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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