Aspen Institute Roundtable on Spectrum Policy (AIRS) (INVITE ONLY)

October 22, 2014 - October 24, 2014
Wye River, MD, United States

Communications and Society Program

Spectrum 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.

October 22, 2014 - October 24, 2014
Wye River, MD, United States
Communications and Society Program

Spectrum 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.

October 22, 2014
Washington, DC
A book talk and discussion on "The Impact Investor: Lessons in Leadership and Strategy for Collaborative Capitalism" with Cathy Clark, Jed Emerson, and Ben Thornley. Read More
October 23, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Aspen, CO

 

What is character? How is it developed? What are the internal resources that contribute to values-based leadership? How do we cultivate, share, and support a leadership culture which emphasizes character? 

The Aspen Executive Seminar on Leadership, Values and the Good Society places the examination of leadership in the broader external context of the tensions among competing democratic values. “Leadership and Character” takes up where the Aspen Executive Seminar leaves off, looking at the internal context of making leadership decisions and exploring the competing tensions that form our internal moral compass. Topics include: moral courage, love and friendship, loyalty, ego control, work-life balance, conscience, and vision. The seminar employs Aspen’s classic approach to moderated dialogue to examine classic and contemporary texts from around the world.

October 23, 2014
Washington, DC
Aspen Institute Arts Program
Melissa Chiu is the incoming director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Previously she was the director of Asia Society New York and the organization’s senior vice president of global arts and cultural programs. Read More
October 23, 2014
Queenstown, MD
Josh Kraushaar, political editor for National Journal, will discuss predictions and ramifications for the 2014 elections. Read More
October 23, 2014
Washington, DC
Join the Socrates Program for a special evening reception and launch of the first AspenX online learning series at the Aspen Institute on Privacy, the Constitution, and Civil Liberties.This event will feature a conversation with The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice of the United States, and Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center. Read More
October 23, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Ronda (Málaga), Spain

Aspen España and The Aspen Institute U.S. are organizing the fourth annual Aspen España Executive Seminar: “Transatlantic Values at a Crossroads: Contemporary Leadership Challenges”. Moderated by Todd Breyfogle, Director of Seminars at The Aspen Institute.

October 24, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Queenstown, MD
Does the widespread availability of personal data justify the government’s need for covert surveillance or does it make secrecy obsolete and unnecessary? Recent disclosures by Snowden, Manning, and WikiLeaks have redefined the debate about the proper balance between privacy and transparency. In this seminar, we will have a wide ranging discussion about where to draw the line. Read More
October 24, 2014
Washington, DC
Economic Opportunities Program
How investing in front-line workers can create better workplaces and stronger results for shareholders and customers. Read More
October 25, 2014 - October 31, 2014
Wye River, MD

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 visit http://www.aspeninstitute.org/seminars/-aspen-seminar.

October 27, 2014 - October 29, 2014
Aspen, CO
Forum for Community Solutions
The Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF) convening brings together communities across the grantee portfolio. Teams of 5-8 members from the local collaboratives are convening at the Aspen Meadows Report in Aspen, Colorado to learn more about the OYIF five-part framework and explore strategies for deepening education and employment pathways for Opportunity Youth - defined as young people between 16-24 who are disconnected from school and work. The purpose of the convening is to build a peer network and learning community among the OYIF communities and partners. Read More
October 27, 2014 - November 1, 2014
, Tanzania
Global Alliances Program

The Aspen Institute, in collaboration with the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships, the International Trade Center, DTBi, and COSTECH, will organize a Partnership Opportunity Delegation (POD) to Tanzania to participate in a Boomcamp and explore investment and trade opportunities with Tanzanian firms and startups.

October 28, 2014
Madrid, Spain

Second Aspen España Executive Seminar Alumni Reunion with Todd Breyfogle, Director of Seminars, The Aspen Institute.

October 29, 2014 - October 30, 2014
Washington, DC
A mix of programming on multiple stages, preview sessions, and custom events will cover topics ranging from energy and technology to health care and urban renewal. Read More
October 29, 2014
Aspen, CO

Join us this fall for a new program at the Aspen Institute! The pace of technological innovation presents opportunities for advancement across a broad spectrum but, at the same time, presents issues that defy ready solution. 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 researched, viable solutions to these issues. 

The topics to be covered are Surveillance; Alternative College Funding; Electoral Redistricting; and Designer Babies. What new ideas and innovations are being developed that, if implemented, 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 Designer Babies.

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.

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?

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 Surveillance.

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.

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.

The festival will be divided into several parts including a public conference in DOX in Prague, evening in Papírna in Pilsen and workshops dealing with concrete aspects of creative placemaking. Among the confirmed speakers are:

-      Ann Markusen, Director, Arts Economy Initiative University of Minnesota

-      Daniel Latorre, Senior Fellow, Digital Placemaking, Project for Public Places

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Jiří Sulženko, Program Director, Plzeň 2015

-      Martin Sturm, OO Kulturquearzier Linz

-      Petr Koudela, Executive Director, Dolní oblast Vítkovice

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Juan Carlos Belloso, Founder, Future Places

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Ragnar Siil, Head of European Union Expert Group on Cultural and Creative Industries

-      Igor Marko, Founder, Marko and Placemakers

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Marek Adamov, Stanica Zilina-Zariecie

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Matus Vallo, Partner, Vallo Sadovsky Architects

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Zora Jaurova, President, Creative Industry Forum

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Marta Smolikova, Executive Director, Vaclav Havel Library

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.

Jeffrey Rosen is the president and chief executive officer of the National Constitution Center. He is also a professor at The George Washington University Law School, the legal affairs editor of The New Republic, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he explores issues involving the future of technology and the Constitution. He has recorded a lecture series for the Teaching Company’s Great Courses on "Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution in the 21st Century." Rosen’s essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, and on National Public Radio, and he is a staff writer of The New Yorker.

Jan Crawford is CBS News' political correspondent and CBS News’ chief legal correspondent, and contributes regularly to the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley," "CBS This Morning," and "Face The Nation," as well as CBS Radio News and CBSNews.com. Crawford is a recognized authority on the Supreme Court whose 2007 book, "Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for the Control of the United States Supreme Court" (Penguin Press), gained critical acclaim and became an instant New York Times Bestseller.

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