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Does privacy still exist? Is climate change causing poverty? Has the US economy actually improved? 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
On Thursday, November 19, more than 300 policy makers, thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and practitioners will gather in Washington, DC, for the Aspen Institute Summit on Inequality & Opportunity, focused on addressing the widening opportunity gap in the United States.
In "Being Nixon," author Evan Thomas peels away the layers of the complex, confounding figure who became America's 37th president.
Filed in Blog Topics: Aspen Ideas to Go podcast
Whether it is military service, national service, or simply helping a neighbor in need, if one has the capacity to serve their community, it should be considered a mandate to do so.
Filed in Blog Topics: Franklin Project
African Americans and Latinos hold dramatically lower levels of financial assets, due in large part to the fact that these communities have historically been less likely to start businesses. FIELD Director Joyce Klein explains why minority-owned businesses are integral to societal health, and how the private and public sectors can support African American and Latino small business endeavors.
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B Lab co-founders, the 2015 John P. McNulty Prize winners, explain the shift in business from focusing on the bottom line to having a positive impact on society.
Filed in Blog Topics: 2015 John P. McNulty Prize
Rajiv Vinnakota is the first executive vice president of a new division at the Aspen Institute focused on engaging youth. We asked him about this new initiative and for his thoughts on other exciting youth-focused Institute projects across the country.
This past week Aspen Institute Radio focused on scientific discovery, including conversations on Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity, the God Particle, and the future of scientific literacy.
Filed in Blog Topics: Listen Longer
Are liberal arts degrees underrated? Can books compete with NOOKs? Is time travel possible? 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
How do cities become hubs of tech innovation? London Mayor Boris Johnson, Bloomberg founder and 108th New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson weighed in during a recent discussion recorded at CityLab 2015 in London.
Filed in Blog Topics: Aspen Ideas to Go podcast

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