New America NYC is dedicated to big ideas and lively conversation. It is an initiative of New America, an independent and non-ideological organization that invests in new thinkers, breakthrough research and policy innovation to address the most important challenges facing the United States and the world.

podcast | November 12, 2014 | New America NYC

The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex Podcast

In collaboration with Future Tense

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The future of American warfare is already here. From government agencies joining with tech giants like Google and Facebook to collect vast amounts of user data, to the use of hacker teams as part of the Iraq “surge”, cyber space has become the “fifth domain” of American warfare. Join Future ...

podcast | November 05, 2014 | New America NYC

When Girls Live as Boys Podcast

A Broadly Speaking Event in collaboration with the Global Gender Parity Initiative

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Instead of wearing a headscarf and dress, it's not uncommon for an Afghan girl to get a short haircut and a pair of pants, and to be sent off into the world to look and behave like one of the boys. For 9 years in Afghanistan, Faheema lived as ...

in the news | October 30, 2014 | New America NYC

Amazon’s Impact on Publishing? It’s Complicated

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Offering equal measures of thoughtful and contradictory commentary, a Wednesday night panel called “Will Amazon Lead Us to the Golden Age of Books?,” at the New America Foundation in New York City, gave an encompassing picture of the publishing industry’s conflicted--perhaps even tortured--responses to Amazon, and its business tactics.

podcast | October 30, 2014 | New America NYC

Will Amazon Lead Us to the Golden Age of Books

In collaboration with Future Tense

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We've been saying that Amazon has revolutionized books ever since the company first enabled us to order a book late at night in our pj's ... and at a discount. But Amazon's impact is increasingly being felt not only by readers, but by authors, publishers, and editors as ...

podcast | October 23, 2014 | New America NYC

The E-Team Podcast

In collaboration with the Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School

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This was recorded following a screening of E-TEAM, a documentary directed by Academy Award® Winner Ross Kauffman and Emmy Award® Nominee Katy Chevigny. The film follows the high-stakes work of four fiercely intrepid human rights investigators who are the first on the ground in countries like Syria and Libya to record and expose human rights violations in the midst of devastating wars.

podcast | October 22, 2014 | New America NYC

The Pill Podcast: Oral Contraception and the Future of Reproductive Rights

A Broadly Speaking Event in collaboration with the Global Gender Parity Initiative

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Nearly fifty years after Margaret Sanger’s death, the safe and effective birth control pill she fought for has transformed the lives of women worldwide and forever changed our attitudes towards sex, child-rearing, and gender dynamics in both the workplace and the home. Why, despite this progress, are we witnessing ...

podcast | October 02, 2014 | New America NYC

Feminism at a Crossroad Podcast

A Broadly Speaking event in collaboration with The New Republic

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Feminism is currently having a cultural moment. It is part of mainstream culture in a way that has not been seen before the popular influence of Sheryl Sandberg and Beyonce, to name a couple.