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The Big Story: Election 2020
Join The Atlantic’s Politics team for a conversation on the state of the race and the future of American politics.
Peter Nicholas Emma Green Adam Harris Ron Brownstein
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Equity, Inclusion, and a New World of Work*
Profound disruptions caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic have challenged employers and their workforce in ways that could not have been imagined.
Susan Weinstock Scott Frisch Jean Accius Alastair Fitzpayne Spencer Overton
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Women of Washington
Hear from women leaders in government, science, economics, and media on their vision for the future of America.
Kelly O'Donnell A'shanti Gholar Nancy Bocskor Suzanne Clark Weijia Jiang Nora Kelly Lee Annie Lowrey Rachel Scott
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Power of Purpose: Bridging the Racial Divide
The Atlantic will explore the power of companies large and small to make a difference.
Greg Cunningham Annie Lowrey Melonie Parker Rashad Robinson Lisa Sherman Gillian White
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Ideas Stage
Our marquee stage will feature newsmaking conversations and interviews with some of the biggest names in politics, media, business, tech, and the arts.
Alexander Hardy Tim Cook José Andrés Stephanie Ruhle Ed Bastian Quita Beeler Highsmith Jeffrey Goldberg Adrienne LaFrance Alex Wagner Gillian White Stacey Abrams Anna Deavere Smith
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Bill of Health
The US spends more on health care than any other developed country. What would it take to reduce health-care costs without sacrificing the quality of care?
Jeanne Meserve Ross Andersen Georges Benjamin Niall Brennan Cynthia Cardona* Representative Veronica Escobar Matt Eyles Bruce Y. Lee Molly Smith
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Social Distance
From the beginning of the novel coronavirus, The Atlantic has worked to make sense of the science. That work has come to life in our podcast, Social Distance.
Alexis Madrigal James Hamblin Katherine Wells
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The State of Higher Ed: The Fall Semester and the Value of College
This fall’s semester could change the course of higher ed. How will colleges and universities emerge from the pandemic?
Ron Brownstein Alexander N. Cartwright Mary Pat McMahon Sue Desmond-Hellmann* Adam Harris DeRionne Pollard Philip Regier Ruth J. Simmons Anant Agarwal Sue Ellspermann
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Reimagining the American Dream
What will it take to provide all Americans a chance for opportunity? What does the reimagination of the American dream look like?
Jennifer Tee Jodi Rosenbaum Ron Brownstein Lonnie Bunch Sean Goode Gillian White Father Greg Boyle Sloane Davidson Audrey Henson
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The Atlantic Crossword *Atlantic Subscriber Event
Join The Atlantic’s Caleb Madison for a conversation about what makes a good puzzle, how to build one, and the future of games at The Atlantic.
Adrienne LaFrance Caleb Madison
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Ideas Stage
Our marquee stage will feature newsmaking conversations and interviews with some of the biggest names in politics, media, business, tech, and the arts.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Arthur Brooks Chris Evans Anthony Fauci Alicia Garza Jeffrey Goldberg Mark Kassen Joe Kiani Alexis Madrigal Billy Porter Alison Stewart Alex Wagner Jemele Hill
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The American Crisis *Atlantic Subscriber Event
Collecting recent journalism by Atlantic writers, The American Crisis explores the factors that led us to the present moment and undertakes a damage assessment.
Adrienne LaFrance Adam Serwer Jeffrey Goldberg Cullen Murphy
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Networking
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The Small Business Solution to Inequality
What will it take to keep the doors open through the pandemic, while laying the groundwork for future endeavors and investments?
Franz Paasche* Jeanette Bolden Connie Evans Chris Montana Alex West Steinman Annie Lowrey Jeanne Meserve Larry Ivory Ramiro Cavazos Josh Silverman
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The State of K–12 Education
What systemic changes are needed to create a more equitable education system? The program is produced in partnership with Chalkbeat: https://www.chalkbeat.org/
Reema Amin Sal Khan Betty Rosa Richard Barth Susan Saulny Randi Weingarten
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Perception Hacking: Threats Real and Imagined, Ahead of 2020 Election
Join Nathaniel Gleicher and David Sanger for a conversation on the state of influence operations and our collective defenses against them.
Nathaniel Gleicher* David E. Sanger*
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Ideas Stage
Our marquee stage will feature newsmaking conversations and interviews with some of the biggest names in politics, media, business, tech, and the arts.
Bill Gates Ed  Yong Eng Lim Goh* James McBride Derek Thompson Hillary Rodham Clinton Joshua Caleb Johnson Priyanka  Chopra Jonas Ayesha Curry Hugh  Evans James Fallows Jeffrey Goldberg Ethan Hawke Alison Stewart Brian Chesky
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The American Crisis *Rebroadcast Atlantic Subscriber Event
Rebroadcast: Collecting recent Atlantic journalism, The American Crisis explores what led us to the present moment and undertakes a damage assessment.
Jeffrey Goldberg Adrienne LaFrance Cullen Murphy Adam Serwer
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The Big Story: The Election That Could Break America
If the vote is close, Trump could subvert the result. Who will stop him? Join a conversation about The Atlantic's latest cover story.
Adrienne LaFrance Barton Gellman
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The Big Story: America's Place in the World
Join foreign-affairs experts from The Atlantic for a conversation on where America’s standing in the global order is headed.
Tom McTague Allison Applebaum Prashant Rao
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The Equity of Health
How can policy makers, business leaders, and public-health advocates make sure everyone—no matter their skin color, income, or hometown—has a healthy future?
Vann Newkirk Rear Adm. Michael D. Weahkee Representative Terri  Sewell Representative Jodey Arrington Sandra Elizabeth Ford Fabian Sandoval John Donvan Quita Beeler Highsmith Uché Blackstock Alicia Fernandez Hal Paz
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Race + Justice
What has to happen to reform, if not rebuild, a criminal-justice system that has for too long been based on racial inequity?
Melba Pearson Joo-Hyun Kang Wesley Bell Phillip Atiba Goff Vanita Gupta Jeff Pegues Ron Brownstein Chesa Boudin Garrett Bradley Bria Gillum* Janeé Harteau Larry Krasner Lauren Williams
· Stage
Boys State Film Panel
What happens when high-school seniors are tasked with forming a government? The result is a riveting new documentary. Join the filmmakers to discuss the film.
Emma Green Jesse Moss Amanda McBaine Steven Garza
· Stage
Ideas Stage
Our marquee stage will feature newsmaking conversations and interviews with some of the biggest names in politics, media, business, tech, and the arts.
Kristen Soltis Anderson Caryl Stern Rev. Dr. William Barber II Laurene Powell Jobs Padma Lakshmi Samantha Bee McKay Coppins Jeffrey Goldberg Governor Larry Hogan Ibram X. Kendi Lauren Williams Yoni Appelbaum Jemele Hill Bob Woodward

Speakers

Barton Gellman

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Jennifer Tee

Deputy Director, Facing Homelessness

Alexander Hardy

CEO, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group

David E. Sanger*

National Security Correspondent and Senior Writer, The New York Times

Nathaniel Gleicher*

Head of Security Policy, Facebook

Caryl Stern

Executive Director, Walton Family Foundation

Kristen Soltis Anderson

Partner and Co-Founder, Echelon Insights

Melba Pearson

Former Assistant State Attorney, Miami-Dade County

Tim Cook

CEO, Apple

Connie Evans

President & CEO Association,Enterprise Opportunity

Jeanette Bolden

Owner, 27th Street Bakery

Franz Paasche*

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, PayPal

Laurene Powell Jobs

Founder and President, Emerson Collective

Rev. Dr. William Barber II

President, Repairers of the Breach

Danielle Allen

Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and James Bryant Conant University Professor

Eng Lim Goh*

SVP & CTO of AI, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

James McBride

Author, The Good Lord Bird

Derek Thompson

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Vann Newkirk

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Shirley Li

Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

Arthur Brooks

Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

Hayley Romer

Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer, The Atlantic

Bob Woodward

Author, "Rage" and Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Joo-Hyun Kang

Director, Communities United for Police Reform

Jemele Hill

Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

Greg Cunningham

Chief Diversity Officer, U.S. Bank

Melonie Parker

Chief Diversity Officer & Global Director, Employee Engagement, Google

Rear Adm. Michael D. Weahkee

Director, Indian Health Service

Alex West Steinman

Co-founder and CEO, The Coven

Chris Montana

CEO, Du Nord Craft Spirits

Reema Amin

Reporter, Chalkbeat

Representative Terri Sewell

Democrat from Alabama

Spencer Overton

President, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Alastair Fitzpayne

Executive Director, Future of Work Initiative, The Aspen Institute

Jean Accius

Senior Vice President, Global Thought Leadership, AARP

Scott Frisch

Chief Operating Officer, AARP

Susan Weinstock

Vice President, Financial Resiliency Programming, AARP

Josh Silverman

CEO, Etsy

Betty Rosa

Interim Commissioner of Education and President, University of the State of New York

John Donvan

Journalist and AtlanticLIVE Contributor

Katherine Wells

Executive Producer, The Atlantic

James Hamblin

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Vanita Gupta

President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Adam Serwer

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Ed Yong

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Yoni Appelbaum

Editor at Large, The Atlantic

Cullen Murphy

Editor at Large, The Atlantic

Phillip Atiba Goff

Co-founder and CEO, Center for Policing Equity

Wesley Bell

Prosecuting Attorney, St. Louis County, Missouri

Fabian Sandoval

Chief Executive Officer & Research Director, Emerson Clinical Research Institute

Steven Garza

Film Subject, Boys State

Amanda McBaine

Director, Boys State

Jesse Moss

Director, Boys State

Gerren Wilson

Head of Inclusion & Partnering, Chief Diversity Office, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group

Edith Perez

Chief Medical Officer, Bolt Biotherapeutics

Jodi Rosenbaum

CEO and Founder, More Than Words

Sal Khan

Founder and CEO, Khan Academy

Sandra Elizabeth Ford

District Health Director, DeKalb County Board of Health

Tom McTague

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Brian Chesky

Co-founder and CEO, Airbnb

Anna Deavere Smith

Actress and Playwright

Bill Gates

Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Nancy Bocskor

President, The Nancy Bocskor Company

A'shanti Gholar

President, Emerge

Kelly O'Donnell

NBC News White House Correspondent

Representative Jodey Arrington

Republican from Texas

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Congresswoman

Jeff Pegues

Chief Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent, CBS News

Ramiro Cavazos

President and CEO, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Larry Ivory

Chairman, National Black Chamber of Commerce

Joshua Caleb Johnson

Actor, Showtime's The Good Lord Bird

Stacey Abrams

Founder, Fair Fight Action

Mary Pat McMahon

Vice Provost and Vice President for Student Affairs, Duke University

Alexander N. Cartwright

President, University of Central Florida

Jeanne Meserve

Journalist and AtlanticLIVE Contributor

Peter Nicholas

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Lauren Williams

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Gillian White

Deputy Editor, The Atlantic

Randi Weingarten

President, American Federation of Teachers

Alex Wagner

Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

Alison Stewart

Host, WNYC's "All of It"

Molly Smith

Vice President for Coverage and State Issues Forum, American Hospital Association

Ruth J. Simmons

President, Prairie View A&M University

Lisa Sherman

President and CEO, The Ad Council

Rachel Scott

White House Correspondent, ABC News

Susan Saulny

Journalist and AtlanticLIVE Contributor

Rashad Robinson

President, Color Of Change

Philip Regier

University Dean for Educational Initiatives and CEO of EdPlus, Arizona State University

Prashant Rao

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Billy Porter

Actor

DeRionne Pollard

President, Montgomery College

Hal Paz

Chancellor for Health Affairs, The Ohio State University; CEO, Wexner Medical Center

Alexis Madrigal

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Caleb Madison

Crossword-Puzzles Editor

Annie Lowrey

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Bruce Y. Lee

Professor, Health Policy and Management, City University of New York

Padma Lakshmi

Host and Producer, Hulu's "Taste the Nation"

Adrienne LaFrance

Executive Editor, The Atlantic

Larry Krasner

District Attorney, Philadelphia

Joe Kiani

Co-founder, A Starting Point

Ibram X. Kendi

Founding Director, Boston University Center for Antiracist Research

Nora Kelly Lee

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Mark Kassen

Co-founder, A Starting Point

Weijia Jiang

White House Correspondent, CBS News

Governor Larry Hogan

Governor, State of Maryland

Audrey Henson

Founder and CEO, College to Congress

Ethan Hawke

Actor, Showtime's "The Good Lord Bird"

Janeé Harteau

Former Chief of Police, Minneapolis

Adam Harris

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Emma Green

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Sean Goode

Executive Director, Choose 180

Jeffrey Goldberg

Editor in Chief, The Atlantic

Bria Gillum*

Program Officer, Criminal Justice, MacArthur Foundation

Cast of Ain't Too Proud

The Life and Times of the Temptations

Alicia Garza

Principal, Black Futures Lab

Alicia Fernandez

Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Anthony Fauci

Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

James Fallows

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Matt Eyles

President and CEO, America’s Health Insurance Plans

Hugh Evans

Co-Founder, Global Citizen

Chris Evans

Actor, Producer, and Co-founder, A Starting Point

Representative Veronica Escobar

Democrat From Texas

Sue Ellspermann

President, Ivy Tech Community College

Sue Desmond-Hellmann*

Chief Strategy Advisor and former CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sloane Davidson

Founder and CEO, Hello Neighbor

Ayesha Curry

Founder, Eat.Learn.Play

McKay Coppins

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Suzanne Clark

President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Actor, Producer, Activist, and Global Citizen Ambassador

Cynthia Cardona*

Senior Adviser, Corporate Affairs, Eli Lilly and Company

Joshua Caleb Johnson

Actor, Showtime's "The Good Lord Bird"

Lonnie Bunch

Secretary, Smithsonian Institution

Niall Brennan

President and CEO, Health Care Cost Institute

Garrett Bradley

Filmmaker, TIME

Father Greg Boyle

Founder, Homeboy Industries

Chesa Boudin

District Attorney, San Francisco

Uché Blackstock

Founder and CEO, Advancing Health Equity

Georges Benjamin

Executive Director, American Public Health Association

Quita Beeler Highsmith

Chief Diversity Officer, Genentech

Samantha Bee

TBS's "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee"

Ed Bastian

CEO, Delta Air Lines

Richard Barth

CEO, KIPP Foundation

Allison Applebaum

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Ross Andersen

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Anant Agarwal

Founder and CEO, edX

Stephanie Ruhle

MSNBC Anchor, NBC News Senior Business Correspondent

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Former Secretary of State, and Democratic Presidential Candidate

Ron Brownstein

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

José Andrés

Founder, World Central Kitchen

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