Beyond Great Places to Work: The Business Case for Investing in Front-Line Workers

October 24, 2014
Washington, DC

Economic Opportunities Program

How investing in front-line workers can create better workplaces and stronger results for shareholders and customers.
October 24, 2014
Washington, DC
Economic Opportunities Program
How investing in front-line workers can create better workplaces and stronger results for shareholders and customers. Read More
October 23, 2014
Washington, DC
Join the Socrates Program for a special evening reception and launch of the first AspenX online learning series at the Aspen Institute on Privacy, the Constitution, and Civil Liberties.This event will feature a conversation with The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice of the United States, and Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center. Read More
October 23, 2014
Queenstown, MD
Josh Kraushaar, political editor for National Journal, will discuss predictions and ramifications for the 2014 elections. Read More
October 23, 2014
Washington, DC
Aspen Institute Arts Program
Melissa Chiu is the incoming director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Previously she was the director of Asia Society New York and the organization’s senior vice president of global arts and cultural programs. Read More
October 22, 2014
Washington, DC
A book talk and discussion on "The Impact Investor: Lessons in Leadership and Strategy for Collaborative Capitalism" with Cathy Clark, Jed Emerson, and Ben Thornley. Read More
October 22, 2014 - October 24, 2014
Wye River, MD, United States
Communications and Society Program

Spectrum Policy

The overall goal of the Communications and Society Program is to promote integrated, thoughtful, values-based decision making in the fields of communications, media, and information policy.

October 20, 2014
Aspen, CO
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
October 20, 2014
Washington, DC, United States
A discussion about leadership amidst the current Ebola crisis Read More
October 16, 2014
New York, NY
Business and Society Program
During the afternoon and evening of Thursday, October 16th, the Aspen Institute will convene at the Ford Foundation in NYC a lively discussion focused on business education today -- and its future. Our central question: How are business schools preparing our next generation to lead companies in ways that move us closer to a vibrant economy that works for all? Register now! Read More
October 16, 2014
Washington, DC, United States
*This event is by invitation only. The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will feature Charles M. Blow, op-ed columnist at New York Times, discussing his latest novel "Fire Shut Up in My Bones" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Read More
October 16, 2014 - October 17, 2014
New York, NY, United States
Business and Society Program

On October 16-17, 2014, the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program will convene about 60 deans and faculty for the 2014 Business Education Symposium, hosted this year at the Ford Foundation in New York City. 

October 15, 2014
New York, NY
Aspen Institute Arts Program

Jamie Bennett, the director of ArtPlace America, and Rocco Landesman, former chairman of the NEA and producer of celebrated plays and musicals such as Angels in America and Jersey Boys, speak with Arts Program director, Damian Woetzel, about the roles that art and culture can play in shaping the social, physical, and economic futures of our communities.

Learn more about the Aspen Institute Arts Program. Follow us on Twitter @AspenArts.

October 15, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States

Featuring Rabbi Lee Bycel, Aspen Seminar moderator, and 2014 Presidential appointee to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council and Committee on Conscience. Bycel serves as Senior Moderator of Leadership Seminars at the Aspen Institute, and Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies and Social Justice at the University of San Francisco. From the hundredth anniversary of World War I to contemporary turmoil of the NFL, how do we respond to a culture of violence? This compelling program will offer a personal exploration of this timely, timeless issue.

October 15, 2014 - October 19, 2014
Spartanburg, SC
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
October 15, 2014 - October 16, 2014
New York, NY
Business and Society Program

The Aspen Business & Society Leaders Forum engages, by invitation, senior executives pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable company.

October 14, 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Tomas Ctibor, acting director, Prague Institute of Planning and Development

Adam Gebrian, architect

Kristof Kintera, artist

Illah van Oijen, photographer and activist

October 14, 2014 - October 16, 2014
Washington, DC
Education and Society Program

*This event is by invitation only.

This event is a retreat of urban chief academic officers in the Aspen Education and Society District Network.

October 14, 2014
Washington, DC
Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century

*This event is by invitation only.

The Aspen Institute Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century program is hosting an event at its Washington, DC, headquarters to explore the rationale for lifting the ban, either fully or partially, on the export of crude oil. Emphasis will be on the impact of such a change on the manufacturing industry, on jobs in the United States, on the efficiency of the oil and gas sector, and on larger foreign policy concerns.

October 14, 2014
Washington, DC
Health, Medicine and Society Program
With billions of dollars being spent in research and development each year, with thousands of grassroots and fundraising events focused on curing cancer being held each year, with science and technology rapidly evolving in every part of our lives, many Americans, especially those currently battling this terrible disease, are left asking a simple question: Why haven't we cured cancer? Read More
October 14, 2014
New York, NY
Communications and Society Program
"Rising to the Challenge" is the culmination of a year-long exploration and examination of the challenges and opportunities facing communities and their public libraries as society moves deeper into the digital era. It projects a new vision for public libraries and promotes new thinking about libraries, their critical assets, new networked forms, and the essential role they now play in providing opportunities for individuals and communities to succeed in an economy and society that reward learning, creativity, innovation, and social connection. Read More

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