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What are more effective ways to subsidize higher education? How do we get more women in the tech field? What impact do US strikes on ISIS have on the Syrian opposition? 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
Instead of doing the business of government like attending hearings, writing bills, educating themselves on policy, voting, and even being in Washington, legislators are consumed with the hunt for donations. This has a profound impact on the quality of their legislative work.
Filed in Blog Topics: Congressional Program
"…Despite significant and costly transatlantic frictions, especially with Germany… at heart, the fundamental values we share are as important as ever."
Filed in Blog Topics: Aspen Institute Germany
Nearly 45 percent of children in the US today live in low-income families. Two-generation programs meet the needs of and create opportunities for children and their parents together.
Filed in Blog Topics: Ascend at the Aspen Institute, Poverty, Two-Generation Approach
One of the biggest barriers connecting people to jobs is the lack of accessible public transportation from the home to the workplace. To help overcome this problem, changes have to be made to the many layers of the public transportation system and its infrastructure.
Filed in Blog Topics: Economic Opportunities Program
A recent Aspen Around Town event titled "The Art and Science of Imagination and Creativity" brought together titans of their respective artistic fields (Wylie Dufresne, James Beard Foundation award-winning chef and restaurateur; Gary Haney, architect and Design Partner at the world-renowned Skidmore Owings & Merrill; Walter Isaacson, biographer of Benjamin Franklin, Steve Jobs, and Einstein as well as President and CEO of the Aspen Institute; and Leo Villareal, prominent sculptor and creator of The Bay Lights) to discuss with David Rubenstein (Co-Founder and CEO of the Carlyle Group and Chairman of the Kennedy Center) the origins and evolution of their personal creativity into the respected and meaningful work they are doing today.
On September 24th, the Aspen Institute Project Play convened 40+ thought leaders representing sports, nonprofits, universities, corporate partners, and government programs to identify breakthrough ideas in funding, collaboration and innovation that can serve urban, suburban and rural youth.
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

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