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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Admiral Mike Mullen, National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael Leiter, CNN Homeland Security Correspondent Jeanne Meserve, former National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism Richard Clarke, and other prominent national security experts will be featured. Registration still available! To learn more, visit our webpage or call 202-736-2904. June 28-30.
Now in its sixth year, the Ideas Festival will look at topics such as world affairs and the global economy, green technology, Race in America, global health, Latin America, and women and girls, among other issues with a focus on “Ideas That Work.” Sign up to receive Festival updates. For more info, visit our webpage or call 970-544-7960. July 5-11.
Limited passes remain for the third annual Aspen Environment Forum. The Forum will feature speakers such as EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and other experts. As the world's population approaches seven billion, 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. July 25-28.
McCloskey Speaker Series
The 2010 summer series kicks off June 28 with Admiral Mike Mullen, in collaboration with the Aspen Security Forum. Sandra Day O'Connor will also be among the featured speakers this summer. 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.
Summer Words Literary Festival
This year's festival flies under the banner "Crossroads: A Literary Intersection of the American South," and will explore stories from the Gulf to the Atlantic with some of the legendary writers who crafted them. Passes available online or by calling 866-449-0464. For more information, visit our webpage or call 970-925-3122. June 20-25.
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Aspen Institute Fireside Chat: Featuring Norman H. Gershman, who photographed Muslim families in Albania and Kosovo who rescued and saved Jews in World War II. Fee: $10 per person. Register online or by calling 970-544-7914. Koch Building, 5:00-6:00 pm. June 18.
Aspen Summer Words Writing Retreat: The Aspen Writers' Foundation is now accepting applications to the 34th annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Retreat. Visit our webpage for more info. June 20-25.
Socrates Society Summer Seminar and Teen Socrates: A diverse group of emerging leaders gather in expert-moderated seminars on contemporary issues. Our 2010 summer seminars will feature, among others, Niall Ferguson and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. For more info, visit our webpage or contact Melissa Ingber or Azalea Millan. July 2-5.
Socrates Society Benefit Dinner will feature a conversation on leadership and social innovation hosted by David Gergen, Institute trustee and Harvard professor, with Kasim Reed, mayor of Atlanta, and Michelle Rhee, chancellor of DC Public Schools. For ticket info, visit our webpage or call 970-544-7925. July 3.
NEW VIEWS: Premier Documentaries: The Institute, in partnership with Aspen Film, presents a series of critically acclaimed new documentaries. The series launches on July 5 with a special showing of Joshua Litle's Furious Force of Rhymes and resumes on Mondays, July 19 – August 9 at 8:00 pm in Paepcke Auditorium. Tickets on sale June 28.
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 15 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 16-24. For more info, visit www.breakthroughart.org.
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.
@ Washington, DC:
Socrates Society Salon: Can the US Survive the US Health Care System? Moderated by Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs. For more info, visit our webpage or contact Melissa Ingber or Azalea Millan. May 7-8.
Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series: Join us this spring for the Institute's DC-based lunchtime book talks. To RSVP, contact Rachel Sommers.
- May 19: Sebastian Junger, No. 1 New York Times best-selling author, to discuss his new book, WAR (Twelve). Moderated by Jeffrey Brown, PBS NewsHour.
- June 9: Newsweek's Jonathan Alter to discuss his new book, Promise: President Obama, Year One (Simon & Schuster). Moderated by Evan Thomas, editor at large, Newsweek.
Washington Ideas Roundtable Series: These monthly DC-based lunchtime discussions alternate in focus between world affairs and arts and culture. The Series is made possible with the generous support of Michelle Smith and the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation. By invitation only. Contact Jeffrey Harris.
- May 18: Kay Ryan, 16th poet laureate of the United States, to discuss becoming a writer.
- May 25: Tom Donilon, deputy national security advisor to President Obama.
- June 2: Anne-Marie Slaughter, director of policy planning for the State Department to discuss US development policy.
@ New York, NY:
Business and Society - 2nd Annual Forum on "How Do You Measure Success?": 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?" Registration opens in mid-May. For more info, email or call 215-895-8000. Oct 26-27.
@ Wye River:
Aspen Wye Fellows: Launched in 2006, the Fellows are Chesapeake Bay-area residents who share the Institute's interest in global dialogue. For more info, contact Bonnie Messix or call 410-820-5424.
- May 6 (5 pm @ River House): Michael Chertoff, former homeland security secretary, discussing Keeping America Safe in a Post 9/11 World.
Around the World:
The Aspen Global Leadership Network is hosting an Alumni Seminar on “Pursuing the Good Life,” designed to help Fellows address the question of “What’s next?” in their careers and personal lives. The seminar will take place in Amman, Jordan, as well as near the Dead Sea. May 16-22.
Ministerial Leadership Initiative for Global Health: This year’s meeting of ministers of health will focus on the Women and Health: Today’s Evidence, Tomorrow’s Agenda report launched in November 2009 by the World Health Organization under the leadership of Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan. The meeting will take place in Geneva, Switzerland and is presented by the Council of Women World Leaders as a partner in the Initiative. For more info, visit our website.
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. Contact Donna Horney or call 202-736-5835 to make a reservation.
For a current listing of Institute programs and events please visit our global calendar.