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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.

National Insecurity Agency: How the NSA's Surveillance Programs Undermine Internet Security

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 4:00pm
Since the first Snowden leak last summer, almost all of the controversy around the National Security Agency has been focused on the NSA’s programs to collect phone records and monitor Internet communications, and on how to reform the surveillance statutes being used to authorize those programs. 

Digital Diplomacy and Proactive Monitoring: Challenges to Solutions

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 5:30pm
In today's increasingly connected world, proactive data monitoring makes it possible for organizations to listen to their communities and evaluate interactions, creating rich insights into digital engagement. But wonderful as these technologies are, there are challenges—especially when it comes to government use. Data monitoring can raise questions about privacy, what information the government is collecting, and how it is being used.

NYC: The Director

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 6:30pm


A Shared Agenda for Reform

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 1:00pm

NYC: The New Civil Rights Agenda

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 6:30pm


Crisis in Iraq

Friday, June 20, 2014 - 12:15pm
Two-and-a-half years after the United States withdrew from Iraq, the Middle Eastern country is in a state of crisis. Jihadist extremists affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have taken over several cities in the north, Iraqi army officers have abandoned their posts, and people are fleeing the region by the hundreds of thousands. Iraqi Kurds have also taken over parts of the north, and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has been unable to gather enough parliamentarians to vote on declaring a state of emergency.

NYC: Redefining Success

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 6:30pm

This event is at capacity and we are no longer accepting RSVPs. A podcast of the conversation will be available here shortly following the event.

Presidents at War

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 10:00am
What constitutes a legitimate wartime target? Where can combat be waged? How do we keep Americans safe while respecting their civil liberties? And how do we target an enemy, or handle POWs, in an age of irregular combat?
Such questions and controversies may seem unprecedented in our post-9/11 age of drone warfare, electronic surveillance, and increasingly diffuse global threats. But they are also the same questions that have fueled bitter public debate about the office of the Commander-in-Chief throughout America’s existence, including in its most divisive hour: the Civil War.

World Cup Party with Robots!

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 2:30pm

Future Tense celebrated the 2014 World Cup, complete with a demo of actual robots playing soccer, followed by the opening game on the big screen.

DOCUMENTED: A Film by an Undocumented American

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 6:30pm