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The first day of Spotlight Health started with fireworks in the form of a panel discussion on the King v. Burwell US Supreme Court decision. With former US Heath Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, former Sens. Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN), former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Nancy-Ann DeParle, and former Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) offering their perspectives, there wasn’t a shortage of big quotes surfacing on social media.
Filed in Blog Topics: 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival
The issue of a lack of integrated solutions applies to most issues within global development. Some leaders in the global development field are catching on and beginning to implement cross-sector approaches in their work, specifically around poverty and health.
Filed in Blog Topics: 2015 Spotlight: Health
Today the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, releases a paper titled "Physical Literacy in the United States: A Model, Strategic Plan, and Call to Action." The paper builds on research associating movement competence with physical activity.
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Reacting to the US Supreme Court’s latest ruling on the health care law, Katz offers an inside view of the ruling’s impact on Americans and potential future challenges.
Filed in Blog Topics: Health, Medicine, and Society Program
In a frank discussion of international affairs, racism, and gun violence at home, and the wide-ranging global work of the Carter Center, former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter offered an intimate glimpse into their personal, professional, and political lives, while doling out sharp criticism of the way some issues are being handled today.
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The Richardson Center for Global Engagement partnered with the Aspen Institute to host social entrepreneurs in Myanmar to help bring people-friendly businesses to Myanmar. Each delegation was asked to bring books in their spare luggage.
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Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow and director of sustainability and wellness at Raley's Family of Fine stores Megan Burritt saw an opportunity to develop pathways that connect fresh food waste in the supply chain with food insecure consumers.
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Eric L. Motley, Ph.D., is Vice President of the Aspen Institute and Executive Director of National Programs. He shares his reflections on the aftermath of the recent Charleston shootings and the path to forgiveness.
As we get ready for the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival, this past week on Sirius XM we featured highlights from last year's event, including talking on reimagining the American dream for a global networked economy, why "philanthrocapitalism" can change the world, and how investing in women will greatly benefit the economy.
Filed in Blog Topics: Listen Longer
More than one in eight US youth are not working or in school; how will this impact their futures? What is the federal government's role in regulating genetically modified food? After decades of war, is America afraid of peace? 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.
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