The Atlantic's "Women of Washington" Series to Feature Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Monday, July 14


Washington, D.C. (July 8, 2014)—Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, will sit down with The Atlantic’s Washington Editor-at-Large Steve Clemons as part of The Atlantic’s “Women of Washington” series Monday, July 14. The interview will address U.S. foreign policy priorities at a time of peak turmoil in the Middle East with the rise of terror group ISIS, and will also explore American education reform and the country’s role in advocating for fundamental human rights around the world. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, a former teacher, is the first Hispanic woman elected to Congress. Her parents were political refugees from Cuba.

This is the first 2014 installment of The Atlantic's ongoing “Women of Washington” event series, which showcases conversations with women leaders in Washington, D.C. Past participants include White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin, and New America Foundation President and CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of the groundbreaking Atlantic cover story, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” ExxonMobil has served as the presenting underwriter of the program since its start in 2010.

Media wishing to attend should contact The Atlantic's Alexi New ( For those unable to attend in person, the event will be webcast live via The Atlantic’s Events Channel. Follow the conversation on Twitter via @Atlantic_LIVE, and by using the hashtag #AtlanticWOW.

The Atlantic
’s Women of Washington
Steve Clemons in Conversation with Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Monday, July 14, 2014
4:30-5:30 PM (4 PM Registration)

The Willard InterContinental Hotel
Crystal Room (1st Floor)
1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

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