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Retiring a National Crisis?

Asset Building

Could a new program in Illinois help solve our national retirement savings crisis?

Why Climate Change Isn’t Sputnik

Can military strategy and the race for energy innovation have priorities in common? New America Senior Adviser Sharon Burke and Center for Strategic and International Studies Senior Fellow Sharon Squassoni offer answers in the Weekly Wonk.

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Undercover Jihadi

EVENT January 07, 2015 9:00 am– 10:30 am

Wednesday January 07, 2015

9:00 am – 10:30 am


[u'New America', u'1899 L Street NW Suite 400', u'Washington, DC 20036']

New America is pleased to welcome Dr. Speckhard and Mr. Shaikh for a discussion about what it was like going undercover in a terrorist cell, growing up Muslim in an age where militant jihad is glorified, being caught between two identities, and finally emerging victorious.

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Testing Our Classrooms

EVENT January 08, 2015 12:15 pm– 1:45 pm

Thursday January 08, 2015

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm


[u'New America', u'1899 L Street NW Suite 400', u'Washington, DC 20036']

In the era of No Child Left Behind and the Common Core Standards, many teachers, parents, and policymakers have accused America’s schools of sacrificing substantial learning and taxpayer dollars in favor of teaching to high-stakes, high-stress standardized tests. And, detractors say, as the stand-alone measure of performance for students, teachers, schools, and districts, they’re ultimately cutting into the competitiveness of our next generation.

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The Fierce Urgency of Now

EVENT January 08, 2015 6:30 pm– 8:15 pm

Thursday January 08, 2015

6:30 pm – 8:15 pm


[u'New America NYC', u'199 Lafayette Street Suite 3B', u'New York, NY 10012']

As wealth inequality in America reaches new heights and wage growth for the middle and lower classes remains stagnant, more and more Americans are being forced to work late-night and early-morning shifts in order to support their families. But who's looking after their kids?

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Algeria and the Sahel in the Arab Spring Aftermath

EVENT January 09, 2015 12:15 pm– 1:45 pm

Friday January 09, 2015

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm


[u'New America', u'1899 L Street NW Suite 400', u'Washington, DC 20036']

New America is pleased to welcome Hannah Armstrong, a writer and New America International Security Program fellow who is based in Algeria and who has seven years of experience researching North African and Sahel political and security dynamics, for a discussion of Algeria’s muscular foreign policy in the region and why we should not expect an Algerian Arab Spring anytime soon.

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podcast | December 18, 2014 | New America NYC
The Rise of Extreme Daycare Podcast

The Rise of Extreme Daycare Podcast

New America

As wealth inequality in America reaches new heights and wage growth for the middle and lower classes remains stagnant, more and more Americans are being forced to work late-night and early-morning shifts in order to support their families. But who's looking after their kids?

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article | December 18, 2014
The New Old Black-Jewish Alliance

The New Old Black-Jewish Alliance

Ari Ratner

In the wake of racial violence in America, how can we find a way to come together? New America Fellow Ari Ratner reflects on the larger implications of a moment of brotherhood in the latest Weekly Wonk.

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article | December 18, 2014
The Paternity Leave Stimulus

The Paternity Leave Stimulus

Gary Barker Mary Robbins

Gary Barker and Mary Robbins argue that paternity leave is the key to changing gender expectations and securing full equality for women.

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article | December 18, 2014
Why Climate Change Isn’t Sputnik

Why Climate Change Isn’t Sputnik

Sharon Burke Sharon Squassoni

Can military strategy and the race for energy innovation have priorities in common? New America Senior Adviser Sharon Burke and Center for Strategic and International Studies Senior Fellow Sharon Squassoni offer answers in the Weekly Wonk.

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press release | December 18, 2014

Dr. Tomicah Tillemann Joins New America as Senior Fellow to Direct Bretton Woods II Initiative

New America

Washington, DC — New America announced that Dr. Tomicah Tillemann joined the organization as a Senior Fellow with the Profits and Purpose Program and as Director of the Bretton Woods II initiative. The initiative will bring together large, long-term investors including pension funds, endowments, and sovereign wealth funds with the goal ...

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in the news | December 17, 2014 | Fellows

Jeb Bush candidacy move fires up White House race

“It is the kind of announcement that will shake the Republican field because now there is someone that others can see easily becoming the nominee and who can raise a lot of money very quickly, which in our political system is exactly what frightens away others,” said Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University.

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