Looking for our new site?

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.

Anytime, Anywhere Summer Learning

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 10:00am
The so called “summer slide” in educational achievement hits young children from low-income families the hardest. Without opportunities to read together with adults, to practice new skills and to gain exposure to new words and ideas, far too many young children lose two to three months of reading skills each summer. Scholars have documented that two-thirds of the ninth-grade reading achievement gap can be attributed to this loss in the elementary school years alone.

Limited Horizons

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 10:00am
Last week, President Obama announced his plans for a post-2014 U.S. presence in Afghanistan. Though 9,800 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan to support Afghan security forces and conduct counterterrorism activities, he added that the majority of the U.S. forces would leave Afghanistan by the end of 2016.

Chasing the American Dream

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 9:30am

Barriers to achieving the American Dream have become more visible than success stories.  More than four years after the Great Recession officially ended, 10.5 million people are out of work - and millions more struggle to make their paychecks stretch as far as their needs. One out of every 34 Americans is either behind bars, on probation, or on parole, relegating them to the margins of society, the economy, and even democracy.

In the Shadow of Economic Fragility

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 12:15pm
Not since the Great Depression of the 1930s has the United States faced such a prolonged period of instability in the job market. Recovery from the Great Recession that began in 2008 has been slow and is projected to remain sluggish over the next several years, and the new jobs that are being created pay lower wages and offer fewer benefits than the ones that were lost.

Iran & the US: Testing the Possibilities

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 6:30pm

After 35 years of bitter hostility and estrangement, American and Iranian officials are finally talking to each other. The shattering of this decades-long taboo is a significant win for diplomacy. Direct diplomatic engagement between the United States and Iran has finally been tested, and the initial results are promising. 

New America NYC: Rebel Music

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 6:30pm


Globalization Goes Digital

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 10:00am
The global economic system depends on increasingly complex and expanding flows-of goods, services, finance, and talent. Data itself is one of the most critically important and fastest-growing components, a direct result of cross-border Internet traffic which has risen 18-fold since 2005.

Data and Discrimination: Converting Critical Concerns into Productive Inquiry

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 9:00am
From popular discourse to policy declarations, questions of discrimination have begun to shape how we understand and confront our data-drenched society.

Soil Carbon Cowboys

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 12:00pm