June 7, 2014 - June 13, 2014
Aspen, CO
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. Read More
June 6, 2014
Queenstown, MD

*This event is by invitation only.

Richard "Dick" Thornburgh served as governor of Pennsylvania in 1978 and was reelected in 1982; US attorney general under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush; and under-secretary general of the United Nations, during a public career which spanned over 25 years.

June 6, 2014 - June 10, 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
June 6, 2014 - June 7, 2014
Siracusa (Sicily), Italy

In partnership with Camera di Commercio di Siracusa, Enel Foundation, with a contribution by eni.

June 5, 2014 - June 6, 2014
New York, NY

The ANDE Orientation Training is a two-day comprehensive overview of the small and growing business sector geared towards new hires, summer associates, and those new to the sector. The agenda will include sessions on: Financial Models, Doing Deals, Impact Investing, Sector Analysis, Business Plans, Case Studies, Social Entrepreneurship 101, and more!

June 5, 2014
Washington, DC
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs
This one-day course will explore SROI using case studies to show how the principles and questions inform practical decisions in your organizations, as well as provide information to investors. Read More
June 4, 2014 - June 6, 2014
Gettysburg, PA
Franklin Project
One year after the Franklin Project's initial launch, the Summit at Gettysburg will serve as a defining moment. We come to this hallowed ground to remind Americans of what Lincoln described in his historic address as "our unfinished work" and to highlight how America can finally create a common expectation and opportunity for all young people to serve our nation. We envision a next generation of leaders who can work together across income, race, ethnicity, political affiliation, and geography to get big things done for our country.
June 3, 2014
Washington, DC
Economic Opportunities Program

*This event is by invitation only.

Founded in 2003 by Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, the Wadhwani Foundation’s primary mission is economic acceleration of emerging economies. The Foundation embarked upon its mission in India first, and subsequently, the Foundation has expanded into the US and other countries.

June 3, 2014 - June 4, 2014
Washington, DC
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs

Each year, ANDE members gather in Washington, DC, to discuss common challenges and solutions for metrics and evaluation. The diverse group includes investors, capacity development providers, researchers, and entrepreneurs who represent organizations on the forefront of innovation and rigor in impact evaluation. Participants learn from each other, hear from experts in the field, and drive the future of impact evaluation for the SGB space.

June 2, 2014
New York, NY
On the evening of June 2, The Aspen Institute and Christie’s will launch a special series of collaborative programming that will explore the nexus of art, culture and society. Read More
June 2, 2014 - June 6, 2014
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
June 1, 2014 - June 4, 2014
Aspen, CO
Business and Society Program
The Business and Society Forum brings together a network of senior strategic corporate responsibility leaders from leading global companies. Read More
May 30, 2014 - June 1, 2014
Tokyo, Japan

*Japanese Language Only

May 28, 2014 - May 30, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States
Energy and Environment Program

The Energy and Environment Program and Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions are collaborating to address domestic water challenges in the 21st century with an invite-only forum with utility, finance, and emerging technology executives, policy makers and thought leaders to advance

May 28, 2014 - May 30, 2014
Aspen, CO
May 27, 2014
Aspen, CO
Aspen Writers' Foundation
The Aspen Writers' Foundation's (AWF) Writer in Residence program offers writers an opportunity to spend one month in Woody Creek, CO, to focus on current writing projects. A monthly reading and talk is held for each resident author, among other special appearances by the writer to valley schools and private AWF member functions. Read More
May 25, 2014
Paris, France

The Institut Aspen France organizes a European Election night to discuss, analyze, and comment on the results of the elections. Qualified personalities will attend the event, including Stephane Rozès, qualified analyst and reknown political specialist.

May 22, 2014
Washington, DC
On May 22, David Lipton, first deputy managing director at the International Monetary Fund, will be in conversation with Steven Weisman, vice president at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Read More
May 21, 2014
Washington, DC
Middle East Programs

Unemployment in the Middle East and North Africa region is the highest in the world, with 56 percent of the workforce unemployed, the majority of them youth and women. In February 2014, the Aspen Institute's Partners for a New Beginning - North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity (PNB-NAPEO) led a delegation of US community college leaders to North Africa to meet with higher education, vocational training, and business leaders from four countries: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. The delegation, organized in collaboration with the Aspen Institute's College Excellence Program, explored similarities and differences in the higher education and vocational training systems in the US and North Africa, and discussed best practices and potential areas of future collaboration. 

Please join us for a discussion on the challenges in North Africa's higher education system, and the potential for public-private partnerships to advance innovative solutions for the crippling problem of unemployment.

Our speakers include: 

  • Evan Ryan, assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs
  • Joshua Wyner, executive director, College Excellence Program, The Aspen Institute 
  • Kathryn Mannes, senior vice president for workforce and economic development, American Association of Community Colleges
  • Russ Beard, director of information resources, Bellevue College

A light lunch will be served at 12:15 pm.

May 21, 2014
Washington, DC
Aspen Planning and Evaluation Program

Funded by USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI), the Lebanon Civic Support Initiative (LCSI) aims to build the capacity of civil society organizations to advocate for local or national issues. In order to assess areas of organizational need and evaluate a grantee’s capacity-building progress, LCSI collaborated with Lebanese advocacy organizations to develop and refine an Advocacy Index. This Index covers five key competency areas deemed necessary to the implementation of an effective advocacy initiative.

Through a consultative process, each LCSI grantee was assigned a score between zero and six in each of these competency areas based on actual experience. The average of the five scores represents the grantee’s organizational Advocacy Index. This evaluation process took place in two phases, at the start and end of the grant period. The Advocacy Index tool allows OTI and the grantees to identify internal areas in nee d of support and to quantify and aggregate changes in the capacity of grantees to advocate.