On November 1, The Atlantic will host the fourth and final session in its 2012 Women of Washington event series, underwritten by ExxonMobil, featuring a conversation with Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of The Atlantic's July/August blockbuster cover story "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," in conversation with The Atlantic's Linda Douglass. To read the article and learn more about Anne-Marie, please visit TheAtlantic.com.
On the morning of September 18, The Atlantic hosted the third session in its 2012 Women of Washington event series, underwritten by ExxonMobil. Providing post-Conventions analysis and insights on the weeks of the campaign ahead, the event featured a conversation with Anita Dunn, former Obama White House Communications Director, and Sara Fagen, former Bush White House Political Director, led by The Atlantic's Steve Clemons.
As part of the second session in The Atlantic's 2012 Women of Washington Event Series, underwritten by ExxonMobil, on June 12 The Atlantic's Linda Douglass spoke with The Rockefeller Foundation's Judith Rodin on opportunities for investing in America's cities. From economic development in US urban areas to Judith's own work as a pioneering woman in academia and advocacy, the conversation will offer insights sure to inspire conversations across energy, infrastructure, and social platforms.
On Monday, May 14th, Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the UNICEF US Fund, joined The Atlantic’s Linda Douglass for a candid conversation on the most pressing humanitarian crises worldwide. The session shed light on Caryl’s work to alleviate global health disparities and address world hunger, particularly among women and children.
Fifteen Years Later:
Are We Any Safer?
The Atlantic will explore the nation’s homeland security to examine the strengths and remaining vulnerabilities of our security apparatus and our preparedness to prevent the next terrorist attack.
The New Old Age
Since the turn of the 20th century, average life expectancy has been rising steadily. In the United States, we can now expect to live an average of three decades longer than our great-grandparents. As we collectively age, our societal understandings of the rhythms of an average lifespan have been slow to adapt. With nearly 10,000 baby boomers moving into retirement every day, The Atlantic will examine the shape of the new old age and its impact on society.