McCloskey Speaker Series – A Conversation with Democratic Governors: Leading from the State Level

August 1, 2015
Aspen, CO
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.
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Woody Creek Aspen Words
In support of the Stewart Oksenhorn Scholarship for Aspen Words’ education programs, Aspen Words hosts this unique and delicious evening of good food and good conversation at Four Foxes Farm in Woody Creek, CO. Dinner is limited to 40 guests and will be prepared by Chef Joe Stempinski and sourced from Four Foxes Farm. 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
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
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 9:30am - 11:30am
Washington Economic Opportunities Program
Breakfast will be served at 9:30 am EDT. The event will start at 10:00 am EDT.

Small business financing is undergoing a transformation, with the potential for both meaningful improvements and irresponsible lending. The event celebrates the announcement of the first consensus regarding responsible small business lending practices.

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 8:00am to Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 12:00pm
Aspen Aspen Strategy Group
The Aspen Strategy Group’s annual Summer Workshop brings together ASG members, outside experts, and administration officials to identify and anticipate the forthcoming foreign policy challenges facing the United States. This year’s meeting will focus on developing an American strategy for countering Islamic radicalism in the Middle East. Read More
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Aspen Aspen Strategy Group
Featuring David Petraeus, former Director of the CIA, Frances Townsend, President of the Counter Extremism Project and former Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, and Bernard Haykel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, in conversation with Nicholas Burns, professor at the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Read More
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

*This event is by invitation only.

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

Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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
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 to Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 12:00pm
Aspen Communications and Society Program
The Leadership Roundtable will bring together thought leaders and decision makers from government, technology, business, civil society and academia who are rethinking the roles of libraries, and aim to identify practical strategies for strengthening the role of libraries in American society. Read More
Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
This event will feature Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper in conversation with Jane Harman, President and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Aspen Institute Trustee. 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 - 8:00am to Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 12:00pm
Aspen Latinos and Society Program

*This event is by invitation only. 

The Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program, in collaboration with the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program, will convene 30 diverse thought leaders and practitioners in the civic participation field to better understand the challenges, explore innovative ideas, generate culturally relevant solutions, and encourage members of the group to move the best ideas forward. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 5:00pm
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
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 4:00pm to Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 12:00pm
Aspen Communications and Society Program
The Conference on Communications and Policy will address what are the right or adequate competitive models for the coming generation of communications regulation. Read More