Pages

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
Being born into poverty is more than just the circumstance of not having enough money to buy food or other material items, it is about not understanding why a clear glass of water can cause a child to die of diarrhea, or why disease is not caused by spirits. This is the internalization of a sense of being inferior that comes from generations living under Apartheid laws and colonialism.
Filed in Blog Topics: 2014 John P. McNulty Prize, Poverty, aspen global leadership network
With the potential to change everything from a newborn’s eye color to its health conditions (or lack thereof), where do we as a society draw the line? Should these technologies be aimed exclusively at pathogenic conditions, and if so, what are the risks and implications for future generations?
One Navy SEAL shares seven ways to honor those who served in the armed forces on Veterans Day.
Filed in Blog Topics: veterans day
What is "jookin'" and why is it now considered an art form? Is personalized 3-D printed food in our future? How has the birthplace of the Arab Spring become a breeding ground for ISIS? 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

Pages