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6 things you need to read on the meat industry

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Fellows

In preparation for our event on how America’s meat industry is returning to the Jungle on Monday, October 20th, here are 6 articles you need to read.

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Farms, Factories, and the Fate of Our Food

EVENT October 20, 2014 12:15 pm– 1:45 pm

Monday October 20, 2014

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm


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

In The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food, Genoways goes deep inside the modern pork industry, and examines the impact of new federal policies that allow meat companies to ramp up production.

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E-Team: A Social Cinema Screening

EVENT October 21, 2014 6:30 pm– 8:30 pm

Tuesday October 21, 2014

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


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E-TEAM follows the high-stakes work of four fiercely intrepid human rights investigators who are the first on the ground in countries like Syria and Libya to record and expose human rights violations in the midst of devastating wars.

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UNACCOUNTABLE

EVENT October 21, 2014 12:15 pm– 1:45 pm

Tuesday October 21, 2014

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm


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

Join author Janine Wedel and New America’s Economic Growth Policy Director, Michael Lind for a comprehensive discussion of the corruption that increasingly affects the everyday lives of American citizens.

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Books

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article | October 20, 2014 | Open Technology Institute
New Interactive Map Visualizes Swing States in the Global Internet Governance Debate

New Interactive Map Visualizes Swing States in the Global Internet Governance Debate

OTI Releases New Resource Ahead of 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference

As the 2014 International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference begins today in Busan, South Korea, New America’s Open Technology Institute is pleased to release a new interactive map to help visualize the role of swing states in the global Internet governance debate.

in the news | October 20, 2014 | Fellows

Obama: One very successful president?

Julian Zelizer

The article is important. Krugman rightfully directs our attention away from approval ratings and popularity -- measures that don't tell us much about the place of our leaders in American history -- insisting instead that we should be focused on things that a president actually does.

policy paper | October 20, 2014 | Open Technology Institute
Visualizing Swing States in the Global Internet Governance Debate

Visualizing Swing States in the Global Internet Governance Debate

A key aspect of the global Internet governance debate in the past two years has focused on the role of "swing states." In these interactive maps, we visualize the results of a recent study for the Centre of International Governance Innovation which identifies 30 key states based on a number of indicators, and explain how this relates to the ITU's 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference.

in the news | October 18, 2014 | Fellows

Obama's midterm dilemma

Julian Zelizer

“With Democrats still bullish about the gubernatorial races it seems they are redirecting his limited time away from Capitol Hill and toward the races for the state house around the nation,” said Princeton political historian Julian Zelizer.

in the news | October 17, 2014 | Fellows

Google's PAC spends in search of political influence

Julian Zelizer

Some of the tech industry’s key legislative priorities, though, aren’t so widely popular, or even well-known to the general public. Those issues include raising the number of visas available for skilled foreign technology workers, said Princeton political historian Julian Zelizer.

in the news | October 17, 2014 | Fellows

Incumbents can't catch a break as crises mount

Julian Zelizer

"Other midterms have taken place in chaotic times," said Julian Zelizer, a professor of history at Princeton University. "Right now this is a pretty bad one. There are, rationally, a lot of problems that the president and the country are confronting."

in the news | October 17, 2014 | Fellows

Obama Battles Political Fallout of Ebola

Julian Zelizer

Julian Zelizer, a politics professor at Princeton University and fellow at the New America Foundation, speaking via Skype, says Ebola could end up being this year’s so-called “October Surprise,” a jargon term used to describe news that is deliberately released in time to influence the outcome of November elections.