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Securing Peace in an Age of Genocide

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Samantha Power, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, talks with Anne-Marie Slaughter about preventing another genocide and fostering innovation in government.

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The Rise of Extreme Daycare

EVENT December 17, 2014 6:30 pm– 8:15 pm

Wednesday December 17, 2014

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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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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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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in the news | December 16, 2014 | Fellows

Bring Back Corrpution!

In Corruption in America, Teachout recounts many of these struggles, making her book in part a greatest hits of court cases and laws dealing with bribery and lobbying, full of corrupt land deals and railroad intrigue.

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