Event Archives: 2005

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New America NYC: Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 6:30pm


Belarus is Europe's last standing dictatorship. Its repressive government considers the creation of uncensored art criminal activity. The members of the Belarus Free Theater refuse that. They have used their art to expose that which their government wishes to squelch, creating art and dialogue around taboo topics like sexual orientation, alcoholism, suicide, and politics.
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The Boom

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 12:15pm
A decade ago, Russell Gold noticed something going on in Fort Worth, Texas—oil drillers were suddenly afire with talk of a strange new phenomenon. Employing a new method that seemed a lot more like mining than drilling, they were improbably extracting natural gas from rock that had confounded everyone for decades—almost imporous shale. Since then, Gold—a senior energy correspondent for The Wall Street Journal —has roamed the country investigating the boom created by the Fort Worth discovery.
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Locked Up and Locked Out

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 9:00am
The belief that anyone, regardless of where you start out, has a shot at moving up the economic ladder is a core tenet of the American Dream. But what about a second shot?  For the millions of Americans who have experience in the criminal justice system, this question is far from settled.  
 

The Wrong Enemy

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:15pm
After nearly thirteen years, the war in Afghanistan is winding down for international troops, and retrospectives on the American adventure in the “graveyard of empires” are starting to appear. Some argue that the international community made a positive difference in the country, while others wonder if the fighting was even worth it. But to Carlotta Gall, a Pultizer Prize-winning journalist for the New York Times, the question policymakers should be asking themselves is: were we even fighting the right people?
 

Dragnet Nation

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 5:00pm
In her new book, Julia Angwin reports from the front lines of America’s surveillance economy, a revelatory and unsettling look at how the government, private companies, and even criminals use technology to indiscriminately sweep up vast amounts of our personal data. 
 

RESCHEDULED: Savings in America

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 2:00pm

Co-sponsored by the Congressional Savings and Ownership Caucus and the Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus

As part of a series of events on savings in America, the Congressional Savings and Ownership Caucus and the Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus offer this briefing for Members of Congress and their staff who are interested in the latest data about savings and learning about innovative approaches to make savings easier and more common.

Implementing the PCAST Spectrum Sharing Report

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 2:00pm
At a time when Congress and the FCC was focused solely on spectrum auctions as a way to meet exploding mobile device data demand, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) in 2012 recommended a parallel path to bandwidth abundance: opening a “spectrum superhighway” on underutilized military and other Federal government airwaves.  President Obama last year issued an executive order putting the Administration squarely behind spectrum sharing as a technical and economic underpinning of America’s wireless future.
 

The Global War for Internet Governance with Dr. Laura DeNardis

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 4:00pm
Despite its wide reach and powerful global influence, the Internet is a medium uncontrolled by any one centralized system, organization, or governing body, a reality that has given rise to all manner of free-speech issues and cybersecurity concerns. In her book The Global War for Internet Governance, Internet governance scholar and American University professor, Laura DeNardis reveals the inner power structure of Internet governance on the international scene and explores the characteristics of Internet Governance that will ultimately determine Internet freedom. 

Unrecognized and Unwanted

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 9:30am
The Oslo Accords – signed in the 1993 – classified 60 percent of West Bank lands as "Area C." An estimated 300,000 Palestinians live this area which also hosts all 125 Israeli settlements. Israeli authorities have full control of this area, including sole control over planning and construction. Israel strictly limits Palestinian inhabitation, construction and development in Area C.