Events

The Frontier of Climate Change: Action in the Heartland
What will it take to bring climate change to the forefront of the national policy debate?
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April 04, 2014

State and local politicians, especially those whose communities have suffered from the recent spike in extreme weather events, have been far quicker than Congress to embrace and implement meaningful climate change policies. Are these case studies and pockets of success enough to achieve broad-scale climate action in the coming years? What will it take to bring climate change to the forefront of policy debates? Will future candidates for public office shy away from climate policy, or will it become a key issue in upcoming elections?

On Earth Day 2014, The New Republic, Drake University, and The League of Women Voters will host The Frontier of Climate Change to address the current state of climate policy at the federal, state, and local level and the role climate will play in future political campaigns and agendas.

Frontier of Climate Change will take place at Parents Hall North on Drake University's campus from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm on Tuesday, April 22.

The Frontier of Climate Change: State and Local Action in New England
What will it take to bring climate change to the forefront of the national policy debate?
April 04, 2014

State and local politicians, especially those whose communities have suffered from the recent spike in extreme weather events, have been far quicker than Congress to embrace and implement meaningful climate change policies. Are these case studies and pockets of success enough to achieve broad-scale climate action in the coming years? What will it take to bring climate change to the forefront of policy debates? Will future candidates for public office shy away from climate policy, or will it become a key issue in upcoming elections?

On Tuesday, May 6, The New Republic and The League of Women Voters will host The Frontier of Climate Change: State and Local Action in New England at The New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library at Saint Anselm College. The program will address the current state of climate policy at the federal, state, and local level and the role climate will play in future political campaigns and agendas.

The State of Climate Change: A Local Perspective
Can efforts at the state and local level develop solutions that achieve the goals of the Climate Action Plan?
December 09, 2013

The battle over climate change, carbon pollution, and America's energy future is not confined to Congress. In fact, considerable progress is happening at the state and local level with 31 states, and DC, setting targets for renewable energy and over 1,000 mayors signing on to the US Conference of Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement. The policy debate is also migrating from Washington to the states as the EPA prepares a carbon pollution standard and begins the implementation process. Will the efforts at the state and local levels develop solutions that achieve the goals of the Climate Action Plan? Or will the uncompromising attitudes of the national debate trickle down and further roadblock climate change action?

Announcing a Special Event on Ending Gender Based Violence, Sponsored by The New Republic and CARE
September 04, 2013

One in three females will experience gender-based violence (GBV) in her lifetime. In the last year alone, brutal attacks against women included the horrific rape of a 23-year-old on a New Delhi bus, the shooting of an innocent schoolgirl in Pakistan, and the sexual assault of an unconscious high school student in Ohio. And these are only the examples that received public attention. Unfortunately, while GBV is one of the most common human rights abuses, these travesties often go unnoticed.

The Politics of Climate Change Forum
Forecasting the future of climate change policy in the United States
June 05, 2013

Will the Obama administration act on the president's vows to prioritize climate change policy in the second term?  Featuring conversations with leading experts on climate change and environmental policy, the Politics of Climate Change Forum will seek to forecast the future of climate change policy.

In partnership with American University School of Public Affairs' Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, the Politics of Climate Change Forum will take place at the Newseum's Knight Studio from 8:00-11:00 am on Wednesday, June 19.

In search of the unexpected future of media
A New Republic Conversation with Jill Abramson, Richard Plepler and Franklin Foer
January 24, 2013

"In search of the unexpected future of media" held on January 24, 2013 in New York City.

Has Twitter Made Democracy Impossible?
A New Republic Conversation with Arianna Huffington, Peter Thiel and Chris Hughes
November 15, 2012

"Has Twitter Made Democracy Impossible?" was held on November 15, 2012 at the Samuel B. and David Rose Building in New York City.