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Hours of Video from the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival Available Here
At the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival, New York Times columnist David Brooks gave a talk titled "Educating the Emotions: A Middle Aged Guy Talks About Engaging Passion."
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo talks with Alan Greenspan, David Rubenstein, and David Hale about views of America's economy from home and abroad at the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival.
Limited passes remain for the third annual Aspen Environment Forum. The Forum will feature speakers such as EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Shell Oil Company President Marvin Odum, and other experts. As our nation grapples wit the worst oil spill in history, we are forced to examine the magnitude — and complexity — of the nexus between the human and natural world as we ask, "Can We Sustain This?" To register, visit our webpage or call 970-544-7960. Individual tickets to select events are on sale at www.aspenshowtickets.com or by calling 970-920-5770. July 25-28.
McCloskey Speaker Series
The 2010 summer series kicked off June 28 with Admiral Mike Mullen, in collaboration with the Aspen Security Forum. The series continues with author Vartan Gregorian on July 28. For a full list of speakers, dates, and ticket information call the Wheeler Opera House at 970-920-5770 or visit our webpage. June 28 - Aug 10.
FORUM ON COMMUNICATIONS
The 2010 FOCAS, “News Cities: The Next Generation of Healthy Informed Communities,” will engage government officials, media and business executives, civic leaders, user representatives, and other thought leaders in roundtables and private working groups to arrive at specific action steps that communities can take to improve their information health. For more info, visit our webpage or contact Erin Silliman. August 15-18.
NEW VIEWS: PREMIER DOCUMENTARIES
NEW VIEWS: Premier Documentaries: The Institute, in partnership with Aspen Film, presents a series of critically acclaimed new documentaries. The series began July 8 and now continues Mondays at 8:00 pm through August 9 in the newly renovated Paepcke Auditorium. Tickets on sale now.
Also @ Aspen...
Breakthrough Art: An Exhibition of Ten East German Artists: The Institute will host the Breakthrough Art organization’s inaugural exhibit in the Hines Room from July 18 through August 27. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the 2009/2010 Breakthrough Art tour will spotlight artists from the former East Germany. The artists themselves will be in Aspen July 18-24. For more info, visit www.breakthroughart.org.
Business and Society - First Movers Fellowship: The second class of the Aspen Institute First Movers will convene at Aspen Meadows for their first seminar. The First Movers are working on innovations that will lead to greater integration of social and financial value within their companies. For more info, visit our webpage or call 212-895-8006. July 19-22.
Communications and Society Program: This summer the C&S program is hosting several programs on the Aspen Meadows campus.
17th Annual Summer Celebration will feature public service awardees Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, and Jim Lehrer, executive editor and anchor of "PBS NewsHour." Co-chairs of this year's summer benefit are Soledad and Bob Hurst. For ticket info, click here or call 970-544-7925. August 7.
Conversations with Scholars from the American Enterprise Institute: The series will be moderated by Elliot Gerson, EVP of the Aspen Institute. All events take place in the Doerr-Hosier Center. Tickets on sale now through the Wheeler Opera House at www.aspenshowtickets.com or 970-920-5770. Ticket cost is $25 and includes admittance to all conversations.
- August 11, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm: "Does the Cure Fit the Disease: Perspectives on Regulation of the Financial Markets." A conversation with Peter Wallison, the Arthur F. Burns fellow at AEI.
- August 11, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm: "Violent Islamists and the States that Support Them." A conversation with Fred Kagan, AEI resident scholar and director of AEI's Critical Threats Project, and Kimberly Kagan, president of the Institute for the Study of War.
- August 12, 8:30 am to 9:30 am: A conversation with Arthur Brooks, president of AEI, on his new book, The Battle: How the Fight Between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America's Future. Book signing to follow.
Aspen Writers’ Foundation presents novelist Mona Simpson in conversation with Walter Isaacson about her new book My Hollwood. The conversation will be followed by a book signing. The conversation will be held in Paepcke Auditorium at 5:00 - 6:00 pm on August 13. For more information, contact Natalie Lacy.
@ New York, NY:
Business and Society Program: What do a Nobel laureate, Buddhist scholar, yogurt CEO, and Google exec have in common? They’ll share their views on "How Do You Measure Success?" in this second annual forum. Registration is now open. For more info, email or call 215-895-8000. Oct 26-27.
27th Annual Awards Dinner will take place at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. This year’s event will honor Leonard Lauder, chairman of The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., and Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additionally, the third annual John P. McNulty Prize will be awarded to an extraordinary young leader of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. For more info and to register, click here. November 4.
@ Wye River:
Socrates Society: Senate Socrates - Are Demographics Destiny? Population Shifts and their Impact on Foreign Policy, National Identity, and Competition. The seminar will be offered to Congressional staffers and a limited number of the public. For more info, visit our webpage or contact Melissa Ingber or Azalea Millan. October 22-24.
Around the World:
Socrates Society: San Francisco Salon - Energy, Agriculture, and Transportation Opportunities in Sustainable Communities. For more info, visit our webpage or contact Melissa Ingber or Azalea Millan. November 19-20.
Wildlife Conservation & Human Well-Being in Africa: The Institute and the African Wildlife Foundation will present a seminar about wildlife and wildlands conservation, African politics, and equitable development at the beautiful Singita Lodges in South Africa's breathtaking Kruger National Park. For more info or to make a reservation contact Donna Horney or call 202-736-5835.
For a current listing of Institute programs and events please visit our global calendar.