New America is dedicated to the renewal of American politics, prosperity, and purpose in the digital age through big ideas, technological innovation, next generation politics, and creative engagement with broad audiences.

Electric Shock

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.

Upcoming Events

Digital Humanitarians

EVENT March 09, 2015 12:30 PM– 01:45 PM

Monday March 09, 2015

12:30 PM – 01:45 PM

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

In his new book, Digital Humanitarians, Meier charts the sudden and spectacular rise of Digital Humanitarians by sharing their remarkable, real-life stories, highlighting how their humanity coupled with innovative solutions to Big Data is changing humanitarian response forever.

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The Age of Exhaustion

EVENT March 09, 2015 06:30 PM– 08:15 PM

Monday March 09, 2015

06:30 PM – 08:15 PM

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

Do we once again find ourselves in one of these morbid intellectual periods when an interregnum of ideas leaves us struggling to understand the world around us?

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podcast | March 04, 2015 | Asset Building

The Nuts and Bolts of Banked Youth

Who They Are and How They Save

Despite the fact that those in the international development field increasingly look at youth financial inclusion as a viable intervention for youth economic development, little data has existed on whether, how, and which youth would save if given the opportunity to do so in a savings account at a bank ...

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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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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


Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere

American higher education is in crisis. The price of college has grown astronomically, forcing students and parents to take out loans that now exceed $1.2 trillion in outstanding debt. Many of those loans are falling into default as graduates struggle to find good work. The latest research suggests that ...

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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.