The 2020 Candidates: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

On Aug. 19, The Washington Post will feature an interview with presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), as she continues her push to qualify for the fall Democratic presidential debates. She’ll discuss her views on gun control, climate change and her strategy to break through the crowded field. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College, UCLA Law School and a two-term senator from New York.
The Washington Post Live's one-on-one interview series The 2020 Candidates features the candidates making their case on key issues and sharing how they hope to set themselves apart from a crowded field in conversation with Washington Post National Political Reporter Robert Costa.
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Sept. 4

Chasing Cancer: Boston

On Sept. 4, The Washington Post will bring together leading oncologists, innovative researchers and patients for a live event in Boston examining the latest developments in cancer treatment, prevention and detection. Topics will include the targeted use of precision medicine, the promise of genome editing and the significant power of technology in detecting and preventing cancer. We’ll also share inspiring personal stories of brave cancer survivors.
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July 22, 2019

The 2020 Candidates: Sen. Amy Klobuchar

On July 22, The Washington Post featured an interview with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, one week before the next televised debate. Senator Klobuchar discussed her campaign agenda and lay out her vision for America.
July 18, 2019

The 2020 Candidates: Sen. Cory Booker

On July 18, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker sat down with The Washington Post Live to lay out his vision for America as he travels the country to win the Democratic Party’s nomination.
July 16, 2019

The 2020 Candidates: Sen. Bernie Sanders

On July 16, The Washington Post Live hosted Vermont Senator and two-time presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The Senator laid out his vision for America, what he learned from his 2016 run, and why he believes he is the most qualified person to take on -- and defeat -- President Donald Trump.
July 10, 2019

Transformers: Cities

On July 10, The Washington Post brought together top innovators, key government officials, cutting-edge urban planners and business leaders to discuss advancements that are poised to have profound effects on urban areas and the people who live in them.
June 26, 2019

The 2020 Candidates: Rep. Seth Moulton

Washington Post Live kicked off debate day with a live interview with Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Seth Moulton. After Moulton’s interview, Donna Brazile and Howard Dean, two former chairs of the DNC, offered a preview of the upcoming Democratic debates.
June 18, 2019

Chasing Cancer


On June 18, The Washington Post brought together the nation’s leading health policymakers, top doctors and researchers for a live event examining the latest developments in cancer prevention, detection and treatment. We addressed topics such as the government’s drug approval policies and breakthroughs in pediatric oncology, and heard inspiring stories from cancer survivors and the loved ones who support them.
June 17, 2019
Free speech in America is under severe scrutiny. It seems every day, words are spoken and retracted, apologies are issued, tweets are deleted – many feel free expression has become imperiled. On June 17, The Washington Post and the Knight Foundation joined forces for the 3rd annual Free to State summit on The First Amendment.
June 13, 2019
On June 13, The Washington Post explored the dramatically changing demographics of America’s military veterans. In the next 25 years, the number of women and Hispanic veterans will double, while African-American veterans will increase by a third. Is the military changing to address these changing dynamics?
June 12, 2019
On June 12, Washington Post Beijing Bureau Chief Anna Fifield spoke with Washington Post columnist David Ignatius about her new book "The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong Un." She was joined by North Korea experts for an in-depth look at the country’s storied past and uncertain future.
June 11, 2019
Health care in the U.S. is experiencing a period of groundbreaking innovation. On June 11, Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Scott Gottlieb, MD, former Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and health venture capital investor; and other health innovators and experts discussed the most innovative solutions to today’s top health challenges.
June 4, 2019
On June 4, The Washington Post brought together key government officials, doctors and health experts to examine the impact of socioeconomic factors on state of health. Speakers discussed how various societal issues affect health and examine how local governments, nonprofits and the private sector are approaching these concerns.
May 23, 2019
The Washington Post Live sat down one-on-one with Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Mayor Buttigieg discussed the issues that are driving his campaign, how he hopes to set himself apart from a crowded field, and why he believes a 37-year-old mayor of a midsize American town is qualified to be the next Commander-in-Chief.
May 16, 2019
On May 16, The Washington Post brought together Golden Globe award-winning actress and mental health advocate Glenn Close and the sponsors of the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act: Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo), for a conversation about addressing the mental health crisis in America.
April 30, 2019
It was long-awaited and highly anticipated, but a fiery debate continues about what the Mueller Report actually said. On April 30, The Washington Post Live hosted the House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California), Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-North Carolina), and some of the top Post journalists who have been covering this story the last two years.
April 18, 2019
With threats of violence against journalists continuing to rise, safeguarding press freedom has never been more critical to the health of democratic and informed societies and the people who live in them.
On April 18, The Washington Post and Reporters Without Borders held a conversation on freedom of the press around the world.
March 27, 2019
On March 27, The Washington Post traveled to America's tech epicenter, the Bay Area, for the first time to convene the next installment of The Technology 202, a series of conversations about the changing regulatory climate and the relationship between innovation and public policy.
Dec. 6, 2018
The Washington Post held a “Transformers: Defense” summit with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford who discussed key military challenges facing the country and how the Pentagon is modernizing America’s armed forces. Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Dr. Steven H. Walker assessed how the U.S. and other nations are reducing their reliance on the traditional machinery of war fighting and adapting military strategy to next-generation technology.
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