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Hello, 2019: What Lies Ahead On The National And World Stages In The New Year

A reveler celebrates as confetti falls during a celebration of the new year in New York's Times Square in New York on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, as they take part in a New Year's Eve celebration. (Adam Hunger/AP)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Welcome to 2019. We’ll talk with some big thinkers about the major political, economic and cultural forces that will shape the New Year.

Guests

Beverly Gage, historian, professor of history and director of the program in grand strategy at Yale University. Author of the forthcoming “G-Man: J Edgar Hoover and the American Century.” (@beverlygage)

Diane Swonk, chief economist and managing director with the consulting firm Grant Thornton. Specialist on the economics of the labor market. (@DianeSwonk)

Ian Lustick, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania (@PennSAS), specializing in comparative politics, international relations and Middle East politics. Author of the forthcoming “Paradigm Lost in the Promised Land: The Impossibility of Two States, the Reality of One.”

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