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A new wave of entrepreneurs are entering developing economies and creating market-driven solutions that not only generate profit, but provide products and services critically needed by bottom-of-the-pyramid consumers to improve quality of life and access to resources and services.
Filed in Blog Topics: Global Alliances Program
Three weeks ago, I took a group of Aspen Institute friends who had gathered from all across the country to make a 24-hour excursion to Bentonville, Arkansas, to visit the museum that benefactor Alice Walton has founded and given to America.
Filed in Blog Topics: Aspen Across America
According to Bloomberg, the cost of higher education in the United States has increased by 1,225 percent over the last 36 years. Tuitions continue to climb while public financial support diminishes, forcing prospective students to seek loans that, at best, won’t see a return on investment, and at worst, result in a detriment to their success and ultimately, the future of our nation’s economy.
Filed in Blog Topics: Our Society Reimagined: Exploring New Ideas
What "sweeping organizational changes" is CIA Director John Brennan considering making at the nation's foremost intelligence agency? What factors contribute to Latin American women facing an "iron ceiling?" How is the "Shazam effect" impacting the music we listen to? 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
On an Aspen Institute stage, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings voiced support for a free and open Internet.
Filed in Blog Topics: net neutrality
At last year’s Aspen Action Forum, India Leadership Initiative Fellow Manoj Kumar pledged to educate 100,000 girls in India by 2020 through a program which places underprivileged girls in schools and equips them with uniforms, books, shoes, and other needed supplies.
Filed in Blog Topics: Aspen Action Forum, #myaspenaction, aspen global leadership network
Throughout my life I’ve encountered many misconceptions and stereotypes about Native Americans: inaccurate and hurtful depictions in film, in textbooks, and in sports and mascots. Although I faced challenges along my journey, I never let stereotypes become my narrative. Unfortunately, these stigmas too often negatively impact Native American children and their communities. Through the Aspen Institute Center for Native American Youth (CNAY), I am working to change the narrative for the 2.1 million Native American youth living in United States.
Filed in Blog Topics: Center for Native American Youth
As big data technology advances and increases the ability to observe, record, and analyze citizens’ behavior, how do we as a society protect our rights to personal privacy? How reasonable is an expectation of privacy?
Filed in Blog Topics: Our Society Reimagined: Exploring New Ideas
“It’s going to be a very long, hard fight,” Dr. Tom Frieden said of the efforts to eliminate Ebola at a recent Aspen Institute Health, Medicine, and Society Program lecture.
Filed in Blog Topics: Ebola, Health, Medicine, and Society Program

In honor of the service and sacrifice of so many in uniform, we at the Aspen Institute Franklin Project asked the veterans on our Leadership Council to reflect on their own service.

Filed in Blog Topics: veterans day, Franklin Project

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