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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