DC Events


Future Security Forum 2022

September 9, 2022 | Online

Annual Center event featuring global security thought leaders. Learn more: New America

Special Operations Policy Forum 2019

September 9, 2019 | Washington, DC

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…

Special Operations Policy Forum 2018

November 11, 2018 | Washington, DC

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…

Special Operations Policy Forum 2017

November 11, 2017 | Washington, DC

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…

Cybersecurity For A New America 2017

March 3, 2017 | Washington, DC

Cybersecurity in the United States and around the world is staring down a future of unknowns. Cybersecurity for a New America 2017 will ask: “What’s next?”

On March 20, 2017, New America will convene leaders from industry, government,…

Objective Troy: The Hunt for Awlaki

October 10, 2015 | New America 1899 L Street NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036

On September 30, 2011 Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in an American drone strike. Awlaki’s death marked a new step in America’s approach to the war on terror – the targeted killing of an American citizen. In his new book, Objective Troy,…

Entrapment or Necessary Tool: The Role of Informants and Undercover Officers in Terrorism Cases

September 9, 2015 | New America 1899 L Street NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036

Informants and undercover officers are a central part of American counter-terrorism strategy. Almost half of the individuals accused of terrorism related crimes since 9/11 have been monitored by informants. Today, the FBI maintains 15,000…

Reporting While Female

July 7, 2015 | New America 1899 L Street NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036

Female reporters and authors often face unique challenges when investigating and reporting for their work, especially in repressive regimes. Delphine Schrank, author of The Rebel of Rangoon: A Tale of Defiance and Deliverance in Burma…

Drones and Aerial Observation: New Technologies for Property Rights, Human Rights, and Global Development

July 7, 2015 | New America, 740 15th St NW #900, Washington, D.C. 20005

Clear and secure rights to property—land, natural resources, and other goods and assets—are crucial to human prosperity. Most of the world’s population lack such rights. That lack is in part a consequence of political and social breakdowns, and…