Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 10:00am - 4:30pm
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
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
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.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 3:00pm

Open to Aspen Wye Fellows only. Society of Fellows members are also welcome to attend. 

 Chamber Music Recital by an Honors Ensemble of Peabody Conservatory of Music students from Russia and South Africa: Nikita Borisevich, violin; Pierre Malan, cello; Margarita Loukachkina, piano.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 8:30am - 3:00pm

*This event is by invitation only.

"Your Privacy -- Your Rights?"
Moderated by: Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO, National Constitution Center

In our digital world, the tradeoff between our privacy and our rights is an issue that may be beyond our control. Should this change the way we live in the digital world? What are the ramifications? What are our rights? Constitutional expert Jeffrey Rosen will engage students in these questions and in an exploration of the changing landscape unfolding before us. How does the First Amendment Right to Free Speech relate to our digital lives? Should we all have the "Right to be Forgotten" on the Internet? This seminar will be a fascinating look at something students deal with every day.

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

*This event is by invitation only.

Annual Spring Board Meeting of the Aspen Institute Board of Trustees.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson invites all Society of Fellows members to our Washington, DC, headquarters for an informative, lively exploration of the Aspen Institute's policy programs. Read More
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

*This event is by invitation only.

Join us in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, April 7 at 12pm EST for the Ascend 2-Gen Anthology release: Ascend’s Anne Mosle and inaugural Ascend Fellows, including editors Christopher King, Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, and Mario Small, will discuss national programs, policies, and emerging research for moving children, parents, and their families toward educational success and economic security. Hear stories, learn about on-the-ground momentum, and get evaluation tips.

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Aspen Institute and Bonhams 
invite you to a wine and cheese reception and a private viewing of 
an unknown wartime manuscript of the utmost rarity, consisting of 
56 pages of mathematical notes by Alan Turing, in which he works on the 
foundations of mathematical notation and computer science, 
likely the only extensive holograph manuscript by him in existence. 
Also on view will be a 1944 Enigma machine. Read More
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Franklin Project
On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST General (Ret.) Stanley C. McChrystal, Chair of the Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute, will deliver remarks on national service titled, “What Will Our Country Ask of Us?” at the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. In his remarks, McChrystal will issue a call to action to make a year of full-time national service – a service year – a cultural expectation, common opportunity, and civic rite of passage for every young American. The Franklin Project is an Aspen Institute initiative to marshal the best case for a voluntary civilian counterpart to military service in the United States. Read More
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will feature Robert Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy Harvard Kennedy School, discussing his new book Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis (Simon & Schuster). Read More
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

*This event is by invitation only.

Featuring Salman Khan, Trustee, Aspen Institute, Founder and Executive Director of Khan Academy, in conversation with Walter Isaacson, CEO, Aspen Institute on “Innovation in Education.”

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 8:30am - 3:00pm
Communications and Society Program
In the aftermath of the events in Ferguson, Staten Island and elsewhere, race relations are at the forefront of the minds of many Americans. Specifically in St. Louis, the relationship between local communities and law enforcement officers assigned to protect them is worsening, the quality of information shared is both positively and negatively affected by the new media environment, and the city remains one of the most racially segregated metropolitan areas of the United States. Read More
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Aspen Institute Arts Program
Built on an aging freeway that connects Washington DC’s southeastern Capitol Hill and historic Anacostia neighborhoods, the 11th St. Bridge Park will be a new venue for recreation, environmental education, and the arts. Featuring cafes, a 280-seat performance venue, agricultural center, and multigenerational playground, the park is well on its way to realizing what has been a decades-long dream. Read More
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 5:00pm
The goal of the China Fellowship Program is to energize China’s private sector business leaders to step up to this challenge in a meaningful fashion. Read More
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 5:00pm to Friday, March 27, 2015 - 12:00pm

For almost 60 years, this premier roundtable has challenged leaders in every field to think more critically and deeply. 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?

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 5:00pm
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

*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
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