Event Archives: 2014

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New America NYC: Broadly Speaking: The Child Exchange

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 6:30pm

A legal adoption is an arduous process that requires time, background checks and lots of paperwork. But giving a child away can be startlingly easy.

In Poverty, Under Surveillance

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:15pm
For most Americans, news of NSA's domestic spying program was shocking. But for one group, living under government surveillance is routine--people in poverty. For families and individuals accessing the public benefits system, ceding extensive personal and financial information and submitting to unannounced home visits, fingerprinting or drug testing are the cost of receiving assistance.

New America NYC: Dear Mr. Watterson

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 6:30pm

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

Almost everyone who grew up in the 80s and 90s will recall an impish, spiky-haired boy and his stuffed tiger in the Sunday comics. “Calvin and Hobbes” chronicles the adventures of Calvin, a 6-year-old boy with a powerful imagination that brings his stuffed tiger Hobbes to life.

Just How Broken Is the Patent System?

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 8:45am

*Due to inclement weather, this event has been postponed until further notice. 

Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence After 9/11

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 12:15pm
A former senior White Office and Congressional official, Michael Allen provides readers of his new book, BLINKING RED: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence After 9/11, with an insider’s account of the complete restructuring of America’s intelligence community that occurred at the beginning of the 21st Century.  In particular, he focuses on the creation of the Director of National Intelligence, and internecine battles and trench warfare that were behind this dramatic shift in how the United States gathers and uses intelligence to protect its citizens from further large-s

Promoting the Free Flow of Information in Sanctioned Countries

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 9:30am
In the spring of 2013, the U.S. government authorized the sale of hardware, software, and services to Iran—a bold move aimed at increasing access to information, free expression, and the ability of Iranian civilians to participate in uncensored political dialogue. The free flow of information and the ability to communicate online is a human right that needs protecting, especially in the most repressive countries. But U.S.

GOLIATH: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 1:15pm
In his new book, GOLIATH: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Max Blumenthal takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the badlands and high roads of Israel-Palestine.  Based on four years of research and on-the-ground reporting, the book is an unflinching, unprecedented work of journalism which depicts a startling portrait of Israeli society under siege from increasingly authoritarian politics.

Making the Network Work

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 10:00am
When the Telecommunications Act of 1996 ended the local Bell monopoly, an explosion in broadband services quickly reshaped the communication and business landscape. Competition from new businesses and entrepreneurs unleashed innovations across all sectors of the economy, creating jobs while providing a platform for connectivity and new ideas. Today, competitive innovations – such as VOIP, Ethernet and the cloud-related services are leading the industry into the future and driving new investment into networks and the economy at large.

Telling Their Story: A Journalist's Mission to Syria

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 10:00am
Syria is now the most dangerous country in the world for journalists. According to Reporters Without Borders, over 110 news providers have been killed inside Syria since the conflict began in March 2011 and at least 60 are counted as detained, abducted, or missing. This deadly environment means that journalists must balance their mission to tell the story with concerns for their own safety.

The National Security Agenda

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 12:15pm

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