Monday, July 27, 2015 - 7:00pm
Aspen Aspen Institute Arts Program
This award-winning film chronicles nine African Americans who set out to build a legacy and become role models for inner-city kids and people of color all over America to encourage them to get outside. They did so by taking on the grueling 20,320 foot peak of the continent’s highest mountain, Denali. A discussion with climber and 2004 Henry Crown Fellow Stephen DeBerry will follow immediately after the film.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - Thursday, July 30, 2015
Aspen
Moderated by Alan Fletcher, AMFS President and CEO, with Steven Stucky, composer, and Jeremy Denk, librettist, discussing their opera: “The Classical Style: An Opera (of Sorts),” based on the widely acclaimed work by the late Charles Rosen. The program will focus on the free-ranging tale of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven’s return to earth amidst reports of the decline of classical music. Joined by Ed Berkeley, Director of the Aspen Opera Theater Center, and Robert Spano, AMFS Music Director, the conversation will explore the achievement of the classical composers and the future of opera.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 8:00am to Friday, July 31, 2015 - 2:00pm
Aspen
For over 60 years, the Aspen Institute has convened the world’s leaders to pause and reflect on the critical issues of our time. We invite these leaders to do more than just reflect. We invite them to move “from thought to action” at the Aspen Action Forum. Read More
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Aspen
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
Aspen
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 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Aspen Aspen Strategy Group
The Aspen Strategy Group provides a bipartisan forum to explore the preeminent foreign policy challenges the United States faces. Its cross-disciplinary and high-level examination of policy strategies for addressing preeminent and emerging topics makes it crucially relevant to the American and global policy communities. The program for this event will be announced in early summer. Read More
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Aspen
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
Aspen
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
Aspen
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 - 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 - 9:00am to Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 5:00pm
Aspen
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
Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Aspen

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
Aspen
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
Aspen

*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
Aspen

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?

Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 5:00pm to Friday, August 21, 2015 - 12:00pm
Aspen Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI)

*This event is by invitation only. 

Using the time-tested Aspen Institute method of text-based dialogue, the Fellowship program aims to provide the tools and perspectives necessary for effective, enlightened leadership. Nominations for the Fellowship are by invitation-only. Fifteen Fellows are selected annually through a competitive process.

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