Announcing! The Presidential Debate Roundtable,
presented by Reuters and the Penguin Press

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney square off from 9:30-10:30pm EST on Wednesday. Immediately following the debate, join us at 10:40pm for a live Google Hangout with a panel of award-winning authors. (Or, we suppose, you could watch a bunch of pundits analyze their performance.)

We’ll answer questions like: Did Obama sufficiently address income inequality? What would the future of energy look like in a Romney administration? How does the political moment differ from previous elections?

Reuters Global Editor-at-Large Chrystia Freeland will host the discussion. Freeland is the author of Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else. You may have also seen her amazing New Yorker piece on the 1% this week.

She will be joined by David Nasaw, award-winning author of the bestseller Andrew Carnegie and November’s The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy. Nasaw will provide a historian’s perspective on the cultural and political forces shaping the election.

The roundtable will also include Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Yergin, the globally recognized expert on energy and author of the New York Times bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. The Wall Street Journal recently interviewed him on China, the U.S. oil boom, and what to expect in 2013.

We hope you’ll join us Wednesday evening. You don’t need to sign up, donate, or register. Simply visit after the Presidential Debate.