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We need to create an environment that will allow organizations to stay focused, grow slow and stick with a community long enough to raise a child. The next big idea to end poverty is to stay small.
Filed in Blog Topics: aspen global leadership network
This past week, Aspen Institute Radio featured highlights from the recent 2015 Symposium on the State of Race in America, including talks on policing after the riots in Ferguson and the death of Eric Garner, data-driven discrimination, and jobs for people of color in the 'new economy.'
Filed in Blog Topics: Listen Longer, State of Race, new economy
Winner of the 2014 National Book Award, "Redeployment" takes readers to the front lines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Author Phil Klay reads from and discusses this collection of short stories, which asks readers to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned.
Filed in Blog Topics: Aspen Ideas to Go podcast
What will it take to end the War on Drugs? How will the increasing Latino population impact America's future? Is there a solution to the global migration crisis? 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 Aspen Ideas Award will provide $25,000 in funding to a meaningful project that would have a lasting impact on a local or global community.
Filed in Blog Topics: Aspen Ideas Festival
Drawing on the Kennedy Center's national artistic prominence and the thought leadership of the Aspen Institute, the inaugural 2015 Kennedy Center/Aspen Institute Arts Summit, held on May 16th, will feature conversations exploring the arts' role in reflecting on some of the most pressing problems we face.
Filed in Blog Topics: Aspen Institute Arts Program
This past week on SiriusXM, we explored 21st century parenting with Katie Couric and "Tiger Mom" author Amy Chua.
Filed in Blog Topics: Listen Longer, Parenthood
Generations of parents — including my own — believed that moving to a better neighborhood would give their children a better chance in life. New evidence from two wide-ranging studies that proves them right.
Filed in Blog Topics: aspen global leadership network
How can moving low-income families to better neighborhoods help them? Are we “choosing” inequality through our policy decisions? Would millennials change Congress for the better? 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
Forty-five Ambassadors were selected to join the program in its inaugural year based on their community leadership, innovative service ideas, and demonstrated commitment to the Franklin Project’s “big idea” that service year opportunities should be expected and universal.
Filed in Blog Topics: Franklin Project

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