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Decorating Your Holiday Bookshelf

As 2014 draws to a close, cozy up with these books from the New America family.

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Undercover Jihadi

EVENT January 07, 2015 9:00 am– 10:30 am

Wednesday January 07, 2015

9:00 am – 10:30 am


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

New America is pleased to welcome Dr. Speckhard and Mr. Shaikh for a discussion about what it was like going undercover in a terrorist cell, growing up Muslim in an age where militant jihad is glorified, being caught between two identities, and finally emerging victorious.

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Testing Our Classrooms

EVENT January 08, 2015 12:15 pm– 1:45 pm

Thursday January 08, 2015

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm


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

In the era of No Child Left Behind and the Common Core Standards, many teachers, parents, and policymakers have accused America’s schools of sacrificing substantial learning and taxpayer dollars in favor of teaching to high-stakes, high-stress standardized tests. And, detractors say, as the stand-alone measure of performance for students, teachers, schools, and districts, they’re ultimately cutting into the competitiveness of our next generation.

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The Fierce Urgency of Now

EVENT January 08, 2015 6:30 pm– 8:15 pm

Thursday January 08, 2015

6:30 pm – 8:15 pm


[u'New America NYC', u'199 Lafayette Street Suite 3B', u'New York, NY 10012']

As wealth inequality in America reaches new heights and wage growth for the middle and lower classes remains stagnant, more and more Americans are being forced to work late-night and early-morning shifts in order to support their families. But who's looking after their kids?

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Algeria and the Sahel in the Arab Spring Aftermath

EVENT January 09, 2015 12:15 pm– 1:45 pm

Friday January 09, 2015

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm


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

New America is pleased to welcome Hannah Armstrong, a writer and New America International Security Program fellow who is based in Algeria and who has seven years of experience researching North African and Sahel political and security dynamics, for a discussion of Algeria’s muscular foreign policy in the region and why we should not expect an Algerian Arab Spring anytime soon.

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in the news | December 21, 2014 | Future of War

Sony hack fallout: What can the U.S. do against North Korea?

Peter Warren Singer

And it's not just about cybersecurity. It's about how to punish and deter what's pretty much a pariah state whom the U.S. has struggled to punish and deter for decades, "long before James Franco and Seth Rogen were in Freaks and Geeks," said Peter W. Singer, the author of ​Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know, and the strategist and senior fellow at New America foundation.

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in the news | December 20, 2014 | Fellows

At 107, a Buffalo Bills Fan Who Sees It All

Andrea Elliott

As one of six grandchildren reared within this prove-your-worth dynamic, I have long searched for a way to understand the inner workings of this woman’s mind. It finally struck me that football might be the route. So we headed to Ralph Wilson Stadium last Sunday for the Bills’ final home game of the season.

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in the news | December 19, 2014 | Future of War

Still waiting on Sony hack attribution – Dark net more dangerous following FBI takedown – Home Depot breach to cost community banks $90M

Peter Warren Singer

Cyber watchers are waiting for the big announcement that may — or may not — come today, attributing the Sony hack to the North Korean state. The New York Times, CNN and AP have all reported U.S. officials believe the attribution is solid, but officials themselves have been much more reticent in public statements so far.

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in the news | December 19, 2014 | Future of War

Sony Hack: Three Lessons Learned for Corporations

Peter Warren Singer

Peter Singer, author of “Cybersecurity and Cyberwar,” and senior fellow at New America Foundation, discusses the hacking attack on Sony Pictures related to the film “The Interview,” and the three most important lessons companies can learn from the situation. He speaks on “Market Makers.”

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podcast | December 18, 2014 | New America NYC
The Rise of Extreme Daycare Podcast

The Rise of Extreme Daycare Podcast

New America

As wealth inequality in America reaches new heights and wage growth for the middle and lower classes remains stagnant, more and more Americans are being forced to work late-night and early-morning shifts in order to support their families. But who's looking after their kids?

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