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The second annual Aspen Action Forum taking place July 29-August 1. This four-day program assembles some of world's most entrepreneurial leaders, pulling largely from the Aspen Institute’s flagship Henry Crown Fellowship Program -- or one of the 13 leadership initiatives it has inspired at home and around the world. They are joined by other invited guests who are equally committed to positively impacting people’s lives.
The 2014 Aspen Security Forum brought together top military brass, intelligence officials, and ambassadors to discuss hot button issues in international affairs, and possible solutions to make way towards more peaceful relations between nations.
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Are we safer today than we were when the Department of Homeland Security was created more than a decade ago? What progress has DHS made and what more must it do to secure the nation? US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson answered these questions and others at the 2014 Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, CO.
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Five Republican governors touted their states’ accomplishments in economic opportunities, education, and other pressing issues, despite Washington gridlock. The governors of Florida, Kansas, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Wisconsin spoke in Aspen, CO, as part of the McCloskey Speaker Series, during a convening of the Republican Governors Association at the Aspen Institute.
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How does a good education improve the health of disadvantaged youth? What is one way to protect sex workers from HIV globally? How does rhetoric impact the conflict in Israel and Palestine? 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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The 2014 Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado, opened with a candid discussion about the US Army's role in defending the nation not just against security challenges, but fiscal challenges as well. US Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, interviewed by New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger, surveyed the global scene and explains how the Army can meet the threats facing the US.
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If last year's Aspen Action Forum is any indication, this year's event will be full of powerful discussions on leadership and how to be disruptive in your field. The Forum convenes hundreds of thought leaders and influential — and international — Fellows from the Aspen Global Leadership Network with other leaders from the Institute and its partners for five days of seminars.
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The Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund awards grants to fund promising cross-sector collaboration in communities seeking to build successful education and employment opportunities for young people disconnected from work and school.
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Around the same time as Rent the Runway's announcement of their new unlimited subscription service to lease clothing by mail, company CEO and Co-founder Jennifer Hyman shared the lessons she's learned from starting the famous online fashion website at the Society of Fellows Vanguard Chapter's annual summer reception in Aspen, CO.
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I never considered myself a very spiritual person, but having spent the last few days surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty and boundless passion, I have to say that I was moved. I had the honor and privilege of attending my first seminar for the Aspen Institute First Movers Fellowship, a program focused on developing leaders who are driving positive social change within companies, aka social intrapreneurs.
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