Tyler S. Bugg

Associate Director, New America NYC

Tyler S. Bugg is Associate Director of New America NYC, New America's flagship hub in the New America National Network.

Prior to joining the New America, Tyler was a programs director for Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc), a Lower East Side-based arts leadership organization, and has served in positions with the United States Congress, Teach For America, Obama for America, and the Georgia Political Review. In 2012, he was named the Millennial Values Fellow with Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and in 2013, he was named the recipient of the Postgraduate Research Prize at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

In addition to his public service experience, Tyler has produced and directed several theatre and dance performance works in New York, throughout the East Coast, and in Puerto Rico. His writing as appeared in Pacific Standard, TIME, Salon, and Mic, among other publications.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Politics from the University of Georgia and a Master’s degree from the Center for Art and Public Policy at New York University. He serves on the advisory board of Change Matters, an anti-hunger advocacy organization in New York.


All Work

Beyond Red Versus Blue: Millennial Perspectives on Reuniting America

Millennials are pointing toward a transpartisan political culture oriented more to problem-solving than position-taking.

A FOIA for the Digital Age

After fifty years of FOIA, Tyler Bugg considers what the legislation would look like if it were implemented for our modern age.

WATCH: How To Get Government Secrets

It's been 50 years since the signing of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), but has its impact lived up to its promise?

A Stream in the Sea of Revolutionary Ideas

Tyler S. Bugg articulates the way in which Laura Secor’s new book challenges our narrow narrative on Iran.

The City that Never Sleeps Is Waking Up to Its Pay Problems

In many places, people are working full-time jobs that pay $7.25—the current federal minimum wage—and are still living in poverty.

The City That Never Sleeps Is Waking up to Its Pay Problems

Is New York--and the rest of America--failing the the Fair Labor Standards Act? Tyler S. Bugg explores.

The New New York Activists

Find out what a panel of experts had to say about the relationship between economic growth and environmental innovation during a recent even

Guest Post: Recap from New America NYC: Rich Hill

Editor's Note: This post, which was originally published on the New America NYC blog, provides a summary of an Asset Building Program event