Live Screening of “The Vietnam War” + Discussion with the Filmmakers: On Thursday, September 28, Washington Ideas will host an exclusive screening of the final episode of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s PBS series “The Vietnam War.” The conclusion of the 10-episode series (the first episode of which premieres on September 17) will be simulcast for the Washington Ideas audience, live at Sidney Harman Hall. The screening will be followed by a conversation on stage with Burns, Novick, Tim O’Brien, Vietnam veteran and author of The Things They Carried, and Mai Elliott, author of The Sacred Willow, which chronicles the experience of her own Vietnamese family throughout the war. The conversation will be moderated by The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg.
The Atlantic + The National Portrait Gallery: To commemorate The Atlantic’s 160th anniversary, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery will offer guided tours of the portraits of the iconic 19th and 20th century authors who wrote for The Atlantic; tours will happen across the week of Washington Ideas. Featured portraits include Frederick Douglass, Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Gertrude Stein, Carl Sandburg, and more.
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Presenting Level underwriters include Allstate, America’s Biopharmaceutical Companies, the American Federation of Teachers, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inova, Pfizer, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Bank of America and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are Supporting Underwriters; and Aflac and the Washington, D.C. Economic Partnership are Contributing Underwriters.
About The Atlantic
Founded in 1857 and today one of the fastest growing media platforms in the industry, The Atlantic has throughout its history championed the power of big ideas and continues to shape global debate across print, digital, events, and video platforms. With its award-winning digital presence TheAtlantic.com and CityLab.com on cities around the world, The Atlantic is a multimedia forum on the most critical issues of our times—from politics, business, urban affairs, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. The Atlantic was the 2016 National Magazine of the Year. Bob Cohn is President of The Atlantic and Jeffrey Goldberg is Editor in Chief. Margaret Low is president of AtlanticLIVE, The Atlantic's events division.
About the Aspen Institute
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