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Join us for this event, which will seek to sort fact from fiction when it comes to the challenges and resilience of the U.S. electric grid.

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Creating the Future of Learning

EVENT March 04, 2015 03:30 PM– 05:00 PM

Wednesday March 04, 2015

03:30 PM – 05:00 PM

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Join New America for a conversation with Kevin Carey and education technology writer Audrey Watters about the end of college, and what comes next.

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EVENT March 04, 2015 06:30 PM– 08:15 PM

Wednesday March 04, 2015

06:30 PM – 08:15 PM

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

As China rises to superpower status, the country is challenging the United States not just economically and politically-- but also ideologically. Its leadership is asserting its own political and economic model as an alternative to American-style democracy and capitalism-- one Beijing believes is based on its own non-Western traditions.

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article | March 04, 2015 | Youthsave



Life Poa is Kiswahili slang for "good life," meaning a good quality life. It is also the name of K-Note's financial capability program. In partnership with the YouthSave project, Life Poa participants were offered access to bank accounts. Some participating youth were energized, with support from their mentors and ...

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podcast | March 04, 2015 | New America NYC


An Investigation into Military Tactics in Gaza

Last summer’s 50-day military conflict in Gaza received saturated global media coverage and elicited a great deal of controversy, partly due to the high casualty rate among non-combatants in the Palestinian territory. Israel said it went to great lengths to avoid civilian deaths, while others — journalists on the scene ...

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In many cases, changing minds often came down to semantics — tweaking the vocabulary around issues of gender equity and women’s empowerment. In Farsi, “gender” has a loaded sexual connotation, explained Samira Hamidi, a representative from the Afghan Women’s Network. There was, Reshteen suggested, confusion about what “gender” means in a political context — as a way of simply referring to women’s roles in society. Development goals were the vehicle through which much of the advocacy took off, consistent with Afghan priorities. So the term “gender equality” became “ social equality.”

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in the news | March 03, 2015 | Fellows

A Polarized Court, Weighing a Reversal of the Safety Net

Julian Zelizer, a Princeton historian and the author of a new book on the 1960s expansion of the safety net, said the closest analogy might be Reconstruction and the reaction to it. An enormous federal effort initially succeeded in expanding civil rights in the South, only to be reversed in later years. The reversal lasted decades. Reconstruction is obviously a charged, and imperfect, analogy. (For one thing, the people who would lose health insurance now would be predominantly white Southerners.) But the fact that no better precedent comes to mind underscores the highly unusual nature of what could happen at the Supreme Court.