Event Archives: 2014

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Churchill’s First War

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 12:15pm
For more than a decade, the United States has been engaged in a war in Afghanistan, fighting the forces of terrorism. Over a century ago a similar story played out there as British troops fought a vicious frontier war against Pashtun tribesmen. These tribesmen were in essence the forefathers of today’s Taliban and tribal insurgents. Young Winston Churchill, then a cavalry lieutenant, wrote a vivid account of his experiences serving in Afghanistan.

The New Founding Mothers

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 12:15pm
On the night of Tuesday, November 6, 2012, the state of New Hampshire made political history by becoming the first state ever in which female politicians held every top office. As glass-ceiling-shattering as this development is, women still hold only 18.5% of the 535 seats in Congress. As we look toward a 2016 presidential race with several strong female contenders, however, it is undeniable that women's political fortunes in this country are rising.
 

Peace for Israel and Palestine?

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 10:00am


In collaboration with the Arab American Institute.

As Secretary of State John Kerry’s April deadline for a peace agreement approaches, a key concern is whether the Israeli and Palestinian publics are ready to support an agreement. Where do Israelis and Palestinians stand on key issues, and what kind of peace agreement do they want?

New America NYC: Particle Fever: Film Screening and Conversation

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 6:30pm

                            

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On July 4, 2012, the world held its breath as scientists waited for news about the existence of the elusive Higgs boson – news that could change the way we understand our universe.

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Subprime Learning

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 1:30pm

Civic Innovation, Can It Save Our Democracy?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 4:00pm
Image: New Urban Mechanics Michael Evans and Mariko Davidson - Girls Make the City

The Loudest Voice in the Room

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 12:15pm

In October 1996, Americans began turning their televisions to a channel that would change the country's media and political landscape forever.

In the nearly two decades since its fateful launch, Fox News Channel has become a profound force in the news industry.  It has dominated its cable competitors, given rise to a new breed of press and punditry, won over alienated and disaffected conservatives, and shaped the partisan political conversation in our nation.

New America NYC: The Loudest Voice in the Room

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 6:30pm

          

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Political media affects what we think about and how we think about it. It has the power to influence citizens as well as policymakers, shaping biases, opinions and public policy. So when Roger Ailes launched Fox News in 1996, American politics and media changed forever.

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New America NYC: Fragile States in the Information Age

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 6:30pm
                 
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New America NYC: The Upside of Down

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 6:30pm
              
 
The United States is in decline and the East is on the rise, suggesting a bleak future for the world’s only superpower. Or so they say.
 
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