Watch: A day at the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival |

Watch: A day at the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival

The 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival gathered speakers and attendees from around the world during a weeklong event presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic magazine. The goal is to discuss relevant topics to today’s society, including politics, economy, technology, science, health, and more.
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The annual event is held mostly on the Aspen Meadows campus, with some special sessions taking place at other venues around town. Here, Jeffrey Rosen, Bret Stephens and Chris Buskirs speak at the music venue Belly Up during the session “What Is Conservatism?”
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On Wednesday, June 26, attendees formed a long line to guarantee a seat at the Benedict Music Tent for one of the most anticipated events of the festival, the “Afternoon of Conversations,” that this year featured the rapper and author Common and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke to hundreds of people present at the event, and many more watching the livestream online. Interviewer Cass Sunstein, a professor at Harvard, discussed some hot topics with Zuckerberg, including Facebook’s privacy policies, content moderation practices, and Russian bots.
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A glimpse of a day at the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival

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