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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.

The Ever-Falling Cost of Surveillance

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 4:00pm
​It used to be that if the government wanted to secretly track your movements, it would have to spend hundreds of dollars an hour on a team of agents to follow you. Now it can track a cellphone for just pennies a day. The cost of surveillance is sharply dropping, making previously unimaginable surveillance cheap and easy. How can privacy law keep up, and ensure that our rights are protected against tech-enabled spying that was impossible—or impossibly costly—just a few years ago?

New America NYC: Now I Know Who My Comrades Are

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 6:30pm

New America NYC: It’s Complicated — True Tales of Love, Loss, and Everything in Between

Thursday, February 13, 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 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.

The Engine Economy: Supporting Innovation and Growth

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 2:00pm
In partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association and the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation, this event will take a closer look at our 2013 Tech Starts study and the Kauffman Foundation

New America NYC: Failing Well

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 6:30pm

First-time entrepreneurs, small start-ups and new products often flop before they flourish. And most of us have failed – at least once – in our personal or professional lives.  But what determines if we will eventually bounce back?

Cryptocurrencies: The New Coin of the Realm?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 12:15pm
In 2009, the mysterious and pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto launched Bitcoin, the world’s first online cryptocurrency. Backed by no government or hard assets, the currency’s value has skyrocketed and plunged repeatedly. And yet, a diverse group of entrepreneurs, businesses and would-be money launders has followed Bitcoin’s trajectory avidly.  The receptivity indicates a real demand for an Internet-centric medium of exchange, without banks and without fees.

Afghanistan Development Goals

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 12:15pm
The drawdown of American troops in Afghanistan, together with the forming of a new Government of Afghanistan following the upcoming elections scheduled for this April, will present new challenges for the United States in how it can most effectively deliver assistance in Afghanistan.


Friday, February 7, 2014 - 12:15pm

In 2007, President George W. Bush announced his plan to send more than 20,000 additional troops into Iraq, a highly contested campaign designed to stem out-of-control violence in the country and to alter the course of a war on the verge of failure. It was a controversial strategy during a time of widespread public dissatisfaction with the administration and the situation in Iraq. As Gen. David Petraeus’s executive officer, Col. Peter R. Mansoor saw the impacts of the surge firsthand.

New America NYC: The Second Machine Age

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 6:30pm
Google’s driverless cars have cruised down American highways and an IBM computer has outsmarted even the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies will soon diagnose diseases better than doctors while robots increasingly perform tasks once considered exclusively human.

What Works for Women at Work

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 12:15pm
“Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey, mother and daughter, have written a book that every working woman should read. It is also a book that every man who works with women should read,” writes New America Foundation president Anne-Marie Slaughter in her foreword to the new book What Works for Women at Work. In this groundbreaking book, Williams and Dempsey identify four patterns of gender bias with which nearly every working woman in the country can identify and, perhaps more importantly, they offer hands-on career advice for women to overcome these obstacles.