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CrossFit for preschoolers? Why is the middle class of today poorer than it was more than 20 years ago? Amid the chaos, what is the biggest challenge in Syria? 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 expensive and inefficient nature of the American health care system is nothing new. But a clear understanding of the reasons for high health care costs and poor quality may finally bring us closer to improving these problems.
Filed in Blog Topics: Health Medicine and Society
Last week’s People’s Climate March in New York City has been heralded by organizers as the largest climate change demonstration in history. Is a mass gathering of this size indicative of a shift away from focusing on climate change legislation to grassroots efforts? And what does this mean for the future of the climate change movement?
Filed in Blog Topics: aspen global leadership network
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid expansion represent a significant opportunity to produce better health and economic stability for children and parents together.
Filed in Blog Topics: Ascend at the Aspen Institute
The final day of CityLab featured discussions about government innovation, infrastructure, immigration, and more.
Filed in Blog Topics: 2014 CityLab
Hosted by The Atlantic in partnership with the Aspen Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies, CityLab is one of our most innovative programs of the year, bringing together more than 300 of the world's top mayors, urban experts, city planners, writers, technologists, economists, and designers.
While trust in government is at an all-time low and partisanship often plagues progress, there seems to be one cause around which leaders on both sides of the aisle are uniting: national service.
Filed in Blog Topics: Franklin Service Project, service year
The methods of human-centered design. Why food security and climate change may become the defining issue for future generations. A (possible) new chapter for relations between India and China. 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
From September 28th through the 30th, the second annual CityLab: Global Solutions to Urban Challenges will bring together 300 global city leaders — mayors, plus urban theorists, city planners, scholars, architects, and artists — to Los Angeles, California, for a series of conversations about urban ideas that are shaping the world's metro centers.
Filed in Blog Topics: 2014 CityLab
The Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Awards celebrate educators who demonstrate leadership and risk-taking — and blaze a trail toward curriculum and scholarship that deeply examines the relationships between capital markets, firms, and the public good.
Filed in Blog Topics: Business and Socierty Program, Faculty Pioneer Awards

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