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Open Technology Institute

Laura Moy, Senior Policy Counsel with the Open Technology Institute, explains why the devil is in the details of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

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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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A Path Appears

EVENT January 29, 2015 6:30 pm– 8:30 pm

Thursday January 29, 2015

6:30 pm – 8:30 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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Interrogation in the 21st Century

EVENT January 29, 2015 12:15 pm– 1:45 pm

Thursday January 29, 2015

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm


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

Ever since reports of abusive tactics surfaced in the early 2000s, the efficacy of interrogation methods used by the U.S. military and intelligence services has been an issue of contention. Over the past 15 years, the debate has focused largely on whether or not abusive tactics were necessary to elicit intelligence.

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in the news | January 27, 2015 | International Security

Obama Wraps Up India Visit; Banned Pakistani Militant Leader Gives Speech; USAID Suspends Major Contractor for Afghanistan

U.S. President Barack Obama urged Indians to address climate change, overcome religious divisions, and promote gender equality, while addressing an audience largely consisting of 1,500 students in New Delhi on Tuesday. Additionally on Monday the U.S. Agency for International Development announced that it had suspended International Relief and Development (IRD), one of the largest federal nonprofit contractors for “serious misconduct”

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in the news | January 27, 2015 | International Security

Charlie Hebdo’s Rights and Wrongs

The easiest way to compound the tragedy in Paris would be to use the deaths of Charlie Hebdo’s editor, Stephane Charbonnier, and 11 others to fan the flames of religious hatred. Surely we can defend people’s right to express themselves without approving or endorsing their views. In the case of Charlie Hebdo, the decision not to disseminate its cartoons can be driven not by fear, but by respect.

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article | January 26, 2015
Rethink Borders

Rethink Borders

Why We Need a North American Passport

New America

The United States, Mexico, and Canada have a shared destiny, say Andres Martinez and Daniel Kurtz-Phelan. In the latest in New America’s Big Ideas series on CNN.com, they explain why a North American passport may be our ticket to the future.

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article | January 26, 2015 | Future of War

Tom plays Phoenix

I'll be speaking next week in Phoenix. Come on down. Here are the details: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7 p.m. The location is First Amendment Forum, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The address is 555 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 8500