December, 2012

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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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December 12, 2012
Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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

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