June 23, 2014
Aspen, CO
In the second installment of Athens to Aspen, participants will explore six paired themes — perennial human themes which have shaped our world — as they have been taken up from Athens to Aspen from the ancient period to our contemporary age. Each of the following themes will receive three sessions of discussion, with texts drawn from different genres and different periods of human experience: ancient, medieval/renaissance, modern, and post-modern. Read More
June 23, 2014 - June 27, 2014
Aspen, CO
Aspen Writers' Foundation
Spend your mornings writing poetry and short stories, and your afternoons painting, drawing, and exploring bookmaking with your words and lettering. Read More
June 22, 2014 - June 24, 2014
Aspen, CO
Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI)

Invitation-only seminar for foundation CEOs from the middle and southern parts of the country.

June 21, 2014 - June 27, 2014
Wye River, MD
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 19, 2014
Washington, DC
As the United States becomes increasingly diverse and multicultural, race relations will become integral to the nation’s future success. Join this special event for an important discussion on the past, present, and future of interracial relationships, and the cultural relevance of "The Loving Story" with 21st century communities across America. Read More
June 18, 2014
Aspen, CO
Collaborative Creativity: Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute Read More
June 17, 2014
Washington, DC
Communications and Society Program
The Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and the Internet has developed a bold, cross-sector, cross-partisan report that calls for rethinking learning systems that are currently too bound by time, place and old ways of doing business. We have entered an era of continual change. Our approaches to learning should reflect that.</p> <p>The report shifts the traditional focus from one institution, the school, to a focus on the learner and all the places where the learner can advance academically and pursue his or her interests. Schools are one important node in a network that also includes libraries, museums, after-school institutions and the home. Our modern world is constantly becoming more networked, and learning should as well. Read More
June 17, 2014 - June 20, 2014
Queenstown, MD

Discover what's next in life and work through the Aspen Life Reimagined Seminars. Visit http://www.aspeninstitute.org/seminars/LifeReimagined to learn more. 

June 17, 2014
Washington, DC
Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century
This conference, co-sponsored by the Aspen Manufacturing & Society Program, the German Embassy, the Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT), and the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in cooperation with several US manufacturing firms and the German Chamber of Commerce, brings together leading experts from government and industry to explore ways in which individual companies, often German multinationals and regional consortia are finding effective ways adapt the dual system to the U.S. economic and social environment. Read More
June 16, 2014
Aspen, CO
Aspen Writers' Foundation
Former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins headlines this year's Aspen Summer Words gala, A Literary Feast, a benefit for AWF's youth-focused programs and scholarship funds. Read More
June 16, 2014
Washington, DC
Initiative on Financial Security
Based on innovative new research conducted by Susan Ochs, our Senior Fellow and Founder of the Better Banking Project, this event will explore the mindsets and personal characteristics of financial industry practitioners — noting changes since the 2008 financial crisis, revealing important dynamics in the industry, and evaluating the implications for consumers, as well as for policymakers and the institutions themselves. The research, conducted in the first quarter of 2014, surveyed 700 professionals in the financial sector to investigate attitudinal trends as well as personality attributes. Read More
June 13, 2014
Seattle, WA, United States
Economic Opportunities Program
In MIT Sloan professor Zeynep Ton’s game-changing book, "The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs & Boost Profits," she discusses how companies such as Costco offer good jobs to workers, low prices and excellent service to customers, and great returns to shareholders all at the same time. Join Ms. Ton and Mr. Richard Galanti, chief financial officer of Costco Wholesale Corporation, to explore how the strategy works in a company like Costco and the implications for creating better jobs in our economy. Read More
June 13, 2014
Washington, DC
The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will feature Todd Purdum, senior writer at POLITICO and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, discussing his new book "An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964" (Henry Holt and Co.). Read More
June 13, 2014 - June 18, 2014
Aspen, CO
Aspen Writers' Foundation
This year's afternoon and evening activities include seven different panels featuring the acclaimed writers and respected agents and publishers participating in the Summer Words Writers' Retreat. Detailed session descriptions and profiles of these guest presenters are available online at aspenwriters.org. Read More
June 12, 2014
New York City, NY
Raymond W. Kelly has 50 years in public service, with the last 12 as Police Commissioner of the City of New York. Kelly is one of the world’s most well-known and highly esteemed leaders in law enforcement. Read More
June 12, 2014
Washington, DC
Economic Opportunities Program
Maureen Conway and Robert P. Giloth deliver a robust collection, bringing together perspectives from philanthropy, policy, research, and practice, and setting out how sector-based workforce development has evolved over thirty years, with a special focus on the past ten. The book brings together the thinking of some of these leaders in the field about how the sector strategy can evolve and inform public and private investments and policy decisions. This volume is sure to provoke timely reflection among practitioners, policy makers, investors, and researchers, as well as lay readers. Buy the Book
June 11, 2014
West Hollywood, CA
Middle East Programs

Dynamic international partnerships are changing the landscape of film and media in the 21st ce

June 11, 2014
Washington, DC
Communications and Society Program
The country is abuzz about “net neutrality,” the policies of the Federal Communications Commission aimed at assuring fair rules of the road for Internet traffic. But the rhetoric and coverage of the FCC’s new proposals has at times drowned out serious discussion of the issues—what’s at stake, what are the right policies, and how do they get implemented? Read More
June 10, 2014
Washington, DC
Ascend

The Aspen Institute and America Forward, the nonpartisan policy initiative of New Profit Inc., invite you to participate in a roundtable discussion and luncheon that will explore emerging opportunities around Pay for Success and outcomes-based funding.

June 9, 2014
Economic Opportunities Program

Join the Aspen Institute Workforce Strategies Initiative for the third webinar in its four-part series on social enterprise. Social enterprises in workforce development are businesses that sells goods or services in the marketplace while also helping disadvantaged workers gain meaningful employment and work experience.

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