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A Vision for Economic Renewal

Friday, July 22, 2011 - 12:00pm

Featuring Leo Hindery, Jr., Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)

America is suffering from a profound jobs crisis.  The unemployment rate is rising again.  Millions of Americans have given up looking for a job.  Yet, here in Washington, cutting spending and closing deficits occupy center stage.  Neither the administration nor Congress seem to have a job creation agenda.

Rethinking the American Social Contract

Monday, July 11, 2011 - 12:00pm

Can we improve America's social contract to better reflect current economic and social conditions? How can we measure progress and promote decent work in the United States?

The Measure of America, 2010-2011: Mapping Risks and Resilience

Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 12:15pm

American Human Development Project Co-Directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis joined Urban Institute’s Eugene Steuerle for a discussion of the newly released Human Development Index report at the New America Foundation on Thursday, March 31, 2011. The Index, entitled The Measure of America 2010-2011: Mapping Risks and Resilience, is an easy-to-understand measure of health, education, and income that ranks the 50 states, 435 congressional districts and the nation's main racial/ethnic groups by how well they are doing in the wake of the Great Recession.

Ricardo Revisited: Sino-American Trade and Economic Conflict

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 12:15pm

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Revising Policy Assumptions in the Wake of The Great Recession

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 9:00am

The Great Recession has undermined the economic security of most Americans and exposed the limits of the existing American social contract. The widespread hardship caused by job losses, stagnant wages, and rising foreclosures makes it urgently necessary for public policies to create jobs, provide essential benefits, and maximize basic economic security.

New Retirement Realities

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 8:00am

How can Americans recover retirement security, and what role should pensions play going forward? On May 19, the New America Foundation’s Next Social Contract Initiative and the University of California Retirement Security Institute hosted a diverse group of academics, professionals, and policymakers for a forum that sought to identify the “new normal” for retirement security, examine the troubled state of public pensions, and consider best practices for reform.

Best Care Anywhere

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 12:15pm

Health Care Delivery Reform: As tens of million of Americans gain access to an already broken health care system, what can we learn from the transformation of nation's veterans hospitals?

The Next Social Contract for the Primary Years of Education

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 12:00pm
Research shows that education investments in the earliest years of life make the greatest difference in the educational outcomes of children. America has an opportunity to provide children with high-quality instruction throughout the earliest years of their schooling by making changes at the local, state and federal levels. These reforms would lead to significant improvements in the educational outcomes of our students, citizens and future workforce.

The Return of Agent Orange

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 4:00pm

On January 6, Senior Research Fellow Phillip Longman and author of “Best Care Anywhere,” Michael F. Martin, specialist in Asian affairs for the Congressional Research Service, and Clay Risen, Managing Editor of Democracy held a discussion of Agent Orange and its continuing legacy. The panel discussion was based on a special report, "The Agent Orange Boomerang," in the January/February issue of the Washington Monthly. The speakers were introduced by Paul Glastris, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and Editor in Chief of the Washington Monthly.

The Power Problem

Friday, July 24, 2009 - 1:15pm

On July 24, Christopher Preble discussed his new book The Power Problem: How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous, and Less Free. Dr. Preble was joined by New America's Michael Cohen, Senior Research Fellow and co-director of the Privatization of Foreign Policy Initiative, and Michael Lind, Senior Fellow and Policy Director of the Economic Growth Program, as well as Gordon Adams, a Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center, in discussing whether and how the U.S. should scale back its global military commitments.

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