Event Archives: 2014

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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.

New America NYC: The Loudest Voice in the Room

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 6:30pm


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

Political media affects what we think about and how we think about it. It has the power to influence citizens as well as policymakers, shaping biases, opinions and public policy. So when Roger Ailes launched Fox News in 1996, American politics and media changed forever.


New America NYC: Fragile States in the Information Age

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 6:30pm

New America NYC: The Upside of Down

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 6:30pm
The United States is in decline and the East is on the rise, suggesting a bleak future for the world’s only superpower. Or so they say.

Syria’s Impasse

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 12:00pm
In Collaboration with the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. 

Battlefield Earth

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 12:15pm
In collaboration with Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. 

In 2001, the U.S. Congress authorized the president to use “all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons.” This Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) set no limits on time, location, or target.

Subsidizing Democracy

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 9:30am
Most efforts to reduce the influence of money on democracy have run aground in recent years, because of court decisions, the growth of new forms of political organization, and the sheer volume of money directed at our high-stakes politics. But with little notice, one reform – voluntary public financing of campaigns – has taken hold in several states and jurisdictions. Public financing has taken several different forms, from full public funding to partial matching systems to tax credits that resemble a voucher.

DC Internet Freedom Hackathon

Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 9:00am

Enjoy a fun day of hacking and delicious food to benefit Internet freedom! 
Join us on Jan. 11 and help improve Open Source privacy and anonymity tools used by communities throughout the world which face online censorship or surveillance. 

New America NYC: Memory and Identity in Black America

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 6:30pm


Parent PLUS or Minus

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 9:30am
The PowerPoint presentation used for this event is located here. Read Rachel’s Fishman’s report on Parent PLUS loans here.