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
Washington

*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
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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
Aspen
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 - 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 - 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 - 8:30am to Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 12:30pm
Aspen
*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
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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 - 8:30pm
Atherton

*This event is by invitation only.

Please join us for a Society of Fellows Vanguard Chapter in Atherton, CA featuring Tom Byers, a visionary in innovation and high-growth entrepreneurship, and a panel of Stanford colleagues on whether innovation and entrepreneurship can be taught. Together, they will tackle the question of what entrepreneurship, innovation, and design thinking have to do with moonshots, college education, classical music, and the Renaissance.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Aspen
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
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Global Alliances Program
Did you know that 4 million premature deaths occur every year as a result of 3 billion people cooking their food over smoky open fires or inefficient cookstoves? Exposure to smoke from cooking is not only equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day, but presents an economic burden for the world's poorest families, some of whom spend upwards of one-third of family income purchasing fuel or 3+ hours cooking a single meal due to inefficient cookstoves and traditional practices. Read More
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Washington
The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will feature Phil Klay, veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, discussing his collection of short stories Redeployment (Penguin Press). Read More
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Aspen
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
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 9:00am - 1:30pm
Austin Communications and Society Program

The SXSWedu summit “Designing Principles for a Trusted Environment” highlights the principles and issues in designing trusted environments for learning.

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