Khan Academy Happy Hour

March 26, 2015
Mountain View, CA

*This event is by invitation only.

Featuring Salman Khan, Trustee, Aspen Institute, Founder and Executive Director of Khan Academy, in conversation with Walter Isaacson, CEO, Aspen Institute on “Innovation in Education.”

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Mountain View

*This event is by invitation only.

Featuring Salman Khan, Trustee, Aspen Institute, Founder and Executive Director of Khan Academy, in conversation with Walter Isaacson, CEO, Aspen Institute on “Innovation in Education.”

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 8:30am - 3:00pm
St. Louis Communications and Society Program
In the aftermath of the events in Ferguson, Staten Island and elsewhere, race relations are at the forefront of the minds of many Americans. Specifically in St. Louis, the relationship between local communities and law enforcement officers assigned to protect them is worsening, the quality of information shared is both positively and negatively affected by the new media environment, and the city remains one of the most racially segregated metropolitan areas of the United States. Read More
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Aspen Institute Arts Program
Built on an aging freeway that connects Washington DC’s southeastern Capitol Hill and historic Anacostia neighborhoods, the 11th St. Bridge Park will be a new venue for recreation, environmental education, and the arts. Featuring cafes, a 280-seat performance venue, agricultural center, and multigenerational playground, the park is well on its way to realizing what has been a decades-long dream. Read More
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 5:00pm to Friday, March 27, 2015 - 12:00pm

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?

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 5:00pm
Wye River
You have undoubtedly heard that the world climate is changing, and that the waters of the Chesapeake Bay are rising. Dr. Boesch will shed important new light on the subject. Dr. Boesch has led a panel of experts in developing an independent study in response to former Governor O’Malley’s Executive Order on Climate Change and “Coast Smart” Construction. The study makes projections on the impact of climate change on the Chesapeake Bay based on an assessment of the latest climate change science and federal guidelines. Read More
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 8:00am - 8:00pm

*This event is by invitation only.

Twenty high school teams from across Washington will reconvene and present their solutions to critical challenges that will have been issued to them just seven weeks prior. The competition will include on-stage presentations in the morning, and feature an exhibit period in the afternoon. Awards for Impact, Best Exhibit, Team Work, and more will be given. Three teams will be selected by judges to present at the 11th annual Aspen Ideas Festival.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 9:00am to Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 5:00pm
Pawleys Island
Liberty Fellowship is an incubator for exemplary leadership in South Carolina. The program started in 2004 as a partnership of Anna Kate and Hayne Hipp, Wofford College and the Aspen Institute and has offices in Spartanburg and Greenville, South Carolina. Read More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
New York

*This invitation is by invitation only.

The series "Conversations with Great Leaders in Memory of Preston Robert Tisch" — underwritten by the children of the late Bob Tisch, a businessman and philanthropist — highlights great leadership in action through interviews with key leaders from all sectors of civic life.

The program will feature a conversation between Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation and a moderator.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington College Excellence Program
The Aspen Institute cordially invites you to attend the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence awards ceremony. The $1 million Aspen Prize, awarded every two years, is the nation's signature recognition for performance in achieving exceptional student outcomes among America's community colleges. Read More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 5:00pm
The Pahara-Aspen Fellowship seeks to strengthen and sustain diverse, high-potential leaders who are reimagining public education. Using a time-tested method of text-based dialogue, the program provides participants the opportunity to reflect on the values and tensions involved in effective and enlightened leadership across the public, nonprofit and private sectors. Read More
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
In this eight-week series, participants gather to discuss key foreign policy issues facing the world today, as featured in the 2015 Foreign Policy Association briefing book. This year’s topics will include Russia and the Near Abroad, Privacy in the Digital Age, Sectarianism in the Middle East, India Changes Course, U.S. Policy Toward Africa, Syria’s Refugee Crisis, Human Trafficking in the 21st Century, and Brazil’s Metamorphosis. Read More
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, this seminar series will use the Bard as a lens through which to frame the Enlightenment ideas and ideals that shape the American Democratic Experiment. Following the structure of “Athens to Aspen”, the curriculum will comprise three, three-month thematic modules, each drawing upon: texts from the European Enlightenment, a Shakespeare play, and text about American politics and culture. Read More
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
New York Aspen Institute Arts Program

Harry Belafonte exposed America to world music and has spent his life challenging and overturning racial barriers. He played a key role in the civil rights movement, including the 1963 March on Washington, led in the development of the Grammy-winning song “We are the World,” and was active in efforts to end apartheid in South Africa and obtain the release Nelson Mandela. He recently founded the Sankofa Justice & Equity Fund, a non-profit social justice organization that utilizes the power of culture and celebrity in partnership with activism.

Belafonte will discuss his lifetime of art and service, and explore the unique power of the arts to address the political issues that trouble us today.

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
New York Aspen Institute Arts Program

This event has been cancelled. 

Following a spectacular opening in Paris this past December, renowned ballet choreographer Christopher Wheeldon makes his Broadway directorial debut in April with his stage musical adaptation of the classic film An American in Paris. Wheeldon and Aspen Institute Arts Program Director Damian Woetzel have enjoyed a long friendship and partnership, beginning at New York City Ballet, where Wheeldon created five ballets starring Woetzel, and carrying through the Vail International Dance Festival, where Woetzel has presented debut performances of numerous Wheeldon works. They will join together for a conversation about Wheeldon’s career and his new Broadway production.

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 8:30am to Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 12:30pm
*This event is by invitation only. This event is open to Society of Fellows members only. Moderated by Carol Adelman, President, Movers & Shakespeares; and Joe Daniels, President and CEO, National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Issues of violence engulf contemporary society, and we are constantly confronted with the choice between seeking vengeance or seeking forgiveness. This three-morning symposium invites participants to a deeper dialogue about this fundamental human dilemma. Read More
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 7:30am to Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 5:30pm
Washington Community Strategies Group
We invite you to explore the workshop agenda and join us for this two-day peer exchange workshop on March 16-17, 2015. Read More
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 9:00am to Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 5:00pm
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
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Los Angeles

*This event is by invitation only.

Students teams from across Los Angeles will reconvene to present their solutions to a panel of judges in the third annual Aspen Challenge: Los Angeles competition. Numerous awards will be given, and one team will be selected to advance and present their work at the 11th annual Aspen Ideas Festival.

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Aspen Global Health and Development
In this conversation, we will explore the impact of public sector leadership for reproductive health, opportunities to build support across ministries and other public offices, as well as meaningful engagement of civil society in informing policy and funding priorities. Read More
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Literary fiction, investigative journalism, cultural reflection, poetry … Winter Words 2015 has it all. This year’s series features some of the most heralded and innovative writers of our time. Please join us at Paepcke auditorium for five evenings of readings, musings, and conversations designed to challenge, surprise and delight. Read More