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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.

Upcoming Events

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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The Real College Debt Crisis

EVENT July 15, 2015 09:30 AM– 11:00 AM

Wednesday July 15, 2015

09:30 AM – 11:00 AM

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

In their new book, "The Real College Debt Crisis: How Student Borrowing Threatens Financial Well-Being and Erodes the American Dream," authors William Elliott III and Melinda Lewis argue that our current system of financial assistance imposes debt debt on vulnerable students in exchange for the promise of a college degree that may never materialize. Join New America for a discussion about education, making it in America, and new approaches to get students to, and through, college fully prepared for life.

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All Books

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policy paper | July 07, 2015 | Political Reform


The emergence of employee mobilization as a source of corporate political influence

A common piece of advice for new hires is to avoid talking about politics, sex, and religion in the workplace. But thanks to recent Supreme Court decisions, that norm is disappearing.

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article | July 07, 2015 | Open Technology Institute

Spectrum Auctions and Smartphones

How the FCC's Rules on TV Channel Auctions Will Impact Wi-Fi Coverage and What You Pay for Mobile Broadband

Next week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will make two tough decisions on the rules for next year’s auction of TV spectrum likely to have a huge impact on the affordability of wireless broadband and the future of Wi-Fi. In short, the FCC is deciding how many wireless operators will have the spectrum they need to compete in a broadband data world and also whether Wi-Fi users will have access to these prime frequencies.

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press release | July 07, 2015 | Open Technology Institute

Broadcasters and Unlicensed Advocates File Letter Opposing FCC Incentive Auction Plan

Today a diverse coalition of broadcasters and unlicensed spectrum advocates filed a joint letter opposing a FCC staff proposal aimed at reversing the Commission’s decision in last year’s TV band Incentive Auction Report & Order to dedicate the “duplex gap” (guard band) after the auction for Wi-Fi and other unlicensed innovation in every market nationwide, as well as for licensed broadcast news microphones.

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in the news | July 06, 2015 | Future of War

The Women Who Secretly Keep ISIS Running

Umm Sayyaf is now the top female ISIS captive in U.S. custody, being held in Iraq and providing loads of intelligence beyond what American analysts found on the computers and cell phones seized during the raid that killed her former husband, who ran ISIS’ oil and gas operations. Umm Sayyaf’s marriage to an ISIS higher-up gave her rare insights into how men run the financial and tactical operations. But she also played a commanding role in her own right, helping to run ISIS’ networks of women fighters and operatives, as well as playing enforcer for the men’s sex slaves, four defense officials told The Daily Beast.

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in the news | July 04, 2015 | Future of War

Ghost Fleet: Welcome to the World of Post-Snowden Techno-Thrillers

In the 1980s, Tom Clancy invented the genre of techno-thrillers, writing about secret weapons, like stealth aircraft, long before they were revealed by the Pentagon. But with the Cold War long over, Singer, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, and August Cole, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, reimagine the world of warfare in the age hackers and drones, writing what could be called the first “Post-Snowden” techno-thriller.

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in the news | July 04, 2015 | Future of War

Who’s Cutting California Internet Cables? The FBI Has No Idea

Tuesday’s cut follow 10 others over the past year in cities in the Bay Area, including Fremont, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Berkeley, and San Jose, the FBI said in a statement this week. The first five attacks occurred on July 6 and 7 of 2014, all in the late-evening or early-morning hours. The next seven months were quiet, then the cutter (or cutters) struck again in February of this year, twice in one night. Then came three more cuts in June. If the FBI has detected any pattern, they’re not sharing it.