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The 27th Annual Awards Dinner will take place at the Plaza Hotel in New York on November 4. This year’s event will honor Leonard Lauder, chairman emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., with the Corporate Service Award, and Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, with the Henry Crown Award. Additionally, the third annual John P. McNulty Prize will be presented to an extraordinary young leader of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. For more information and to register, please visit our webpage.
2010 Aspen Cultural Diplomacy Forum: The Aspen Institute, the Phillips Collection, and the NYU Brademas Center for the Study of Congress present this ambitious one-day event on October 4. The Forum will feature speakers Madeleine K. Albright, architect Elizabeth Diller, and NEH Chair Jim Leach. See a full list of speakers.
Registration for Summer 2011 Public Programs in Aspen, CO: The Aspen Ideas Festival and Aspen Security Forum will open to registration on October 25 for Society of Fellows members and November 1 for the general public. For more information on each event, please click on the corresponding image below.
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Aspen Global Health and Development recently launched its Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health. It is a high-level task force of renowned leaders uniting to make the case that reproductive health is central to global development and prosperity. More info about the program.
@ Washington, DC
The Communications and Society Program will host the Knight Commission to mark the anniversary of the release of Informing Communities, the report of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. Communications policy leaders will discuss the status of the Commission’s recommendations after one year. For more info, contact Erin Silliman. Sept. 29.
The Communications and Society Program holds its 5th annual Symposium on Critical Issues in Journalism at the US Department of State. This year’s event features Bob Woodward. For more info, contact Kiahna Williams. Oct. 27.
Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series: Join us this Fall for the Institute's DC-based lunchtime book talks. For more info, contact Devon Rodonets.
- October 6: Justice Stephen Breyer to discuss his new book, Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View (Alfred A. Knopf). (No more seats available)
- October 15: Condoleezza Rice will discuss Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me (Delacorte Books for Young Readers) and Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family (Crown Books). (No more seats available)
- November 19: Siddhartha Mukherjee, cancer physician and researcher, will discuss his new book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (Scribner).
- December 9: Amb. Andrew Young to discuss his recent book Walk in My Shoes: Conversations between a Civil Rights Legend and his Godson on the Journey Ahead (Palgrave Macmillan).
@ New York, NY:
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) presents its 2010 Annual Conference in Glen Cove, NY. Keynote speakers for this year's conference will be Dr. Rajiv Shah, administrator, USAID; Elizabeth Littlefield, president and CEO, OPIC; and Carl Schramm, president and CEO, Kauffman Foundation. This conference will bring together over 100 leaders in the entrepreneurship and development space to discuss common challenges and forge new solutions. Sept. 29 - Oct. 1.
Aspen in New York's Business and Society Forum 2010: Experiencing Aspen Ideas Festival withdrawal? Join us in NYC for a day-and-a-half of public conversation to explore the measures of business health, societal progress, and the big questions that link the two; sponsored by Accenture. Fewer than 70 tickets remain. Register online. For more info, email or call 212-895-8000. Oct. 26-27.
@ Wye River:
Aspen Wye Fellows announces that author and humanitarian Khaled Hosseini will discuss his novels, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, as well as his work with the UNHCR in Afghanistan, at our Wye campus. To learn more about the Aspen Wye Fellows and how to become a member, please visit our webpage or contact Bonnie Messix at 410-820-5424. Oct. 22.
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. More info. Contact Melissa Ingber or Azalea Millan. Oct. 22-24.
@ Aspen, CO:
Sharing Shakespeare 2010-2011: On the third Monday of each month the group explores a Shakespearean play by watching film clips and discussing the themes, characters, and drama of the play. Moderated by local and nationally renowned experts and enthusiasts, participants will share their insights and questions to reach a fuller understanding of the works. Sessions take place from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Dates subject to change. For more info, contact Beth Slater.
Aspen Institute Fireside Chat featuring Roxana Saberi, author of Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran, will take place on October 7 at 6:00 pm. The fee for this event is $10. Please register in advance by calling 970-544-7921.
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. Nov. 19-20.
The Energy and Environment Program will convene its next Africa seminar from February 12-17, 2011. In 2008 the Institute’s Public Programs and Energy and Environment Program partnered with the African Wildlife Foundation for the first time to combine traditional Aspen-moderated seminar discussions with a world-class African safari experience. A video recorded from our first event in 2008 "Human Well Being and Conservation in Africa" can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/aspentoafrica. Register online.