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Center for Native American Youth: The Institute will host the official launch of this new policy program headed by former US Senator Byron Dorgan on February 28—at the Institute’s Dupont Circle offices in DC with a reception to follow at the National Museum for the American Indian. The Center will be dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Native American youth.
2011 Aspen Seminars: Register now for one of our classic seminar offerings. For more info, please contact Charlene Costello.
- May 21-27 (Aspen, CO)
- August 13-19 (Aspen, CO)
- August 20-26 (Aspen, CO)
- September 17-23 (Aspen, CO)
- October 1-7 (Wye River, MD)
Summer Public Programs:
A limited number of passes remain for our upcoming summer events. Be sure to register now for the Aspen Environment Forum
(May 30-June 2), Aspen Ideas Festival
(June 27-July 3), and Aspen Security Forum
Socrates Society: Register now for one of our upcoming seminars or join us for our benefit dinner. For more info, please contact Azalea Millan.
@ Washington, DC
Middle East Programs convenes a lunchtime dialogue February 4 to discuss social and economic development in the Palestinian Authority area and the role of the private sector. For more info, contact Rachel Samuelson.
Justice and Society Program will host a roundtable discussion February 9 on legal challenges to health care reform and the individual mandate with Gov. Bob McDonnell (R—VA) and former Gov. Ed Rendell (D—PA). For more info, contact Michael Green.
Washington Ideas Roundtable Series: To learn more about our DC-based roundtable series, contact Jeff Harris.
- February 8: Austan Goolsbee on "US Economy 2011: Prospects for Growth."
- February 11: Anna Deavere Smith on "The Artist's Voice for Social Change."
- March 22: Michael Kaiser on arts leadership and his recent book, Leading Roles: 50 Questions Every Arts Board Should Ask (Brandeis).
Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series: Join us for our upcoming DC-based lunchtime book talks. For more info, contact Devon Rodonets.
- February 23: Peter Bergen's The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda (Free Press).
- March 18: David Brooks' The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement (Random House).
- May 17: Wendy Kopp's A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn't in Providing an Excellent Education for All (PublicAffairs).
Washington Leadership Series will host DC Mayor Vincent Gray for a lunchtime conversation moderated by PBS NewsHour senior correspondent Ray Suarez on February 24. For more info, contact Christine Gasparich.
@ New York, NY:
Homeland Security Program, in partnership with The New York Times, will co-present a "Times Talk" featuring CIA Director Leon Panetta on February 28 at the Times Center in New York. For more info, please contact Josh Diamonstein.
Business and Society Program will host New America Foundation's Parag Khanna on February 23 to discuss his new book, How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (Random House). For more info, please contact Garrett Barr.
@ Wye River:
Aspen Wye Fellows, March 25: Washington College President Mitchell Reiss discusses his book Negotiating with Evil: When to Talk to Terrorists. For more info, please contact Bonnie Messix.
@ Aspen, CO:
Society of Fellows: Spaces are still available for our upcoming winter symposia. For more info, contact Patrick Kelly.
- February 21-23: "The Future of Free Speech:
Balancing Tensions of the First Amendment," moderated by Jeffrey Rosen and Geoffrey Stone.
- March 14-17: "Mind, Body, and Behavior: The Science of Meditation," moderated by Geshe Lobsang Negi and Amishi Jha.
Register Now for our next Après-Ski Fireside Chat: What Makes a Leader? with Michael Useem on February 20. For more info, please contact Beth Slater.
& Great Books:
These two eight-week programs run January–March. The Great Decisions Series is held on Tuesdays and the Great Books Series is held on Wednesdays. For more info, contact Beth Slater.
Sharing Shakespeare continues through May on the third Monday of each month from 6:30-9:00 PM. For more info, contact Beth Slater.
The Great Conversation: Engaging Young Aspen
is a new series offered to those under 45 who are interested in discussions of national and international issues with their peers and in engaging in dialogue with experts. This series is now sold out. For more info, please contact Beth Slater.
Snow, Speed and Style: Winter Sport Posters from the Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Collection.
This show features more than thirty vintage posters that capture the golden age of Alpine winter resorts - from the physical thrill of cross country, alpine skiing, sledding, and skating, to the fashion flair of the outdoor adventurers at Davos, St. Moritz, Gstaad, and other locations at the top of the world. The Collection will appear in the Paepcke Gallery. For exhibit info, contact Lisa Yorker at 970-544-7950.
The George and Patti Stranahan Collection includes remarkable works from many of the most iconic names in 20th-century photography. The Stranahans collected these photographs over decades, with many featuring personal and professional narratives.
The Collection will appear through the end of February in the Resnick Gallery. For exhibit info, contact Lisa Yorker at 970-544-7950.
Teen Socrates Seminars brings teenagers (ages 14-18) together to explore contemporary topics through expert-moderated, text-based roundtable dialogue. This year's seminar takes place June 24-27. Recent topics have included bioethics, environmental considerations, and repairing the US economy. For more info, please contact Beth Slater.
Around the World:
Aspen in Florence: After three years of top-rated Florence seminars in Aspen, our next program will take the series to a new level by bringing Aspen to Florence, April 1-5. For more info and to register, please contact Patrick Nonte at 202-333-3705.
The Energy and Environment Program will convene its next Africa seminar February 12-17. For more info, contact Donna Horney.
Communications and Society Program announces the International Digital Economy Accords next meeting in Brussels on March 23-24. For more info, contact Sarah Eppehimer.