Bucharest Forum 2014

October 2, 2014 - October 4, 2014
Bucharest
October 2, 2014 - October 4, 2014
Bucharest

The 2014 edition of the Bucharest Forum will be a large scale, trans-regional event building on the success and relevant work of its prior editions. Its objective is to contribute to the synchronization of EU and US perspectives and policies with regards the East West corridor linking Europe and Asia. The concept calls for a logic of a “joint pivot” to Asia.

October 5, 2014
Queenstown, MD

A recital for Cello and Piano - Sonatas by Saint Saens, Brahms and Beethoven, with Michael Kannen, Director of Chamber Music, Peabody Conservatory of Music and Kyung Wha Chu.

October 6, 2014 - October 9, 2014
Aspen, CO
Ascend

This event is by invitation only.

The second biennial Aspen ThinkXChange will focus on transforming families' lives two generations at a time.

October 7, 2014
San Francisco, CA, United States
Featuring Walter Isaacson on The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. Books will be available for sale and there will be a book signing following the lecture. Read More
October 8, 2014 - October 9, 2014
San Francisco, CA

On the 20th anniversary of the creation of its iconic New Establishment, Vanity Fair, in association with the Aspen Institute, will present its first conference—a unique opportunity to hear from the pioneers, influencers, and disrupters who have driven the age of innovation.

October 8, 2014
Washington, DC
The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will feature Atul Gawande, staff writer at New Yorker magazine and professor at Harvard School of Public Health, discussing his book "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End" (Metropolitan Books). Moderated by Rob Stein, correspondent and science editor, NPR Science Desk. Read More
October 8, 2014 - October 11, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States

This rigorous four-day seminar is open to 24 high school juniors from six valley-wide schools. Chosen by their respective school officials, the students are afforded the chance to learn in the Socratic method of dialogue from an expert Institute moderator. Students read selections by such authors as Plato, Aristotle, Virginia Woolf, Hobbes, Martin Luther King, Jr. and others. The four-day seminar is dedicated to enhancing leadership, problem solving, and critical thinking skills for high school students living in the Roaring Fork Valley. Students are challenged to think more critically and deeply about their values and ideas, and those that make the good society. Our proven method of text-based dialogue offers participants a neutral forum in which to reflect on timeless human values, pursue common ground, and cultivate a richer understanding of the human condition. Participants emerge from the seminar with a new perspective as they confront the difficult choices of our ever-changing world.

October 8, 2014
New York, NY
Arianna Huffington launched The Huffington Post in 2005, which quickly became one of the most widely read, linked-to and frequently cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Ms. Huffington has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. A nationally syndicated columnist and author, her 14th book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, published in 2014, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. Read More
October 10, 2014
Washington D.C., DC, United States
*This event is by invitation only. The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will feature Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of The Aspen Institute, discussing his latest novel "The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution" (Simon & Schuster) Read More
October 10, 2014
Dana Point, CA, United States

On May 29, President Obama hosted an event, the “White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit.” The president spoke of the need to address the concussion crisis and keep kids active, and a panel that followed underscored the important role that mothers play in the future of youth sports, and thus sports broadly, given growing concerns about the risks associated with playing contact sports.

But how deep are those fears? What do mothers – as gatekeeper of youth sports – want to know? How can we empower them to be leaders in their communities? And what do girls, specifically, need?

In partnership with espnW, the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program will survey moms to find out what they want and need for their kids. With results in hand from the nationally representative ESPN Sports Poll, we will co-host a Project Play roundtable at the conclusion of The espnW: Women + Sports Summit to explore the issues facing kids and their moms. 

The goal: Elevate the voices of moms and girls in the conversation about youth sports, and identify ways to ensure their voices remain central to the dialogue moving forward.

 

October 11, 2014 - October 17, 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, please click here.

October 12, 2014 - October 15, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States

This rigorous four-day seminar is open to 24 high school juniors from six valley-wide schools. Chosen by their respective school officials, the students are afforded the chance to learn in the Socratic method of dialogue from an expert Institute moderator. Students read selections by such authors as Plato, Aristotle, Virginia Woolf, Hobbes, Martin Luther King, Jr. and others. The four-day seminar is dedicated to enhancing leadership, problem solving, and critical thinking skills for high school students living in the Roaring Fork Valley. Students are challenged to think more critically and deeply about their values and ideas, and those that make the good society. Our proven method of text-based dialogue offers participants a neutral forum in which to reflect on timeless human values, pursue common ground, and cultivate a richer understanding of the human condition. Participants emerge from the seminar with a new perspective as they confront t he difficult choices of our ever-changing world.

October 14, 2014
New York, NY
Communications and Society Program
"Rising to the Challenge" is the culmination of a year-long exploration and examination of the challenges and opportunities facing communities and their public libraries as society moves deeper into the digital era. It projects a new vision for public libraries and promotes new thinking about libraries, their critical assets, new networked forms, and the essential role they now play in providing opportunities for individuals and communities to succeed in an economy and society that reward learning, creativity, innovation, and social connection. Read More
October 14, 2014 - October 16, 2014
Washington, DC
Education and Society Program

*This event is by invitation only.

This event is a retreat of urban chief academic officers in the Aspen Education and Society District Network.

October 14, 2014
Washington, DC
Health, Medicine and Society Program
With billions of dollars being spent in research and development each year, with thousands of grassroots and fundraising events focused on curing cancer being held each year, with science and technology rapidly evolving in every part of our lives, many Americans, especially those currently battling this terrible disease, are left asking a simple question: Why haven't we cured cancer? Read More
October 14, 2014
Washington, DC
Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century

*This event is by invitation only.

The Aspen Institute Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century program is hosting an event at its Washington, DC, headquarters to explore the rationale for lifting the ban, either fully or partially, on the export of crude oil. Emphasis will be on the impact of such a change on the manufacturing industry, on jobs in the United States, on the efficieny of the oil and gas sector, and on larger foreign policy concerns.

October 14, 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Tomas Ctibor, acting director, Prague Institute of Planning and Development

Adam Gebrian, architect

Kristof Kintera, artist

Illah van Oijen, photographer and activist

October 15, 2014 - October 16, 2014
New York, NY
Business and Society Program

The Aspen Business & Society Leaders Forum engages, by invitation, senior executives pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable company.

October 15, 2014 - October 19, 2014
Spartanburg, SC
Liberty Fellowship is an incubator for exemplary leadership in South Carolina. The program started in 2004 as a partnership of Anna Kate and Hayne Hipp, Wofford College and the Aspen Institute and has offices in Spartanburg and Greenville, South Carolina. Read More
October 15, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States

Featuring Rabbi Lee Bycel, Aspen Seminar moderator, and 2014 Presidential appointee to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council and Committee on Conscience. Bycel serves as Senior Moderator of Leadership Seminars at the Aspen Institute, and Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies and Social Justice at the University of San Francisco. From the hundredth anniversary of World War I to contemporary turmoil of the NFL, how do we respond to a culture of violence? This compelling program will offer a personal exploration of this timely, timeless issue.

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