February 13, 2015 - February 16, 2015
Aspen, CO
Weekend long seminars include roundtable discussion and outdoor activities. Read More
February 14, 2015 - February 16, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States
Your Privacy - Your Rights? 

In our digital world, the tension between our privacy and our rights is a matter that may be beyond our control. Should this change the way we live in the digital world? What are the ramifications? What are our rights? Constitutional expert Jeffrey Rosen will engage students in these questions, and an exploration of the changing landscape unfolding before us. How does the First Amendment Right to Free Speech relate to our digital lives? Should we all have the "Right to be Forgotten" on the Internet? This seminar will be a fascinating look at something students deal with every day. 

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February 16, 2015 - February 19, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States

*This event is by invitation only. This event is open to Society of Fellows members only.

Moderated by Monica Lozano, chair, Aspen Institute Latinos and Society policy program. Co-moderator TBA.

This timely symposium will delve deeply into the trends, policy, and implications of charting America of the future. Over the course of three charged mornings, participants will explore the history, trends, and policies of U.S. immigration; the tension of state and federal actions; current and projected U.S. demographics, including the implications of globalization and integration; and citizenship and American identity. What are the implications for US competitiveness? How will the new demographics affect the political process? From language and assimilation to national identity, participants and moderators will explore the complexities and nuances of this timely issue. The roundtable format will feature readings, lecture, Q&A, and moderated discussion.

Opening reception followed by three half-day sessions.
Fee: $495 partipant; $250 auditor.

February 17, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States

In this eight-week series, participants gather to discuss key foreign policy issues facing the world today, as featured in the 2015 Foreign Policy Association briefing book. This year’s topics will include Russia and the Near Abroad, Privacy in the Digital Age, Sectarianism in the Middle East, India Changes Course, U.S. Policy Toward Africa, Syria’s Refugee Crisis, Human Trafficking in the 21st Century, and Brazil’s Metamorphosis.

Fee: $195, includes all sessions, readings and light refreshments.

Registration is now open.

February 18, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States

Join us for this year’s exploration of the Great Books. Each year community members come together for 5 weeks to engage in lively and rigorous exploration of the Great Books as well as other significant contemporary works. This series has featured authors such as Seneca, Montaigne, Kant, Freud and others. Senior Aspen Institute moderator Pete Thigpen will lead the series. Pete spent 15 years studying with Mortimer Adler, co-founder of the Great Books Foundation, and has been moderating the Aspen Institute’s executive seminar since 1989.

Fee: $195, includes readings and light refreshments.

Registration is now open.

February 23, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States
Featuring Deb Palmieri, a specialist on Russian/Soviet business, economic and foreign policy affairs for more than 25 years and Honorary Consul General of Russia in Colorado, who will discuss key issues pertaining to the Ukrainian crisis, including two distinct narratives on the origins, cause and responsibility for why it happened. Why do the U.S. and Russia have differing interpretations? What sparked civil war in Ukraine? How to assess and interpret the Ukraine crisis, and what are the implications for U.S.-Russian relations in the future? Has Obama's policy towards Russia succeeded? She will also include discussion of the dynamics in Russia today, including economic and political assessments and Putin's future. What lies ahead for Russia and for U.S.-Russian relations? Read More
February 24, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States

In this eight-week series, participants gather to discuss key foreign policy issues facing the world today, as featured in the 2015 Foreign Policy Association briefing book. This year’s topics will include Russia and the Near Abroad, Privacy in the Digital Age, Sectarianism in the Middle East, India Changes Course, U.S. Policy Toward Africa, Syria’s Refugee Crisis, Human Trafficking in the 21st Century, and Brazil’s Metamorphosis.

Fee: $195, includes all sessions, readings and light refreshments.

Registration is now open.

February 25, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States

Join us for this year’s exploration of the Great Books. Each year community members come together for 5 weeks to engage in lively and rigorous exploration of the Great Books as well as other significant contemporary works. This series will feature authors such as Seneca, Montaigne, Kant, Freud and others. Senior Aspen Institute moderator Pete Thigpen will lead the series. Pete spent 15 years studying with Mortimer Adler, co-founder of the Great Books Foundation, and has been moderating the Aspen Institute’s executive seminar since 1989.

Fee: $195, includes readings and light refreshments.

Registration is now open.

February 28, 2015 - March 6, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States

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?

March 3, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States

In this eight-week series, participants gather to discuss key foreign policy issues facing the world today, as featured in the 2015 Foreign Policy Association briefing book. This year’s topics will include Russia and the Near Abroad, Privacy in the Digital Age, Sectarianism in the Middle East, India Changes Course, U.S. Policy Toward Africa, Syria’s Refugee Crisis, Human Trafficking in the 21st Century, and Brazil’s Metamorphosis.

Fee: $195, includes all sessions, readings and light refreshments.

Registration is now open.

March 4, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States
Featuring award-winning photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg who covered Afghanistan for 25 years as a photojournalist for Time magazine and The New York Times from 1988-2013. His new book, Afghanistan - A Distant War, won the Olivier Rebbot Award in 2014 from the Overseas Press Club for the best reporting from abroad in books and magazines, and chronicles Afghanistan from when the Soviet Army withdrew in 1988 until the beginning of the US-NATO withdrawal in 2013. Read More
March 10, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States

In this eight-week series, participants gather to discuss key foreign policy issues facing the world today, as featured in the 2015 Foreign Policy Association briefing book. This year’s topics will include Russia and the Near Abroad, Privacy in the Digital Age, Sectarianism in the Middle East, India Changes Course, U.S. Policy Toward Africa, Syria’s Refugee Crisis, Human Trafficking in the 21st Century, and Brazil’s Metamorphosis.

Fee: $195, includes all sessions, readings and light refreshments.

Registration is now open.

March 12, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States
Literary fiction, investigative journalism, cultural reflection, poetry … Winter Words 2015 has it all. This year’s series features some of the most heralded and innovative writers of our time. Please join us at Paepcke auditorium for five evenings of readings, musings, and conversations designed to challenge, surprise and delight. Read More
March 16, 2015 - March 19, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States

*This event is by invitation only. This event is open to Society of Fellows members only.

Moderated by Carol Adelman, President, Movers & Shakespeares; and Joe Daniels, President and CEO, National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Contemporary society is engulfed with issues of violence. From threats of terrorism at home and abroad, to questions of police brutality, to Ebola and the NFL, we are constantly confronted with the choice of vengeance or forgiveness. This three-morning symposium invites participants to a deeper dialogue. Participants will engage in a close reading of Shakespeare's The Tempest and Alexander Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo. The focus will then shift to the work of the 9/11 Memorial, and its stark - and often personal - confrontation with these issues. Through literature, multimedia presentations, lecture, and dialogue, the session offers a timely - and timeless - confrontation with this fundamental human dilemma.

Opening reception followed by three half-day sessions.
Fee: $495 participant; $295 auditor. 

March 16, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States
Marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, this seminar series will use the Bard as a lens through which to frame the Enlightenment ideas and ideals that shape the American Democratic Experiment. Following the structure of “Athens to Aspen”, the curriculum will comprise three, three-month thematic modules, each drawing upon: texts from the European Enlightenment, a Shakespeare play, and text about American politics and culture. Read More
March 17, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States

In this eight-week series, participants gather to discuss key foreign policy issues facing the world today, as featured in the 2015 Foreign Policy Association briefing book. This year’s topics will include Russia and the Near Abroad, Privacy in the Digital Age, Sectarianism in the Middle East, India Changes Course, U.S. Policy Toward Africa, Syria’s Refugee Crisis, Human Trafficking in the 21st Century, and Brazil’s Metamorphosis.

Fee: $195, includes all sessions, readings and light refreshments.

Registration is now open.

March 21, 2015 - March 27, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States

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?

April 14, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States
Literary fiction, investigative journalism, cultural reflection, poetry … Winter Words 2015 has it all. This year’s series features some of the most heralded and innovative writers of our time. Please join us at Paepcke auditorium for five evenings of readings, musings, and conversations designed to challenge, surprise and delight. Read More
April 20, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States
Marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, this seminar series will use the Bard as a lens through which to frame the Enlightenment ideas and ideals that shape the American Democratic Experiment. Following the structure of “Athens to Aspen”, the curriculum will comprise three, three-month thematic modules, each drawing upon: texts from the European Enlightenment, a Shakespeare play, and text about American politics and culture. Read More
May 2, 2015 - May 8, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States

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?

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