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The New Balancing Act

Join New America President and CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter and other experts for a discussion about how far we are from making the integration of work and life a reality for Americans regardless of race, gender, or class.

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The New Balancing Act

EVENT July 29, 2015 12:15 PM– 02:30 PM

Wednesday July 29, 2015

12:15 PM – 02:30 PM

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Join New America President and CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter and other experts for a discussion about how far we are from making the integration of work and life a reality for Americans regardless of race, gender, or class.

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#LegalHack Open Educational Resources

EVENT August 05, 2015 06:00 PM– 08:00 PM

Wednesday August 05, 2015

06:00 PM – 08:00 PM

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

Join us on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 for a conversation about how we should be thinking about the ownership of publicly funded educational materials.If the federal government pays for educational resources to be developed, should those resources belong in the public commons? Increasingly, federal agencies are starting to think the answer should be “yes.” From the Departments of Labor and Education, to the National Science Foundation, agencies are considering how to share the wealth of educational materials they fund with the public.But many questions remain: How should these materials be licensed? Where will these materials be stored? Who will be responsible for curating them? What incentives can be used to encourage the creation of new materials?To talk through these questions and more, we’ve assembled a panel of experts to #LegalHack publicly funded educational materials.-----

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EVENT August 05, 2015 06:30 PM– 08:15 PM

Wednesday August 05, 2015

06:30 PM – 08:15 PM

[u'156 Fifth Avenue, Second Floor', u'New York, NY 10010']

Join New America NYC on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act for a conversation on the modern struggle for voting rights and what it means for our larger understandings of freedom and democracy in America.

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in the news | July 27, 2015 | Fellows

What Jeb Bush doesn't get about Medicare

While Republicans backed away from Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan's plan to radically overhaul Medicare, GOP candidate Jeb Bush just brought the issue right back into the campaign by telling a Koch brothers event in New Hampshire that Congress should phase out the program. "We need to make sure we fulfill the commitment to people that have already received the benefits," he said, "that are receiving the benefits. But we need to figure out a way to phase out this program for others and move to a new system that allows them to have something, because they're not going to have anything."Faced with an immediate backlash that he was veering far right, Bush backed off and said his statement was taken out of context.

press release | July 27, 2015 | Open Technology Institute

Massive Coalition of Security Experts, Companies, and Civil Society Groups Urge Obama to Veto CISA

Today, a group of 68 security experts, tech companies, and civil society organizations sent a letter urging President Obama to threaten to veto the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA, S. 754). CISA raises many of the same concerns that were the basis of the Administration’s two veto threats over a previous information sharing bill titled CISPA.

in the news | July 24, 2015 | Future of War

Podcast: Warfare expert Peter Singer talks about his new ‘smash-up’ book Ghost Fleet

In this week’s Drone News, Abigail Fielding-Smith interviewed military affairs expert Peter Singer on his new book, Ghost Fleet, which manages to be both a treatise on the future of war and a novel.“It’s a smash-up of two genres – the techno thriller and the nonfiction book, so it’s a novel in the vein of early Tom Clancy, but with 400 footnotes,” Singer explained.

in the news | July 24, 2015 | Future of War

Friday News Roundup – International

President Barack Obama arrives in Kenya today for meetings on security and trade with East Africa. It’s the first official visit to Kenya by a sitting president. Turkey grants the U.S. permission to use its bases to launch air strikes on ISIS targets in Syria. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter makes a surprise visit to Iraq. The Iraqi army plans an assault to retake the city of Ramadi from Islamic State militants. Saudi Arabia signals support for the Iran nuclear agreement. And in Athens, negotiations begin on a third bailout for Greece. Guest host Susan Page and a panel of journalists discuss the top international stories this week.

in the news | July 23, 2015 | Future of War

FBI Probes ‘Hundreds’ of China Spy Cases

The FBI’s willingness to call out China for spying on U.S. companies stood in contrast to the White House’s reluctance to blame China for the massive hack against the Office of Personnel Management. As The Daily Beast reported this week, Obama administration officials have privately concluded that hackers working with the Chinese government stole personal information on more than 22 million current and former government employees, in what experts have called one of the biggest intelligence disasters in recent memory.

in the news | July 23, 2015 | Fellows

How Donald Trump could sink the Republicans

While the leading Republican candidates probably don't have to worry too much about Trump surging ahead in their own party contests once the caucuses and primaries start, they should be really worried about him becoming a third-party candidate. A 2016 version of Ross Perot could cause a lot of trouble for the GOP at the exact moment it is trying to take the White House back after eight years in exile.