Free Event | Award-winning writer and teacher Pam Houston is the author of two collections of short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat, a collection of essays called A Little More About Me and two novelsSight Hound and her newest, Contents May Have Shifted. Houston’s stories have been selected for volumes of Best American Short Stories, The PEN/O.Read More
In partnership, the Urban Land Institute and the Aspen Institute present the Global Forum on the Culture of Innovation. This international convening will serve as a platform to share the latest thinking and explore successful innovation ecologies across a variety of scales – from building, to cluster, to district, to city.Read More
New York Times columnist Gail Collins discusses her new book, As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda. Moderated by Dan Rather.
This conversation will explore the storytelling culture of the UAE and how it is translating into a growing and diversified film and media industry. As our guests discuss building a film and media context that is culturally organic, the conversation will engage participants on the question of how film is growing in importance as a medium for expressing Emirati culture, as well as the question of how the arts more broadly impact society.
Image Nation is the leading force behind the development of the film industry in Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates, fostering local creativity and nurturing filmmaking talent.
Image Nation is also breaking barriers through international partnerships on films such as Oscar-winner The Help. The filmmakers joining Image Nation CEO Michael Garin are Nawaf Al Janahi, whose film Sea Shadow has been making the international film festival rounds this year, including the Palm Springs International Film Festival; and Abdulla Al Kaabi, whose short film The Philosopher is a film adaptation of Baggio's Story by Charlie Fish.
This event is by invitation only.
Skills for America’s Future (SAF) invites you to an upcoming webinar, Skills for America’s Future Introduces the Global Corporate College (GCC), at 2pm on September 12, 2012. GCC is a consortium of community colleges that provides high-quality, standardized instruction in locations across the United States that helps employers realize the full potential of their workforce.Read More
Free Event | Join the Aspen Writers' Foundation at the Wheeler Opera House for a reading and book signing with local author Linda Lafferty as she launches her debut novel, The Bloodletter’s Daughter.Read More
Together with the Eastern Land Shore Conservancy the Wye Fellows will hear from Winsome McIntosh, leading expert in philanthropy, women empowerment, and environment issues.
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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?Read More
San Francisco's Treasurer José Cisneros will discuss Kindergarten to College, the first city-wide child savings accounts program.Read More
The Aspen Institute’s Health Innovation Project will host a discussion, in partnership with ThinkWellPoint, entitled, “Reinventing Health Care: Frontline Innovations Transforming Local Care Delivery.” This will be the second of 3 regional events: Columbus, OH; New York, NY; and San Francisco, CA.
Samuel Nussbaum, MD, Executive Vice President, Clinical Health Policy and Chief Medical Officer, WellPoint, Inc., will provide the keynote address for the event, which welcomes leading clinicians, business leaders, public health officials and policymakers from the New York City area.
At the forum, speakers will provide an overview of the Health Innovation Project’s report, "Reinventing Health Care: The Barriers to Innovation," first released in Washington, D.C., in March 2012. Report authors will review their findings on recommendations to empower consumers in their own health decisions and engage physicians and providers in the pursuit of innovation.
The Enlightenment and the Transatlantic Link: Common Roots and Today’s Challenges
In collaboration with The Aspen Institute.
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The ANDE Annual Conference targets high-level executives of ANDE member organizations, including leading investors, capacity development providers, foundations, and experts. The agenda features roundtable workshops focused on solutions to common challenges, structured and unstructured networking sessions, and participatory plenary sessions with leading thinkers in the entrepreneurship space.Read More
Peggy Clark, Vice President of the Aspen Institute & Kathy Calvin, Chief Executive Officer of the UN Foundation invite you to breakfast to celebrate the launch of "Why We Care."
"Why We Care" is a collection of essays from the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health about their personal journeys as advocates for women's reproductive health.Read More
International Workshop organized in collaboration with the Italian Embassy to Germany, and Aspen Institute Germany. Read More
The first installment of the Fall 2012 Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series features Wall Street Journal Economics Editor David Wessel discussing his recently published book 'Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget' (Random House).
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 and discuss material from the Great Books, all while gaining a greater understanding of the timeless ideas and values from 2,500 years of human history. By invitation only. Read More