Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series: Neuroscience + Mindful Awareness Training = Thriving Children with Goldie Hawn - Sold Out*

December 17, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States
Featuring Goldie Hawn, Academy Award-winning actress, producer, author, child advocate and philanthropist. Ms. Hawn will speak about her ground-breaking MindUP™ program, the result of 10 years of collaboration with neuroscientists, educators, psychologists and experts in the field of mindful awareness training. The signature initiative of The Hawn Foundation, MindUP™ is a social and emotional literacy curriculum and training program which currently serves children and schools across five continents. Accredited by CASEL, MindUP™ equips children, educators and parents with vital social and emotional literacy skills, helping them increase focus, improve academic performance, reduce stress, and gain emotional resilience and optimism.
December 17, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States
Featuring Goldie Hawn, Academy Award-winning actress, producer, author, child advocate and philanthropist. Ms. Hawn will speak about her ground-breaking MindUP™ program, the result of 10 years of collaboration with neuroscientists, educators, psychologists and experts in the field of mindful awareness training. The signature initiative of The Hawn Foundation, MindUP™ is a social and emotional literacy curriculum and training program which currently serves children and schools across five continents. Accredited by CASEL, MindUP™ equips children, educators and parents with vital social and emotional literacy skills, helping them increase focus, improve academic performance, reduce stress, and gain emotional resilience and optimism. Read More
December 18, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States

Electronic healthcare records, immigration reform, data anchoring, cyber and mobile security. Can the government make it work? David Zolet, a Washington technology expert, thinks so, and has examples to prove his point. What works, he contends, is for government to move from product-based to consumption-based service models, whether to give real-time data to our troops in the field, to offer healthcare to citizens, or to optimize financial systems. Zolet, executive vice president of the government arm of next-gen IT provider, CSC, will share successes, lessons learned, three main points for making government work. After earning two Master degrees -- an MBA from the Wharton Business School and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins, Zolet began his twenty-plus year career in government services. Along the way, he worked for Northrop Grumman, IBM and now CSC, where he runs a $4.1 billion business unit supporting f ederal, state and local government agencies.

There will be a short reception beginning at 5:30 preceeding the program which begins at 6:00 pm.

Complimentary for Fellows and Aspen Community Friends and Subscribers. Donors may reserve tickets by emailing SOF@aspeninstitute.org. 
Fee: $20.

December 22, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States

*This event is by invitation only. This event is for Vanguard Chapter Society of Fellows members only.

In an increasingly fragmented society, where does one seek inspiration? Whose stories and examples offer trustworthy patterns for a life well lived? This intimate evening discussion will be led by a panel of Aspen Institute trustees, including Arjun Gupta, Chairman Emeritus Ann Korologos, and Chairman Emeritus Bill Mayer, who will offer personal reflections on sources of hope, renewal, and inspiration.

December 29, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States

The annual Aspen Institute Holiday Reception will feature remarks by Aspen Institute trustee Mike Bezos and Jackie Bezos, founders of the Aspen Challenge and the Bezos Scholars Program.

January 6, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States
Literary fiction, investigative journalism, cultural reflection, poetry … Winter Words 2015 has it all. This year’s series features some of the most heralded and innovative writers of our time. Please join us at Paepcke auditorium for five evenings of readings, musings, and conversations designed to challenge, surprise and delight. Read More
January 7, 2015 - January 11, 2015
TBD
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
January 7, 2015
New York, NY
Business and Society Program

*This event is by invitation only.

Purpose & Background: The Aspen Institute seeks to convene a vanguard of corporate issuers, represented initially by CFOs, with select fund managers to discuss ways to better communicate drivers of long-term value to each other and the markets. 

This endeavor builds on a decade of work by the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program, where Aspen BSP has engaged diverse corporate executives, investors, academics, and governance experts. 

January 8, 2015
Denver, CO, United States

*This event is by invitation only.

For the second year, the Aspen Challenge: Denver will kick off with a forum for students and teachers from 21 high schools across the city. At the forum, leaders pioneering change to some of the world’s most pressing issues present challenges to the teams. Following the forum, teams will have seven weeks to design a solution to their selected challenge. They will reconvene and present their solutions on stage in a daylong competition, and one team will be selected to advance and showcase their work at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

January 9, 2015
Queenstown, MD

Open to Aspen Wye Fellows only.

Anthony Principi, former US Secretary of Veterans Affairs in conversation about veterans Rights and how the US should meet its obligation to its veterans.

January 12, 2015 - January 17, 2015
Silicon Valley, CA, United States

In association with the Blackstone Foundation, Middle East Programs (MEP) is pleased to host its first week-long mentorship program for promising entrepreneurs from the Middle East and North Africa. Through a week-long educational curriculum featuring experts in tech and business-building, ten leaders of fast-growing ventures will confront their greatest obstacles and channels for growth.

To learn more please visit The Aspen-Blackstone Middle East Entrepreneurship Program (MEEP) website, here.

January 12, 2015
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
January 18, 2015 - January 25, 2015
Chile
Energy and Environment Program

This experiential seminar will introduce participants to the debates and changes surrounding conservation, and will include readings from the Energy and Environment Program’s Nature and Society Seminar.

Our goal is to offer a platform for global thinkers and leaders to explore conservation and human well-being in the context of Chile’s rich natural resources. Participants will share their ideas about how economic development and natural resource protection is interconnected, and discuss past successes and ongoing obstacles to conservation.

This seminar will be led by The Nature Conservancy’s Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva and Aspen Institute Energy & Environment Program Director David Monsma. 

Contact Nicole Buckley for more details.

January 20, 2015
San Francisco, CA, United States

Featuring Ken Burns, Award-winning documentary filmmaker.

January 24, 2015
San Fernando, CA, United States

*This event is by invitation only.

For the third year, the Aspen Challenge will kick off in Los Angeles with a forum for students and teachers from partner high schools. At the forum, leaders pioneering change to some of the world’s most pressing issues present challenges to the teams. Following the forum, teams will have seven weeks to design a solution to their selected challenge. They will reconvene to present their solutions on stage in a daylong competition, and one team will be selected to advance and showcase their work at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

January 27, 2015
Washington, DC

*This event is by invitation only. This event is open to Society of Fellows members only.

DATE CHANGE: The date of this event has been changed from Wednesday, January 28 to Tuesday, January 27. 

This discussion reception will feature the Aspen Challenge program, a platform for young students to design solutions to some of the most critical problems we face. Equipped with tools and support from pioneering leaders in a variety of fields, teams present their solutions in a daylong competition. Winning teams are then selected to showcase their work at the Aspen Ideas Festival. After successful programs in Los Angeles and Denver, the Aspen Challenge will expand to Washington DC in 2015.

January 27, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States

In this eight-week series, participants gather to discuss key foreign policy issues facing the world today, as featured in the 2015 Foreign Policy Association briefing book. This year’s topics will include Russia and the Near Abroad, Privacy in the Digital Age, Sectarianism in the Middle East, India Changes Course, U.S. Policy Toward Africa, Syria’s Refugee Crisis, Human Trafficking in the 21st Century, and Brazil’s Metamorphosis.

Fee: $195, includes all sessions, readings and light refreshments.

Registration is now open.

January 28, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States

Each year community members come together to engage in lively and rigorous exploration of the Great Books as well as other significant contemporary works. This 5-week series features authors including Montaigne, Kant, Sartre, Freud, Camus, Seneca and others. Aspen Institute moderator Stephen Holley will lead the series. An alumnus of the Aspen Institute Executive Seminar, Stephen has moderated several Institute programs including custom seminars for corporate clients, Athens to Aspen, and has trained to lead our new Life Reimagined Seminars.

Fee: $195, includes readings and light refreshments.

Registration is now open.

January 30, 2015
Washington, DC

*This event is by invitation only.

Launched in a new US city each year, the Aspen Challenge kicks off in Washington with a forum for students and teachers from 20 partner high schools across the city. At the forum, leaders pioneering change to some of the world’s most pressing issues will present challenges to the teams. Following the forum, teams will spend seven weeks designing a solution to their selected challenge and reconvene to present their solutions on stage in a day-long competition. Three teams from Washington will be selected to advance and showcase their work at the Aspen Ideas Festival in 2015.

January 31, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States

Join us for a stimulating panel discussion featuring Andrew Leynse, artistic director of the off-Broadway theater company Primary Stages Theater in NYC; Theater Masters Artistic Director Julia Hansen, and the emerging voices of the American theater of tomorrow: playwrights from the top MFA programs in the country.

Free and Open to Everyone.

February 3, 2015
Aspen, CO, United States

In this eight-week series, participants gather to discuss key foreign policy issues facing the world today, as featured in the 2015 Foreign Policy Association briefing book. This year’s topics will include Russia and the Near Abroad, Privacy in the Digital Age, Sectarianism in the Middle East, India Changes Course, U.S. Policy Toward Africa, Syria’s Refugee Crisis, Human Trafficking in the 21st Century, and Brazil’s Metamorphosis.

Fee: $195, includes all sessions, readings and light refreshments.

Registration is now open.

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