Event Archives: 2014

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Intelligence, Spies, and Global Security

Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 12:08pm

Clever Girl is the definitive biography of a conflicted American woman and her controversial legacy. Set against the backdrop of the political drama that defined mid-twentieth century America, it explores the spy case whose explosive domestic and foreign policy repercussions have been debated for decades but not fully revealed.



Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 12:00pm


The New America Foundation
1630 Connecticut Ave., NW 7th Floor
Washington, DC, 20009

Medicare, Health Care, Prescription Drugs

Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 12:07pm

New America's Jacob Hacker and Laurie Rubiner discuss the political battle over public and private social benefits.

Telecom Competition and Security in an Age of Terrorism

Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 12:00pm

Some have argued that the emerging challenges of terrorism directed against America's civil infrastructure -- reservoirs, power plants, information infrastructure -- etc. require regional telecom firms to block access to other firms legally accessing their network infrastructure. Frank Ianna, President of AT&T's Network Services, and one of the nation's leading authorities on telecom network security argues that this argument has less to do with producing network safety than in blocking competition.


Constitutional Democracy & Islam: A Blueprint

Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 12:07pm

Noah Feldman, Former Senior Advisor for Constitutional Law, Office of Reconstruction & Humanitarian Assistance in Iraq; Author, After Jihad: America and the Struggle for Islamic Democracy; and Professor of Law, New York University


Trade At A Crossroads

Tuesday, July 1, 2003 - 12:00pm

Panelists presented findings from their analyses of declining Congressional support for trade liberalization, factors associated with that decline and discuss implications for U.S. policy. To set the context, pollster Celinda Lake provided an overview of what is currently shaping voters' views of the economy.

Health Insurance for Children

Wednesday, June 25, 2003 - 12:00pm

This briefing will highlight the findings of the Packard Foundation's latest issue of the Future of Children journal regarding health insurance for children. Specifically, it will showcase the fact that with moderate changes and improved financing mechanisms, Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program could be used to insure 97 percent of all low-income children within the next three to five years. This is despite ongoing state budget crises.

Wave of the Future or Dead in the Water? The Public Release of DARPA's XG Spectrum Sharing Technology

Friday, June 20, 2003 - 12:06pm

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) NeXt Generation (XG) Communications program is developing technology to allow multiple users to share spectrum in ways previously unimaginable or at least thought impractical. The policy implications of XG are vast. The technology implies that there is vast "white space" in frequency bands frequently thought to be fully occupied. Incumbent licensees who have argued that there is no underutilized spectrum within their frequency bands will now have to face stark evidence to the contrary.

Jumpstart Broadband: Wireless as an Affordable, Last-Mile Internet Connection

Tuesday, June 17, 2003 - 12:00pm

In recent years, the sluggish telecommunications industry has been buzzed by the wild-fire success of "Wi-Fi" -- a technology that uses license-exempt spectrum to allow many users to share a single high-speed Internet connection on a wireless basis.