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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
Is using class time to help with college applications effective? How can the US develop a culture of national service? Why are young Iranians getting "startup fever?" 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
Millions of Americans are inspired by Lt. Col. David Oclander, who retired from a very distinguished military career to teach and mentor high school students in Chicago, Illinois. We can all learn from Oclander’s profound morality and leadership and sense of duty. We can also learn from the structure and culture of the school where he works.
Filed in Blog Topics: Education and Society Program
Two-generation policies offer policymakers the chance to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and build one future, two generations at a time. Ascend at the Aspen Institute outlines six principles and 10 specific policies to design and implement effective two-generation approaches.
Filed in Blog Topics: Ascend at the Aspen Institute, Two-Generation Approach

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