Afternoon of Conversation

Our signature event, the 2016 Afternoon of Conversation hosts an audience of more than 2,000 in the Benedict Music Tent. From criminal justice for the most vulnerable, to space exploration, to the changing Supreme Court, to artificial intelligence, and the state of the Grand Old Party, big thinkers and doers engage in serious ideas about their work and our collective future.

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Watch and Listen: World

Three experts discuss how science and technology are impacting Israel’s economy and security. This session will examine... See more
The United States and Germany have much in common: advanced industrial economies, high living standards, first-class... See more
US officials have cited North Korea as the hardest intelligence collection target in the world; the problem of... See more
President Obama told incoming President Trump that North Korea would likely be the toughest item on his to-do list, and... See more
Why do some leap ahead while others fall behind in today’s chaotic, connected world? Two visionary thinkers take you on... See more
Writer Wajahat Ali talks to The Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg about his trip — and subsequent feature story and... See more

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