New America Fellows Program

Talented journalists, academics and other public policy analysts.

Secretary Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, State Department

Early Release

Jonathan Pollard is Israel's most notorious spy. So why are Washington and Jerusalem talking about freeing him? Shane Harris explores.

Immigration, Assimilation and the American Dream by Jeffrey Smith /


"I was working all the time and yet never very good at what I was doing," journalist Brigid Schulte tells NPR's Morning Edition about balancing front-page Washington Post stories and baking cupcakes for her daughter's Valentine's party at 2 a.m. So she decided to investigate why, and documents her journey in her new book Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One has the Time.

Barns on a Chicken Factory Farm by SRAP /

How the Sausage is Made

"Food production is not just about food--it's about almost everything else, too, from politics to culture to economics," writes Nick Reding in his New York Times review of Christopher Leonard’s new book, The Meat Racket, a "brilliant, in-depth portrait of Tyson Foods."

Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, KY by USDAgov /

Southern Strategy?

Perry Bacon, Jr. takes us to Kentucky--a rare bright spot in the rollout of healthcare exchanges--where residents have been eager to enroll in Obamacare, but remain fiercely critical of the president who helped to make it happen.

Draft of the Gettysburg Address: Nicolay Copy, November 1863 / Library of Congre

Lincoln's Gettysburg Addresses

One hundred fifty years ago this month, President Abraham Lincoln gave an eloquent, two-minute speech that came to define the Civil War: The Gettysburg Address. Matt Pinsker has curated a virtual exhibit that explores what we know--and still don't know--about one of the most iconic speeches of American history.

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.



Mar 05 2014
New America NYC: The Meat Racket New York 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Jan 28 2014
The Loudest Voice in the Room Washington 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Oct 15 2013
What Would Lincoln Do? Washington 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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