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I shifted the following material from the article page as it has now been superseded. I have tryied to incorporate the key material into a reworked lead with a current link to the group's website.--Bob Burton 20:15, 9 February 2009 (EST)


"Powerful forces - from the birth of the information age to massive demographic shifts to economic globalization - are remaking America. Now, more than ever, our nation needs a robust public debate, one that does justice to the complex challenges and opportunities of this unfolding era. Yet there remains a dearth of new thinking on both sides of the political divide, as well as a lack of investment in developing the creative young minds most capable of crafting new public policy solutions.
The purpose of the New America Foundation is to bring exceptionally promising new voices and new ideas to the fore of our nation's public discourse. Relying on a venture capital approach, the Foundation invests in outstanding individuals and policy ideas that transcend the conventional political spectrum. Through its Fellowship Program and Strategic Initiatives, New America sponsors a wide range of research, published writing, conferences and events on the most important issues of our time.
The New America Foundation is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit public policy institute that was conceived through the collaborative work of a diverse and intergenerational group of public intellectuals, civic leaders, and business executives. New America's Board of Directors is chaired by James Fallows, and Ted Halstead is the organization's founding President and CEO. Based in our nation's capital, the Foundation opened its doors in January 1999."[1]


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