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Anna Deavere Smith Works at the Aspen Institute creates an international community of artists whose work addresses the social issues of the day. Through a rich mix of innovative workshops, seminars, performances, and public presentations, ADS Works...
The Aspen Institute's 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...
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 the arts 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 bipartisan 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...
The Aspen Writers' Foundation 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...
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) energizes and prepares people, organizations and collaboratives to do the best for their communities and regions.CSG seeks to advance community and economic development, just and civic cultures,...
The Aspen Institute Congressional Program, established in 1983 by former U.S. Senator Dick Clark, is a nongovernmental, nonpartisan educational program for members of the United States Congress. The program is funded solely by foundations.

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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 Education & Society Program provides an informed and neutral forum for education practitioners, researchers, and policy leaders to engage in focused dialogue regarding their efforts to improve student achievement, and to consider how...
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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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 is an effort to improve citizenship by giving every young person in America the opportunity to do a service year. Sometime between the ages of 18 and 28, the young person would do a fully paid, full-time year of service in one...

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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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Mission: The mission of the Impact Careers Initiative (ICI) is to determine how to ask and empower America's top talent to tackle our most urgent public problems.
The Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security (Aspen IFS) is a leading policy program dedicated to helping bring about the policies and financial products that enable all Americans to save, invest, and own.

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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 Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century program brings together business, government, and opinion leaders to discuss, analyze, build consensus, and advocate on many of the important problems and opportunities affecting the future of this...
Middle East Programs include Partners for New Beginning, the Emirates-Aspen Partnership, and the US-Lebanon Dialogue Program. These programs and initiatives work to catalyze and convene networks of global leaders to deepen relationships and develop...

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Through leadership development initiatives, convenings, and communications, the Aspen Institute’s Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation seeks to inform and maximize the impact of social sector leaders, so that each can contribute to the good...
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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Did you know...Global remittances dwarf foreign assistance by a factor of three and total $414 billion Remittances are generally individual to individual There are no intermediaries to facilitate diaspora investmentThe Rockefeller...

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The Sports & Society program will convene leaders, foster dialogue, and inspire solutions that help sport serve the public interest.