A Celebratory Breakfast with the Aspen Institute

April 29, 2016
New York, NY

Business and Society Program

Aspen's preeminent International MBA Case Competition asks future business leaders to innovate at the intersection of corporate profitability and positive environmental, social and ethical impact.
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 8:00am - 9:30am
Business and Society Program
Aspen's preeminent International MBA Case Competition asks future business leaders to innovate at the intersection of corporate profitability and positive environmental, social and ethical impact. Read More
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Nancy Izzo Jackson, U. S. State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. Read More
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
What's next for the global ecosystems we depend on? Featuring Jon Foley, Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences. Dr. Foley will lead a conversation on the complex relationship between global environmental systems and human civilization. Read More
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 8:00am to Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 12:00pm
Education and Society Program
This is a network of Superintendents of large urban school districts. Read More
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
This Society of Fellows Discussion Reception will feature Andrew Ross Sorkin, Financial Columnist for The New York Times and a Co-Anchor of CNBC’s "Squawk Box," in conversation about the state of the US economy and the future of capitalism. Read More
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 11:00am to Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 4:00pm
The FunderXChange is designed to connect members of the philanthropic community to the best information on emerging and established two-generation approaches. Read More
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 9:00am - 11:45am
Financial Security Program
As millions of Americans live longer, and save less, the US workforce is veering toward a severe retirement crisis. In Illinois, more than half of the private sector workforce – roughly 2.5 million people and 1.7 million in the Chicago region alone – lacks an employer-based retirement savings plan. Read More
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 6:00pm to Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 2:00pm
Homeland Security Program
The Aspen Institute is excited to announce the debut Aspen Security Forum: Global (ASF: Global), which will bring together government officials, industry executives, noteworthy journalists, leading thinkers, and concerned citizens from around the world to discuss the most pressing issues of the day in international security. Read More
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will feature Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University, on her new book "Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Read More
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 12:00am
Aspen Strategy Group
The Aspen Ministers Forum is an initiative of former foreign ministers from across the political spectrum. Building on a history of constructive negotiations and issue resolution, the senior statesmen are uniquely positioned to leverage their experience and insight to foster a more collaborative transatlantic exchange. Read More
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Aspen Words
The Aspen New York Book Series is presented by New York Public Programs in partnership with Aspen Words. Authors Lev Grossman, Hannah Tinti, and Mark Tompkins will discuss the genre of fantasy writing, moderated by Carole DeSanti, Vice President, Executive Editor at Viking Penguin. Read More
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Economic Opportunities Program
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

This seminar explores several vectors of the human journey in search of meaning. The curriculum comprises three, three-month thematic modules: The Journey Inwards, The Journey Outwards, The Journey Upwards. These modules will be anchored by plays and sonnets from William Shakespeare while additionally drawing upon texts from the ancient to the contemporary—companions helping us navigate the choppy waters of our own values and beliefs.

Dates and Times: Monday nights from 6:30–9:00 p.m. October 19, November 16, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 14, April 18, May 16, June 13.

Fee: $225 includes all sessions, reading materials and refreshments. 

Athens to Aspen is now full. 

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Health, Medicine and Society Program
Public Health Grand Rounds at the Aspen Institute invites you to a lunchtime conversation, Precision Medicine: the Promise, the Journey, the Future, with Dr. Eric Lander, President and Founding Director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Read More
Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Chamber Music Concert by the "Trio Mesama," an Honors Ensemble of Peabody Conservatory of Music students - Melissa Johnson Lander, Clarinet; Mauricio Rey Gallego, Cello; Sahun Hong, piano. Read More
Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Race and Policing

Moderated by Michel Martin, host of Weekend All Things Considered on NPR and Susan Sturm, George M. Jaffin Professor of Law and Social Responsibility, and Director, Center for Institutional and Social Change, Columbia Law School

Police encounters with people of color have come to frame public understanding of race, as well as many communities’ experience of government. Police interactions with communities have become polarized and defined by mistrust, particularly with the reduction in available community policing funding over the past few years. Innovation and creativity in police approaches to community relations have become increasingly difficult. At the same time, the recent deaths of Freddie Gray, Sandra Bland, and Laquan McDonald while in police custody, among others, have garnered mass media attention and protests on an unprecedented scale, and have recast the issues of police misconduct, racism, and discipline into the national spotlight.  Through the Socrates Social Justice Seminar, we will bring a group of young local leaders together to discuss values based approaches for police activity and community interaction, and ideas to advance constructive relationships and interactions between police and communities, reduce bias, and create a level playing field for all communities. The group will use carefully selected texts as background readings as well as an expert-moderated discussion to explore visions of policing that produce desired relationships between police and communities, with a focus on the following four areas in detail: police practices, recruiting from local communities, police-community relations and community justice. We will work to highlight innovations, ideas, and policies to improve the system on both a local and a national level.

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

*This event is by invitation only.

Aspen Institute Board of Trustees Annual Spring Board Meeting

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
With the changing nature of work in America, the 20th century formula for providing protections and benefits to workers is falling behind 21st century innovation, and we must develop new ideas that can meet the long-term needs of workers and businesses alike. This event will explore how we might adapt the social contract for workers in America in a way that can make retirement benefits and protections more portable, with a focus on the policy challenges and opportunities to improve and adapt our current system. Read More
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 12:00pm
The Central America Leadership Initiative (CALI) is a nonprofit organization that identifies and motivates effective and successful young leaders across Central America, who are capable of guiding their countries as they struggle to align the social and economic demands of the region with local visions of a "good society." Read More
Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 5:30pm to Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 1:15pm
Explore the competing politics and passions of Vengeance and Forgiveness. Whether to pursue justice or yield to mercy, these issues challenge each of us as individuals and members of society. This Symposium will explore topics such as how we as individuals should treat others who have clearly done us wrong, or how we as a society should treat those who kill indiscriminately to make a point, be they Islamic extremists or the Charleston Emanuel AME Church group prayer shooter. Read More