Event Archives: 2014

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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.

Churchill’s First War

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 12:15pm
For more than a decade, the United States has been engaged in a war in Afghanistan, fighting the forces of terrorism. Over a century ago a similar story played out there as British troops fought a vicious frontier war against Pashtun tribesmen. These tribesmen were in essence the forefathers of today’s Taliban and tribal insurgents. Young Winston Churchill, then a cavalry lieutenant, wrote a vivid account of his experiences serving in Afghanistan.

The New Founding Mothers

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 12:15pm
On the night of Tuesday, November 6, 2012, the state of New Hampshire made political history by becoming the first state ever in which female politicians held every top office. As glass-ceiling-shattering as this development is, women still hold only 18.5% of the 535 seats in Congress. As we look toward a 2016 presidential race with several strong female contenders, however, it is undeniable that women's political fortunes in this country are rising.

Peace for Israel and Palestine?

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 10:00am

In collaboration with the Arab American Institute.

As Secretary of State John Kerry’s April deadline for a peace agreement approaches, a key concern is whether the Israeli and Palestinian publics are ready to support an agreement. Where do Israelis and Palestinians stand on key issues, and what kind of peace agreement do they want?

New America NYC: Particle Fever: Film Screening and Conversation

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 6:30pm


This event has reached capacity and we are no longer accepting RSVPs.

On July 4, 2012, the world held its breath as scientists waited for news about the existence of the elusive Higgs boson – news that could change the way we understand our universe.


Subprime Learning

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 1:30pm

Civic Innovation, Can It Save Our Democracy?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 4:00pm
Image: New Urban Mechanics Michael Evans and Mariko Davidson - Girls Make the City

The Loudest Voice in the Room

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 12:15pm

In October 1996, Americans began turning their televisions to a channel that would change the country's media and political landscape forever.

In the nearly two decades since its fateful launch, Fox News Channel has become a profound force in the news industry.  It has dominated its cable competitors, given rise to a new breed of press and punditry, won over alienated and disaffected conservatives, and shaped the partisan political conversation in our nation.