The New America Fellows Program supports talented journalists, academics and other public policy analysts who offer a fresh and often unpredictable perspective on the major challenges facing our society.

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Guests include Madeleine Lynn, Director of Communications at Carnegie Council; Evan Osnos, staff writer at The New Yorker; Hao Wu, fellow at the New America Foundation; William Kirby, professor at Harvard University; and Edward Chin, supporter of the Occupy Central Movement with Love and Peace in Hong Kong.


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in the news | October 20, 2014 | Fellows

Obama: One very successful president?

Julian Zelizer

The article is important. Krugman rightfully directs our attention away from approval ratings and popularity -- measures that don't tell us much about the place of our leaders in American history -- insisting instead that we should be focused on things that a president actually does.

in the news | October 18, 2014 | Fellows

Obama's midterm dilemma

Julian Zelizer

“With Democrats still bullish about the gubernatorial races it seems they are redirecting his limited time away from Capitol Hill and toward the races for the state house around the nation,” said Princeton political historian Julian Zelizer.

in the news | October 17, 2014 | Fellows

Google's PAC spends in search of political influence

Julian Zelizer

Some of the tech industry’s key legislative priorities, though, aren’t so widely popular, or even well-known to the general public. Those issues include raising the number of visas available for skilled foreign technology workers, said Princeton political historian Julian Zelizer.

in the news | October 17, 2014 | Fellows

Incumbents can't catch a break as crises mount

Julian Zelizer

"Other midterms have taken place in chaotic times," said Julian Zelizer, a professor of history at Princeton University. "Right now this is a pretty bad one. There are, rationally, a lot of problems that the president and the country are confronting."

in the news | October 17, 2014 | Fellows

Obama Battles Political Fallout of Ebola

Julian Zelizer

Julian Zelizer, a politics professor at Princeton University and fellow at the New America Foundation, speaking via Skype, says Ebola could end up being this year’s so-called “October Surprise,” a jargon term used to describe news that is deliberately released in time to influence the outcome of November elections.

in the news | October 16, 2014 | Fellows

Ebola Lapses Seen by White House as Obama Cancels Trips

Julian Zelizer

Yesterday’s meeting and public statement at its conclusion were both an indication of how seriously Obama is taking Ebola and the fact that politics are in play with midterm congressional elections set for Nov. 4, said Julian Zelizer, a presidential historian at Princeton University in New Jersey.

in the news | October 13, 2014 | Fellows

Election 2014: Why voters don't care

Julian Zelizer

While America faces many big issues -- unrest in the Middle East, the effects of climate change, uneven economic growth, growing income inequality, a costly and less than optimal health care system and more -- the contest to control the House and Senate does not really seem to be turning into a defining struggle over the national agenda.

in the news | October 11, 2014 | Fellows

Appetite, Bill and Barack

Julian Zelizer

“Clinton was the last president we’ve had who loved politics,” Zelizer added. “Bush — and you can see this in his post-presidency — didn’t have a taste for what Washington was all about. Executive power was partly a way to avoid Congress entirely. And Obama is just like Bush that way.”

in the news | October 10, 2014 | Fellows

Hillary's rivals pull punches

Julian Zelizer

"They realize that attacking someone who is a clear front-runner and who doesn't take criticism lightly will have huge costs," said Julian Zelizer, a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University.

in the news | October 09, 2014 | Fellows

For Podesta, Does the President Take Precedence?

Julian Zelizer

The sixth year of any presidency will spur a “brain drain,” said Julian Zelizer, a presidential historian and Princeton University professor. “The feeling for many advisers is that nothing good is going to happen, and that is only amplified in this era of congressional gridlock.”