Ascend at the Aspen Institute recently hosted a webinar on ways to help the youngest students save for a future that includes college, and teach them and their parents the benefits of depositing their money in a real bank. 

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“Memoir is not autobiography,” author Dani Shapiro wrote in a January 2014 open letter on

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US National Security Advisor Susan Rice recently shared her perspective on Indo-US ties at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC. Speaking to participants of the 19th convening of the Aspen Strategy Group's US-India Strategic Dialogue, she acknowledged recent tensions between the two countries.

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Susan Rice, the National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama, and a former member of the Aspen Strategy Group (ASG), delivered an address to the 19th convening of the ASG’s US-India Strategic Dialogue to sha

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Executive Artistic Director of New York Live Arts and Choreographer and Co-founder of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Bill T. Jones joined Director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program and former New York City Ballet principal dancer Damian Woetzel in conversation at New York Live Arts to discuss “the decrepitude of art.”

This inaugural “Bill Chat” is the first in a series of discussions hosted by Jones, and the first in the collaboration between the Aspen Institute and Live Arts. The conversation's subject refers to a statement by 20th century arts titan (and co-founder of the New York City Ballet) Lincoln Kirstein, commenting on modern art and the work of modern dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham. The comment was made in an interview published in a book about the dancer written by James Klosty.

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The Aspen Challenge — launched by the Aspen Institute and the Bezos Family Foundation — provides a platform, inspiration, and tools for young people to design solutions to some of the world's most critical problems by engaging with leading global visionaries, artists, and en

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From Russian security strategies during the Olympics in Sochi, to the educational value of the popular video game Minecraft, to a six-word memoir backstory contest, Aspen Institute programs have been scouring their respective issue areas to find and share the most insightful and informative links with their Twitter followers.

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, and let us know what you're reading in the comments section below.

A new online tool gives you a closer look at the fascinating work of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) Fellows. Profiles of the more than 1,700 AGLN Fellows from 46 countries, and their projects, are now available to be viewed by everyone, instead of being limited to members. 

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