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How and why does daycare cost more than college in dozens of states? What will it take for new grads to conquer the gender pay gap? What are some of the most innovative techniques for disease control? 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.

Scroll down to see tweets from across the Institute this week about 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.

On April 21st, Andrew McAfee, MIT Center for Digital Business principal research scientist, will join the Institute in Washington, DC, to discuss his new book "The Second Machine Age: Work Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies" as part of the Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series. The live-streamed discussion is scheduled for 12:15pm and will feature Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson. In advance of the event, the Aspen Idea blog checked in with McAfee to get his predictions about how the advanced technology revolution will change the work force, the economy, and our lives.
"When we talk about race... there's a divide when it comes to home ownership and the creation of wealth," said Mark Hugo Lopez, director of Hispanic research at the Pew Research Center. With US economic inequality at an all-time high, the issue of housing as it relates to racial disparity was recently discussed during a panel at the 2014 State of Race Symposium at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
Filed in Blog Topics: Communications and Society Program
Recently, cellist and 2013 Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence Yo-Yo Ma and dancer and Aspen Institute Arts Program Director Damian Woetzel visited Detroit Public Schools’ Spain Elementary-Middle School to stage an Arts Strike, a dialogue between artists and communities first piloted in 2010 by Woetzel and Ma.
Filed in Blog Topics: Aspen Institute Arts Program, Aspen Arts Strategy Group

What keeps many academically successful, low-income students from going to college? (Hint: It's not the cost.) What can Disney Pixar teach us about creativity in the workplace? How will climate change impact global food security? 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.

Scroll down to see tweets from across the Institute this week about 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.

Henry Crown Fellow and former Aspen Strategy Group member Sylvia Mathews Burwell was nominated by President Barack Obama today to succeed Kathleen Sebelius as the secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. If confirmed, she will become the fourth Aspen Global Leadership Network Fellow serving in the United States Cabinet.
Filed in Blog Topics: aspen global leadership network
Experts say that almost all of the 30 fastest-growing occupations in the next decade will require at least some background in STEM — science, technology, engineering, and math.
"So much has happened," remarked former Interview magazine editor and Vanity Fair contributor Bob Colacello when he was asked to update his 1990 biography of friend and former employer Andy Warhol.
As race continues to be a part of the larger conversation about the changing US society, the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program, in association with the Comcast Corporation, hosted its annual Symposium on the State of Race in America at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
Filed in Blog Topics: Communications and Society Program

Author Maria Semple interviewed by her brother, columnist Lo Semple, at an Aspen Writer's Foundation Winter Words event.

Filed in Blog Topics: Aspen Writer's Foundation

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