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THIS IS HOW WE FOUGHT IN GAZA

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Upcoming Events

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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THIS IS HOW WE FOUGHT IN GAZA

EVENT May 28, 2015 06:30 PM– 08:15 PM

Thursday May 28, 2015

06:30 PM – 08:15 PM


[u'199 Lafayette Street, Suite 3B', u'New York, NY 10012']

Join New America NYC in a conversation about permissive "rules of engagement" of the Israeli Defense Forces and the human consequences on IDF policies on the ground in Gaza.

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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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in the news | May 27, 2015 | International Security

Jeb Bush’s claim that Islamic State ‘didn’t exist when my brother was president’

As analyst Brian Fishman noted in a 2006 report for the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, the announcement was made on Oct. 15, 2006 — more than two years before Bush left office. (This paper, interestingly, was one of the reports that Osama bin Laden had on his bookshelf when he was killed by U.S. forces in 2011.) “Unfortunately, almost everyone in Washington, including those of us that understood and emphasized the political shifts it had made, continued to use ‘al-Qaeda in Iraq’ as shorthand for the group because it was widely understood nomenclature among policymakers,” said Fishman, who is now with the New America Foundation. “This was a mistake; I certainly regret conceding to convenience at the time.”

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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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in the news | May 27, 2015 | Future of War International Security

The Rise of ISIS and Its Threat: David Kilcullen in conversation with Robert Manne

In this La Trobe University Ideas and Society session at the Wheeler Centre, David Kilcullen, author of the Quarterly Essay ‘Blood Year: Terror and the Islamic State’, and La Trobe University emeritus professor Robert Manne discuss the rise of ISIS and the threat it poses. David Kilcullen was a senior adviser to General David Petraeus in 2007 and 2008, when he helped to design and monitor the Iraq War troop “surge”. He was then a special adviser for counterinsurgency to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. From 2005 to 2006, he was chief strategist in the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the US State Department. He has also been an adviser to the British government, the Australian government, NATO and the International Security Assistance Force. He is a former Australian Army officer and the author of The Accidental Guerrilla, Counterinsurgency and Out of the Mountains.