Event Archives: 2014

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New America NYC: The Road to Fame

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 6:30pm


Afghanistan: A Distant War

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 12:15pm
Renowned photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg has been publishing photographs from Afghanistan since 1988, when he accompanied a group of mujahideen fighters across the border from Pakistan.  The remarkable images he has captured bring into focus the day-to-day consequences of war, poverty, oppression, and political turmoil in Afghanistan – a country few people once thought about, but one that now evokes the deepest of emotions. 

The Socio-Economic Consequences of Armed Conflict in Syria

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 9:30am
The conflict in Syria has exacted a devastating humanitarian toll, destroying the socio-economic livelihoods of millions of Syrians. More than half of the Syrian population now lives in poverty, and nearly 4.4 million Syrians are living in “extreme poverty” without income or savings. The economy continues to contract while unemployment approaches 50 percent. Armed conflict has severely degraded national healthcare and education systems—almost 3,000 schools and hundreds of healthcare facilities have been damaged or destroyed in the fighting.

Jihad Joe

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 12:15pm

Kenyan authorities recently alleged that Khattab al-Kene, a Somali-American, was one of several gunmen who attacked shoppers at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya last month. Al-Shabaab, a Somali-based militant group that has attracted dozens of American recruits over the years, claimed responsibility for the assault that left at least 68 people dead and another 200 wounded.  

The Way Forward in Afghanistan

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 12:15pm

Since 2001, the United States has been heavily engaged in Afghanistan. The failures of this effort have been well documented, but what has often been overlooked are the immense gains that have been achieved. 

As Afghanistan enters a turbulent transition period,including presidential elections in April 2014, the ongoing transition from U.S.-led to Afghan-led security operations, and the draw down of U.S. troops, it is important that U.S. policymakers keep the full picture in mind.

Women and Work

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 12:00pm

*Please note this event will take place at Columbia University.*

For the first time in history, women outnumber men in the workforce. But while an economy in flux and the changing workplace have solved some problems for women, they have also created new ones. As the professional and personal aspirations of women continue to transform, how will the workplace transform along with them?

The Great Texas Wind Rush

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 12:15pm

How did Texas—the state with the most oil rigs—end up an American leader in wind farming?


Solving the 'Spectrum Crunch'

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 8:30am

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New America NYC: Media Renegades

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 6:30pm


The U.S.-Egyptian Relationship: Business as Usual?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 4:00pm

Since 1979, the United States has counted Egypt as one of its closest allies in the Middle East, but the July 3 military intervention has introduced heightened tension in the relationship and has jeopardized the $1.3 billion in annual U.S. assistance to the Egyptian military. While the Obama administration has refrained from describing July 3 as a “coup,” it recently decided to curb the delivery of military equipment to the Egyptian Armed Forces. Is the 35-year partnership fraying, or is it business as usual between the two governments?