Tuesday, October 16 is presidential debate day, and over at George Washington University, college Democrats and Republicans will be holding a joint watch party in the Marvin Center at 8 p.m.
On Wednesday, October 17 at 10 a.m., The Aspen Institute hosts a forum on what the future of school reform will look like, and examine if educators are thinking big enough in remaking our schools.
On Thursday, October 18 at Newseum, historian Douglas Brinkley and journalist Nina Totenberg will screen and then talk about a new documentary called "First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty" that starts at 7 p.m.
Finally on Friday, October 19 at 9 a.m., the National Archives hosts the 26th Annual Preservation Conference. This year, it is looking at how to save America's documents in an increasingly online world.
And that's your Capital Rundown for the week of October 15, 2012. Find us on Twitter with the hashtag #capitalrundown.