Lifetime Trustees consist of former board members and other prominent individuals who have been elected by a majority of the membership of the Board. Their mission is to create a more involved and informed way for retiring board members and other members to stay in touch with fellow trustees and with the work of the Aspen Institute. They are a key arm of the Institute, responsible for providing advice concerning strategic issues facing the organization.

James C. Calaway
Co-Chairman of Lifetime Trustees

Berl Bernhard
Co-Chairman of Lifetime Trustees

Prince Bandar bin Sultan
Former Saudi Ambassador to the United States

Keith Berwick
Keith Berwick Chair
The Aspen Institute

John Brademas
President Emeritus New York University

Melva Bucksbaum
Martin Bucksbaum Family Foundation

William T. Coleman, Jr.
Senior Partner and The Senior Counselor
O'Melveny & Myers

Lester Crown
Former Vice-Chairman, The Aspen Institute
Chairman, Henry Crown and Company

William L. Davis
Chairman and COO
WLD Davis Holdings, LLC

William H. Donaldson
Chairman Donaldson Enterprises

James L. Ferguson
Retired Chairman and CEO
General Foods Corporation

Richard N. Gardner
Senior Counsel, Morgan Lewis
Professor of Law and International Organization
Columbia University

Alma L. Gildenhorn
Honorary Trustee, Kennedy Center

Jacqueline Grapin

President
The European Institute

Irvine O. Hockaday, Jr.
Retired President and CEO
Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Nina Rodale Houghton
President Wye Institute

Jérôme Huret
Former President Institut Aspen France

William N. Joy
Partner
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Henry A. Kissinger
Chairman
RAND Board of Trustees
Chairman
Kissinger Associates, Inc  

Ann McLaughlin Korologos
Chairman Emeritus
The Aspen Institute

Yotaro Kobayashi
Chief Corporate Advisor
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Leonard A. Lauder
Chairman Emeritus
The Aspen Institute and
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

Robert H. Malott 
Retired Chairman and CEO
FMC Corporation

Olivier Mellerio
Board Member, Aspen Institute France
Partner, Interfinexa

Eleanor Merrill
Publisher Emeritus, Washingtonian Magazine

Elinor Bunin Munroe
President Emeritus, Washingtonian Magazine

Sandra Day O'Connor
U.S. Supreme Court Justice (Retired)

Hisashi Owada
International Court of Justice

Thomas R. Pickering
Vice Chairman
Hills and Company

Charles Powell
Chairman
Sagitta Asset Management Limited

Jay Sandrich
TV and Film Director

Lloyd G. Schermer
Retired Chairman & CEO
Lee Enterprises

Carlo Scognamiglio
Honorary Chairman
Aspen Institute Italia

Albert H. Small
President
Southern Engineering Corp

Andrew L. Stern
Ronald O. Perelman Senior Fellow
Columbia University

Paul A. Volcker
Former Chairman of the Board of Governors
Federal Reserve System

Leslie H. Wexner
President and Chairman of the Board
The Limited, Inc

Frederick B. Whittemore
Advisory Director
Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc

Alice Young, Esq.
Chair, Asia Pacific Practice
Kaye Scholer LLP