New America

For The Resource Security Program

  • Amount
    $250,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    2/6/2020
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
Overview
This grant will support New America’s Resource Security Program. Climate change is already shaping human security by making droughts longer and drier, storms stronger, and fires and floods more destructive. This program seeks to redefine security for the 21st century, with a focus on the link between natural resources and human security. This entails research around the geopolitics of natural resources, including energy, water, food, and critical materials. The program will also emphasize research around climate security and how climate change will reshape the risks to peace, looking for ideas that can guide policies, investments, and actions to prevent conflict and build security.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.newamerica.net 
Address
740 15th St., NW, Unit 900
Washington, DC 20005
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for bridging open education and equity in preK-12 districts  
New America is a nonpartisan think tank dedicated to renewing America by confronting the challenges caused by rapid technological and social change and seizing the opportunities those changes create. New America’s Education Policy program will undertake a three-year project to report on and promote the development of inclusive teaching and learning that combines OER and culturally responsive teaching methods; conduct policy analysis on this topic; and disseminate stories and recommendations on a national level. This grant serves key goals for the Education Program and the Open Education Strategy, including developing pedagogy, practice, and a more inclusive and responsive field. (Substrategy: Systems.)
for support of the Political Reform program  
New America’s Political Reform program aims to expand the public conversation aboutAmerican democracy and introduce new ideas through research, convenings, new voices, andaccessible analysis. The program’s approach is grounded in a recognition that politicalreforms are refracted through the realities of political culture, participation, and power. The program’s work is organized around three initiatives: structural reform (such as ranked choice voting and money in politics), civic engagement, and the politics of policy. Approaching reform as a complex system, the program is distinctively able to envision a path toward civic awakening in the next decade. (Strategy: Improving Campaigns and Elections)

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