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EVENT February 02, 2015 12:15 pm– 1:45 pm

Monday February 02, 2015

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm


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Join New America for a conversation with Levi Tillemann, author of The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future, and Daniel Yergin, author of The Quest and The Prize, about the century-long battle between automakers and the contest to build the car of the future.

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in the news | January 26, 2015 | Fellows

How Obama will be on the ballot in 2016

President Obama needs to keep his eyes on 2016. Realistically, this is the best way that he can bolster his own legacy and that of his party -- helping to set up political tools that Democrats will need to thrive once he is back in Chicago or New York and preventing the emergence of a conservative political coalition that would pick apart the achievements of the Obama presidency.​

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in the news | January 23, 2015 | Fellows

Re-Assessing LBJ

Princeton University professor Julian Zelizer is the author of The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress and the Battle for the Great Society. We speak with the presidential scholar about Johnson's legacy.

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in the news | January 22, 2015 | Fellows

Episode #60: Obama SOTU a Hit; Whither Mitt?

Lots of discussion around #SOTU centered on the president’s legacy. One president whose legacy is now being widely discussed is Lyndon Johnson. His character’s portrayal in the movie “Selma,” pits him against Dr. Martin Luther King and the grassroots movement for voting rights. Two historians, Professor Julian Zelizer of Princeton University, an expert on Johnson, and Dr. Clayborne Carson of Stanford, an expert on King, discuss what America was going through in 1965 and how the two men connected in real life.

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in the news | January 22, 2015 | Fellows

History and public affairs professor discuss LBJ and the legacy of the Great Society

Today we talk with Julian Zelizer, Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton, about his new book The Fierce Urgency of Now:Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society. Zelizer's book analyzes LBJ's achievements and programs under his Great Society programs and how it has shaped the modern political landscape in America.

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in the news | January 22, 2015 | Fellows

When Liberals Were Organized

The history of the Democratic Study Group demonstrates that their organizational prowess was hugely important in moving forward a liberal agenda and in making sure that liberal electoral gains were institutionalized in the operation of the House. Enthusiasts of the DSG believe Democrats, continuing in the minority after 2014, could use something like the DSG to gain momentum before the next elections.

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in the news | January 21, 2015 | Fellows

Obama goes on offense

The erosion of Democratic strength in Congress since 2010 has been devastating to the party. The Democratic Congress was the driving force behind President Obama's success in his first two years. Even in his most spirited moments, the President has found little room to maneuver. The situation is not any different today. In fact, it is worse

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