Moderated by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
Karen Finney, Host, Disrupt with Karen Finney, MSNBC
Alex Kotlowitz, Author, There Are No Children Here
Jay Newton-Small, Congressional Correspondent, TIME
Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs.
Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.
Karen Finney is the host of Disrupt with Karen Finney, which airs weekends from 4 -5 p.m. ET on MSNBC.
Alex Kotlowitz is the author of three books, including the national bestseller There Are No Children Here, which the New York Public Library selected as one of the 150 most important books of the twentieth century. It received the Helen Bernstein Award, the Carl Sandburg Award and a Christopher Award, and was adapted as a television movie produced by and starring Oprah Winfrey. It was selected as a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times.
Jay Newton-Small is Washington correspondent for TIME. She is currently writing a book about women in politics. Newton-Small joined TIME in 2007 to cover the Democratic side of the 2008 presidential campaign, traveling with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. She has also covered the White House, Congress, the 2012 Republican presidential campaign and foreign policy. She has been on assignment for TIME in Iran, Iraq, Jordan, the UAE, Ethiopia, Haiti, Indonesia, Australia, Canada and Europe.