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Top Policy Experts Gather for 2013 Washington Ideas Forum

November 25, 2013  • Sarai Johnson, Guest Blogger


Recently, more than 60 of the country’s top policy makers, business leaders, and journalists convened at the fifth annual Washington Ideas Forum, sponsored by the Aspen Institute in collaboration with The Atlantic and The Newseum

Forum speakers engaged in in-depth interviews on a wide range of topics concerning the country’s standing, both domestically and on the international level. Speakers at the event included Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, Google[x] head Astro Teller, and Republican senator and former presidential candidate John McCain. They were joined by journalists from the nation’s leading news sources, including James Bennet, editor-in-chief of The AtlanticDavid Brooks of The New York Times, and Alex Wagner of MSNBC.

Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson, Chairman of Atlantic Media David Bradley, and President of The Newseum Jim Duff hosted the two-day event. 

The photos above captures just a few of the highlights of the Washington Ideas Forum. For more on the conversations held during the event, see the related links below. 


Day One at the 2013 Washington Ideas Forum

Day Two at the 2013 Washington Ideas Forum