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POLITICAL REFORM
Democratic Deterioration at Home and Abroad
Washington, D.C.

How worried should we be about the recent deterioration of our liberal democracy?

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OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Listening In: How Encryption Can Preserve Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age
Washington, D.C.

Join us for a discussion on the need to secure our data as we navigate the complexities of a rapidly changing digital world.

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FELLOWS and INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
A Lens on the Afghan War
Washington, D.C.

Join us as we engage in a conversation with Finbarr O’Reilly and Louie Palu to discuss the experience of wartime photography.

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FUTURE TENSE
Does Technology Need The Arts To Build A Better Future?
Washington, D.C.

Join us to discuss the desirability of connecting (quite literally!) the arts and sciences.

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BETTER LIFE LAB
Redesigning Work: Making Flexibility the Solution, Not the Problem
Washington, D.C.

Join us to discuss a path forward for crafting work flexibility policies and practices that support all workers.

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FELLOWS
The Final Year
Washington, D.C.

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FELLOWS, FUTURE TENSE and NEW AMERICA NYC
When the Waters Come, Will Our Cities Survive?
New York, NY

Intense natural disasters—including the recent Hurricanes Harvey and Maria—make it hard to ignore the rapid changes in our climate.

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FELLOWS and FUTURE TENSE
As the Waters Come, Will Our Politics Rise to the Challenge?
Washington, D.C.

Will international efforts be able to save us from an impending “water world”?

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BETTER LIFE LAB, EDUCATION POLICY and FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Small Talks DC: Securing the American Dream for Young Children
Washington, D.C.

Join J.D. Vance to discuss his book, Hillbilly Elegy, exploring the economic, social, and cultural barriers affecting rural white mobility.

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NEW AMERICA CA
Anne-Marie Slaughter: Technology for the People
San Francisco, CA

Anne-Marie Slaughter will discuss how civic technology can be the best way to encourage citizens to organize and participate in government.

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FUTURE TENSE
My Favorite Movie with Alvaro Bedoya: Sneakers
Washington, D.C.

Join Future Tense and Alvaro Bedoya for a screening and discussion of the 1992 film Sneakers.

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FUTURE TENSE
The Hidden History of America’s “Code Girls”
Washington, D.C.

Join us to explore the hidden lives of these American heroes and what their stories can tell us about women in computer science today.

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