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November 13, 2013  • Institute Contributor

At a time of serious challenges at home and abroad, this year’s Washington Ideas Forum will draw together more than 60 policy makers, business leaders, and top journalists for a series of conversations and in-depth interviews about the direction of the country. The two-day forum — presented by the Aspen InstituteThe Atlantic, and the Newseum — will be streamed live at on Nov. 13 and 14 from Washington, D.C.

Follow the conversation online via @AspenInstitute@Atlantic_LIVE, and @Newseum and by using #IdeasForum.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

9:40 a.m.:
Welcome remarks by Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, and David Bradley, Chairman of Atlantic Media

America Gets Her Trade Groove Back
Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative

10:00 a.m.: Anne-Marie Slaughter, President of the New America Foundation and author of “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” interviewed by Dee Dee Myers, former White House Press Secretary and author of “Why Women Should Rule the World.”

10:20 a.m.: Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, and James Ryan, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, interviewed by Walter Isaacson.

10:50 a.m.: Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, interviewed by Steven Rattner, Economic Analyst at MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Contributing Writer at The New York Times

11:10 a.m.: Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, interviewed by Ruth Marcus, columnist for The Washington Post

11:30 a.m.: Astro Teller, head of Google[x], the lab that produces Google Glass, interviewed by Hari Sreenivasan, anchor of PBS NewsHour Weekend

11:50 a.m.: FR. John Jenkins, President of University of Notre Dame, interviewed by John Dickerson, Political Director at CBS News

12:10 p.m.: Sam Kass, former White House Chef and Executive Director of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! Campaign, interviewed by Corby Kummer, Senior Editor of The Atlantic

1:25 p.m.: Welcome remarks by David Bradley, Chairman of Atlantic Media

1:30 p.m.: Susan Rice, National Security Advisor, interviewed by Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute

 1:50 p.m.: Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans, interviewed by Karen Finney of MSNBC’s Disrupt

2:10 p.m.: Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber, interviewed by James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic

2:30 p.m.: Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, interviewed by Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large of The Atlantic

2:50 p.m.: Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report and columnist for National Journal, and Chuck Todd, Chief White House Correspondent for NBC News and host of MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown, interviewed by John Harwood, Chief Washingon Correspondent at CNBC

3:20 p.m.: James Cuno, President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, interviewed by Philip Kennicott, Art and Architecture Critic at The Washington Post

3:40 p.m.: David Brooks, columnist for The New York Times, on how to measure happiness

4:00 p.m.: Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), interviewed by Jonathan Karl, Chief White House Correspondent at ABC News

4:30 p.m.: Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist for the Center for Digital Business at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, on robotics and the future of technology

4:45 p.m.: Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan, interviewed by Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large of The Atlantic

5:05 p.m.: Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), interviewed by Alex Wagner, host of MSNBC’s NOW

5:35 p.m.: Ezekiel Emanuel, Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, interviewed by Eugene Robinson, columnist for The Washington Post and MSNBC contributor

5:45 p.m.: National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins interviewed by Sam Stein, Political Reporter at The Huffington Post

Thursday, November 14, 2013

8:30 a.m.: Welcome remarks by Jim Duff, President of the Newseum

8:40 a.m.: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, interviewed by James Bennet, Editor-in-Chief of The Atlantic

9:00 a.m.: Senator John McCain (R-AZ), interviewed by James Bennet, Editor-in-Chief of The Atlantic

9:20 a.m.: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), interviewed by Chris Wallace, anchor of FOX News Sunday

9:40 a.m.: Governor Jack Markell of Delaware and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), interviewed by Gwen Ifill, co-anchor of PBS NewsHour

10:10 a.m.: Gene Sperling, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council

10:30 a.m.: Nathan Blecharczyk, Co-Founder and CTO of Airbnb, interviewed by Derek Thompson, Senior Editor at The Atlantic

10:50 a.m.: Alan Greenspan, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, interviewed by Jake Tapper, host of CNN’s The Lead

11:10 a.m.: Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), interviewed by Sam Stein, Chief Political Correspondent for The Huffington Post

11:30 a.m.: Sebastian Junger, award-winning journalist and documentarian, interviewed by David Rohde, columnist for Reuters

11:50 a.m.: Frank Luntz, President Luntz Global, and Michael Steele, Former Chairman, Republican National Committe and Political Analyst at MSNBC, interviewed by Molly Ball, Politics Writer at The Atlantic

12:20 p.m.: Karl Rove, former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush, and Stanley Greenberg, CEO of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, interviewed by Ronald Brownstein, Editorial Director of Atlantic Media

12:45 p.m.: Program concludes

CH2M HILL, Comcast, Exxon, General Motors, Nestlé, and Thomson Reuters are the presenting underwriters of the Washington Ideas Forum.