Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
San Francisco Justice and Society Program
*This event is by invitation only. This even is open to Society of Fellows members only. This event is at capacity. Please contact the SOF Hotline at (970) 544-7980 for questions. Read More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 3:30pm - 7:30pm
Washington Homeland Security Program
*This event is by invitation only. Please join the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Program for an invitation-only Aspen Security Forum Preview. Read More
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
New York Aspen Institute Arts Program
Larry Kramer is an award-winning playwright and author, and a celebrated public-health and gay-rights advocate. He wrote the Academy Award–nominated screenplay adaptation of D. H. Lawrence’s "Women in Love" and rose to further prominence with the publication in 1978 of his bestselling novel, "Faggots." A pioneering AIDS activist, he cofounded the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in 1982 and founded ACT UP in 1987. Read More
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
New York
*This event is by invitation only. The event is open to Society of Fellows members only. This event is at capacity. Please contact the SOF Hotline at (970) 544-7980 if you would like to be added to the waitlist. Read More
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Washington Economic Opportunities Program
This event is a launch of the Communities that Work Partnership, a US Department of Commerce -funded program of the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program Workforce Strategies Initiative (AspenWSI). Penny Pritzker, the US Secretary of Commerce, and Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson will speak at this event. Read More
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 7:00pm to Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 12:00pm
With a growing network abroad, the Socrates Program launched its first international seminars in 2012. The Socrates international seminars attract participants from both the host and neighboring countries, and the US. In addition to the intellectual exploration that characterizes the Aspen seminars, the weekends incorporate official meetings, tours, and activities to complement the seminar experience. Read More
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
New York Aspen Institute Arts Program
For one night only, Lil Buck, the Aspen Institute Arts Program’s Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence, will explore the dynamics of Keith Haring’s art and words as a vehicle that inspires his own movement. Following the performance, there will be an onstage discussion between Lil Buck, the Keith Haring Foundation Executive Director (and New Museum Trustee) Julia Gruen, and the Aspen Institute Arts Program Director Damian Woetzel. Read More
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Washington Economic Opportunities Program
Labor unions traditionally have been the voice of workers seeking better pay, benefits, and jobs and have been a critical means for working people to improve their working conditions, incomes, and social standing. The right to form and join a labor union is enshrined in the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But in the United States, union membership and the commitment to unions is not as strong. Union membership has fallen from a high of 34.8 percent of wage and salary workers in 1954 to 11.1 percent in 2014. Recently, a number of states and the courts have taken actions that weaken labor unions. Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin have joined 22 other mostly southern and western states and adopted “right to work” laws that undermine labor union membership. Last year, the US Supreme Court ruled against the home care worker union in the Harris v. Quinn case. Read More
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Washington Aspen Institute Arts Program
Scheduled to open in 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture promises to be a place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture, where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience and how it helped us shape this nation. Read More
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:30am - 3:00pm
Washington Communications and Society Program

The Aspen Institute Symposium on the State of Race in America explores new attitudes, opportunities, and challenges for and about people of color in 21st century America. Visit to learn more.

Monday, April 20, 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
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Washington Aspen Global Health and Development
Note: Watch the livestream of this event at By December 2015, world leaders will finalize a new global agreement to address climate change. Ensuring that gender issues and population dynamics are adequately considered in the agreement is critical to its success and sustainability. Read More
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 8:00am - 9:30am
New York Business and Society Program
Aspen's preeminent case study competition asks future business leaders to innovate at the intersection of corporate profitability and positive environmental, social and ethical impact. Our program, which engages over 1,000 students at 25 business schools located around the world, encourages reflection on the potentially positive role that a well-managed business can have in society. The brand new case study produced for this year's competition was authored by our program's long-term partners at the Yale School of Management. Read More
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
San Francisco
Featuring James Reardon-Anderson, Interim Dean, Walsh School of Foreign Service, and Sun Yat-sen Professor of Chinese Studies, Georgetown University; Jeffrey Ball, Scholar-in-Residence of Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University; Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School. Read More
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wye River
Open to Aspen Wye Fellows only. Society of Fellows members are also welcome to attend. The Investment Gospel According to Jack Bogle: “Don’t look for the needle in a haystack. Just buy the haystack.” Does that mean buy, sell or hold — stocks, bonds or gold? Read More
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - Saturday, April 18, 2015
How must we lead in the 21st century, in business, politics, and civil society? From the trolley problem to global systems, financial services in ancient Greece to the recent economic downturn, endangered-peoples movements to extreme sports and collaborative consumption, "Heroes and Villains" captures the challenges and solutions we have already articulated for the new century. Read More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 10:00am - 4:30pm
Washington Franklin Project
The Franklin Project, the National Conference on Citizenship, and the Corporation for National & Community Service announced the Service Year + Higher Education: Innovation Challenge on January 15th. The effort challenges higher education institutions to create innovative new service year opportunities connected to academic credit for their students. Read More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 8:30am - 2:00pm
Washington Health, Medicine and Society Program
The Health, Medicine and Society Program of the Aspen Institute, in partnership with the LBJ Presidential Library and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, presents an event commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid. Read More
Tuesday, April 14, 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
Monday, April 13, 2015
Hartford Communications and Society Program

*This event is by invitation only. 

The Connecticut Dialogue is a multi-stakeholder forum to identify strategic opportunities presented by the state’s public libraries in response to the educational, economic, social and technological transformations and challenges that are affecting individuals, institutions and communities across Connecticut. In this forum, civic leaders, policymakers and library leaders will explore how to leverage the assets of these highly trusted institutions to build more knowledgeable, healthy and sustainable communities.

The Dialogue will feature two panel discussions, a roundtable, and a keynote address from Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy.