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Contested Terrain: The Future of Afghan Women

With the U.S. military withdrawing and a new government in place, how will women be affected by Afghanistan's moment of transition? Join New America and the McCain Institute for International Leadership for a conversation about the obstacles and opportunities currently facing Afghan women.

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Contested Terrain: The Future of Afghan Women

EVENT May 28, 2015 12:15 PM– 01:45 PM

Thursday May 28, 2015

12:15 PM – 01:45 PM


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

With the U.S. military withdrawing and a new government in place, how will women be affected by Afghanistan's moment of transition? Join New America and the McCain Institute for International Leadership for a conversation about the obstacles and opportunities currently facing Afghan women.

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Connecting Talent with Opportunity in the Digital Age

EVENT June 04, 2015 09:00 AM– 11:00 AM

Thursday June 04, 2015

09:00 AM – 11:00 AM


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

This event will bring together industry experts, economists, business leaders, and policy makers to discuss how these technologies might address stubborn disconnects in labor markets around the world---and what it will take to capture their potential.

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GEEK HERESY

EVENT June 04, 2015 12:15 PM– 01:45 PM

Thursday June 04, 2015

12:15 PM – 01:45 PM


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

Popular wisdom holds that technology can help the developing world make great strides, whether it’s by facilitating education, helping with access to water, or delivering much-needed medication. But Kentaro Toyama, W. K. Kellogg Associate Professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Information and co-founder of Microsoft Research India, argues in a new book that believing technology is the key to fixing these problems is wrong-headed, and can have damaging results.

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press release | May 27, 2015 | Cybersecurity Initiative

New America's Cybersecurity Initiative at NATO's CyCon

Tallinn, Estonia - This week New America's Ian Wallace and Robert Morgus, are in Tallinn, Estonia addressing NATO's Cooperative Cyber Defence Center of Excellence (CCDCOE) at its annual CyCon conference.

Mr. Wallace, Senior Fellow with the International Security Program and Co-Director of the Cybersecurity Initiative, will moderate a panel ...

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press release | May 27, 2015 | Open Technology Institute

New America VP and OTI Director Alan B. Davidson to Join Commerce Department

Kevin Bankston to serve as new OTI Director

WASHINGTON, DC — New America is pleased to congratulate Alan B. Davidson, Vice President and Director of the Open Technology Institute (OTI), on joining the Administration in the role of Digital Economy Director and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Commerce, where he will help lead the Department of Commerce’s work on digital economy and Internet policy issues.

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article | May 26, 2015 | Open Technology Institute

U.S. Government Authorizes the Export of Internet-Based Communications Tools to  Crimea

Treasury and Commerce issue joint rules that will help promote the free flow of information

Internet users in the Crimea region of Ukraine should soon get a boost thanks to updates to U.S. sanctions that will help promote the free flow of information in the area.

Last week, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) revised and clarified its licensing policy ...

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press release | May 25, 2015 | Open Technology Institute
People-Powered Networks

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WindFarm.0: An Experiment in Off-the-Grid Communications

Despite the small computers in many of our pockets, when the Internet goes down or when there is no Internet infrastructure, it is surprisingly difficult to communicate digitally. We are tied to our centralized communication systems.

On May 15th and 16th, the Guardian Project convened a group to discuss new ...

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in the news | May 23, 2015 | Education Policy

Arizona State University’s Radical New Freshman Year Comes At A Cost

Rachel Fishman, a senior policy analyst at the New America Foundation, said the structure of current federal regulations likely bars students from receiving federal aid for programs like the Freshman Academy. “Existing rules and regulations clearly state that federal financial aid cannot be used to pay for evaluating prior student work,” she wrote in a blog post.