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The Aspen Ideas Festival Announces Live Video for June 28

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Michael Froman, Mitch Landrieu, "Marketplace," Kasim Reed to Be Featured

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

ASPEN, Colo., June 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

WHAT: The Aspen Ideas Festival, presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, continues today, June 28, to imagine what the next ten years will bring. The upcoming live video for June 28 is:

  • 9:00am MDT / 11:00am EDTUnlocking Opportunity through Trade
    Join US Trade Representative Michael Froman for a discussion of what these trade agreements mean for jobs, growth, and US competitiveness in an increasingly globalized economy.
    Michael Froman, US Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President
    Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic


  • 2:40pm MDT / 4:40pm EDT Imagining 2024: Urban America
    After decades of urban depopulation, US cities are experiencing a reversing of that trend, led by millennials, 40 percent of whom say they plan to live their lives in urban settings. But families and empty nesters are moving to the city too, and for the first time since the 1920s, population growth in US cities is outpacing the growth of the suburbs.
    Bruce Katz, Vice President and Founding Director, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
    Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans
    Sommer Mathis, Editor, The Atlantic Cities
    Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta
    Janette Sadik-Khan, Principal, Bloomberg Associates
    Jeff Speck, Principal, Speck and Associates; Author, Walkable City


  • 4:00pm MDT / 6:00pm EDTCalifornia Courts Define a New Way Forward for Teachers
    In a victory for nine students who brought a case against the State of California arguing that laws forced districts to provide tenure despite teacher quality, the Vergara Trial ended in June with a ruling that state laws governing the hiring, firing, and job security of teachers violates the California Constitution. Will the rest of the country follow suit?
    John Deasy, Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District
    Ray Suarez, Host, Al Jazeera America's "Inside Story"
    Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO


  • 5:00pm MDT / 7:00pm EDTIn Conversation with "House of Cards" Creator Beau Willimon
    The creator of "House of Cards" discusses the future of television and movies with legendary entertainment industry leader Michael Eisner.
    Michael Eisner, President and CEO, The Tornante Company
    Beau Willimon, Writer and Producer, Netflix's "House of Cards"


  • 8:00pm MDT / 10:00pm EDT"Marketplace" Presents: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Numbers
    To celebrate its 25th year of bringing economics to life, American Public Media's "Marketplace" is hitting the road. The session will provide an irreverent, insightful look at the economic numbers in our lives.
    Tony Fadell, Founder and CEO, Nest
    Jennifer Pahlka, Founder, Code for America
    Kai Ryssdal, Host, Senior Editor, American Public Media's "Marketplace"
    Beau Willimon, Writer and Producer, Netflix's "House of Cards"


Transcripts from conversations earlier this week are available at Selected conversations include:


  • A Conversation with the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius
    Walter Isaacson
    , President and CEO, The Aspen Institute
    Kathleen Sebelius, Former US Secretary of Health and Human Services
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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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