The New Leader Weekly Briefing

The New Leader Weekly Briefing

In this week's The New Leader Update: National School Walkout, Hacking Student Loan Debt, and more. 

Policy, News and Events for the NLC Community 

March 16, 2018

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The New Leader Information Calls

  • Interested in becoming a contributor for The New Leader, NLC's policy and politics journal? Join an upcoming information call to learn more about the editorial process and have any of your questions answered! 
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The Brookings Institution: The promise of smart transportation networks
  • March 23, 2018; 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST; Washington, DC
  • On March 23, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings will hold a forum on smart transportation and discuss a white paper on “Smart Transportation in China and the United States.” How many lives could be saved through the use of autonomous vehicles? How many billions of dollars of GDP generated? Experts will examine which technological developments have the potential to turn current systems into smart transportation networks, with an emphasis on China and the United States. They will also discuss the ways in which public opinion and policy frameworks differ between these countries and what unique challenges are faced in deploying smart transportation networks.

    After the session, panelists will take questions from the audience. This event will be webcast live.

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NLC Diversity Committee & Women's Caucus host: Facilitating Engaging and Inclusive Conversations

  • An integral part of being a facilitator is being aware of your audience, and intentionally creating a respectful, engaging environment for all participants regardless of any aspects of their identity. This training will provide participants strategies to effectively lead meaningful conversations within and beyond NLC, by unpacking the roles and responsibilities of a facilitator.

  • Join us for the training: 

Policy Reports

The Brookings Institution: The U.S. will become “minority white” in 2045, Census projects

Bipartisan Policy Center: Stabilizing the Individual Insurance Market: What Happened and What Next?

Walton Family Foundation: Teacher Training Program Puts Spotlight on Diversity


CNBC: Rather than start a trade war, let's help more Americans adapt, says former Commerce secretary

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