July 17, 2014 - July 19, 2014
Aspen, CO
Communications and Society Program

 

Roundtable on Institutional Innovation
July 17, 2014 - July 20, 2014
Aspen, CO
Business and Society Program

The 2014 First Mover Fellows gather for their first seminar of the fellowship.

July 20, 2014 - July 23, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States
Energy and Environment Program

Last year, the Texas Railroad Commission adopted new rules (Rule 13) for mechanical integrity.

July 21, 2014 - July 25, 2014
Aspen, CO
Aspen Writers' Foundation

Have you ever read a story you simply can’t put down? Learn how to write one! This camp will venture into the realm of suspenseful storytelling as you learn to craft plot twists, conflict, and dramatic reveals to take the reader on a surprising ride. 

Ages 9-12

Cost: $300

Taught by Tom Alpern

July 23, 2014 - July 26, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States
Homeland Security Program
Save the date for the 2014 Aspen Security Forum. The Forum is an annual summer gathering of top-level present and former government officials from all relevant national security agencies; industry leaders; leading thinkers; nationally noted print and broadcast journalists; and concerned citizens. For more information, please visit www.aspensecurityforum.org Read More
July 28, 2014 - August 1, 2014
Aspen, CO
Aspen Writers' Foundation

Join us on an exhilarating ride as we combine whitewater rafting and adventure writing into a summer camp like no other! Experience the thrill that comes when you capture moments of heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping adventure on the page.

$400, $350 ACES and AWF members

*The cost of this class includes a rafting trip on the upper Roaring Fork — classified as intermediate white-water run with class III rapids through Woody Creek and Snowmass Canyons.

A Collaboration with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

July 29, 2014 - August 1, 2014
Aspen, CO
This event is by invitation only. 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
August 5, 2014 - August 8, 2014
Aspen, CO

*This event is by-invitation only.

Annual meeting of the Aspen Philanthropy Group. 

August 7, 2014 - August 9, 2014
Aspen, CO

Annual Summer Board Meeting of the Aspen Institute Board of Trustees.

August 9, 2014
Aspen, CO

The 21st Annual Summer Celebration will honor Doris Kearns Goodwin and Richard N. Goodwin with Public Leadership Awards. The Dinner Chairs are Joan Fabry and Michael Klein.

For registration information, please contact Melanie Levine at 202-736-3503 or melanie.levine@aspeninstitute.org.

About the Honorees

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

Ms. Goodwin is the author of six critically acclaimed and The New York Times bestselling books, including her most recent, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism (November, 2013). The Bully Pulpit is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air. Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to the book.

Mr. Spielberg and Ms. Goodwin previously worked together on Lincoln, based in part on Ms. Goodwin’s award-winning Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, an epic tome that illuminates Lincoln's political genius, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. Team of Rivals was the winner of the prestigious Lincoln Prize and the inaugural Book Prize for American History, as well as a 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist.

With a script by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning writer Tony Kushner, the film Lincoln grossed $275 million at the box office and earned 12 Academy Award® nominations. For his portrayal of President Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Day-Lewis won the Academy Award® for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and a Golden Globe® Award for Best Actor. Ms. Goodwin and Mr. Kushner received a coveted nomination for the USC Scripter Award presented by the University of Southern California.

Ms. Goodwin was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II. No Ordinary Time was also awarded the Harold Washington Literary Award, the New England Bookseller Association Award, the Ambassador Book Award and The Washington Monthly Book Award. Ms. Goodwin is the author of the bestsellers Wait Till Next Year, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream and The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, which was adapted into an award-winning five-part TV miniseries that aired on ABC.

Ms. Goodwin is well known for her appearances and commentary on television, where she is seen frequently on NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, CNN, The Charlie Rose Show and Meet the Press. Other appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and many more. Ms. Goodwin has served as a consultant and has been interviewed extensively for PBS and the History Channel's documentaries on President Lyndon B. Johnson, the Kennedy family, Franklin Roosevelt, Abraham and Mary Lincoln, and Ken Burns' The History of Baseball and The Civil War.

Ms. Goodwin graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Colby College, and was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She earned a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University, where she taught Government, including a course on the American Presidency, and, at the age of just 24, became a White House Fellow, working directly with President Lyndon Johnson. Ms. Goodwin served as an assistant to President Johnson in his last year in the White House, and later assisted him in the preparation of his memoirs.

Ms. Goodwin is the winner of the Charles Frankel Prize, given by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Sarah Josepha Hale medal. She has been selected to receive the coveted 2014 Carl Sandburg Literary Award from the Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Public Library Foundation, and was a finalist for the prestigious 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in history for The Bully Pulpit.

Ms. Goodwin resides in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband, the writer, presidential advisor, speechwriter and playwright Richard N. Goodwin. She was the first woman to enter the Boston Red Sox locker room, and is a devoted fan of the World Series-winning team.

 

Richard N. Goodwin

Richard “Dick” N. Goodwin is an author, playwright, and former political advisor and White House speechwriter to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, and to Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

Mr. Goodwin is the author of several books, plays and numerous articles, including his memoir, Remembering America: A Voice From The Sixties, which will be re-released in e-book format in July 2014. Remembering America is an inspiring history that evokes the hopes, dreams and ideals of an extraordinary and turbulent decade.

As special counsel to the Legislative Oversight Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives, Mr. Goodwin conducted the now well-known investigation of the Twenty One Quiz Show scandal, which he chronicled in Remembering America. His story was the basis for Robert Redford’s 1994 film, Quiz Show, in which the Golden Globe® Award-winning actor Rob Morrow played the role of Mr. Goodwin. Quiz Show was nominated for four Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, and four Golden Globe® Awards.

Mr. Goodwin is also the author of The American Condition and Promises To Keep: A Call For A New American Revolution. He wrote The Hinge of the World, a riveting drama about the confrontation between Galileo Galilei and Pope Urban VIII, which was published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, and performed as a theatrical production internationally in Guildford, England and Boston, where it was retitled Two Men of Florence.

Mr. Goodwin graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University and Harvard Law School. He was the recipient of Harvard Law School’s prestigious Fay Diploma. Mr. Goodwin served as a Law Clerk to United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Felix Frankfurter, before being appointed as special counsel to the Legislative Oversight Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Mr. Goodwin, at the age of just 29, entered the White House as an aide to President John F. Kennedy, having first travelled with then-presidential candidate Kennedy and writing speeches for his campaign. After Kennedy’s election, Mr. Goodwin served as Assistant Special Counsel to the President and as a key specialist on President Kennedy’s Task Force on Latin-American affairs, originating the Alliance for Progress and meeting in secret with Che Guevara in Uruguay in August 1961. Mr. Goodwin also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter- American Affairs, and was Secretary-General of the International Peace Corps.

After President Kennedy’s assassination, Mr. Goodwin served as the Special Assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson, where he formulated the concept of the Great Society and drafted many of President Johnson’s major addresses and messages dealing with civil rights. President Johnson asked Mr. Goodwin to write his historic 1965 civil rights speech, which came to be known as the “We Shall Overcome” speech that President Johnson delivered on March 15, 1965 to the joint session of the United States Congress. This speech was the cornerstone of progress for voting rights and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that President Johnson signed five months later.

Mr. Goodwin resigned from the White House in 1966, joining the U.S. Anti-War Movement. He briefly directed Eugene McCarthy’s presidential campaign in New Hampshire and Wisconsin, and wrote speeches for presidential candidate Edmund S. Muskie, before joining Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign. Mr. Goodwin was with Senator Kennedy in Los Angeles when he was killed in 1968.

After leaving government, Mr. Goodwin served as a Fellow on the faculty at Wesleyan University’s Center for Advanced Studies, and as a visiting professor of public affairs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Mr. Goodwin resides in Concord, Massachusetts, with his wife, the presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin. They have three sons and two grandchildren.

August 10, 2014 - August 13, 2014
Aspen, CO
Communications and Society Program

 

Forum on Communications and SocietyThe overall goal of the Communications and Society Program is to promote integrated, thoughtful, values-based decision making in the fields of communications, media, and information policy.
August 12, 2014 - August 16, 2014
Aspen, CO
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
August 13, 2014 - August 16, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States
Communications and Society Program

Communications Policy

The overall goal of the Communications and Society Program is to promote integrated, thoughtful, values-based decision making in the fields of communications, media, and information policy. 

August 16, 2014 - August 22, 2014
Aspen, CO

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? What is our role in making it happen? The settings in Aspen, Colorado, and on Maryland's Eastern Shore are ideal for rejuvenation the mind, body, and spirit of participants who emerge personally renewed and professionally refocused.

To learn more about The Aspen Seminar, please click here.

August 20, 2014 - August 22, 2014
Aspen, CO
Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI)

*This event is by invitation only.

The Future Health 100 Retreat, hosted by the Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation and Healthspottr, is a private gathering of established and emerging leaders within the health innovation community. The Retreat is designed to expose participants to unexpected disciplines and new methods of thinking so they may reconsider their work with more flexible minds.

September 6, 2014 - September 12, 2014
Aspen, CO

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? What is our role in making it happen? The settings in Aspen, Colorado, and on Maryland's Eastern Shore are ideal for rejuvenation the mind, body, and spirit of participants who emerge personally renewed and professionally refocused. 

To learn more about The Aspen Seminar, please click here.

September 13, 2014 - September 19, 2014
Aspen, CO
The goal of the China Fellowship Program is to energize China’s private sector business leaders to step up to this challenge in a meaningful fashion. Read More
September 17, 2014 - September 21, 2014
Aspen, CO
The Pahara-Aspen Fellowship seeks to strengthen and sustain diverse, high-potential leaders who are reimagining public education. Using a time-tested method of text-based dialogue, the program provides participants with the opportunity to reflect on the values and tensions involved in effective and enlightened leadership across the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Read More
October 6, 2014 - October 9, 2014
Aspen, CO
Ascend

This event is by invitation only.

The second biennial Aspen ThinkXChange will focus on transforming families' lives two generations at a time.

June 8, 2015 - June 13, 2015
Aspen, CO
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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