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The Aspen Institute Agent Orange in Vietnam Program (AOVP) is a multi-year project to help Americans and Vietnamese address the continuing health and environmental impact of herbicides sprayed in Vietnam during the war. Between the United States and...
About Ascend Ascend is a policy program of the Aspen Institute and the national hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations that move vulnerable children and their parents toward educational success and economic security. We take a two-generation...
Aspen Global Health and Development (GHD) promotes breakthrough solutions to global development challenges by: strategic convening; working across sectors; amplifying voices on the ground; and storytelling - leveraging the power of the narrative....
The Aspen Institute Arts Program was established to support and invigorate the arts in America, and to return them to the center of the Aspen Institute's "Great Conversation." Directed by Damian Woetzel, it brings together artists, advocates,...
ANDE is a member-driven organization housed within the Aspen Institute. Our members are leading intermediaries (firms providing capital and/or business development services), funders, and experts who share a common desire to create a movement to...
The Aspen Planning and Evaluation Program (APEP) helps our clients plan, assess, and refine their social change and policy advocacy efforts. We also offer a range of free planning and evaluation tools and provide practical advice on strategy,...
The Aspen Strategy Group's mission is to provide a nonpartisan forum to explore the preeminent foreign policy challenges the United States faces. Its cross-disciplinary and high-level examination of policy strategies for addressing preeminent and...
Aspen Words encourages writers, inspires readers, and connects people through the power of stories.

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The Business and Society Program is dedicated to developing leaders for a sustainable global society. Through dialogues and path-breaking research, we create opportunities for executives and educators to explore new pathways to sustainability and...

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To learn more about the Center for Native American Youth, our events and resources, visit our website at www.cnay.org. The Center for Native American Youth, established by former US Senator Byron Dorgan at The Aspen Institute, is dedicated to...
Cities and metropolitan areas are the wellspring of innovation, but the benefits of innovation, such as more jobs, greater access to education or transportation, or a higher standard of living, do not always reach all residents. Entrepreneurs and...
This program focuses on the challenge of sustaining strong citizenship in America and coherent national identity in an age of demographic flux and severe inequality.  We are living through a period of radical concentration of wealth and...
The Aspen Institute's College Excellence Program aims to advance higher education practices, policies, and leadership that significantly improve student outcomes. Through the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the New College Leadership...
The overall goal of the Communications and Society Program is to promote integrated, thoughtful, values-based decision making in the fields of communications, media, and information policy.
The Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group (CSG) connects, motivates and equips local leaders to build more prosperous regions and advance those living on the economic margins. We do so by: designing and facilitating action-inducing...
The Aspen Institute Congressional Program, established in 1983, is a nongovernmental, nonpartisan educational program for members of the United States Congress. The program is funded solely by foundations.

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Did you know...Global remittances dwarf foreign assistance by a factor of three and total $414 billionRemittances are generally individual to individualThere are no intermediaries to facilitate diaspora investmentThe Aspen Institute Diaspora...

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The Economic Opportunities Program (EOP) advances workforce training, community college, microenterprise and asset building strategies for lower income Americans.
The Aspen Institute Education & Society Program (Aspen Education) improves public education by inspiring, informing, and influencing education leaders across policy and practice, with an emphasis on achieving equity for traditionally under-...
The Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program provides nonpartisan leadership and a neutral forum for improving energy and environmental policy making through intentional, values-based dialogue. Through its policy work, public programs such as...

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The Aspen Institute Financial Security Program (FSP), formerly the Initiative on Financial Security (IFS), is dedicated to solving the most critical financial challenges facing America's households, and to shaping policies and financial products...
Our nation is facing some of the greatest challenges in a generation.  And while our nonprofits, philanthropists and other social sector leaders have stepped-up to fill gaps, increase their impact and serve more people in need, we know that the...
The Franklin Project envisions a future in which a year of full-time national service—a service year—is a cultural expectation, a common opportunity, and a civic rite of passage for every young American.

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The Global Alliances Program (GAP) serves as the Institute's expert platform for establishing and implementing partnerships between the Aspen Institute, US government and public offices, the US private sector, and local counterparts and...

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The Health, Medicine and Society Program is the Aspen Institute policy program charged with exploring critical issues in medical science and health policy and how they may affect our individual health and that of our families, communities, nation...
The Homeland Security Program works to heighten public awareness as to the nation's continued vulnerability to terrorism, and to persuade the nation to take the necessary steps to close the gap between how secure we should be and how secure we...

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For nearly four decades, the Justice and Society Program has convened individuals from diverse backgrounds to discuss the meaning of justice and how a just society ought to balance fundamental rights with the exigencies of public policy, in order to...

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The Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program aims to create broad awareness of the growth and importance of the Latino community to the future success of the United States. We do this by bringing together Latino and non-Latino communities...

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MEP’s current work reflects its past efforts, which launched the group’s Middle East Investment Initiative, a public-private partnership of the Aspen Institute, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Palestinian Investment Fund....

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Grantmaking foundations, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises and public-private partnerships offer lasting solutions to societal challenges. They are at the heart of civil society. This program seeks to inform and maximize the impact of...
Begun in 1981, the Program on the World Economy has the ongoing goal of promoting sustainable economic growth and financial stability in the world economy. The Program convenes each summer a group of prominent leaders with the aim of advancing...

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The Sports & Society program will convene leaders, foster dialogue, and inspire solutions that help sport serve the public interest.
The J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative (the Stevens Initiative), developed in partnership with the Stevens Family, and with significant involvement from the MacArthur Foundation, is a multilateral public-private partnership designed...

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The Future of Work Initiative is a year-long bipartisan effort to identify concrete ways to strengthen the social contract in the midst of sweeping changes in the 21st-century workplace and workforce. The Initiative will focus on two challenges in...