The New Leader Weekly Briefing

The New Leader Weekly Briefing

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Policy, News and Events for the NLC Community 

August 24, 2018

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NLC alumni (from any chapter) are now eligible to receive academic credit for completing the NLC Institute from Roger Williams University (RWU) for completing the Institute. 

RWU School of Continuing Studies will provide NLC graduates with: 

- Three-semester hour credits for completion of the NLC Institute; and 

- Fifteen percent tuition discount off of RWU’s regularly published, then prevailing tuition rates. 

RWU offers undergraduate and graduate courses both in person (in Rhode Island) and online. For more information, see https://scs.rwu.edu/partnerships/partners/new-leaders-council


Events

The Brookings Institution: Fascism: A conversation with Madeleine Albright and Strobe Talbott
  • Friday, September 7th; 10:00 am - 11:00 am; Washington, DC
  • As a child in war-torn Europe and in her long career as an American diplomat, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright observed and took part in the clash between democracy and fascism that defined the twentieth century. In “Fascism: A Warning” (HarperCollins, 2018), Secretary Albright writes that a fascist “is someone who claims to speak for a whole nation or group, is utterly unconcerned with the rights of others, and is willing to use violence and whatever other means are necessary to achieve the goals he or she might have.” She argues that fascism now presents a more virulent threat to peace and justice than at any time since the end of World War II.

    On September 7, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings will host a conversation with Secretary Albright and Strobe Talbott, distinguished fellow in residence and former Brookings president, on the threat of fascism and how we can avoid repeating the tragic errors of the past. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. This event includes a book signing.

    This discussion is part of the Brookings – Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative, which aims to build up and expand resilient networks and trans-Atlantic activities to analyze and work on issues concerning trans-Atlantic relations and social cohesion in Europe and the United States.

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Policy Reports

The Brookings Institution: New tariffs escalate the US-China trade war

Podcast

Bipartisan Policy Center: Tracking Power Sector Changes in the Years Since the Clean Power Plan

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The Walton Family Foundation: Building Healthy Farms and Farm Communities

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Third Way: Want More Students To Pay Down Their Loans? Help Them Graduate.

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