New York Ideas

New York Ideas 2012

April 16 – 17, 2012
New York, NY, New York

Hosted in Partnership With

Aspen Institute

The inaugural New York Ideas, organized by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the New-York Historical Society, was a day- long event with a constellation of leaders - in the roles of attendees, provocateurs, and speakers. The event took on the largest issues of the day - through interviews, discussions, and debates. It recognized New York’s status as a major actor in all of the significant policy issues facing the country.

New York Ideas Agenda

See the below players for video coverage of the 2012 New York Ideas program:


Panel: What Must Be Done To Save The US & Global Economies



Panel: Health Care Debate, Act Two


Panel: Cities 2012


Panel: America's Role In The World

Presented by

Atlantic Live


Hosted in Partnership With


Presenting Level

Supporting Level

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Upcoming Events

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    with Hanna Rosin

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  • Health Care

    Children and Cancer:
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  • Health Care

    Cancer and the Community

    The Atlantic will explore challenges such as Nevada's shortage of doctors and specialists and learn what can be done from researchers, experts, stakeholders, survivors and patients living with cancer.