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The Aspen Ideas Festival Announces Live Video for June 27

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Jason Furman, Michael Oren, Kathleen Sebelius to Be Featured

Follow the Festival all week @AspenIdeas and join the conversation with #AspenIdeas

ASPEN, Colo., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aspen Ideas Festival, presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, wraps up its spotlight on health and opens Fest 1 today, June 27. The upcoming live video for June 27 is:

  • 9:15am MDT / 11:15am EDTA Conversation with The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute
    Kathleen Sebelius, Former US Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • 3:30pm MDT / 5:30pm EDTThe United States, the Jewish State, and the Future of the Middle East
    Jeffrey Goldberg, National Correspondent, The Atlantic
    Michael B. Oren, Abba Eban Chair of International Diplomacy, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy; Former Ambassador, Embassy of Israel, Washington, DC
  • 5:00pm MDT / 7:00pm EDTFest 1 Opening and Welcome: What's the Big Idea?
    David G. Bradley,
    Chairman and Owner, Atlantic Media Company
    Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute
  • 8:00pm MDT / 10:00pm EDTBuilding Our Economy: A Conversation with Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors
    How are we doing on job creation, and where are our biggest challenges with our workforce?
    Jason Furman, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors
    David Leonhardt, Managing Editor, The Upshot, The New York Times

Transcripts from conversations throughout Spotlight: Health are available at Selected conversations include:

  • The Affordable Care Act: What's Right, What's Wrong, What's Next?
    Setting aside the partisanship and rancor that has clouded the facts and discouraged reasoned analysis is a first step to fixing what needs to be fixed and celebrating what's working.
    Peter R. Orszag, Vice Chairman, Corporate and Investment Banking, Chairman, Public Sector Group, Chairman, Financial Strategies and Solutions Group, Citigroup, Inc.; Former Director, Office of Management and Budget, Obama White House
    T.R. Reid, Journalist; Author; Documentary Filmmaker, US Health Care: The Good News
    Thomas A. Scully, General Partner, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe; Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
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WHERE: Throughout the week of the festival, which runs to July 3, live video will be streamed at,, and After the conclusion of live streams, video will be available for viewing at

Additionally, on Twitter, follow @AspenIdeas, @TheAtlantic, and @Atlantic_LIVE, tweet your thoughts using #AspenIdeas, and follow our speakers at Like us at and, follow for inside looks at the Festival, and participate in Facebook Q&As with Festival speakers throughout the week. See our behind-the-scenes photos and show us your point of view using #AspenIdeas, and

WHEN: Live video will be featured each day of the festival, which runs June 24 to July 3, 2014.

About The Atlantic
Since its founding in 1857 as a magazine about "the American Idea" that would be of "no party or clique," The Atlantic has been at the forefront of brave thinking in journalism. One of the first magazines to launch on the Web in the early 1990s, The Atlantic has continued to help shape the national debate across print, digital, and event platforms. With the addition of its news- and opinion-tracking site, The Wire, and on global cities, The Atlantic is a multimedia forum on the most critical issues of our times-from politics, business, urban affairs, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. The Atlantic is the flagship property of Washington, D.C.–based publisher Atlantic Media.

About the Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit

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