The Atlantic and National Journal hosted Conversations with the Next Generation Town Halls at the Republican and Democratic Presidential Conventions, bringing together top leaders for a dialogue on important issues facing America's young and emerging workforce. Young voters, who were critical voices in the election four years ago, are struggling even more today due to concerns about jobs, education and lack of opportunity. Yet, they remain a pivotal voting bloc for the candidate who will best speak to their issues.
In addition to the live events of more than 400 attendees, the Town Halls were simulcast on Xbox LIVE and the
Chuck Todd interviews Josh Romney:
Actor Angus T. Jones talks to Chelsea Clinton and Jim Tankersley:
George P. Bush:
StudentsFirst's Michelle Rhee:
MTV News' Andrew Jenks:
Congressman Aaron Schock:
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Democratic National Convention Town Hall, September 5th, Charlotte NC:
Kal Penn on Youth Engagement:
Alanta Mayor Kasim Reed:
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We The People
Featuring Georgetown University's
John J. DeGioia and
The Atlantic's Steve Clemons
In a series of conversations, The Atlantic will explore civitas, the contract binding all citizens together.
The Formative Years: What's Next for Early Care and Education? An Atlantic Next America Forum
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Atlantic Exchange featuring Helene Cooper and Jeffrey Goldberg
New York Times correspondent Helene Cooper will join The Atlantic’s Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg to discuss her new book on work of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her successful mobilization of a coalition built on the grassroots foundation of female voters.