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Event Archives: 2015

All New America events for the given year are available below. To jump to another year's archives, please use the links at right. To view upcoming events click here.

POSTPONED: Medicare Reform

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 3:00pm
Due to inclement weather, this event has been postponed until further notice. This page will be updated as soon as a new date has been set. 

Over 35 million Americans receive drug benefits under Part D of the Medicare program.  In many respects, Medicare has been successful in improving access to vital medications for Senior Citizens and the disabled. 

It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 9:00am
As more and more teens communicate through popular social media platforms, concerns about their digital privacy, safety, and mental health are becoming ever more audible. But how exactly is social media woven into teens' lives, and how effective are efforts to "protect" teenage users online? 

Connected Communities in an Age of Digital Learning

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 10:00am
Also see: New America’s policy brief on E-rate reform, Connected Communities in an Age of Digital Learning: A Vision for a 21st Century E-rate Program, by clicking here

New America NYC: A New Lens on Teaching

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 6:30pm


Surveillance Costs: The NSA's Impact on The Economy, Information Security, and Internet Freedom

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 4:00pm
There's a debate raging in DC and around the world about the extensive National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs that were first revealed this past summer--not only about whether the surveillance is consistent with constitutional and human rights, but also about the costs and the benefits of such mass surveillance.

The Tax-Man Giveth? Refunds, Savings, and Promoting Economic Security

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 9:00am
Millions of Americans are waiting for their big tax refund. Most have already spent the money before it arrives. What if there were a way to turn that moment upside down? What if we could get millions of Americans to apply their refunds to building financial security by paying down debt, saving for an emergency, or building a nest egg?  

The Leading Indicators

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:15pm
In today’s uncertain economy, both the public and the world’s leaders rely heavily on certain indicators to tell us how we are doing. Gross national product, balance of trade, unemployment figures, inflation, and the consumer price index determine whether we feel optimistic or pessimistic about our future and dictate whether businesses hire or hunker down, governments spend trillions or try to reduce debt, and individuals buy a car, get a mortgage, or look for a job.

New America NYC: Breaking the Heart Into Bits

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 6:30pm


The Road to Fame

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 6:00pm
In 1979, China began implementing its one-child policy to curb population growth in urban areas. In the decade that followed, a generation of "little emperors" was born. Though their parents endured famine and instability under Mao Zedong, these single children are individualistic and Internet-savvy; they have high expectations of material wealth and individual fulfillment for the future.

The Meat Racket

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 6:00pm
Since this country’s founding, the farmer has been a symbol of our nation — the small, self-sufficient family farm an embodiment of the strength and independence of the American spirit.
But today, the fate of our agricultural system tells a very different story.