China Fellowship Program, Class 3: The Aspen Seminar (INVITE ONLY)

September 2, 2015 - September 8, 2015
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. Each of the inaugural Fellows has been selected because they have achieved real success in their careers and, yet, are at a point in their lives where they'd like to have a broader impact. The Program is designed to guide them through a personal journey of reflection, insight and action in an area where they'd like to make that impact. As such, they will become more effective, enlightened leaders and will move "from success to significance."
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 9:00am to Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 5:00pm
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. Each of the inaugural Fellows has been selected because they have achieved real success in their careers and, yet, are at a point in their lives where they'd like to have a broader impact. The Program is designed to guide them through a personal journey of reflection, insight and action in an area where they'd like to make that impact. As such, they will become more effective, enlightened leaders and will move "from success to significance." Read More
Monday, September 7, 2015 - 8:00am to Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 12:00am
Queens Sports and Society Program

*This event is by invitation only.

At the 2015 US Open Tennis Tournament, the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program convenes sport leaders to explore opportunities to encourage sport sampling among children, as outlined in the third strategy of the Project Play report, "Sport for All, Play for Life: A Playbook to get Every Kid in the Game."

The roundtable comes on the heels of an announcement by 28 national governing bodies of sport, five professional leagues, and other leaders from sport and health in support of multi-sport play. Led by the US Tennis Association, the announcement took the form of an ad in the Sports Business Journal in mid-August. The statement represents the first collective effort by the sports industry to mobilize around a key strategy in the Project Play report. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Washington Middle East Programs
Convened in partnership with the US Department of State, this private off-the-record workshop will feature 40-50 high-level stakeholders from the diplomatic community, the private sector, the US government, and research institutions, contributing their expertise and insights on the extent to which economic factors may cause extremism in various regions.
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Washington Center for Native American Youth
This quarterly roundtable will convene federal agency representatives around collaborative approaches to alleviating challenges facing Native American youth. Read More
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Washington Economic Opportunities Program
As the social contract between employers and employees deteriorates, how do workers access stable and adequate incomes, protections from abuse, and basic benefits like health care and retirement? As the nature of work evolves, how should labor and social policies evolve to ensure work in America can still lead families to a better future? Panelists will explore policy alternatives for today and for the future. Read More
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
New York
The series "Conversations with Great Leaders in Memory of Preston Robert Tisch" — underwritten by the children of the late Bob Tisch, a businessman and philanthropist — highlights great leadership in action through interviews with key leaders from all sectors of civic life. The program will feature a conversation between Nicholas Kristof, journalist and author, and a moderator. Read More
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 5:00am to Friday, September 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
Aspen
This premier roundtable challenges leaders in every field to think more critically and deeply.
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 3:00pm
Carbondale Aspen Words
A public reading with award-winning author of The Carry Home, Gary Ferguson, followed by a one-day generative workshop for writers of all levels and genres. Ferguson will guide and push participants to move beyond the confessional diary, to reach for words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs that have the power to connect with and transform others. Read More
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Washington Aspen Planning and Evaluation Program
*This event is by invitation only Convening of a select group of advocacy evaluators and advocacy evaluation funders in an effort to build the field of advocacy and policy change evaluation. Read More
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wye River
Admiral Robert J. Papp, U.S. Special Representative to the Arctic at the U.S. Department of State and 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, will speak on the geostrategic, economic, climate, environment, and national security implications arising from the melting polar ice in the Arctic. Read More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Woody Creek Aspen Words
Author Kerry Egan is Aspen Words' September Writer in Residence. She will discuss her current project and read from her work. Read More
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
New York
Damian Woetzel, Director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program will speak with Ian Wardropper, Director of The Frick Collection. Read More
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 9:00am to Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 5:00am
Stellenbosch, Western Cape

*This event is by invitation only.

The Africa Leadership Initiative captures the energy, talent, and resolve of an emerging generation of leaders in Africa and engages them in confronting the foremost challenges of their countries. Founded in 2001 by four Henry Crown Fellows, it is a collaborative venture of the Institute, the Databank Foundation (Ghana), Infotech Investments (Tanzania), LEAP Africa (Nigeria), and the Letsema Foundation (South Africa). The initiative currently has three distinct programs in West Africa, East Africa, and South Africa. 

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 9:00am to Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 5:00pm
TBD
The Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) was designed to capture the energy, the talent and the resolve of an emerging generation of leaders in Africa — leaders who have already realized a certain level of success — and to inspire them to move from success to significance by engaging in the foremost challenges of their countries and their times with support and confidence. Read More
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
West Sacramento Initiative on Financial Security

Investment Products and Program Design: How to Maximize Participation, Contribution Rates, and Financial Security in Retirement 

In 2012, California created the Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board, which is evaluating a program designed to offer new, affordable retirement savings options for an estimated 6.3 million California employees who do not currently have access to a retirement savings plan at work. The Board is conducting legal and market analyses to ensure the feasibility of the proposed program, and will provide recommendations to the legislature prior to implementation. As part of that effort, the Board is holding a series of monthly briefings to explore the myriad issues involved in creating an effective program, one that maximizes participation, attracts qualified plan providers, and minimizes administrative costs. 

The Aspen Institute, Initiative on Financial Security (IFS), will convene an event in conjunction with the California Secure Choice Investment Board to provide expert opinion on key design elements of the program, in order to help maximize participation and savings levels. The goal is to provide valuable input to the deliberations of the Board in areas that will include investment product selection, automatic enrollment, default savings rates, and withdrawals. 

The event will be open to the public. Further details, including a list of speakers, will be available soon.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Washington
The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will feature Evan Thomas, New York Times bestselling author, discussing his new book "Being Nixon: A Man Divided." (Penguin Random House). Read More
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 12:00pm
Aspen
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 the opportunity to reflect on the values and tensions involved in effective and enlightened leadership across the public, nonprofit and private sectors. Read More
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 8:00am to Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:00am
Tarrytown Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs
The highly interactive agenda features workshops on solutions to common challenges, networking sessions, and plenaries with leading thinkers in the Small and Growing Business space.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 9:00am to Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 5:00pm
Washington
Hosted in partnership with The Atlantic and currently in its seventh year, the Washington Ideas Forum has established itself as the D.C. event that identifies the year's most pressing issues and ideas of consequence. Read More
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Washington Aspen Institute Arts Program
Following up on our NEA @ 50 conversation with Chairman Jane Chu at this summer’s Ideas Festival, we will speak with NEH Chairman William Adams at our first fall Roundtable. Adams assumed the Chairmanship last year after he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in July. A former president of Colby College, Adams will speak about the past fifty years of the NEH’s fulfilling it’s mission to “serve and strengthen our republic by promoting excellence in the humanities and conveying the lessons of history to all Americans.” Read More

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