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Political Dynamism

In "Political Dynamism: A New Approach to Making Government Work Again," Lee Drutman makes the case for political dynamism as an affirmative vision of politics, and lays out specific reforms that would create the conditions for it. Political dynamism is an attempt to work within the American political system that exists, playing to the strengths of our traditions and institutions.

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Political Dynamism

EVENT February 16, 2016 03:30 PM– 05:15 PM

Tuesday February 16, 2016

03:30 PM – 05:15 PM


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

Reforms work best when they work with the grain of our political system, rather than against it. The answer, in short, is more politics. In his new paper, Lee Drutman makes the case for Political Dynamism as an affirmative vision of politics, and lays out specific reforms that would create the conditions for it. Political dynamism is an attempt to work within the American political system that exists, playing to the strengths of our traditions and institutions. Please join Lee Drutman and the Political Reform program for an engaging conversation moderated by Melinda Henneberger as we ask “What institutional choices create a system that is open and fluid in ways that policy entrepreneurs can thrive and do what they do best?”

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THE INDUSTRIES OF THE FUTURE

EVENT February 16, 2016 06:30 PM– 08:15 PM

Tuesday February 16, 2016

06:30 PM – 08:15 PM


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

Within 20 years, we’ll see robot suits that allow paraplegics to walk and new drugs able to melt away most cancers. Those are some of the predictions made by Alec Ross in his new book, The Industries of the Future.

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Can you be an environmentalist without embracing nuclear energy?

EVENT February 22, 2016 12:15 PM– 01:45 PM

Monday February 22, 2016

12:15 PM – 01:45 PM


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

Thirty-nine years after the meltdown at Three Mile Island and almost five years post-Fukushima, nuclear power seems to be emerging from its long funk as a promising alternative to the carbon economy. Innovative new designs are changing the landscape of nuclear power and have the potential to redefine affordable, emission-free, and carbon-free clean energy. So why, is it still a hotly contested issue?

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