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Aspen Environment Forum (May 30 - June 2), in partnership with National Geographic, will address our seven billion population boom and feature speakers Hania Zlotnik, Bill McKibben, Daniel Nocera, and Thomas Lovejoy, among others. Individual tickets are now on sale to the public for select evening exchanges. Forum passes and single day passes are also available. Click here to attend.
Aspen Ideas Festival (June 27 - July 3) will have individual tickets on sale to the public starting June 20 through Aspen Show Tickets or by calling 970-920-5770. The festival has launched a redesigned website featuring a new blog, video tools, and more. For updates as we get closer to the Festival, be sure to 'LIKE' us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Aspen Security Forum (July 27-30), in partnership with The New York Times, will feature Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Commander, US Special Operations Command Eric Olson; Former Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair; and Pakistani Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani. Click here for more information and to register. Watch Forum Director Clark Ervin talk about Osama bin Laden on MSNBC.
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 Program Dinner to benefit the Socrates Progam for emerging leaders and the Socrates Program endowment,
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 New York Times columnist Tom Friedman. June 26. For more info, please contact Azalea Millan.
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NewSchools-Aspen-TIME Education Innovation Summit, featuring Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and former chancellor of New York public schools Joel Klein, was held on May 18 in Burlingame, CA. For more info, please contact Anne Meyer.
FIELD program for microenterprise, with the support of 16 state and national partners, conducts the 2011 US Microenterprise Census to obtain updated, quantitative information on the scope and scale of the US microenterprise industry, and to track the evolution of its products and services. For more info, please contact Colleen Cunningham.
Advocacy Planning and Evaluation Program launched version 2.0 of the Advocacy Progress Planner, an online tool that guides advocates to plan more systematically and identifies objectives that will help assess progress, learn, and change strategy along the way. For more info, please contact Lisa Molinaro.
@ Washington, DC
Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series: To learn more about our upcoming DC-based lunchtime book talks, contact Devon Rodonets. By invitation only.
- June 14: Jonathan Yardley, Second Reading: Notable and Neglected Books Revisited (Europa Editions), moderated by the Institute's Arts Program Senior fellow Dana Gioia.
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.
- June 16: Roundtable featuring noted biographer Meryle Secrest, Modigliani: A Life (Knopf), moderated by the Institute's Arts Program Senior fellow Dana Gioia.
New York Times Pentagon correspondent Elisabeth Bumiller wrote an article from on the record remarks made by Undersecretary of Defense Michèle Flournoy at an Aspen roundtable dialogue.
Agent Orange in Vietnam Program welcomes Charles Bailey as its new program director. Dr. Bailey previously worked with the Ford Foundation.
@ Aspen, CO:
Aspen Writers' Foundation presents the Aspen Summer Words Literary Festival, Papyrus: Literature from the Modern Middle East, June 19-24. For more info, please contact Natalie Lacy.
McCloskey Speaker Series features speakers such as Columbia University physicist Brian Greene, Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, and US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. The series is held throughout July and August, and is open to the public. For more info, please contact Beth Slater.
Socrates Program 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. 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.
- August 13-19 (Aspen, CO)
- August 20-26 (Aspen, CO)
- September 17-23 (Aspen, CO)
- October 1-7 (Wye River, MD)
Act II: This biennial convening for Fellows from across the Aspen Global Leadership Network will take place in Aspen from July 7-10. For more info, please contact Tom Loper.
@ New York, NY:
Business & Society Program's Aspen in NYC Book Series hosts University of Toronto Rotman School of Management Dean Roger Martin to discuss his book, Fixing the Game: Bubbles, Crashes, and What Capitalism Can Learn from the NFL (Harvard Business Press) on June 8. For more info, please contact Garrett Barr.
@ Wye River:
The Unified Jazz Ensemble held a concert at the Institute's Wye Campus on May 22. Founded in 1992 as the first jazz group in the National Endowment for the Arts Rural Residency Arts Initiative, they have performed across the US and internationally, engaging listeners in innovative performances of jazz standards and original compositions.
Around the Country:
Community Strategies Group will facilitate the fifth annual Coös County Symposium, May 23-26, in Coös County, NH.
For more info, please contact Janet Topolsky.
Center for Native American Youth is traveling to tribal communities around the country to hear directly from young Native Americans about the challenges they are facing and to implement improvements. The program also will host a Youth Summit at the National Conference of American Indians' Mid-Year Conference in Milwaukee, WI on June 13.