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.

The Road to Fame Premieres on PBS

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This film, directed and produced by Fellow Hao Wu, is a coming-of-age story that chronicles the staging of the American musical Fame by the senior class at China’s top drama academy. PBS stations are airing the award-winning documentary throughout December.

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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


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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 13, 2015 12:15 pm– 1:45 pm

Tuesday January 13, 2015

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm


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Join New America for a conversation with Julian Zelizer and Jeffrey Toobin about the hard-fought path to the Great Society and the role its agenda continues to have today.

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in the news | December 17, 2014 | Fellows

Jeb Bush candidacy move fires up White House race

“It is the kind of announcement that will shake the Republican field because now there is someone that others can see easily becoming the nominee and who can raise a lot of money very quickly, which in our political system is exactly what frightens away others,” said Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University.

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in the news | December 16, 2014 | Fellows

Bring Back Corrpution!

In Corruption in America, Teachout recounts many of these struggles, making her book in part a greatest hits of court cases and laws dealing with bribery and lobbying, full of corrupt land deals and railroad intrigue.

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article | December 12, 2014 | Fellows
The Road to Fame Premieres on PBS

The Road to Fame Premieres on PBS

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This film, directed and produced by Fellow Hao Wu, is a coming-of-age story that chronicles the staging of the American musical Fame by the senior class at China’s top drama academy. PBS stations are airing the award-winning documentary throughout December.

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in the news | December 09, 2014 | Fellows

Nuclear Negotiations, Scientific Literacy, and U.S.-India Relations

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The role of scientific literacy in the nuclear negotiations with India manifested itself in three distinct manners: the science that directly informed the negotiations, the recognition of where gaps in knowledge existed, and the composition of the U.S. negotiating team. As the negotiations wore on over the better part of three years, all three would prove to be critical elements.

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in the news | December 06, 2014 | Fellows

Use of Executive Action

Julian Zelizer talked by remote video from New York City about President Obama’s use of executive action since the 2014 election. He talked about the possible effect on his presidential legacy and how those actions compare to previous presidents in their final two years in office.

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in the news | December 05, 2014 | Fellows

What would happen if the government shut down — and didn’t reopen?

Which Julian Zelizer, political historian at Princeton University, thinks provided a murky picture of the damage a shutdown could do. "The last round made it plausible that a short-term shutdown is something you could live through. It's not a disaster," he said. "So I imagine that this is going to continue to be something that we continue to see."

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