New America Fellows Program

Talented journalists, academics and other public policy analysts.

Pres. Reagan, Gen. Sec. Gorbachev meeting at the Reykjavik Summit / archives.gov

A Thawing in Iceland

Failure is in fashion these days. We read about failing fast and failing well, about grit incubated by repeated failure. But what about failure in foreign policy? Daniel Kurtz-Phelan explains the virtues of President Reagan's failure at Reykjavik for The New York Times Book Review.

Singapore airport silhouettes by Franck Vervial / flickr.com

The Social Laboratory

What happens when a tiny democratic state, unburdened by privacy laws and a long tradition of civil liberties, gets free reign to engineer a mass surveillance project? Shane Harris reports on Singapore's big data experiment--an attempt not only to protect national security, but to engineer a more harmonious society.

CAFNR App by CAFNR / flickr.com

Techno Sapiens

As Twitter, Facebook, and all the other tech companies hoover up our information, learning more and more about us, is it time to ask: If we have nothing to hide, do we have nothing to fear? New America Fellows Christine Rosen and Marvin Ammori, alongside the ACLU's Chris Calabrese, debate in the inaugural episode of the Slate's Future Tense podcast Techno Sapiens.

Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team, U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timo

No Good Men Among the Living

Writing for The New York Times Book Review, journalist Kim Barker describes Anand Gopal's new book No Good Men Among the Living as "...a devastating, well-honed prosecution detailing how our government bungled the initial salvo in the so-called war on terror, ignored attempts by top Taliban leaders to surrender, trusted the wrong people and backed a feckless and corrupt Afghan regime."

"Lungs" of a Supercomputer by Argonne National Laboratory / flickr.com

What’s Wrong With Obama’s Internet Policy

The biggest technology-related debacle of the Obama presidency isn't the rocky rollout of HealthCare.gov, writes Marvin Ammori. It's his reneging on his signature pledge to defend the principle of "net neutrality."

About this Program

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. New America Fellows are selected on a highly competitive basis, and serve -- some full-time, some on an adjunct basis -- for one or two years. New America provides them with a non-partisan intellectual community where they can pursue their individual research projects. The Fellows benefit from their engagement with each other, and with New America's various policy programs, while their presence adds to the intellectual verve of the institution and helps shape its longer-term agenda and focus.

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Future Tense Fellow

As a Future Tense fellow, Ammori will write a book about the First Amendment...

Perry Bacon
Jeff and Cal Leonard Fellow
As a Jeff and Cal Leonard Fellow Fellow, Perry Bacon, Jr. explores the...
Kathryn Bowers
New America Fellow
As a New America Fellow, Kathryn Bowers writes articles about the experience of...
Rosa Brooks
Senior Fellow

As a Schwartz fellow at New America, Rosa Brooks studies and writes on the...

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Emerson Fellow

As an Emerson Fellow, DeParle will write a book about the rise of global...

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Senior Fellow

As a senior fellow at New America, Franklin Foer will write an intellectual...

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Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow

As a Schwartz Fellow, Gopal wrote the book ...

Shane Harris
ASU Future of War Fellow
As an ASU Future of War Fellow, Shane Harris is writing a book on cyber warfare...
Anya Kamenetz
Fellow
As a New America fellow Anya Kamenetz will write a book about the future of...
Daniel Kurtz-Phelan
Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellow
As an Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellow Daniel Kurtz-Phelan will write a book on...
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Schmidt Family Foundation Fellow

As a Schmidt Family Foundation Fellow, Leonard will write a book exploring...

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Future Tense Fellow

As a Future Tense fellow at New America, Steve LeVine is writing a book on...

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Future Tense Fellow

As a Future Tense fellow, Mangu-Ward will write about how the rise of online...

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Editorial Director, Future Tense

Andrés Martinez is New America's editorial director for Future Tense. He is...

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Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow

As a Schwartz Fellow, Murphy Paul is writing a book about how we learn and...

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Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow

As a 2013 Schwartz Fellow at New America, Louie Palu documented the issues...

Wendy Paris
Fellow
As a New America fellow Wendy Paris is writing a book challenging the negative...
Matthew Pinsker
Fellow
As a New America fellow Matthew Pinsker is writing a biography of Abraham...
Christine Rosen
Future Tense Fellow

As a Future Tense fellow, Rosen is writing a book about how technology...

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Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow

As a 2013 Schwartz Fellow at New America, Brigid Schulte researched and...

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New America Fellow
As a New America Fellow, J. Peter Scoblic researches U.S. nuclear strategy. He...
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Program Associate, The Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows Program

As a program associate for the New America Fellows Program, Rebecca Shafer...

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Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow
As a Schwartz Fellow, Sherman wrote the book ...
Louisa Thomas
Fellow
As a New America fellow, Louisa Thomas writes about the intersections between...
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Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellow
As an Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellow at New America, Meredith Wadman is writing...

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