The Morris Series: Leadership and Innovation, featuring Madeleine Albright, Emile Cubeisy, and Chris Schroeder

October 30, 2014
San Francisco, CA, United States

Featuring Secretary Madeleine Albright and Emile Cubeisy, Managing Partner, Silicon Badia, moderated by Chris Schroeder, Author of Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East.

October 30, 2014
San Francisco, CA, United States

Featuring Secretary Madeleine Albright and Emile Cubeisy, Managing Partner, Silicon Badia, moderated by Chris Schroeder, Author of Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East.

November 4, 2014 - November 5, 2014
Kigali, Rwanda
Energy and Environment Program

The goal of this Track II dialogue series is to collaboratively move African and Chinese leaders in government, civil society, and private industry away from a theoretical understanding of conservation principles toward active promotion of established operational measurements, to ensure environmentally sustainable foreign investment and ecosystem conservation in Africa, starting with the need t

November 5, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States
This four-week series is designed as a forum for community members to gain insight into specific issues facing our society today, as well as research viable solutions to these issues. 
The topics to be covered are Surveillance; Alternative College Funding; Electoral Redistricting; and Designer Babies. The pace of technological innovation presents opportunities for advancement across a broad spectrum but, at the same time, presents issues that defy ready solutions. What new ideas and innovations could steer our society in a new direction, for better or for worse? Read More
November 6, 2014 - November 7, 2014
Prague, Czech Republic
The two-day event will examine the concept of creative placemaking, a process in which public and private sector along with community activists and experts use culture and the arts to economically revive localities, cities and regions. Read More
November 10, 2014
New York, NY
*This event is by invitation only. Aspen Leadership Series: Conversations with Great Leaders in memory of Preston Robert Tisch presents Jeffrey Rosen discussing "The State of the U.S. Constitution in the 21st Century" with Jan Crawford. Read More
November 11, 2014 - November 12, 2014
New Delhi, India
Energy and Environment Program

The Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program in partnership with Ananta Aspen Centre (formerly Aspen Institute India), have convened high-ranking civil society individuals from India and the United States in a "Track II" Dialogue.

November 12, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States
This four-week series is designed as a forum for community members to gain insight into specific issues facing our society today, as well as research viable solutions to these issues. 
The topics to be covered are Surveillance; Alternative College Funding; Electoral Redistricting; and Designer Babies. The pace of technological innovation presents opportunities for advancement across a broad spectrum but, at the same time, presents issues that defy ready solutions. What new ideas and innovations could steer our society in a new direction, for better or for worse? Read More
November 13, 2014 - November 14, 2014
New York, NY

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

November 13, 2014
New York, NY
The Annual Awards Dinner will be chaired by Mrs. Mercedes T. Bass. Lynda Resnick, co-owner and vice-chairman of Roll International Corporation, will be honored with the Corporate Leadership Award. Reed Hastings, Founder of Netflix, Inc., will be honored with the Henry Crown Leadership Award. Read More
November 14, 2014 - November 15, 2014
New York, NY
A discussion on how technology is changing the way we do business. Read More
November 14, 2014
New York, NY

*This event is by invitation only. 

Featuring Michael Zantovsky, author of "Havel: A Life." As one of Havel’s closest friends and as his political ally, press secretary, and advisor, Michael Zantovsky was a rare witness to this extraordinary life. With unprecedented access to private correspondence, documents, and interviews, Zantovsky presents a powerful, engaging, and revelatory account of a giant among men.

November 15, 2014 - November 21, 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. Read More
November 15, 2014 - November 21, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States

For almost 60 years, this premier roundtable has challenged leaders in every field to think more critically and deeply.

November 17, 2014
Washington, DC
Health, Medicine and Society Program

*This event is by invitation only.

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, is director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our nation’s health protection agency. Since 2009, he has worked to control health threats from infectious diseases, respond to emergencies, and battle the leading causes of death in our nation and around the world. Prior to leading CDC, Dr. Frieden served as New York City Health Commissioner (2002-2009), where he helped reduce smoking, eliminate trans fats from restaurants, and initiate the country’s largest community-based electronic health records project. From 1992-1996, he led NYC’s tuberculosis control program that reduced multidrug-resistant cases by 80 percent. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/about/cdcdirector/ and follow Dr. Frieden on Twitter: @DrFriedenCDC. 

 

November 17, 2014
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
November 18, 2014
New York, NY
Aspen Institute Arts Program
Following up from the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, the Aspen Institute Arts Program continues examining how the lives of at-risk youth and incarcerated citizens are made better through the practice of drama. Read More
November 19, 2014 - November 21, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States
Energy and Environment Program

It is beyond debate that food insecurity in the United States results in obesity and poor nutrition, contributing to increased public healthcare costs. However, the question remains of whether programs and policies to improve access to healthful food can also serve to reduce or alleviate total U.S. healthcare cost. Through the Aspen Institute Dialogue on U.S.

November 19, 2014
Washington, DC
Aspen Institute Arts Program

*This event is by invitation only.

Deborah Rutter began her tenure as president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on September 1st of this year, after having served for 11 years as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, and before that as executive director of both the Seattle Symphony and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She is considered one of the most influential arts administrators in the nation.

As president of the Kennedy Center, Ms. Rutter is the artistic and administrative director of the world’s busiest performing-arts center, encompassing expansive theater, dance, and music programs, as well as one of the nation’s largest arts-education programs that reaches millions of people each year, and includes the VSA, the international organization on arts and disability. Known for emphasizing collaboration, innovation, and community engagement, Rutter will talk to Arts Program Director, Damian Woetzel, about how she intends to focus her experiences and enthusiasm toward a bright future for the Kennedy Center.

November 19, 2014
Center for Native American Youth

Former US Senator Byron Dorgan and the Center for Native American Youth invite you to attend a public event: “Native American Youth: Changing the Narrative”

Native American youth are often overlooked in the national dialogue and continue to be misrepresented by negative, race-based stereotypes. In recognition of National Native American Heritage Month, the Center for Native American Youth’s public event will highlight perspectives on racial equity from experts in Indian Country — including Native young people themselves — to inspire policymakers, foundations, and other advocates to make Native youth a priority. The panel discussion will be moderated by Sen. Byron Dorgan (ret.) and feature Native youth and national leaders who are advocating for racial equity and changing the way the world views tribal nations.

*Catered lunch to be served

About the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY):

Founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan, CNAY is a policy program within the Aspen Institute, headquartered in Washington, DC. The goal of CNAY is to bring greater national attention to the issues facing Native American youth, and to foster solutions. Visit www.cnay.org to learn more.

November 19, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States

This four-week series is designed as a forum for community members to gain insight into specific issues facing our society today, as well as research viable solutions to these issues. 
The topics to be covered are Surveillance; Alternative College Funding; Electoral Redistricting; and Designer Babies. The pace of technological innovation presents opportunities for advancement across a broad spectrum but, at the same time, presents issues that defy ready solutions. What new ideas and innovations could steer our society in a new direction, for better or for worse?

Each Wednesday for four weeks, participants will gather for a robust, in-depth conversation delving into each topic. The format will include brief readings, tutorials and moderated round table discussions.

This week's topic is Electoral Redistricting.

Fee: $99, includes all sessions, readings and light refreshments. Registration is now open.

Seed funding was used to launch the first year of this program. To make future years possible, we will be seeking sponsors for the program.

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