For a number of years, employers have expressed concerns about the Skills Gap – the perceived lack of qualified employees to fill the positions that employers have available. Employers in the skilled trades express these concerns as frequently as employers in other industries.
The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans Featuring Mickey Edwards, Vice President of the Aspen Institute. Mr. Edwards was a member of Congress for 16 years and later taught at Harvard and Princeton before joining the Aspen Institute where he directs the Institute’s Rodel Fellowships for elected public officials. Mr. Edwards has been a weekly columnist for the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and the Boston Globe, and currently writes for The Atlantic. For several years he also broadcast a weekly political commentary on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered”. He has chaired task forces for the Brookings Institution and The Council on Foreign Relations and has served as an advisor to the State Department. His latest book is “The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans”, published by Yale University Press (2012). For tickets, call (970) 920-5770.
Join us for this year’s exploration of the Great Books. Each year community members come together to engage in lively and rigorous dialogue using excerpts from the Great Books. Aspen Institute senior moderator Pete Thigpen will moderate this year’s series. Pete has been a Senior Fellow and Moderator for the Aspen Institute since 1989 as well as a lecturer at the Haas School of Business, and is on the board of a number of business and nonprofit organizations.