Aspen Institute program directors and staff are constantly scouring the latest news, reports, and publications covering their respective fields to stay current on the pressing issues of the day. This often informs the Institute's decisions on programming, new focus areas, and more. Starting today, the Aspen Idea blog is launching a recurring curated list of what our staff is reading.Scroll down to see tweets from across the Institute with links to what's topical right now. Follow our @AspenInstitute list on Twitter for updates and to keep up with each program's events, video, and experts.
In an age when the options for college-educated women seem boundless, a new debate about what women want — and whether or not they can expect to have it — is raging. On Thursday, Jan.
Today in La Quinta, Calif., the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program hosts an all-day roundtable at the Clinton Health Matters Conference. The roundtable, “Designing for Universal Access: How to Reach All Kids?” is part of the program's Aspen Institute Project Play series and convenes 25 thought leaders with expertise in several of the most vulnerable populations: low-income children, girls, intellectually and physically disabled children, and autistic kids.
Tom Farrey is director of the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program and an ESPN reporter. The Clinton Foundation is a partner in the Institute's Project Play initiative, helping organizations act on ideas presented at its events.
Tune in to watch the third annual Health Matters conference live on Tuesday at 9 a.m. PST at clintonfoundation.org/healthmatters2014 where President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and leading health and wellness experts will discuss how leaders from across sectors are improving health and wellness for millions of people across the country. Join the conversation @AspenInstSports #ProjectPlay, @ClintonFdn #HealthMatters2014, and watch the televised @ESPN #KidsAndSports Town Hall on ESPN2 on Feb. 9 at 9 p.m. EST.
In partnership with journalist Maria Shriver, Ascend at the Aspen Institute Executive Director Anne Mosle was asked to join experts and leaders on gender equality to contribute essays to "The Shriver Report," a special examination of women and poverty in the United States. The report, titled “A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink,” is available for free download for a limited-time only until Jan. 15.
Below is Mosle's chapter from the report, which discusses findings from Ascend's recent publication called "Voices for Two-Generation Success."
Other contributors to the Shriver Report include multi-platinum recording artist Beyonce, New America Foundation President and CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter, Ascend Fellows Dr. Eduardo Padron and Gloria Perez, Aspen ThinkXChange participant Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, and others. Click here to read the chapters in their entirety.
Watch the full video above of former White House national security adviser Tom Donilon at the Aspen Institute.
Judith Samuelson is the executive director and creator of the Business and Society Program, an independently supported program at the Aspen Institute founded in 1998. She is the recipient of the Bellagio Practitioner Residency Program, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. Below, Samuelson shares her reflections on the state of the business industry from her time spent in Italy on sabbatical.
Two-generation approaches can be found along a continuum. This graphic illustrates the starting point (parent or child) and the relative emphasis.
As we acknowledge the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty," we have much work to do to eradicate income inequality in the US. Ascend at the Aspen Institute is working on solving this pressing issue using a two-generation approach.