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Arne Duncan, Gwen Ifill, Martin Indyk, John Lewis to Be Featured

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

ASPEN, Colo., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aspen Ideas Festival, presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, continues today, July 2, to imagine what the next ten years will bring. The upcoming live video for July 2 is:

  • 9:00am MDT / 11:00am EDTNews at the Speed of Data
    In this panel, we'll hear about powerful news tools to discover news as it's breaking, and from the journalists who are harnessing the power or twitter to engage audiences in the very act of journalism.
    Chris Altchek, Co-Founder and CEO, Mic (formerly PolicyMic)
    Jim Bankoff, CEO, Vox Media
    Ted Bailey, CEO, Dataminr
    Isaac Lee, CEO, Fusion; President of News, Univision
    Vivian Schiller, Head of News, Twitter
  • 2:40pm MDT / 4:40pm EDTHigher Education Policy Report Card: Marking Progress
    This presentation will elicit commentary on progress toward the Obama administration's college graduation and equity agendas, exploring what has been promising thus far and where challenges lie ahead.
    Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education
    David Leonhardt, Managing Editor, The Upshot, The New York Times
  • 2:40pm MDT / 4:40pm EDTIn Conversation with US Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations
    Martin Indyk, US Special Envoy for Israeli–Palestinian Negotiations; Former US Ambassador to Israel
    Jeffrey Goldberg, National Correspondent, The Atlantic
  • 5:00pm MDT / 7:00pm EDTJohn Lewis: An Icon on the March
    In the late 1950s, his own mentors, Rev. Jim Lawson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., used a remarkable comic book to teach young people the fundamental principles of nonviolent social resistance. Now, following in their footsteps, Congressman Lewis has embarked on a nationwide campaign to use his award-winning graphic memoir series March to inspire a new generation to take up the fight against injustice in America.
    Gwen Ifill, Moderator and Managing Editor, PBS's "Washington Week"; Co-Anchor and Managing Editor, "PBS NewsHour"
    John Lewis, Congressman, Georgia's 5th District (D), US House of Representatives; Chairman 1963-1966, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

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

  • Conversation with Tony Blair and Andrea Mitchell
    Tony Blair,
    Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News; Host, MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports"
  • Afternoon of Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former Secretary of State; Author, Hard Choices
    Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, Aspen Institute

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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