Event Archives: 2014

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A Multi-Generational Approach to Global Poverty Alleviation

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:00am

We look forward to your attendance!

ECONOMICS: A User's Guide

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 1:00pm
Given that chemistry is the study of chemicals and biology is the study of living things, one might assume that economics is the study of the economy. That's not entirely incorrect, but it's not the entire story either.

NYC: The Teacher Wars

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 6:30pm

Why is teaching the most controversial profession in America? Historically, American public school teaching developed as an explicitly anti-intellectual, working class job. Yet at the same time that we paid public school teachers poorly, policed their political activity, and prevented them from influencing the curriculum, we asked them to eradicate poverty and inequality—a staggering expectation.


Investing in the American Dream

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 12:15pm
Immigrants, like all consumers, need access to high-quality financial services that both facilitate day-to-day transactions and set them up for long-term success. Many of the financial needs of this population closely mirror those of other underserved consumers in the U.S., though there are distinct challenges that complicate immigrants’ financial situations. For example, a lack of credit history is a common barrier to full participation in the economy for adult immigrants, especially those who lack legal status.

NYC: The Next Economic Disaster

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 6:30pm
For all the talk of government spending and government-held debt, according to finance expert Richard Vague, the true threat to the economy is privately-held debt. The Great Depression of the 1930s, the economic collapse of the past decade, and many other sharp downturns around the world all had one thing in common: they were preceded by a spike in privately-held debt.

NYC: Hot Child in the City

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:30pm

Storytelling is an art that brings us together, reminding us of the common threads of our humanity through recognition of shared experience. To celebrate the art of storytelling, New America NYC has again teamed up with Leslie Goshko, award-winning storyteller and the host of Sideshow Goshko, for an evening with some of New York’s top writers and storytellers as they share true, bizarre tales about their lives.

Iraq: What is Happening?

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 12:15pm
Two-and-a-half years after the United States withdrew from Iraq, President Obama has ordered air strikes against Sunni militants in the country without giving any sort of timetable on how long the United States will remain involved.  The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have taken over major cities in the north, Iraqi army officers have abandoned their posts, and people are fleeing the region by the hundreds of thousands.

NYC: Silenced

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 6:30pm


NYC: Rich Hill

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 6:30pm

NYC: Leftover Women

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 6:30pm

After the 1949 revolution in China, Chairman Mao famously proclaimed that “women hold up half the sky.” But in 2007, the Chinese government added to its official lexicon the term shengnü, “leftover women,” who are unmarried, professional women older than 27 years old.