America didn’t just happen; it was created in order to advance the human condition, to give rise to democracy, to sculpt a nation of opportunity, values, and rule of law. That experiment continues to this day and while achievements abound, “the idea that is America” remains short of its promise.

America is worth the effort — always learning from the past, evaluating, reconsidering, debating, improving.

In October 2021, The Hill’s A More Perfect Union gathers national and global political leaders, policy innovators, and thought provocateurs for a consequential forum on some of the most urgent, challenging issues of our time.

Tuesday, October 26th – Thursday, October 28th
Daily programming beginning at 11:30 AM ET/8:30 AM PT

Full video for Tuesday, October 26

Full video for Wednesday, October 27

Thursday, October 28 (all times approximate and subject to change)

Rise: Mobilizing for Justice (11:30 AM ET/8:30 AM PT)

Leading activists and changemakers join us for a conversation on catalyzing systemic change and advancing equality in our pursuit of a more perfect union.

Deborah Archer, President, ACLU

Tarana Burke, Founder, #MeToo

Janet Murguía, President & CEO, UnidosUS

Focus: Securing Energy Networks from Cyber Threats (2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT)

Lawmakers, security experts and energy leaders explore how to proactively safeguard water, power, gas, and other systems from next-generation digital threats and prevent disruptions to everyday life.

Presented by Southern Company

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Chair, Senate Intelligence Committee

Tom Bossert, former Homeland Security Advisor

Hon. Michael Chertoff, Co-founder & Executive Chair, The Chertoff Group; former Secretary of Homeland Security
Allison Clements, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
Suzanne Spaulding, Senior Adviser for Homeland Security, CSIS; Member, Cyberspace Solarium Commission

Reveal: The Way Forward: Leadership Through Action (4:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT)

4:00 PM ET: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, NIAID

On the nation’s coronavirus response and future pandemic

4:15 PM ET: Dr. Leana Wen, Author, Lifelines; Emergency Room Physician & Professor, GWU

On health inequities during a pandemic


4:30 PM ET: Amb. John Bolton, former National Security Advisor

On the national security landscape

4:45 PM ET: Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers

On teachers and teaching beyond the pandemic

5:00 PM ET: Dr. Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University

On increasing access to higher education

5:15 PM ET: Dr. Miguel Cardona, Secretary of Education

On moving education forward

For the full list of speakers and agenda, please click here.

Questions for our speakers?
Tweet us @TheHillEvents using #TheHillAMPU.


We’re living in a changed world. Accelerated by COVID-19, advances in technology are changing how we live, work, and learn. Microsoft recognizes its opportunity and responsibility to ensure the technology we create benefits everyone on the planet, as well as the planet itself.  Learn more about our work to reimagine a better future here.


At Southern Company, we believe energy connects people, business and future generations to possibility and opportunity. That’s why we are committed to making energy smart and sustainable for our 9 million customers across the country that we are privileged to serve. We are leaders taking action to achieve our goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and we’ve achieved our interim clean energy goal ten years ahead of schedule.

Learn more about the clean, resilient, and affordable energy future we’re building to meet the needs of today and tomorrow.

*Editorial note: While it is generally our policy that sponsors of programs not participate in editorial programs, we feel the leadership of these companies is important to the national discussion of advancing the American economy and have made an exception in this case.

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