David Ignatius and Valerie Plame Sit Down with The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons for a Wide-ranging Conversation on the World of Espionage

Washington, D.C. (May 22, 2014)— In a post-Snowden era where revelations about once-covert intelligence gathering activities continue to lead national headlines, The Atlantic will convene a special “Atlantic Exchange” discussion on Wednesday, May 28, at the Watergate. Authors David Ignatius, an award-winning Washington Post columnist who has covered the Middle East and the CIA for more than 25 years, and Valerie Plame, the famously outed former CIA covert operations officer, will join Atlantic Washington Editor-at-Large Steve Clemons for a conversation about the U.S. and global intelligence landscape. Following the discussion, the two authors will sign copies of their respective novels, including Ignatius’ newest book, The Director, before it is released publicly the following week.

Media interested in attending should contact The Atlantic’s Alexi New (anew@theatlantic.com). For those unable to attend in person, the event will be webcast live to The Atlantic’s Events Channel.  Follow the conversation on Twitter via @Atlantic_LIVE, #AtlX.

Press Releases

For media inquiries, please contact:

Anna Bross
The Atlantic
abross@theatlantic.com
202-266-7714

Google Street View, Transformed Into a Tiny Planet

A 360-degree tour of our world, made entirely from Google's panoramas

Video

Google Street View, Transformed Into a Tiny Planet

A 360-degree tour of our world, made entirely from Google's panoramas

Video

The 86-Year-Old Farmer Who Won't Quit

A filmmaker returns to his hometown to profile the patriarch of a family farm

Video

Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

Video

Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

Video

The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

Just In