McCloskey Speaker Series – A Conversation with Democratic Governors: Leading from the State Level

August 1, 2015
Aspen, CO
Democratic governors will discuss how to lead a nation by facing the challenges of energy, education, and citizens’ rights among other priorities at the state level.
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Democratic governors will discuss how to lead a nation by facing the challenges of energy, education, and citizens’ rights among other priorities at the state level. Read More
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 6:30pm to Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 12:30pm
Aspen Communications and Society Program
The Aspen Institute Dialogue on Diplomacy and Technology (ADDTech) convenes leaders from the sometimes disparate worlds of diplomacy and technology to address how new technological tools can be used better for public or citizen diplomacy around the world. The 2015 conference, Countering the ISIS Message, will take place August 2-4, 2015 in Aspen, Colorado. Read More
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 6:00pm to Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 12:00pm
Aspen Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI)

The Aspen Philanthropy Group is comprised of foundation executives committed to the success of the social sector. Participation in the Aspen Philanthropy Group annual meeting is by invitation only.

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Aspen Aspen Institute Arts Program
"Capturing Grace" is a story about two realms. One is occupied by some of the most acclaimed modern dancers in the world. The other is inhabited by a group of people with Parkinson's disease. This film is about what happens when those worlds intersect. Read More
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 8:30am to Friday, August 7, 2015 - 11:00am
Aspen Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI)

This invitation-only event is hosted in collaboration with the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
This event features clinical researcher, author, and health advocate Dr. Neal Barnard, M.D. Dr. Barnard is the founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and an adjunct associate professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Read More
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 8:00am to Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 12:00pm
Aspen Aspen Strategy Group
The Aspen Strategy Group’s annual Summer Workshop brings together ASG members, outside experts, and administration officials to identify and anticipate the forthcoming foreign policy challenges facing the United States. This year’s meeting will focus on developing an American strategy for countering Islamic radicalism in the Middle East. Read More
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Aspen Aspen Strategy Group
Featuring David Petraeus, former Director of the CIA, Frances Townsend, President of the Counter Extremism Project and former Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, and Bernard Haykel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, in conversation with Nicholas Burns, professor at the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Read More
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
A conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO, Walter Isaacson, and Public Service Awardee, Ken Burns, will be held in Greenwald Pavilion at 5:00pm, followed by the reception and dinner from 6:30-9:00pm in the Doerr-Hosier Center at the Aspen Meadows Resort in Aspen, CO. Read More
Sunday, August 9, 2015 - Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Moderated by Bernard Haykel, professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University, and Jessica Stern, lecturer at Harvard University, terrorism expert, and co-author of "ISIS: The State of Terror." The ideological, political, and religious roots behind the dramatic rise of ISIS will be explored. Topics covered will include: the appeal of Islamic militancy, the role of the US and Middle Eastern countries in this conflict, and whether the violent movement can be defeated.
Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Debating this issue will be high level authorities taking part in the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Strategy Group, with ABC News’ John Donvan moderating. The live audience will weigh in with interactive voting and deliver the verdict at the end of the debate. Read More
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
This event will feature Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper in conversation with Jane Harman, President and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Aspen Institute Trustee. Read More
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Aspen Aspen Institute Arts Program
An enlightening look at America’s 41st president, George H. W. Bush, "41ON41" takes the viewer on an emotional journey as it reveals a remarkable husband, father, grandfather, and friend through the eyes of 41 extraordinary storytellers. The film explores the policy decisions, bipartisanship, good humor, and character that shaped his life, and marked his tenure as leader of the free world. Read More
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 8:00am to Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 12:00pm
Aspen Latinos and Society Program

*This event is by invitation only. 

The Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program, in collaboration with the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program, will convene 30 diverse thought leaders and practitioners in the civic participation field to better understand the challenges, explore innovative ideas, generate culturally relevant solutions, and encourage members of the group to move the best ideas forward. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 5:00pm
The Henry Crown Fellowship Program, established in 1997, seeks to develop the next generation of community-spirited leaders, providing them with the tools necessary to meet the challenges of business and civic leadership in the 21st century. The program is a unique mix of seminars designed to broaden the perspectives of the participants and hone their skills in values-centered leadership. It honors the memory of Chicago industrialist Henry Crown (1896-1990), whose legendary career was marked by a lifelong commitment to honor, integrity, industry and philanthropy. Read More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will be featured in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson. Read More
Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Join Art Registrar Lissa Ballinger for a tour of the exhibit "The Legacy of Herbert Bayer: Recent Gifts and Loans to the Aspen Institute" in the Resnick Gallery, Doerr-Hosier Center.

Free and open to the public. No tickets or RSVP necessary.

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
This event will feature Hank Paulson, current chairman of the Paulson Institute and former US Secretary of the Treasury, in conversation with Walter Isaacson, Institute president and CEO, about Paulson’s new book, Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower. Read More
Friday, August 14, 2015 - 9:30am - 1:00pm

*This event is by invitation only.

Featuring American Enterprise Institute scholars working in the policy areas of education, poverty, taxes, and foreign relations, notably Peter Wallison, on his book, "Hidden in Plain Sight," a look into the 2008 financial crisis and why it may happen again.

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 5:00pm to Friday, August 21, 2015 - 12:00pm

For almost 60 years, this premier roundtable has challenged leaders in every field to think more critically and deeply. The seminar is a unique opportunity to step away from the demands of the present and reflect with other leaders in moderated, text-based Socratic dialogue on the concept of a good and just society: What is it? How does it become a reality?