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Where's Your Daddy?

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Why should we worry about the lack of paternity leave policies around the world? And how do we bridge the gap between progressive policy and slowly changing global culture that too often continues to malign the man who takes leave?

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Once Upon a Revolution

EVENT January 23, 2015 1:00 pm– 2:30 pm

Friday January 23, 2015

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm


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

Thanassis Cambanis tells the inside story of the 2011 Egyptian revolution by following two courageous and pivotal leaders—and their imperfect decisions, which changed the world.

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The Caring Economy

EVENT January 26, 2015 6:30 pm– 8:15 pm

Monday January 26, 2015

6:30 pm – 8:15 pm


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

What might be done to help working Americans better accommodate the demands of the home, and to ensure that the practical and emotional needs of our children and older adults are being met? What does it mean to live, work, and age with dignity in America today?

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88 Days to Kandahar

EVENT January 28, 2015 6:30 pm– 8:15 pm

Wednesday January 28, 2015

6:30 pm – 8:15 pm


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

Join New America NYC for a conversation with Robert Grenier, author of 88 Days to Kandahar, and former Pakistan Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani as they look back at the complexities of Middle East politics and contemporary war and what it means for the future of counterterrorism and diplomacy efforts around the world.

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Where's Your Daddy?

EVENT January 28, 2015 12:15 pm– 3:00 pm

Wednesday January 28, 2015

12:15 pm – 3:00 pm


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

Why should we worry about the lack of paternity leave policies around the world? And how do we bridge the gap between progressive policy and slowly changing global culture that too often continues to malign the man who takes leave?

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in the news | January 23, 2015 | Fellows

Re-Assessing LBJ

Princeton University professor Julian Zelizer is the author of The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress and the Battle for the Great Society. We speak with the presidential scholar about Johnson's legacy.

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article | January 22, 2015
Why Rebels Have Failed in Syria

Why Rebels Have Failed in Syria

Loubna Mrie

International Security Program Fellow Louba Mrie outlines how and why corruption and other problems have doomed the Free Syrian Army and other groups in Syria.

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in the news | January 22, 2015 | Education Policy

Bizarro World: I Heart Standardized Tests...And Republicans Don't?

Conor P. Williams

We need data to guide our instructional choices and our policymaking, even if those data are imperfect. Data from those NCLB-mandated assessments illuminated enormous racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps in American schools. Eliminating them now would be akin to refusing to take regular blood tests after seeing a few rounds of worrying cholesterol counts.