The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will feature Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, and Jared Cohen, founder and director of Google Ideas, discussing their new book "The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Businesses" (Knopf).
This event has been rescheduled to May 29: The Aspen Wye Fellows are joined by Jason Beaubien, global health and development correspondent for the National Public Radio, to discuss public health in the 21st century.
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?
Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI)
This event is being hosted by the Philanthropy Roundtable in partnership with the Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, the Council on Foundations and the George W. Bush Institute.
This convening will focus on the models and strategies being implemented across the country that are helping to build community self-reliance and leadership, while creating pathways to college and careers for low income young people, especially those who are faced with limited access to opportunity.
In May, we will celebrate Mother's Day, a holiday created by Americans to honor our moms and their influence in society. With the presence of women with children in the workforce increasing, mothers are not only the glue that holds our homes together, but they are also the fuel helping to drive our economic recovery.
This symposium, customized exclusively for Vanguard Chapter members of the Society of Fellows, examines questions that deepen our understanding of what it means to lead a good life. It will address the core questions which have motivated the Aspen Institutes work for over 60 years. What makes a good life? How do I find satisfaction and meaning? How do I align my life with my values?
The Tarheel State is home to people and institutions at the leading edge of American health care delivery, research and technology. On May 13, the world-renowned Aspen Institute is returning to North Carolina to revisit our fall 2011 conversation about local health innovations and to measure how North Carolina has moved the needle towards better healthcare in the intervening months.
On the margins of the 2013 Global Diaspora Forum, the Partners for a New Beginning Secretariat at the Aspen Institute hosted a roundtable discussion on ways that the diaspora can advance economic opportunity in the countries of origin.
Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI)
Launch event for the Policy Guide to Scaling Social Innovation produced through a collaborative effort between the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, PCV InSight, and the Initiative for Responsible Investment at Harvard University.
This lunchtime discussion will explore the skills gap in manufacturing and selected efforts to creatively address the problem. The opening presentation by Craig Giffi of Deloitte will update its survey-based assessment of the skills gap at both the factory level and the research level.
In partnership with the Aspen Institute, Friends of Florence presents an extraordinary opportunity to tour some of the world’s most important historical sites. The program begins in Rome and ends in Florence. The preliminary itinerary includes visits to the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Medici Tombs, private visits to the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery and dinner at the feet of Michelangelo’s David.
Approximately half of Americans have no workplace retirement savings plan. As policymakers consider how to enhance retirement security for American households, this Congressional briefing will focus on the imperative to first expand coverage in order to make saving for retirement easier for all American workers.
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. October 2012-June 2013 Registration Fee: $225, includes readings and refreshments. Read More
Research has shown that high-capacity coalitions are more successful in effecting community change. While a number of coalition assessment tools have been developed, documentation is scarce regarding how they are implemented, how the results are used, and whether they are predictive of coalition success in collaborative community change efforts.