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Paving the Way for Work

How can we spur job creation in America? What is the best way to help part time workers? Millions of Americans are working fewer hours than they would like or need. While the unemployment rate has fallen since the end of the Great Recession, too many Americans need more hours than they are able to find.

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THE LOOK OF SILENCE

EVENT July 07, 2015 06:30 PM– 08:30 PM

Tuesday July 07, 2015

06:30 PM – 08:30 PM


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

Join New America NYC for a screening of The Look of Silence and a conversation with the film's director and leading legal scholars and journalists on achieving both the small acts of healing and the large objectives of justice in Indonesia and across the international community.

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Paving the Way for Work

EVENT July 08, 2015 12:15 PM– 01:45 PM

Wednesday July 08, 2015

12:15 PM – 01:45 PM


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

How can we spur job creation in America? What is the best way to help part time workers? Millions of Americans are working fewer hours than they would like or need. While the unemployment rate has fallen since the end of the Great Recession, too many Americans need more hours than they are able to find.

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Fallujah Redux

EVENT July 10, 2015 12:15 PM– 02:45 PM

Friday July 10, 2015

12:15 PM – 02:45 PM


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

A lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, Dan Green served in Fallujah in 2007, just as United States policy in Iraq shifted under General David Petraeus. As a tribal and leadership engagement officer, Green was at the center of the American policy to win the hearts and minds of Fallujah’s Sunni population. In "Fallujah Redux," he, along with co-author Brigadier General William Mullen, provides a detailed account of the force and diplomacy required to turn Fallujah around.

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Paying the Price

EVENT July 13, 2015 06:30 PM– 08:15 PM

Monday July 13, 2015

06:30 PM – 08:15 PM


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

Once seen as the Great Equalizer, the value of higher education in the era of soaring college debt has come into serious question. Rather than patching up the student debt system, can we pay for college in a way that lives up to America's ideals?

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article | July 02, 2015 | The Weekly Wonk
Designing the future

Designing the future

Jason Lloyd

Good design is about more than a product. Its value lies in making products more responsive to the needs of all users to improve their lives, according to experts who spoke at a recent Future Tense event.

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press release | July 02, 2015 | Open Technology Institute
OTI at Mekong ICT CamP 2015

OTI at Mekong ICT CamP 2015

Community Infrastructure and Digital Justice Workshop

In June, the Thai Fund Foundation held the 4th annual Mekong ICT Camp, and convened over 75 journalists, social workers, rights activists, and academics from Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Yunnan, China, for a five day training on information, communication and technology for citizen media, community health and civil ...

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