February 9, 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
February 10, 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. 

George Packer is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of "The Unwinding", which won the 2013 National Book Award for Nonfiction. His earlier book, "The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq", was named one of the ten best books of 2005 by The New York Times Book Review. He is also the author of two novels, "The Half Man" and "Central Square", and two other works of nonfiction, "Blood of the Liberals", which won the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and "The Village of Waiting". His play, "Betrayed", ran off-Broadway for five months in 2008 and won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. He has contributed numerous articles, essays, and reviews to the New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Harper’s and other publications.

“A brilliant and innovative book that transcends journalism to become literature.” 
— Bookforum (on "The Unwinding")

[The Unwinding] hums—with sorrow, with outrage and with compassion . . .” “[Packer has] written something close to a nonfiction masterpiece.” — Dwight Garner, The New York Times

More information - http://www.aspenwriters.org/winterwords/2015/home

February 10, 2015
Aspen, CO

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 opens November 3.

February 11, 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 opens November 3

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 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 opens November 3.

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 opens November 3

February 23, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States

Featuring Deb Palmieri, a specialist on Russian/Soviet business, economic and foreign policy affairs for over 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?

Remarks will begin at 6pm. Complimentary for Fellows and Aspen Community Friends and Subscribers. Donors may reserve tickets by emailing SOF@aspeninstitute.org. Fee: $20. Registration opens on November 3.

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 opens November 3.

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 opens November 3

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.

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 opens November 3.

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.

Remarks will begin at 6pm. Complimentary for Fellows and Aspen Community Friends and Subscribers. Donors may reserve tickets by emailing SOF@aspeninstitute.org. Fee: $20. Registration opens on November 3.

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 opens November 3.

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
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 opens November 3.

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.

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

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