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“I’d call prisons before anybody knew about the work and say, ‘Hey would you like us to come to your prison and put makeup on your guys, and do, you know, four hours of what we call the theater of sweat with no breaks?’ They were kind of like, ‘Well, that’s so crazy you should really come and try it.’”
Filed in Blog Topics: Aspen Institute Arts Program
Catto Fellow Kirsten Saenz Tobey pledged to improve access to healthy food and teach healthy eating habits to more than 250,000 students in underserved US communities by 2016.
Filed in Blog Topics: aspen global leadership network, #myaspenaction
Insights on improving job accessibility from the authors and editors of "Connecting People to Work: Workforce Intermediaries and Sector Strategies."
Filed in Blog Topics: Economic Opportunity Program, Connecting People to Work

Today is Giving Tuesday. Millions of generous Americans will take the time today to make a meaningful contribution to non-profit organizations that they cherish. We know that you have enjoyed some of the Institute’s vibrant programming, and hope that you will give today. 

A new wave of entrepreneurs are entering developing economies and creating market-driven solutions that not only generate profit, but provide products and services critically needed by bottom-of-the-pyramid consumers to improve quality of life and access to resources and services.
Filed in Blog Topics: Global Alliances Program
Three weeks ago, I took a group of Aspen Institute friends who had gathered from all across the country to make a 24-hour excursion to Bentonville, Arkansas, to visit the museum that benefactor Alice Walton has founded and given to America.
Filed in Blog Topics: Aspen Across America
According to Bloomberg, the cost of higher education in the United States has increased by 1,225 percent over the last 36 years. Tuitions continue to climb while public financial support diminishes, forcing prospective students to seek loans that, at best, won’t see a return on investment, and at worst, result in a detriment to their success and ultimately, the future of our nation’s economy.
Filed in Blog Topics: Our Society Reimagined: Exploring New Ideas
What "sweeping organizational changes" is CIA Director John Brennan considering making at the nation's foremost intelligence agency? What factors contribute to Latin American women facing an "iron ceiling?" How is the "Shazam effect" impacting the music we listen to? 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 an Aspen Institute stage, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings voiced support for a free and open Internet.
Filed in Blog Topics: net neutrality
At last year’s Aspen Action Forum, India Leadership Initiative Fellow Manoj Kumar pledged to educate 100,000 girls in India by 2020 through a program which places underprivileged girls in schools and equips them with uniforms, books, shoes, and other needed supplies.
Filed in Blog Topics: Aspen Action Forum, #myaspenaction, aspen global leadership network

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