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Values and Diplomacy: A Conversation with Former Secretaries of State: The Aspen Institute, in collaboration with the Washington National Cathedral, will host former Secretaries of State Madeleine K. Albright, James A. Baker, III and Colin L. Powell, moderated by Walter Isaacson. Tickets now available through the National Cathedral Box Office. April 7.
The Aspen Institute 18th Annual Summer Celebration will be held in Aspen on August 6 and will honor Brent Scowcroft, co-chair of the Aspen Strategy Group and National Security Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush. For more info or to purchase tickets, please contact Becky Ward.
Socrates Society 15th Anniversary Celebration
featuring a conversation with White House Office of Innovation head Sonal Shah and Harvard Law Professor Jonathan Zittrain on 'The Digital Disconnect,' innovation and the impact of technology on international relations, moderated by Thomas L. Friedman. June 26. For more info, please contact Azalea Millan.
Sonal Shah |
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Ascend, the Family Economic Security Program at the Aspen Institute, is a hub for breakthrough ideas and proven strategies that move parents, especially women, and their children beyond poverty. Ascend’s launch event will take place on March 28. Speakers will include Ascend Executive Director Anne Mosle and author Wes Moore. For more info, please contact Sarah Haight.
Act II: The biennial convening for Fellows from across the Aspen Global Leadership Network will take place this summer in Aspen from July 7-10. For more info, please contact Tom Loper.
Summer Public Programs:
A limited number of passes remain for our upcoming summer events. Be sure to register now for the Aspen Environment Forum
(May 30-June 2), Aspen Ideas Festival
(June 27-July 3), and Aspen Security Forum
Dan Glickman Appointed New Head of Aspen Institute Congressional Program: Glickman, a former US Congressman and US Secretary of Agriculture, succeeds founder Dick Clark who has retired after nearly 30 years leading the program. Glickman begins his new position on April 1.
@ Washington, DC
Washington Ideas Roundtable Series: This DC-based roundtable series focuses on world affairs and arts and culture. For more info, please contact Jeff Harris. By invitation only.
- March 22: Michael Kaiser on his recent book, Leading Roles: 50 Questions Every Arts Board Should Ask (Brandeis).
- May 5: Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Fluornoy.
Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series: To learn more about our upcoming DC-based lunchtime book talks, contact Devon Rodonets. By invitation only.
- March 18: David Brooks' The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement (Random House).
- April 6: Stephen L. Carter's The Violence of Peace: America's Wars in the Age of Obama (Beast Books).
- May 17: Wendy Kopp's A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn't in Providing an Excellent Education for All (PublicAffairs).
- June 14: Jonathan Yardley's Second Reading: Notable and Neglected Books Revisited (Europa Editions).
Justice and Society Program Events:
Communications and Society Program will convene a "Symposium on the State of Race in America" on April 11 featuring Juan Williams, Spike Lee, and the Reverend Al Sharpton, among others. By invitation only. For more info, please contact Kiahna Williams.
- "Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age" will feature a conversation with former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on March 29. By invitation only. For more info, please contact Michael Green.
- "America the Inclusive" will explore the challenges of guaranteeing the vitality of religious pluralism and inclusivity in 21st-century America on March 30. By invitation only. For more info, please contact Michael Green.
Workforce Strategies Initiative will convene leaders from philanthropy, labor, local workforce development programs, and the public sector on April 29th to discuss WSI's research into construction pre-apprenticeship job training programs and the implications for expanding opportunity to more low-income Americans. By invitation only. For more info, contact Maureen Conway.
@ Aspen, CO:
Aspen Writers' Foundation
- Winter Words, the 14th annual series of author readings, concludes with two final events at The Little Nell Hotel on March 16 featuring Ethan Cain and March 24 featuring Joyce Maynard.
- The Great Read initiative celebrates F. Scott Fitzgerald's modern American classic, The Great Gatsby, with events on March 22 and 27.
Socrates Society Summer
Seminars - Our 2011 summer seminars in Aspen, CO will take place June 24-27. For more info, please contact Azalea Millan.
Teen Socrates Seminar brings teenagers (ages 14-18) together to explore contemporary topics through expert-moderated, text-based roundtable dialogue. This year's seminar takes place June 24-27. Recent topics have included bioethics, environmental considerations, and repairing the US economy. For more info, please contact Beth Slater.
2011 Aspen Seminars: Register now for one of our classic seminar offerings. For more info, please contact Charlene Costello.
- May 21-27 (Aspen, CO)
- August 13-19 (Aspen, CO)
- August 20-26 (Aspen, CO)
- September 17-23 (Aspen, CO)
- October 1-7 (Wye River, MD)
Sharing Shakespeare continues through May on the third Monday of each month from 6:30 to 9:00 PM. For more info, contact Beth Slater.
The Great Conversation: Engaging Young Aspen
is a new series offered to those under 45 who are interested in discussions on national and international issues with their peers and in engaging in dialogue with experts. This series is now sold out. For more info on future conversations, please contact Beth Slater.
@ New York, NY:
Business & Society Program Events:
- March 16: Book event featuring Lynn Stout's recently released Cultivating Conscience: How Good Laws Make Good People (Princeton University Press). For more info, please contact Garrett Barr.
- April 15: Business & Society International MBA Case Competition to celebrate award-winning students. For more info, please visit aspencasecompetition.org.
@ Wye River:
Aspen Wye Fellows: Events are by invitation only. For more info, please contact Bonnie Messix.
- March 25: Washington College President Mitchell Reiss discusses his book Negotiating with Evil: When to Talk to Terrorists (Open Road Integrated Media LLC).
- April 28: Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld discusses his new book Known and Unknown: A Memoir (Sentinel HC).
- May 13: In Conversation with Wall Street Journal Economics Editor David Wessel.
Around the World:
Community Strategies Group will facilitate a strategy design session March 16 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire with Maine Network Partners to develop a peer-oriented fellowship program for Maine practitioners working in networks and collaborations to seek solutions to critical local challenges.
For more info, contact Janet Topolsky.
Communications and Society Program announces the next meeting of the International Digital Economy Accords in Brussels on March 23-24. For more info, contact Sarah Eppehimer.
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) celebrates its second anniversary and the release of its 2010 Impact Report in London on March 29. Hosted by the Shell Foundation, the celebration will culminate with a Fireside Chat with Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin. For more info, contact Joanna Herrmann.
Aspen Global Leadership Network will be hosting a series of seminars in the coming months. For more info, contact Caitlin Colegrove.
- March 14-19: Africa Leadership Initiative/East Africa, Class 3: The Aspen Seminar, Lake Victoria, Uganda
- March 24-29: Aspen Global Leadership Network, Leading in an Era of Globalization Seminar, Aspen, CO
- April 7-12: Aspen Global Leadership Network, Leading in an Era of Globalization Seminar, Spier, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Aspen in Florence: After three years of top-rated Florence seminars in Aspen, the next program will take the series to a new level by bringing Aspen to Florence, April 1-5. For more info and to register, please contact Patrick Nonte at 202-333-3705.
Socrates Society Boston Salon – "The Future of Power in the 21st Century," moderated by Harvard Professor Joseph Nye. April 1-2. For more info, please contact Azalea Millan.
Community Strategies Group is hosting a strategic retreat focused on advancing the sustainability and social justice outcomes of the New Mexico Community Foundation board and staff members in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 18-20.
For more info, contact Janet Topolsky.