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SOURCE The Aspen Institute
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Al Gore, Tony Blair, Drew Faust, David Petraeus to Be Featured
Follow the Festival all week @AspenIdeas and join the conversation with #AspenIdeas
ASPEN, Colo., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aspen Ideas Festival, presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, continues today, June 30, to imagine what the next ten years will bring. The upcoming live video for June 30 is:
- 9:00am MDT / 11:00am EDT – The Politics and Economics of Inequality
The pertinent question is not whether income and wealth inequality is good or bad. It is at what point do these inequalities become so great as to pose a serious threat to our economy, our ideal of equal opportunity and our democracy.
Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Former US Secretary of Labor
- 10:20am MDT / 11:20pm EDT – Imagining 2024: The Most Dangerous Place in the World
Jeffrey Goldberg, National Correspondent, The Atlantic
Jane Harman, President, CEO, and Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Former US Representative (D-CA)
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
James Steinberg, Dean, Maxwell School of Syracuse University; Former Deputy Secretary of State
Strobe Talbott, President, Brookings Institution; Former US Deputy Secretary of State
- 12:00pm MDT / 2:00pm EDT – Fracking: Is There a Fix to the Fight?
Domestic shale gas has transformed the US energy equation, but its development can have unacceptable impacts on air and water quality, while methane emissions from oil and gas development can undo the climate benefit of burning natural gas instead of other fossil fuels. Colorado has led the way with the nation's strongest air pollution standards for oil and gas development, including the first direct regulation of methane. Governor John Hickenlooper and Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp, who worked closely on the breakthrough rules in Colorado, lead a discussion of the way forward for shale gas.
John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado
Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund
Gillian Tett, Columnist, Financial Times
- 1:30pm MDT / 3:30pm EDT – Afternoon of Conversation
Hillary Rodham Clinton will join Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson for a conversation, streamed live on Facebook at 2pm MT / 4pm ET. Interested parties can view the discussion at FacebookLive.com. Audiences can also engage at Facebook.com/HillaryClintonBook, Facebook.com/AspenIdeas, and Facebook.com/TheAtlantic.
All other speakers will be live at www.aspenideas.org/live.
Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Drew Gilpin Faust, President, Harvard University
Al Gore, Former US Vice President; Co-Founder, Generation Investment Management; Senior Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
David Petraeus, Chairman, KKR Global Institute; Visiting Professor, CUNY; Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; Former CIA Director and Retired US Army General
Transcripts from conversations earlier this week are available at http://www.aspenideas.org/content/2014-transcripts. Selected conversations include:
- Unlocking Opportunity Through Trade
Michael Froman, US Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President
Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
WHERE: Throughout the week of the festival, which runs to July 3, live video will be streamed at www.aspenideas.org/live, www.youtube.com/aspeninstitute, and www.theatlantic.com/live. After the conclusion of live streams, video will be available for viewing at http://www.aspenideas.org/.
Additionally, on Twitter, follow @AspenIdeas, @TheAtlantic, and @Atlantic_LIVE, tweet your thoughts using #AspenIdeas, and follow our speakers at http://as.pn/ideasspkrs14. Like us at Facebook.com/AspenIdeas and Facebook.com/TheAtlantic, follow Facebook.com/AtlanticLIVE 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, Instagram.com/AspenInstitute and Instagram.com/AtlanticLive.
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 CityLab.com 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 www.aspeninstitute.org.
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