Aspen Institute Publications

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Advancing Smart Electricity Networks

Dave Grossman
August 20, 2013

The inaugural roundtable of the Initiative on Smart Energy and Network Technologies (INSENT) took place in Queenstown, Maryland in May of 2013. A collaboration between the Communications & Society Program and the Energy & Environment Program of the Aspen Institute, the Initiative embraces the information, communication and technology revolution to encourage a new vision for our nation’s energy...

Winning the Talent War, for Good

July 30, 2013

A Call to Engage, Retain, and Build the Market for Top Talent in Impact Careers

2013 Financial Security Summit Report

Colby Farber
July 20, 2013

Smart savings policies belong in a pro-growth agenda and can be pursued through modest investments or targeted reforms that policymakers should champion and implement.  Industry leaders, consumer advocates, and households around the country acknowledge that the urgency to enact policies now that improve financial security does not just apply to lower-income Americans;...

The Aspen Institute Project Play Summit 2013

July 3, 2013

Click here to review highlights, videos, and graphic art from the inaugural summit that launched the Aspen Institute's Project Play initiative.

The Aspen Institute Project Play is a thought leadership exercise that aims to provide stakeholders – from parents to...

U.S. Microenterprise Census Highlights, FY2011

June 28, 2013

The Aspen Institute’s FIELD program conducts an annual survey that captures the work of microenterprise development organizations across United States.  Results of the 2012 U.S. Microenterprise Census reveal that the industry continues to grow, that program costs are reasonable, and that microloan portfolios performed strongly in an economy that was still in recovery.


A 21st Century National Service System: Plan of Action

June 24, 2013

The plan challenges all young adults to commit to one year of full-time service and proposes the infrastructure to engage one million young Americans in service to their country through national service.

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Crisis and Opportunity: Aligning the Community College Presidency with Student Success

June 21, 2013

The Institute's first higher education leadership initiatives address the community college presidency. In partnership with Achieving the Dream (ATD), the Aspen College Excellence Program has conducted research into the qualities of presidents who lead Aspen Prize winning community colleges and ATD leader colleges. The report summarizing our findings, “Crisis and Opportunity: Aligning the Community...

Voters for National Service: Perspectives of American Voters on Large-Scale National Service

Civic Enterprises, Hart Research Associates, The Aspen Institute Franklin Project, Target
June 20, 2013

This brief summarizes the results of a nationally representative survey of American voters to gather their perspectives about national service. This survey of more than 1,000 Americans finds broad support for the idea, potential, and impact of national service.

Beyond Buy-In: Partnering with Practitioners to Build a Professional Growth and Accountability System for Denver's Educators

Craig D. Jerald
June 18, 2013

When Denver Public Schools created a new educator effectiveness system, Leading Effective Academic Practice (LEAP), the central office modeled a fundamental shift in philosophy: Instead of designing LEAP in the central office first and then using targeted communication strategies to encourage educators to “buy into” the new system, DPS made a serious...