Hosted at The Watergate, Atlantic Exchanges offer insights and perspectives as told by the leading voices of education, technology, business, policy and culture in conversation with The Atlantic’s editorial talent. For this event, Washington Editor-at-Large Steve Clemons interviewed Jim Shelton about education, the high school dropout crisis and the solutions that are working to keep our nation’s children on track to graduation.
This event was presented in connection with the Washington Ideas Forum.
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Atlantic Exchange: Floodlines Podcast Release
Join The Atlantic on March 24 for a discussion about the events uncovered by the reporting on the eight-part Floodlines podcast about the aftermath of the day the levees broke in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, with Newkirk, executive producer Katherine Wells, and executive editor Adrienne LaFrance.
A Retrospective on Race in America
“The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.” - Frederick Douglass
In Pursuit of Happiness
The Atlantic will host a live event that explores the human hold on happiness—and aims to find ways to build a more meaningful life.