Monday, July 27, 2015 - 10:00am to Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 4:00pm
Aspen Aspen Words

Join artist Tim Fielder on an adventure into the art of the graphic novel. Students will learn how to create sequential art for the purpose of cartoon publication — exploring script writing, panel to panel layout, breakdowns, lettering, illustration, and coloring. The class will culminate in a showcase in the form of a webcomics portal!

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
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 12:00pm to Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 12:30pm
Aspen

*This event is by invitation only.

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. (The program begins with “High Notes” at noon on July 29.)

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.

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.

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 - 5:30pm to Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 12:30pm
Aspen

*This event is by invitation only.

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. 

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
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.

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 5:30pm to Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 12:30pm
Aspen

*This event is by invitation only.

Featuring experts Dr. William Cook, Ross King, and Contessa Simonetta Brandolini d’Adda. This symposium will examine how St. Francis and Giotto were paramount to the intellectually significant movement, the Renaissance, forever changing the landscape of Italy, Europe as a whole, and even today’s world. Paintings and architecture of great importance will be studied including the Stigmata, the Cross of San Damiano, the Dream of the Innocent II, and the upper and lower churches in Assisi. Moderated by Ken Adelman. 

Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Aspen

*This event is by invitation only.

Aspen Institute Board of Trustees Annual Summer Board Meeting

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 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

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