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Rahm, Spike, Hitchens, Amanpour, Williams, Edwards to Show to The Atlantic Ideas Forum

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The Atlantic, in conjunction with the Aspen Institute and the Newseum, will host its second annual Washington Ideas Forum in Washington from September 29 through October 1, 2010.

Confirmed newsmakers: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Ahmed Chalabi, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, filmmaker Spike Lee, authors Elizabeth Edwards, Christopher Hitchens and Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Craigslist’s Craig Newmark, and The Carlyle Group founder David Rubenstein.

Participating journalists: include ABC’s “This Week” host Christiane Amanpour and Diane Sawyer, NBC’s Brian Williams, Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson, CNN’s John King, FNC’s Chris Wallace, CNBC’s Erin Burnett, NYT’s David Rohde, the Aspen Institute’s Walter Isaacson and Atlantic Media’s James Bennet, Ron Brownstein, James Fallows and Jeffrey Goldberg.

“This is an opportunity for influential Americans to hear important thinkers and policymakers as they are interviewed by American’s leading journalists. It is a unique celebration of thought and dialogue,” said David Bradley, chairman of Atlantic Media.

Leading journalists will interview policymakers; breakout sessions planned. More on press credentials after the jump…


For press credentials, contact Zachary Hastings Hooper at zachary@rosengrouppr.com.

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