Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 12:00pm
The Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) was designed to capture the energy, the talent and the resolve of an emerging generation of leaders in Africa — leaders who have already realized a certain level of success — and to inspire them to move from success to significance by engaging in the foremost challenges of their countries and their times with support and confidence. Read More
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Gillian Tett will discuss her latest book, which examines the danger of tunnel vision in politics and business, and how companies like Facebook are breaking free from these constraints. Read More
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
College Excellence Program

Together, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program and the Siemens Foundation are pleased to announce the inaugural 2015 Siemens Technical Scholars. 

Please join us to meet exemplary scholars and for a panel discussion on how the nation’s top community college programs are tackling the challenge of delivering first-rate preparation of young adults for jobs in middle-skill STEM fields.

Lunch will be provided. 

Featured panelists:

  • Thomas Kochan, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Bethany McCormick, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Robert Templin, Northern Virginia Community College

Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 9:00am to Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 1:00pm
This four-day seminar incorporates the discussion and analysis of excerpts from the Great Books with the practice of applicable leadership and problem solving skills. The method of Socratic dialogue and the emphasis of discussion and debate allow the course to delve into the core of human values of our culture, the origins of American democracy, and what it means to pursue Aristotle’s concept of "the good life". Read More
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cohosted by Aspen Around Town and The Phillips Collection, “Sixty Years of Gould’s Goldberg Variations” celebrated the anniversary of Glenn Gould’s landmark recording of the 1955 Goldberg Variations. Click here to see photos and read more about the event.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Vanity Fair contributing editor and architecture critic Paul Goldberger will discuss New York City architecture. Read More
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
The 2015 Behavioral Finance Forum will be a platform for the academic community to present cutting-edge financial and economic information. This year's forum will tackle issues related to consumer financial decision making. Read More
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Financial Security Program
Yale University professor Robert J. Shiller will discuss his latest books during a cocktail party to launch the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program's Finance & Society Discussion Series. Read More
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 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.

Moderated by Stephen Holley and Alexis Diaz.

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. Scholarships available. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 1:00pm to Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 5:30pm
The four-day seminar is dedicated to enhancing leadership, problem solving, and critical thinking skills for high school students living in the Roaring Fork Valley. Students are challenged to think more critically and deeply about their values and ideas, and those that make the good society. Read More
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Presented by the Aspen Institute, The Atlantic, and Bloomberg Philanthropies, the third annual CityLab: Global Solutions to Urban Challenges will venture overseas to London, England to bring together over 300 global city leaders — mayors, plus urban theorists, city planners, scholars, architects, and artists — for a series of conversations about urban ideas that are shaping the world's metro centers. The summit will further develop conversations started at the first two summits on economic development; the environment and sustainability; cultural investment; big data; and the intersection of public safety, privacy, and technology; as well as smaller breakout sessions exploring topics like redevelopment, urban infrastructure, transportation, urban expansion, and the creation of the next tech city.
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 7:00pm to Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
A discussion on the U.S. Congress and foreign policy. Read More
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Citizenship and American Identity Program
As debate rages on issues of race, immigration, and religion, the question of what holds us together is more relevant than ever. Join us for a lunchtime discussion on cultural literacy and the need for a shared core of knowledge in 21st-century America. Read More
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 3:15pm - 8:30pm
Business and Society Program
Please join us for an evening of Aspen-style dialogue, featuring master teachers from business schools at Harvard, MIT, and Northwestern. How are they preparing next generation leaders to act? How are pioneering firms taking action now—and where are the gaps? The 2015 Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award Winners will be recognized for their achievements. The evening will close with cocktails and conversation. Read More
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 1:00pm to Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 5:30pm
The four-day seminar is dedicated to enhancing leadership, problem solving, and critical thinking skills for high school students living in the Roaring Fork Valley. Students are challenged to think more critically and deeply about their values and ideas, and those that make the good society. Read More
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will feature Dale Russakoff, New Yorker contributor, discussing her new book, The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools? (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Read More
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join Art Registrar and Curator Lissa Ballinger for a tour of the exhibit "The Legacy of Herbert Bayer: Recent Gifts and Loans to the Aspen Institute." Read More
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
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. Liberty Fellowship’s goal is to move South Carolina forward through its greatest asset — its leaders. Read More
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 7:30am - 7:00pm
Diaspora Investment Alliance
Join the Aspen Institute Diaspora Investment Alliance (DIA) at the inaugural DIAspora Investment Forum for East Africa. The Forum will be part of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s (OPIC) EXPANDING HORIZONS: A Workshop for Small Businesses Entering International Markets. Read More
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 5:00pm to Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12:00pm
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? What is our role in making it happen? The settings in Aspen, Colorado, and on Maryland's Eastern Shore are ideal for rejuvenation the mind, body, and spirit of participants who emerge personally renewed and professionally refocused.

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