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In many parts of the world cows are given more rights than women.
Filed in Blog Topics: New Voices Fellows
This past week Aspen Institute Radio featured highlights of conversations on American cultural identity, strategies to advance women’s health on a global scale, the rise of Netflix, and lessons learned from Ebola as we face a new possible threat from the Zika virus.
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Why did the Pentagon change its parental leave policy? Is the US doing enough for poverty and inequality? What global brand dispute is shaking up the alcohol industry? 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.
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New research investigates the disconnect between the numerous development opportunities that companies offer and the lack of career mobility that frontline workers face.
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Cartoonist Alison Bechdel, whose life is chronicled in her memoir and Broadway play "Fun Home," shared her story at a recent Aspen Words event.
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Hear what former prisoner Shaka Senghor, who was incarcerated for 19 years and now directs strategy for the bipartisan initiative #cut50, has to say about President Barack Obama's recent pledge to end solitary confinement for juveniles and low-level offenders.
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Panelists discuss how a newer model of economic development increases economic opportunity and quality jobs for community residents.
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Who tells our stories — whether on the movie screen or in the newspaper opinion pages — matters. The Aspen Institute New Voices Fellowship broadens the global development conversation, bringing new perspectives to the media’s coverage of health and development issues. The New Voices Fellows are telling the story of development, thereby changing the development process itself.
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This past week Aspen Institute Radio highlighted sessions with author and New York Times Columnist David Brooks, American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks, and financier and author Bill Browder. The topics of conversation include capitalism, personal virtues and honesty in a materialistic age, and the impact of the fluctuating price of oil on the global economy.
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What lessons from Silicon Valley can help alleviate poverty? Are testing standards higher for GED test takers than for high school students? How can team sports help women develop leadership skills? 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.
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