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New America’s Vice President and Director of the International Security and Fellows programs Peter Bergen interviews President Barack Obama about the state of the war on terror, five years after the raid that killed Osama bin laden. The interview will premiere on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 on May 2 at 8pm ET.

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EVENT May 02, 2016 06:30 PM– 08:30 PM

Monday May 02, 2016

06:30 PM – 08:30 PM

[u'Civic Hall156 Fifth Avenue, Second Floor', u'New York, NY 10010']

Wi-Fi is the workhorse of the Internet. Currently Wi-Fi carries 60% to 80% of all broadband data traffic, but a new technology is threatening the effectiveness of Wi-Fi – and its ability to create connectivity for all.

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A Conversation With A Former Muslim Extremist

EVENT May 03, 2016 12:00 PM– 01:30 PM

Tuesday May 03, 2016

12:00 PM – 01:30 PM

[u'New America', u'740 15th Street NW, Suite 900', u'Washington, DC 20005']

Violent extremists try to recruit their next victims from all over the world, in online chat rooms, through casual web surfing, or one-on-one conversations behind the veils of assumed digital identities.But what if social media and online resources could be used to de-extremize young Muslims?

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EVENT May 03, 2016 06:30 PM– 08:15 PM

Tuesday May 03, 2016

06:30 PM – 08:15 PM

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

Four years ago – in the infancy of Syria's civil war – Janine di Giovanni traveled to Syria on assignment for the New York Times. That trip became the first of many as conflict in the region escalated tragically, reaching far beyond borders and affecting millions of lives.

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Islamist Terrorism In Europe

EVENT May 09, 2016 12:30 PM– 01:45 PM

Monday May 09, 2016

12:30 PM – 01:45 PM

[u'New America', u'740 15th Street NW', u'Suite 900', u'Washington, D.C. 20005']

Dr. Petter Nesser is a senior research fellow at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) and the author of Islamist Terrorism in Europe: A History. He is trained in the areas of Social Science, Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic at the University of Oslo (UiO) and The American University in Cairo (AUC). Dr. Nesser has conducted extensive research on militant Islamism in Europe for more than a decade while focusing on motivational factors, recruitment and radicalization processes. New America is pleased to welcome Dr. Nesser for a discussion of his book and the history of Islamist terrorism in Europe.

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