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The Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation's premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of the ideas and issues that shape our lives and challenge our times.



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The Aspen Writers' Foundation's Lyrically Speaking Series, 2008. The Aspen Writers' Foundation, Colorado's oldest nonprofit literary organization, has been bringing readers and writers together since 1976. The organization's mission is to provide programs that encourage writers in their craft and readers in their appreciation of literature. Through its repertoire of eight year-round programs, the Aspen Writers' Foundation annually serves 17,000+ literary enthusiasts of all ages. More...
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The Aspen Writers' Foundation's Lyrically Speaking Series, 2008. The Aspen Writers' Foundation, Colorado's oldest nonprofit literary organization, has been bringing readers and writers together since 1976. The organization's mission is to provide programs that encourage writers in their craft and readers in their appreciation of literature. Through its repertoire of eight year-round programs, the Aspen Writers' Foundation annually serves 17,000+ literary enthusiasts of all ages. More...
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What makes two people click? What does it really mean to say, “we have chemistry”? The Atlantic's Olga Khazan talks to biological anthropologist Helen Fisher about the four styles of thought and behavior that Fisher has identified through brain scans (using fMRI) that help explain the biological underpinnings of romantic love, love addiction, adultery, and divorce. Based on data collected from 35,000 single Americans, Fisher explains modern courtship, why a trend she calls “slow love”...
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Harvard Professor Cass Sunstein talks to Facebook Founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg about some of the biggest questions facing the internet — including government regulation, shifts to privacy, and innovation. This conversation was recorded during the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. The week-long event is presented by the Aspen Institute in partnership with The Atlantic. Prominent leaders and thinkers across business, politics, media, culture, science, and more participate in...
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Devon Spurgeon (Henry Crown Fellow) was seeing the world as black versus white. But when COVID-19 altered her life, she began to see the grey in between. Devon, a crisis communications expert, recognizes the value of rationality in complex decision-making. In a global pandemic, however, emotions run high. By making space for those moments of vulnerability, she realized she could be an even better leader. This looked like gaining a deeper understanding of the people she worked with and learning...
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In her latest New York Times bestselling book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, psychotherapist and Atlantic “Dear Therapist” columnist Lori Gottlieb explores the human condition through the lives of four of her patients—and a fifth one, herself. Through this disarmingly funny, thought-provoking, and boldly revealing memoir, Gottlieb reveals our collective blind spots. Tara Westover, author of the runaway hit Educated, joins Gottlieb to examine the truths and fictions we tell ourselves...
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Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, in conversation with Aspen Strategy Group Director Anja Manuel, describes all of the non-military tools available t...
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Featuring Guy Winch, PhD, a licensed psychologist, keynote speaker and author of several books including most recently, “How to Fix a Broken Heart,” in conversation with Pam Belluck, health and science writer for The New York Times. His TED Talks, “Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid” and “How to Fix a Broken Heart,” have been viewed more than 18 million times. Winch examines how we deal with common experiences like loneliness, failure, and heartbreak. Why do we downplay...
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From Towson, Maryland Fellow Melissa Hyatt and Trae Corbin, Public Information Officer for the Baltimore County Police Department on policing.
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From the Aspen Ideas Festival, recorded Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Jordan Peterson, author of the best-selling 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, may be one of the most famous intellectuals in North America today. He also may be among the most misunderstood. His fans say that he’s saved their lives, and detractors say that he’s the gateway drug to the alt-right. Who is this psychologist-philosopher whom so many of us had never heard of two years ago, and what does he really believe?...
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Can a Broadway musical actually help destigmatize and further the mental health conversation in our culture? The Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen has proven that the answer is yes – doing just that through sensitive storytelling on stage and the cast and crew's work with mental health not-for-profits off stage. In this panel, Dr. Harold Koplewicz, president and medical director of the Child Mind Institute, and Steven Levenson, the Tony Award-winning book writer of Dear Evan Hansen,...
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Sexually explicit content has its uses, but we need to overcome the stigma around the word "pornography," suggests Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Dr. Ruth spoke during the opening of Aspen Ideas: Health. Watch the full opening here: https://youtu.be/oNks4JBQKeQ Recorded during Aspen Ideas: Health in Aspen, Colorado. Presented by the Aspen Institute, the three-day event opens the Aspen Ideas Festival and features more than 200 speakers engaging with urgent health care challenges and exploring...
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The Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship (AYLF) identifies, cultivates, and amplifies future generations of talent to engage in the values-based leadership essential for transforming their lives and society for the better. The Arkansas/Mississippi Delta is one of AYLF’s cohort localities.
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5:00 PM Opening Program in the Greenwald Pavilion Introductory Remarks Dan Porterfield, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute Anja Manuel, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum
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From Austin, Texas, Fellow Mia Garza McCord and Jorge Martinez, Texas Coalitions Director, The LIBRE Initiative on mobilizing the conservative Hispanic community in Texas.
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Jennifer Merli from Mastercard shares how a new carbon calculator can help consumers make purchases aligned with their values. Local leaders in ocean innovation make waves across art and science. Starwood’s CEO Barry Sternlicht tells us about the positive shifts in the hotel biz, especially at Miami Beach’s 1 Hotel. And finally, Emilio Estefan joins leaders from Miami and the Aspen Institute to share parting thoughts in the final conversation of Aspen Ideas: Climate. Jon Williams, CEO,...
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The Great Resignation. Striketober. The Facebook Whistleblower. Netflix Walkouts. Time and again, U.S. workers have been the key actors in news headlines this fall. Worker actions have taken a stunning diversity of shapes, from traditional strikes, to Congressional testimony, to quitting jobs by the millions. After decades in decline, could this be an inflection point for worker power in the U.S.? This webinar offered a deeper look at these headlines, exploring how class, race, gender and...
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A film by Greg Poschman (2009). Chicago businessman Walter Paepcke (1896-1960), chairman of the Container Corporation of America, first visited Aspen, Colorado in 1945. Inspired by its great natural beauty, he envisioned it as an ideal gathering place for thinkers, leaders, artists, and musicians from all over the world to step away from their daily routines and reflect on the underlying values of society and culture. He dreamed of transforming the town into a center for dialogue, a place for...
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At just 37 years old, Brian and Sandra, who met and fell in love on the 2008 Obama campaign, found their world upended by Brian’s diagnosis of ALS and the possibility that he may have only six months to live. This is a story about patients taking control of the fight for their lives and remaking the broken health care and legislative systems. In doing so, they show us how to live and that victory is possible in the face of seemingly impossible odds. Award-winning journalist Katie Couric will...
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If you’ve ever taken a yoga class or learned a new recipe on YouTube, you have helped fuel the creator economy: the hundreds of thousands of creative people who make their living teaching, guiding, and entertaining the rest of us. During this session, YouTube Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl will discuss the rise of the creator economy and finding success online with two top creators, Cassey Ho of Blogilates and Andrew Rea of Babish Culinary Universe. Presented by YouTube
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What does the science of psychology say about how to live a happier life? Professor Laurie Santos shares the top insights from her class at Yale, Psychology and the Good Life, the most popular course in the university’s 300-year history. Speaker: Laurie Santos
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A session from the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival, CEO Series: The Role of Business in Addressing the Nine Billion. What role can the private sector play and how can we partner with NGOs and government to address the challenges society is facing? Speakers: Douglas McMillon, James Fallows
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Has the great American experiment in liberty gone off the rails? Best-selling novelist, public radio host, and acclaimed cultural critic Kurt Andersen tackles that question in his latest book, Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History, due out in September. Get a sneak preview of this provocative chronicle of magical thinking and make-believe that provides a new paradigm for understanding the post-factual present, in which reality and illusion are dangerously blurred. Featuring:...
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Think: What would current-day America be without China, and vice versa? The complexity of the US-China relationship is rooted in the fact that the two economies are deeply intertwined, yet the countries operate on opposing value systems. Trump took a hard line on China and now Biden enters into the relationship with tensions high. What aspects of Trump’s strategy toward China should be kept, and what will be reset? Dave Rank, former chargé d’affaires to the US embassy in Beijing and...
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What does it mean to engage, upskill, and empower the workforce while at the same time ensuring equitable access and participation? Two remarkable young entrepreneurs talk with Ken Chenault, one of the nation’s most successful business executives, about the opportunities for tech platforms to deliver critical skills-based education as well as avenues for mentoring, coaching, and creating the kinds of networking connections that lead to upward mobility and job success.\r \r This conversation...
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The way history books tell it, the story of science and technology is one where the heroes are almost exclusively men. But we as a country have recently come to think of female and trans leadership differently, allowing the stories of past scientific pioneers to surface. This new perspective has enabled talented technologists to take greater leadership in the innovation sector and break down barriers to equality. Margot Shetterly, author of the best-selling history behind Academy Award-winning...
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At the Aspen Words annual Book Ball fundraiser Isa Catto & Daniel Shaw were honored with the Leadership Award. Aspen Words partners with the Catto Shaw Foundation to host writers for individual residencies from May through October annually. The residencies offer authors an opportunity to nurture their creative spirit by providing time, space and living accommodations in the majestic Elk Mountains. Each writer spends three weeks in Woody Creek, CO, focusing on a current project.
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How do you become someone people want to say “yes” to? Hint: You don’t have to be pushy to be influential. But confidence in who you are is key. In this workshop, Professor Zoe Chance, who teaches the most popular class at the Yale School of Management, will illuminate the skills and strategies necessary to improve your natural ability to persuade. Our perceptions about influence tend to make us tentative — but exploring the psychology, behavioral science, and nature of charisma offers...
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Richard Moore, Chief of MI6, UK Secret Intelligence Service Moderator: Jim Sciutto, Chief National Security Correspondent, CNN
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Joseph Tomás Mckellar (Civil Society Fellowship: A Partnership of ADL and the Aspen Institute Fellow), is, at his core, a community organizer. As co-director of PICO California, he mobilizes faith-based communities in California to use their voices on various issues of inequity including transforming the criminal justice system, protecting and promoting immigrant families, increasing affordable housing, and creating an inclusive economy. As the pandemic brought the systemic issues Joseph...
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Orthopraxy — the ethical and cultural dimension of religion — can be found even among those who profess no religion. Can we use this phenomenon to bridge religious differences? Casper ter Kuile addresses secular communities and religious practice. This conversation was recorded during the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. The week-long event is presented by the Aspen Institute in partnership with The Atlantic. Prominent leaders and thinkers across business, politics, media,...
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It can feel like we spend more time in our workplaces than anywhere else - especially as home and office are increasingly the same place. Join the Leaders in Energy Circular Economy Working Group, DC EcoWomen, and the Aspen Institute Green Team for a virtual panel discussion featuring three professionals who are spearheading circular economy initiatives in their fields. Working Circular Panelists: Danielle Nkojo is the Manager, Global Sustainable Products at Kontoor Brands and the Circular...
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From Chicago, Illinois, Fellow Ellen Ray and James Rudyk, Executive Director at Northwest Center (NWC) on leadership, housing, and education.
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Artificial intelligence is an increasingly valuable coin of the realm in medicine. It is already playing a role in disease diagnosis, drug development, surgery, maternal and child health, and even depression treatment, and some analysts believe that by 2026, AI could reduce annual health care costs in the United States by $150 billion. After a slow start, it is also gaining attention in lower-income countries as a way to improve service delivery and health outcomes. What other opportunities for...
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A Panel with Aspen Strategy Group Rising Leaders Introduction by Dan Porterfield, President and CEO, Aspen Institute Mary Brooks, Public Policy Fellow, The Wilson Center Yanique Campbell, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State Brian Mongeau, Principal, First In VenturesAnand Raghuraman, Director, Global Public Policy, MastercardGeo Saba, Chief of Staff, Office of U.S. Representative Ro Khanna  Moderator: Niamh King, Director, Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum In this...
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On June 3, 2017, Alex Honnold became the first person to climb the 3,000-vertical-foot granite face of Yosemite’s El Capitan, alone, without ropes, a feat that was chronicled in the Academy Award-winning documentary, Free Solo. In his New York Times op-ed column, Bret Stephens wrote that with that act, “Honnold gave an extraordinary gift to everyone who believes that the limit of human achievement is far from being reached.” The climber and journalist explore questions like: How do you...
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Aspen Institute President and CEO Dan Porterfield interviewed Robin Hood Foundation CEO Wes Moore about his upcoming book “Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City” at the Robin Hood Foundation’s No City Limits conference on February 13, 2020.
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General Laura Richardson, Commander, U.S. Southern Command Moderator: David Ignatius, Columnist and Associate Editor, The Washington Post
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The “Conversations with Great Leaders, in Memory of Preston Robert Tisch” series presents Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Rosalind Brewer in conversation with Judy Samuelson, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program. The Aspen Institute is grateful to Steve Tisch, Laurie Tisch, and Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch and to the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund for their generous support of the Conversations with Great Leaders series.
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In 1987, E.D. Hirsch sparked a national debate with his book Cultural Literacy, claiming that there is a foundation of common knowledge every American should know — and codifying it in a list of 5,000 facts and cultural references. Hirsch’s famous list was attacked for being too focused on “dead white men.” But now, amidst giant demographic and technological shifts, we need such common knowledge more than ever, and it needs to be radically more diverse and inclusive. What should...
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Early Years Climate Action Task Force: Listening Session I
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“The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it—and then dismantle it,” writes professor Ibram X. Kendi. This is the essence of antiracism: the action that must follow both emotional and intellectual awareness of racism. Explore what an antiracist society might look like, how we can play an active role in building it, and what being an antiracist in your own context might mean. This conversation was recorded during the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado....
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Featuring Lisa Miller, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Psychology and Founder of the Spirituality and Mind-Body Institute at Teachers College of Columbia University and New York Times bestselling author, in conversation with Simran Jeet Singh, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Religion & Society Program and author of The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life (July 2022). Dr. Miller presents the findings of her groundbreaking research in her newest book, The...
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While researching an article on the US Memory Championships, writer Joshua Foer was equally dubious and intrigued by one contestant’s claim that even an average memory, if used properly, could win the contest. After a year of memory training, under the tutelage of the world’s top memory athletes, he won the competition. In this session, Foer uses a live test to show that there’s much more room in our brains than we imagine. Using skills he learned on his extraordinary odyssey, he...
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The McCloskey Speaker Series is a longstanding summer series of wide-ranging discussions on US public affairs issues such as leadership and decision-making, the strength of the national economy and more. Featuring distinguished speakers who have far-reaching impacts on society, the series is made possible by a generous donation from the McCloskey Family Charitable Foundation. This discussion will feature Joseph J. Ellis, one of the nation's leading scholars of American history. He will be...
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The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will feature Atul Gawande, staff writer at New Yorker magazine and professor at Harvard School of Public Health, discussing his book "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End" (Metropolitan Books). Moderated by Rob Stein, correspondent and science editor, NPR Science Desk.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009, Aspen, Colorado. Energy industry leader and pioneer Robert A. Hefner III and Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of The Aspen Institute, discuss Hefner’s new book The Grand Energy Transition (GET), a groundbreaking book on how to better understand the past, present, and future of energy use in the development of civilization. The Grand Energy Transition is an insightful analysis of how the world is moving from unsustainable solid and liquid energy sources of our past...
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Future Builders: Leaders Meeting the Moment
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As college enrollment among low-income and first-generation students grows and more students are accessing opportunities to pursue higher education, many of these students are still struggling to get by. The skyrocketing cost of a college education, coupled with inflation and insufficient student aid packages that often exclude funds for living expenses—are contributing to a rampant hunger crisis on campuses. A 2019 report by the Government Accountability Office estimates that as many as 30%...
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Featuring Italian high-altitude mountaineer, rock climber, and adventurer Reinhold Messner, in conversation with rock climber, BASE jumper, and wingsuit flyer Steph Davis. The conversation will explore the confrontation between mountain and human nature and will share Messner’s quest for protecting the ideals of traditional alpinism. Presented as part of the Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series.
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Featuring Michael Sandel, professor of political philosophy at Harvard University and author of The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good, in conversation with Elliot Gerson, executive vice president at the Aspen Institute. Sandel has been described as “the most popular professor in the world.” In his forthcoming book to be released in September 2020, he examines how we define success and how our meritocracy is hurting the common good. Can we be hopeful for a future that...
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CBS News and 60 Minutes Correspondent Lesley Stahl interviews former Director of National Intelligence Admiral Dennis Blair.
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Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus will receive the Congressional Gold Medal on April 17th in Washington, DC and will be the seventh person in history to have received the Congressional Gold Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Nobel Peace Prize. Professor Yunus is the father of microcredit, the father of social business, the founder of Grameen Bank, and the founder of more than 50 other companies in Bangladesh. Join us to hear Professor Yunus reflect on the potential of...
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Crime is down in the United States, but incarceration has mushroomed. Some might argue this is proof of successful crime fighting. But more and more leaders and observers think the opposite: that these contrasting trends represent a critical disconnect and the failure of our justice system. Why has crime trended downwards, and what have we learned about the most effective strategies to prevent it? Why are so many people in prison? Who are they, and what landed them there? Explore the striking...
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Common is an award-winning artist, actor, and activist. He delivered a freestyle rap performance to conclude a talk at the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival. Recorded June 26, 2019, during the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. The week-long event is presented by the Aspen Institute in partnership with The Atlantic. Prominent leaders and thinkers across business, politics, media, culture, science, and more participate in hundreds of panels, interviews, presentations, and screenings. Learn more...
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NBA legend Kobe Bryant offers advice to parents on providing developmentally appropriate leagues for kids. Learn more: www.ProjectPlay.us. #DontRetireKid
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This conversation was part of the 2022 Aspen Ideas Festival.\r \r Speakers: \r Paul Farber, Director and Co-Founder, Monument Lab; Senior Research Scholar, Center for Public Art and Space, University of Pennsylvania\r \r Naima Murphy Salcido, Director of Partnerships, Monument Lab\r \r James Merle Thomas, Executive Director, The Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies, The Aspen Institute\r \r Now in its 18th year, the Aspen Ideas Festival is the Aspen Institute’s signature summer public...
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5:50 PM Fireside Chat with Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas, 7th Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Moderator: Trymaine Lee, MSNBC Correspondent
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Find the full talk here: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/video/book-talk-good-jobs-strategy-mits-zeynep-ton About the Book: There's no denying that service businesses like retail and fast-food chains have been engines of job growth. But, these industries typically offer bad jobs—low wages, scant benefits, and erratic work schedules. And not just low wages, but poverty-level wages. Nearly one in four working adults in America cannot support a family. Why such bad jobs? Many...
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It’s been dismissed as a geeky fad, and exalted as the God Protocol. Among its supporters are futurists and cryptographers, venture capitalists and banks, governments and anarchists. Known by many as the backbone of bitcoin, blockchain technology promises to revolutionize the way financial institutions conduct transactions, and it's radically challenging how we think about the structure and activities of businesses more broadly. Love it or fear it, blockchain may prove to be the most...
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More than a decade after its creation, the Director of National Intelligence gives an accounting of ODNI’s progress to date and the work that remains to be done. James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence Moderator: Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News
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An inspiring expression of gratitude for the gifts and opportunities bestowed upon a young woman living in a poor, rural community.
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The science is clear that humans are not alone in their capacity to think and feel. Studies and anecdotes reveal similarities between human and non-human beings in self-awareness, empathy, communication, and even grief. From the whale who guides a lost sailor home in the fog, to the wild elephants who presciently appear at the fence of a reserve before the arrival of rescued orphans, animals don’t just reflect components of our intelligence, they maintain a uniquely mysterious cognition of...
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From Los Angeles, Civil Society Fellow Rudy Espinoza and Mario Ramos, owner of Mario’s Nieves, a mobile homemade ice cream vendor on activism, human rights, and opportunity.
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If we want to solve the problem, we have to get close to the problem. Often, that means finding neighborhood leaders in the most obvious (but perhaps most overlooked) places. Jerry Blassingame describes the leaders he seeks. This conversation was recorded during Aspen Ideas: Health in Aspen, Colorado. Presented by the Aspen Institute, the three-day event opens the Aspen Ideas Festival and features more than 200 speakers engaging with urgent health care challenges and exploring cutting-edge...
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Project Play and Mission Tiger announce the winner of the $20,000 competition and release a best practices guide to help middle schools develop the most students through sports. SPEAKERS: Joshua Luang, Jamieson School (Chicago, IL) Student Anduena Kraja, Jamieson School (Chicago, IL) Student Joseph Nakanishi, Jamieson P.E. Teacher and Coach Michael Olszewski, Jamieson P.E. Teacher and Coach Hayden Hurst, Atlanta Falcons, moderator Introduced by Doug VanDeVelde, Kellogg’s Learn more about...
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Denis Demick and Helene Gayle on adapting to the changing ecological reality. Clip from The Population Challenge, a 2012 session from the Aspen ideas Festival. World population passed seven billion in 2011, and both the Aspen Institute and National Geographic magazine explored the meaning of this historic moment in a year-long series of forums and articles.
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Laura Liswood, Co-founder, The Council of Women World Leaders "Have you ever wondered why: • So few women run companies around the world • Even fewer American companies are run by Japanese men • There are more tall male leaders than short male leaders • Pakistani leadership is filled with cricket fans but not racquetball players Chances are it has nothing to do with outright bias or intentional discrimination. So what happens? Where is the diversity? Businesses around the world...
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Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use. Not, that is, until the spring of 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the new gene-editing tool CRISPR — a revolutionary new technology that she helped create — to make heritable changes in human embryos. The cheapest, simplest, most effective way of manipulating DNA ever known, CRISPR may well give us the cure to HIV, genetic...
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Will the boom in asset prices come to an end, and should it? How spectacular will the correction be? Will tax cuts boost the economy, leading us to better returns, or should we be more cautious investors? Significant investors share their perspectives with the managing editor of The Financial Times. Speakers: David Rubenstein, Gillian Tett, Paul Singer
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Aspen Words presents a virtual talk with environmental writer Heather Hansman, whose book, “Downriver: into the Future of Water in the West,” is about her trip down the length of the Green River, and the water system in the Western U.S. She also discusses her forthcoming book, about the past and future of ski bums and the sustainability of ski towns. Heather discussed her work with local author and residency partner Daniel Shaw. Through their Catto Shaw Foundation, Daniel and his wife,...
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NBA legend Kobe Bryant offers advice to parents on how to create more play spaces in small settings. Learn more: www.ProjectPlay.us #DontRetireKid
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