with lower-inc…

Pollution

June 7, 2018

Economics
Legal Tender? The Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

Panelists examine existing laws for digital currencies, potential areas for abuse and crime, and the best next steps for governments to keep up with the technology.

Play Bitcoin

May 24, 2018

United States
Prescriptions for a Solvent Future

This is the second session of the American Debt: Causes, Consequences, and Fixes symposium.

Play Session2

April 17, 2018

Religion
The Challenges of Interreligious Community Building

Rori Picker Neiss, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis, discusses the challenges of interreligious community building, as part of CFR’s Religion and Foreign Poli…

May 9, 2018

Religion
Faith, Poverty, and Action

David Beckmann, Simone Campbell, and Ruth W. Messinger, with Lisa Sharon Harper moderating, discuss faith, poverty, and action, as part of the 2018 CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop.

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October 16, 2014

Infrastructure
Obama’s Disappointing Legacy on Transportation Policy

We’ve seen it all before. Today Vice President Biden gave a speech calling for more infrastructure investment, but without offering a way to pay for it. We heard the same from President Obama this pa…

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about transportation infrastructure during a visit to the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown, New York May 14, 2014 (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters).

October 27, 2014

Monetary Policy
Our Fed Dual-Mandate Tracker Affirms Taper Timing

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard continues to burnish his reputation as the FOMC’s least predictable member, reversing course on policy for the second time in 3 months—going from dove to hawk…

Our Fed Dual-Mandate Tracker Affirms Taper Timing

August 18, 2014

Monetary Policy
Bullard Has Fed History on His Side in Rate-Hike Debate with Yellen

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard has moved decisively and vocally from the dove to hawk camp over the past year, and is now predicting a rate hike in the first quarter of next year – in contr…

Bullard Has Fed History on His Side in Rate-Hike Debate with Yellen

July 10, 2014

Monetary Policy
Yellen vs. Bullard on Wages and Inflation: Who Is Right?

Wage growth is “not a threat to inflation,” Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on June 18.  “[With] our 2 percent inflation objective, we could see wages growing at a more rapid rate” before having to wo…

Yellen vs. Bullard on Wages and Inflation: Who Is Right?