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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.

NYC: Silenced

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 6:30pm


NYC: Rich Hill

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 6:30pm

NYC: Leftover Women

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 6:30pm

After the 1949 revolution in China, Chairman Mao famously proclaimed that “women hold up half the sky.” But in 2007, the Chinese government added to its official lexicon the term shengnü, “leftover women,” who are unmarried, professional women older than 27 years old.


A Chinaman's Chance

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:15pm
China’s growing dominance as a world power raises a litany of questions for Chinese Americans. In his provocative book, A China Man’s Chance: One Family’s Journey and the Chinese American Dream, Eric Liu, once a speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, effortlessly connects his personal experience to larger historical and cultural trends. His work portrays the search of “ABC”s, American-born Chinese, for their place between immigrant parents and their own children, pinpointing the value and impact of both blended cultures.

The Next Economic Disaster

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 5:00pm
Traditionally, economic crises have fueled debates focused primarily on the role that public debt and debt-fueled public spending play in economic growth.

New America NYC: The Internet's Own Boy

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 6:30pm


New America NYC: Ethical Eating

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 6:30pm


Israel, Gaza, and the Potential for a Diplomatic Resolution to the Violence

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 12:30pm
We are witnessing an explosion of violence in Israel and Palestine. The Israeli army commenced a military operation against Gaza on July 8, with air and naval bombardments. Meanwhile, the military wing of Hamas has claimed responsibility for dozens of rockets launched from Gaza at Israeli civilian population centers all over the country, including Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. 

NYC: The Future of Getting Lost

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 6:30pm


The Wartime Press

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 10:00am
In some ways, the media of the Civil War and media of today's wars couldn’t seem more different: the age where the latest technology, the telegraph, meant reporters could disseminate battlefield reports from across the country within days versus the age of Twitter, where reporters can disseminate news from across the globe within seconds.