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Aspen Global Leadership Network, Seminars
November 27, 2012 - December 2, 2012

Seminar 1: Challenge of Leadership Seminar

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Meeting
December 3, 2012
New York, NY
Partners for a New Beginning

The Partners for a New Beginning (PNB) Secretariat at the Aspen Institute organized a roundtable discussion on Entrepreneurship and Investment in Pakistan with Morgan Stanley and Abraaj Capital. Over 75 representatives from the US Government, the Government of Pakistan, the private sector and the NGO community convened on 3 December 2012 at Morgan Stanley’s New York City offices to discuss opportunities for entrepreneurship and investment in Pakistan.

While news reports from Pakistan often focus on violence and corruption, Pakistan has quietly become a potential investment location due to its strong middle class – the fourth largest in Asia – and its energetic entrepreneurial climate. Throughout the evening, the conversation highlighted leaders from the private sector, the US and Pakistani governments, and the impact investment community to share success stories and lessons learned for investing in this growing market.

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Aspen Global Leadership Network, Seminars
December 4, 2012 - December 9, 2012
San Ramon, Costa Rica

Leading in an Era of Globalization

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Special Event
December 5, 2012
Washington, DC
Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI)

Vartan Gregorian, the President of Carnegie Corporation of New York, will speak about philanthropy as part of The Foundation Presidents’ Series. Read More

Society of Fellows
December 5, 2012
Aspen, CO

This discussion reception will address the recent election, prospects for the upcoming congressional term, and how to ensure that people — not parties — control our government. Featuring Aspen Institute Vice President Mickey Edwards, author of "The Parties Versus the People."

 

This event is exclusively offered to Society of Fellows supporters. If you are interested in joining the Society of Fellows, please contact Peter Waanders at 970-544-7912 or peter.waanders@aspeninstitute.org.

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December 5, 2012
Washington, DC

This event will feature a brief private viewing of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s special exhibition: “The Civil War and American Art,” followed by a discussion by panelists as they examine works they find particularly revealing of an aspect of the Civil War. Featured guests are Ric Burns, Harold Holzer and Edward Zwick.

By invitation only.

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Meeting
December 11, 2012
Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Middle East Programs

On the occasion of the third Global Entrepreneurship Summit, held in Dubai Dec. 11-12, 2012, the Emirates-Aspen Partnership partnered with the GES team to support sessions on women’s entrepreneurship and the role of incubators in tech entrepreneurship. Read More

Meeting
December 11, 2012
Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Partners for a New Beginning

Public-private partnerships leverage the core competencies of the public, private, and NGO sectors to creatively address global issues. At the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Dubai Dec. 11-12, 2012, Partners for a New Beginning (PNB) Turkey partner organization Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) hosted a special reception with PNB partners and stakeholders to highlight the successes and unique model of PNB. Read More

Public Event
December 12, 2012 - December 14, 2012
Aspen, CO

The Aspen Institute continues its series on Renaissance Rome with a seminar in Aspen this December. During three morning sessions moderated by Ken Adelman, our world-class experts, Bill Cook, Jeremy Hartnett, and Ross King will discuss aspects of Rome that have endured: architecture, religion, sculpture, politics, painting, commerce, and law. While Ross specializes in the art and architecture and Bill in the government and church, Jeremy specializes on the social and economic life of ancient Romans, aspects of which carry over to our lives in modern times. Open to everyone, this seminar is an extraordinary opportunity to experience and learn about this rich topic with world-class experts.

Bill Cook is the familiar voice of the Renaissance, in his celebrated lectures for the Teaching Company. Former professor of History at SUNY Geneseo and author of five books on the Renaissance, Cook has taught on Michelangelo, the Medici, and Renaissance Florence for the past 40 years.

Jeremy Hartnett is an associate professor and chair of the Classics department at Wabash College. He has also served as an Annual Lecturer the Archaeological Institute of America.

Ross King has written a number of best-selling books on the Renaissance, including Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling and Brunelleschi's Dome.
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December 12, 2012
San Francisco, CA
Health, Medicine and Society Program

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 third of 3 regional events: Columbus, OH; New York, NY; and San Francisco, CA.

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Meeting
December 12, 2012
Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Middle East Programs

On the occasion of the third Global Entrepreneurship Summit, held in Dubai Dec. 11-12, 2012, the Emirates-Aspen Partnership partnered with the GES team to support sessions on women’s entrepreneurship and the role of incubators in tech entrepreneurship. Read More

Meeting
December 12, 2012
Washington, DC
Justice and Society Program

Less than ten years after upholding affirmative action in higher education, the Supreme Court is once again considering—in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas—whether university admissions policies that take race into account violate the Constitution. Does affirmative action work as a way to achieve educational parity, or does it in fact harm the educations and careers of many minority students? In the next panel of the “Intersections” series, Stuart Taylor, Jr., author of Mismatch, and Peter Edelman, author of So Rich, So Poor, will join Justice & Society Program Director Meryl Chertoff for a thought-provoking roundtable on the impact and future of affirmative action in higher education and beyond. Read More

December 13, 2012
Washington, DC
Homeland Security Program

The Aspen Institute Homeland Security Program and Booz Allen Hamilton present a luncheon discussion on Strategies for Border Management in a Globalized, Networked Environment. Read More

December 13, 2012
Aspen, CO, United States

The Legacy of Rome 
Join Renaissance experts Bill Cook, Jeremy Hartnett, and Ross King as they explore the aspects of Rome that have endured: architecture, religion, sculpture, politics, painting, commerce, and law. 

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Aspen Wye Fellows
December 14, 2012
Queenstown, MD

Please join the Aspen Wye Fellows at the Aspen Institute's Eastern Shore campus for the annual holiday party, which will take place on Friday, December 14th at 4p.m..

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December 17, 2012
Washington, DC
Justice and Society Program

On December 17, 2012, the Justice and Society Program held the first convening of the Inclusive America Project’s Distinguished Panel at the Aspen Institute Washington, DC headquarters. The morning included lectures by Harvard professors Robert Putnam, co-author of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us (2010), and Diana Eck, Director of the Pluralism Project. During the afternoon, panelists considered best practice models and began to develop consensus points for commitments and action steps in each of the five sectors. At day’s end, the group was hosted by the Office of Faith-Based and Community Partnerships at the White House for a briefing on the Obama Administration’s work on religious pluralism. Read More

December 17, 2012
Aspen, CO, United States

Join us for this exciting new series! Over two years the group will explore six paired themes—perennial human themes which have shaped our world—as they have been taken up from Athens to Aspen, that is, from the ancient period to our contemporary age. Each of the following six paired themes will receive three sessions of discussion with texts drawn from different genres and different periods of human experience: ancient, medieval/renaissance, modern, and post-modern: Friendship and Love (October – December 2012), Authors: Aristotle and Cicero; Aquinas and Montaigne; Emerson and Weil. Law and Justice (January – March 2013), Authors: Plato and Aristotle; Calvin and Shakespeare; Rawls, Arendt, and Hopkins. The Beautiful and the Good (April – June 2013), Authors: Plato and Augustine; Ficino and Schiller; Hawthorne and Rothko. Tragedy and Death (September – November 2013), Authors: Seneca and Montaigne; Nietzsche and Shakespeare; Strauss. Truth and Knowledge (December 2013 – February 2014), Authors: Plato and Lucretius; Bacon and Descartes; Derrida and Stoppard. History and Transcendence (March – May 2014),     Authors: Plotinus and Augustine; Kant and Hegel; Eliot and Ortega y Gasset.

Monday evenings 6:30-9:00pm. Registration Fee: $225, includes readings and refreshments.   Read More

December 17, 2012
Bucharest, Romania

The 2012 edition of the Aspen Institute Romania Leadership Awards and Gala Dinner will celebrate our achievements in the last 6 years and will offer a perspective on our future programs, especially those related to Aspen Romania's Leadership Programs. On this occasion, the Aspen Institute will honor those leaders of Romanian society that had an important contribution to the development of Romanian society. The Aspen Leadership Awards awards each year specific efforts and personal commitment to values​​-based leadership, and will celebrate creative and transformative ideas. Read More

December 27, 2012
Aspen, CO

Society of Fellows are invited to the artist's reception for Jerusalem the Golden, works by Barbara Hines. The exhibit will run December 22, 2012 - January 12, 2013 in the Hines Room, Kresge Building on the Aspen Meadows Campus. Read More

Society of Fellows
December 29, 2012
Aspen, CO

The Annual Aspen Institute Holiday Reception, hosted by the Society of Fellows, is a festive celebration of the season, and a recognition of Fellows' support. Remarks at 4:30pm by Tom Friedman, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Read More