Event Archives: 2014

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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?

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Solving the 'Spectrum Crunch'

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 8:30am


To RSVP for the event, "Spectrum Auction: Promoting More Mobile Market Competition . . . or Less?" Please follow this link: 
http://newamerica.net/events/2013/spectrum_auctions


New America NYC: Media Renegades

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 6:30pm

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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?

The Terrorist’s Dilemma

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 12:15pm

Since 9/11, terrorism experts have sought to understand the way militant organizations work, often through the personalities of the men who lead them, but what about the groups themselves?  How do these groups control their dispersed members?  And do they use tools to monitor their operatives and enforce discipline that can be exploited by international governments? 

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Treasury’s War

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 12:15pm

Over the past decade, America has quietly and successfully waged a new kind of war against the financial networks of terrorist groups, rogue regimes, proliferators, and criminal syndicates.  A small group of officials at the U.S.

How Washington Really Works

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 4:00pm

Filmmaker Norman Kelley, New America Foundation, and Washington Monthly Magazine cordially invite you to the private, debut screening of the new film, “How Washington Really Works: Charlie Peters and the Washington Monthly.”

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Obama and the Press

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 2:00pm

In an upcoming report, the Committee to Protect Journalists investigates the chilling effect of the Obama administration’s war on leaks and other efforts to control information. The report—“The Obama Administration and the Press: Leak investigations and surveillance in post-9/11 America,” which is written by Leonard Downie Jr., former Washington Post executive editor and now the Weil Family Professor of Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication— will be released on Thursday, October 10.

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