Other Conferences


After Paris: The Refugee Crisis

December 11, 2015 | Washington, DC

The conflict in Syria has created an unprecedented and profoundly tragic situation. Half of the country’s population has been forced from their homes and over four million Syrians have fled their country as refugees. Many cross the Aegean Sea in rafts or walk across Serbia and Hungary to reach Europe, which now faces its worst refugee crisis since the Second World War. This conference, held at New America, examines the moral, legal, social and political aspects of the challenges posed by recent mass displacement with a focus on current and future policy solutions in Europe and the U.S.

Cybersecurity for a New America

February 23, 2015 | Washington, DC

The conference launched New America’s cybersecurity initiative by connecting a diverse group of experts from academia, industry, government and civil society. The goal of the event was to stimulate innovative conversations, highlight new voices in the field, and suggest areas for future research and policy.

How Do We Know What We Know? Charting the Future for Human Rights Documentation and Analysis

January 23, 2015 to January 24, 2015 | Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

The two-day conference and workshop linked scholars from multiple disciplines, practitioners and government officials to explore a variety of issues related to documenting and analyzing human rights violations. The event addressed the lack of methodological coherence among those gathering human rights data in the field and the possibilities for increased coordination.

Examining the Crisis in Syria

January 15, 2015 | Washington, DC

The conference presented a day-long reflection on the policy challenges of the crisis in Syria in which over 190,000 people have been killed and nearly half of the nation’s 22 million people have fled their homes as refugees or internally displaced persons. The conference included panels on human rights violations and efforts to ensure accountability, media representations of the crisis, efforts to address mass displacement and humanitarian issues, and potential policy options.


Cybersecurity for a New America 2016

March 9, 2016 | Washington, DC

The second annual Cybersecurity for a New America conference focuses on an assessment of key issues in the field today and ideas as to how it will develop in the future. The conference includes traditional panel discussions, interview-style keynotes from government officials and representatives of the private sector as well as 'pop-up' presentations.


Special Operations Policy Forum 2017

November 14, 2017

The Special Operations Policy Forum  is a joint effort of the Global SOF Foundation, New America, the University of Texas, and Arizona State University. This half-day seminar was focused on US Special Operations Forces (SOF) posture and policies, including security trends, impacts of modern warfare, and changing defense budgets. 


Special Operations Policy Forum 2018

November 13, 2018 | 11:45 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST

New America, the Center on Future of War and the McCain Institute of Arizona State University (ASU), the Global SOF Foundation, and the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, are pleased to present the Special Operations Policy Forum on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 beginning at 11:45AM. The focus in 2018 is on “U.S. Policy for Proxy Warfare”.


Special Operations Policy Forum 2019

September 18, 2019 | Washington D.C.

New America, the Center on the Future of War and McCain Institute of Arizona State University (ASU), the Global SOF Foundation, and the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College are pleased to extend to you an invitation to attend the Special Operations Policy Forum, to be held at New America’s offices in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 beginning at 8:45AM.