Event Archives: 2014

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New America NYC: A New Lens on Teaching

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 6:30pm


Surveillance Costs: The NSA's Impact on The Economy, Information Security, and Internet Freedom

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 4:00pm
There's a debate raging in DC and around the world about the extensive National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs that were first revealed this past summer--not only about whether the surveillance is consistent with constitutional and human rights, but also about the costs and the benefits of such mass surveillance.

The Tax-Man Giveth? Refunds, Savings, and Promoting Economic Security

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 9:00am
Millions of Americans are waiting for their big tax refund. Most have already spent the money before it arrives. What if there were a way to turn that moment upside down? What if we could get millions of Americans to apply their refunds to building financial security by paying down debt, saving for an emergency, or building a nest egg?  

The Leading Indicators

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:15pm
In today’s uncertain economy, both the public and the world’s leaders rely heavily on certain indicators to tell us how we are doing. Gross national product, balance of trade, unemployment figures, inflation, and the consumer price index determine whether we feel optimistic or pessimistic about our future and dictate whether businesses hire or hunker down, governments spend trillions or try to reduce debt, and individuals buy a car, get a mortgage, or look for a job.

New America NYC: Breaking the Heart Into Bits

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 6:30pm


The Road to Fame

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 6:00pm
In 1979, China began implementing its one-child policy to curb population growth in urban areas. In the decade that followed, a generation of "little emperors" was born. Though their parents endured famine and instability under Mao Zedong, these single children are individualistic and Internet-savvy; they have high expectations of material wealth and individual fulfillment for the future.

The Meat Racket

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 6:00pm
Since this country’s founding, the farmer has been a symbol of our nation — the small, self-sufficient family farm an embodiment of the strength and independence of the American spirit.
But today, the fate of our agricultural system tells a very different story.

The Ever-Falling Cost of Surveillance

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 4:00pm
​It used to be that if the government wanted to secretly track your movements, it would have to spend hundreds of dollars an hour on a team of agents to follow you. Now it can track a cellphone for just pennies a day. The cost of surveillance is sharply dropping, making previously unimaginable surveillance cheap and easy. How can privacy law keep up, and ensure that our rights are protected against tech-enabled spying that was impossible—or impossibly costly—just a few years ago?

New America NYC: Now I Know Who My Comrades Are

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 6:30pm

New America NYC: It’s Complicated — True Tales of Love, Loss, and Everything in Between

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 6:30pm

Storytelling is an art that brings us together, reminding us of the common threads of our humanity through recognition of shared experience. To celebrate the art of storytelling, New America NYC teamed up with Leslie Goshko, award-winning storyteller and the host of Sideshow Goshko, for an evening with some of New York’s top writers and storytellers as they share true, bizarre tales about their lives.