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The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy called on the nation to make every community in the United States an informed, engaged community.
Filed in Blog Topics: Communications and Society Program, Dialogue on Public Libraries
Dr. Salam Fayyad, former Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, discusses the necessary next steps for long-term peace between Israel and Palestine.
Filed in Blog Topics: Middle East Programs, Salam Fayyad
How the highest-paid female CEO, born a male, is redefining business. Comparing the health of former college athletes to other students. Imagining the future relationship between Russia and the West. Programs at the Aspen Institute have been scouring their respective issue areas to find and share the most insightful and informative links to answer these questions, and more.
Filed in Blog Topics: What We're Reading
The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program recently published a series of blog posts on LinkedIn focused on the future of undergraduate business education. At a time of some tumult in higher education, these pieces are penned by faculty and administrators with a strong commitment to improving the quality of undergraduate business education — and with specific ideas for doing so.
Filed in Blog Topics: Business & Society Program, Aspen Undergraduate Business Education Consortium
Is today's Congress capable of having a debate on the strategy against Islamic State?
Filed in Blog Topics: Aspen Journal of Ideas
The Aspen Institute Community Excellence Program announced the 10 finalists for the 2015 #AspenPrize for Community College Excellence. The program's executive director hosted a Twitter chat to celebrate the finalists and share what makes these schools so outstanding for the students and communities.
Filed in Blog Topics: Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Community College
In the US, all signs are pointing to a growing manufacturing industry now seen as a "rising star" in the world market. Thanks to an abundance of natural gas cutting energy costs, an increase in auto sales, and a host of other factors, the US manufacturing industry is now growing at its fastest pace within the past three years. But there's one obstacle standing in the way of a full US manufacturing resurgence and the improved job numbers that could come with it: a lack of skilled American workers.
Filed in Blog Topics: Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century, Skills gap

Former Palestinian National Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad shares an intimate account of his vision for Palestine and how to go about mobilizing and engaging Palestinians.

Filed in Blog Topics: Salam Fayyad, Middle East Programs
When it comes to pot, the federal government has completely abdicated its role in one of the great past successes of public health law and policy: preventing the marketing of hazardous substances to minors.
Filed in Blog Topics: Justice and Society program
In the America of the future, who will “us” be? This was a question asked during the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival. During a time where the concept of American identity is changing, the newly launched Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program will seek to provide answers to that question through events, seminars, publications, and more.
Filed in Blog Topics: Citizenship and American Identity Program

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