Event Archives: 2014

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The National Security Agenda

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 12:15pm

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

New America NYC: Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 6:30pm

Spectrum Auctions: Promoting More Mobile Market Competition . . . or Less?

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 9:30am
There has long been a tension between using auctions of spectrum licenses as a one-time revenue raiser and the broader public interest in auctions as a means of promoting competition, innovation and consumer welfare. This policy forum will discuss and debate the purpose and impact of auctions, especially the issue of spectrum aggregation limits under consideration by the FCC for upcoming TV band and AWS-3 auctions.

Future Tense Presents 'My Favorite Movie' Jaws

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 6:30pm

New America NYC: Afghanistan: A Distant War

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 6:30pm

A Natural Fit?

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 9:00am

The past year has seen an explosion of interest in CBE on the part of students, institutions, employers, and policymakers. With the cost of higher education sky rocketing, recent graduates struggling to find good jobs, and real questions about how much students are actually learning, colleges and universities are under more pressure than ever to equip students for career and life success.

Briefing on the Technological Impact of NSA Surveillance

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 12:30pm
In light of recent revelations of the government’s surveillance practices, the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute will hold a briefing on Capitol Hill on the impact of that surveillance on users, national security, and the private sector. The briefing will provide insight into how the technology and regulatory environment has led to the current situation and the ramifications of that surveillance on society and governance overall, while also considering the challenges confronting the Obama Administration's external Review Group.

New America NYC: Obama and the Press

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 6:30pm


Collect it All: America's Surveillance State

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 4:00pm

On November 14, the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute will host a special screening of Al Jazeera Fault Lines documentary, "Collect it All: America's Surveillance State," followed by a conversation with the producer, Laila Al-Arian.

The film examines how government surveillance programs impact communities in America, talking to people at the center of the story, including Glenn Greenwald, a community caught up in New York City's sweeping surveillance programs, and policy makers in Washington, DC.

Technology and the Future of America’s Waistline

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 12:15pm
In the face of high rates of obesity, technologies have been developed to encourage exercise, monitor eating habits, and help people manage their weight. Personal data tracking tools have empowered people to know more about their bodies and lifestyles than ever before, and advances in biological sciences could expand still further. At the same time, many of us spend our days sitting in cars and at computers. Our communities aren’t designed for walking, and our junk food is engineered to be addictive. How will advances in science and technology shape the future of America’s waistline?