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October 06 2011


Katie Couric in Conversation with Margaret Carlson

Katie Couric in Conversation with Margaret Carlson
Katie Couric
Journalist and Host
ABC News

Margaret Carlson

Inspired by The Atlantic's enduring partnership with the Aspen Ideas Festival, the third-annual Washington Ideas Forum gathers an audience of 600 people, including government officials, top business executives, global thought leaders, academics, and celebrities. It is the place to hear - and meet - the most prominent thinkers of our time.

This October 5 and 6, the Forum will once again bring the best and brightest to the table for debate, conversation, and idea-sharing.
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Washington, D.C., Newseum, Atlantic
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/10/06/Katie_Couric_in_Conversation_with_Margaret_Carlson

May 26 2011

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March 11 2011


WikiLeaks: Security, Diplomacy and Global Gossip

WikiLeaks: Security, Diplomacy and Global Gossip
With the media firestorm created by the content of WikiLeaks' release of US diplomatic cables, a corresponding debate over the future of diplomacy and the prevention of other leaks has also taken place. While many commentators agree that the cables have portrayed the US foreign service in a positive light, others argue that the potential for future leaks will make diplomacy more secretive, and ultimately less effective.
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Centre for International Governance Innovation
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/01/12/WikiLeaks_Security_Diplomacy_and_Global_Gossip

March 08 2011


Collins, Allen and Beinart: The New Order in Washington

Collins, Allen and Beinart: The New Order in Washington
The spring Perspectives with Peter Beinart series opens with an evening examining the new order in Washington. The discussion features Gail Collins, columnist for the New York Times, and Mike Allen, chief political correspondent for Politico. Peter Beinart is a faculty member at CUNY's Graduate Center and Graduate School of Journalism and a senior political writer for the Daily Beast.
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/03/01/Collins_Allen_and_Beinart_The_New_Order_in_Washington

March 04 2011


Dan Charnas: The Big Payback

Dan Charnas: The Big Payback
Dan Charnas presents his new book, The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop. Charnas takes us from the first "rapping DJ" in 1970s New York, through the secret histories of Sugar Hill Records and Grandmaster Flash, the marketing of gangsta rap, and the rise of artist/ entrepreneurs like Jay-Z and Sean "Diddy" Combs.
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: San Francisco, CA, The Ferry Building, Book Passage
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/02/18/Dan_Charnas_The_Big_Payback

February 11 2011


Photojournalism tells its prizewinning stories

David Stock, online multimedia researcher

The World Press Photo is the most prestigious award for photojournalists. This year's winners spanned a multitude of issues, from domestic violence and punishment in Taleban-ruled Afghanistan to images showing the very first minutes after the earthquake which hit Haiti in January 2010.

Marco Di Lauro highlighted the food crisis in Niger and Ed Kashi presented the damaging defects caused by Agent Orange in Vietnam. Taking Google Maps as his source, Michael Wolf pulled some of the shocking, unusual and unfortunate events caught on Google's cameras in his series A Series of Unfortunate Events, Google Street View, and Adam Pretty shows off the beautiful bodies of the world's leading sports athletes.

A two-week judging period took 108,059 submitted images by 5847 photographers from 125 countries, and narrowed them down to just 56 winners and runners-up in nine categories.

Here is our selection of some of the best from this year's award.


(image: Kemal Jufri/Panos Pictures)

Burning volcanic material covers the interior of a house in Argomulyo village, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The village was badly damaged by the eruption of mount Merapi, which started late last October. This is one of a series of images which won Kemal Jufri second prize in the People in the News category.


(Image: Reinhard Dirscherl)

Underwater photographer Reinhard Dirscherl won second prize in the Nature Single category with this image of Atlantic sailfish as they attack Spanish sardines off Yucatan peninsula.


(Image: Daniel Berehulak/Getty)

Daniel Berehulak won first prize in the People In The News Stories category for this image.  During August and September Pakistan was subject to heavy floods. Berehulak's painterly image captures the scramble for food as victims battle the downwash from an army helicopter during relief operations in Dadu.


(Image: Marco Di Lauro)

This macabre image highlights the desperate plight of people in Niger during a famine brought on by drought. The carcasses are local farmers' animals that have starved to death. Meat traders in the area are buying the dying or dead animals for a fraction of the going rate from farmers desperate to get what they can to feed their families. The Image won Marco Di Lauro first prize in the Contemporary Issues Singles category.


(Stefano Unterthiner/National Geographic)

Standing on a frozen surface at dawn in Hokkaido, Japan, this stunning image of whooper swans won Stefano Unterthiner second prize in the Nature Stories category.


(Image: Omar Feisal/Reuters)

This odd-seeming image actually captures a slice of everyday life in Mogadishu, Somalia. It won Omar Feisal first prize in the Daily Life Single category.


Josh Silver: The Future of Journalism and Internet Access

Josh Silver: The Future of Journalism and Internet Access
Josh Silver is CEO of Free Press and a blogger for The Huffington Post. The future of journalism and the Internet are both in jeopardy, says the CEO of the leading national organization working on media and technology policy in the public interest.

Silver addresses the three major fronts in the battle -- Internet policy, journalism policy, and public media policy -- and reveals how we can help solve this crisis at an individual level.
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: San Francisco, CA, The Commonwealth Club of California, Commonwealth Club
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/01/31/Josh_Silver_Future_of_Journalism_and_Internet_Access

January 25 2011


IQ2: Feminism Has Failed

IQ2: Feminism Has Failed
Here, as part of Melbourne's IQ2 Debate Series, six very passionate feminists, including one male, go head to head.

After generations of effort, it's still very much a man's world. Women continue to bear a disproportionate burden of domestic labor, are under-represented in the senior ranks of politics, business and the professions, and they're still often denied equal pay for equal work.

But do women really only have themselves to blame? Is it female acquiescence that has prolonged male domination rather than macho-suppressive tendencies? Or should we be taking a different perspective altogether and instead be celebrating a wider victory, where concerns for equality have less to do with gender and are more driven by a concern for justice for all?

Regardless of the competing arguments, one thing both sides agreed on: there's much more work to be done.
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Melbourne, VIC, City Recital Hall Angel Place, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/09/22/IQ2_Feminism_Has_Failed

January 14 2011


David Brooks: Politics and Culture

David Brooks: Politics and Culture
New York Times op-ed columnist and American political and cultural commentator Brooks offers a fresh perspective on politics and culture in the age of President Obama. Is the country moving further to the left, right or center? What is the future of the tea party movement?

As author of a twice-weekly column for The New York Times, Brooks has written extensively on regional and intergenerational differences in America, America as a consumerist society, the benefits of a free-market economy, and foreign policy.

Brooks regularly appears on PBS' "NewsHour" and on NPR's "All Things Considered." A prolific writer and editor with a long career in journalism, he has also served as contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly, senior editor of The Weekly Standard, and editor for The Wall Street Journal. Brooks is the author of three books, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement, Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There, and On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense.
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: San Francisco, CA, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Commonwealth Club
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/01/11/David_Brooks_Politics_and_Culture

January 06 2011


Lenore Skenazy: Is Freedom Too Dangerous for Kids?

Lenore Skenazy: Is Freedom Too Dangerous for Kids?
Here in this delightfully theatrical talk at the Sydney Opera House, Lenore Skenazy explains how the rise of experts, fear of litigation, and the media have all led to a culture of overly cautious parents.

Skenazy points out that in the West our children's lives are safer in nearly every respect than ever before. So why do we treat them with such "kid" gloves and deny them basic freedoms like walking to school alone? Is ordinary life too dangerous for our children?

Skenazy argues that in order for children to grow up to be well-rounded, creative and responsible people, we have to set them free.

She is joined onstage by Richard Glover.

Lenore Skenazy appeared at the 2010 Festival of Dangerous Ideas, presented by the Sydney Opera House and St James Ethics Centre.
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Sydney, NSW, Sydney Opera House, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/10/03/Lenore_Skenazy_Is_Freedom_Too_Dangerous_For_Kids

January 04 2011


Richard Wolffe: Inside the Obama White House

Richard Wolffe: Inside the Obama White House
Richard Wolffe, award-winning journalist, NBC and MSNBC political analyst, and author of the New York Times best-selling political epic, Renegade: The Making of a President, tells the dramatic inside story of the defining period of the Obama White House, based on exclusive interviews with President Obama and his White House staff.

As Newsweek's former senior White House correspondent, Wolffe covered the entire length of Obama's presidential campaign and has had unprecedented access to Obama -- allowing us to see and hear President Obama with an immediacy and honesty never before witnessed. Listen to Wolffe as he answers the simple yet enduring question: Who is Barack Obama?
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0800
Location: San Francisco, CA, The Commonwealth Club of California, Commonwealth Club
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/12/07/Richard_Wolffe_Inside_the_Obama_White_House

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange on the 'Afghan War Diary'

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange on the 'Afghan War Diary'
Following the release of more than 90,000 classified military documents on whistle-blowing site Wikileaks, founder Julian Assange took part in a special event at the Frontline Club.

Assange talks about the impact of the documents that were released in partnership with The Guardian, The New York Times and German paper Der Spiegel which chronicle in minute detail U.S. military operations in the country between 2004 and 2010.

He also discusses the journalistic implications of the way the information has been released as well as talks through the possibilities for journalists and citizens using the vast amount of data available online.
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: London, The Frontline Club, Frontline Club
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/07/27/WikiLeaks_Julian_Assange_on_the_Afghan_War_Diary

WikiLeaks Press Conference with Julian Assange

WikiLeaks Press Conference with Julian Assange
Julian Assange of WikiLeaks holds a press conference at the Frontline Club following the release of the Afghan War Diary, an extraordinary compendium of over 91,000 reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010.
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: London, Frontline Club, Frontline Club
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/07/26/WikiLeaks_Press_Conference_with_Julian_Assange

WikiLeaks: The US Embassy Cables

WikiLeaks: The US Embassy Cables
Following the release this weekend of 251,287 confidential United States embassy cables, this First Wednesday debate focuses on the revelations of the latest leak from whistle-blower website WikiLeaks.

Joining the discussion are:

WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson; Professor Colleen Graffy, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, US State Department and law professor, Pepperdine University; James Ball a data journalist who has been working with WikiLeaks; Sir Richard Dalton, associate fellow of the Middle East and North Africa programme at Chatham House.

The discussion will be chaired by author and broadcaster Tom Fenton.
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0800
Location: London, The Frontline Club, Frontline Club
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/12/01/WikiLeaks_The_US_Embassy_Cables

December 31 2010


A Brave New World: How New Media Impacts Social Change

A Brave New World: How New Media Impacts Social Change
On November 30th and December 1st, 2010, at the TIME Conference Center in New York City, many of the most innovative people and organizations in the science and technology world came together for an historic gathering - the 2010 World Technology Summit & Awards, the eighth Summit and ninth Awards thus far! - to celebrate each other's accomplishments; to explore what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies; and to create the kinds of serendipitous relationships that create the future.

The majority of Summit participants were either current WTN members (primarily winners/finalists from previous World Technology Awards cycles, as selected by their peers as those doing the innovative work of "the greatest likely long-term significance") or 2010 World Technology Award nominees. A combination of keynote talks, panel discussions, and breakout sessions... and potentially-career-altering-networking opportunities over two days concluded with a gala black-tie Awards ceremony on the second night.
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2010 10:55:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, TIME Conference Center, World Technology Network
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/12/01/A_Brave_New_World_How_New_Media_Impacts_Social_Change

December 30 2010


Daniel Ellsberg and Julian Assange Talk WikiLeaks

Daniel Ellsberg and Julian Assange Talk WikiLeaks
Following the leak by whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks of almost 400,000 secret US army field reports from the Iraq war between 2004 and 2009, tune in to hear Julian Assange at the Frontline Club in conversation with one of the most famous whistle blowers in history, Daniel Ellsberg, who was responsible for the leak of the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

Chaired by Elizabeth Palmer, CBS News correspondent.
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: London, The Frontline Club, Frontline Club
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/10/25/Daniel_Ellsberg_and_Julian_Assange_Talk_WikiLeaks

December 08 2010


What Is the Future of Media?

What Is the Future of Media?
The second fall Perspectives features Daily Beast founder and editor Tina Brown; writer and political commentator Andrew Sullivan; and Jeff Jarvis, author of What Would Google Do?Moderated by Peter Beinart, the discussion will look at how electronic publishing and the Internet are changing the dissemination of news and information.
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, Prohnasky Auditorium, CUNY
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/11/08/What_Is_the_Future_of_Media_Andrew_Sullivan_Jeff_Jarvis_Tina_Brown_and_Peter_Beinart
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