Participants from around the U.S. and six other countries convened in Aspen during President's Day Weekend for the 2012 Socrates Winter Seminars. Roundtable discussions were led by Socrates moderators Stephen Balkam on Social Media, Mark Brownstein on the Future of Energy, and Mona Eltahawy on the Middle East and North Africa.
Three expert-moderated seminars: Energy Controversies, Global Financial Crisis, and Web 3.0, were offered to Socrates participants on February 12-15 in Aspen, CO.
21st Century Energy - Can it be Clean, Secure, and Affordable, Or Must We Choose?
The way we produce and use energy -- principally but not exclusively for the generation of electricity and for transportation -- is at the nexus of three major sets of issues that confront us and future generations. First, can we produce energy cleanly?
Socrates partnered with the Young Professionals Organization for the YPO-Socrates Program Seminars on October 12-15 in Aspen, CO. Two seminars were offered to participants: Privacy and Democracy, and 21st Century Energy.
Five expert-moderated seminars were offered to participants on June 26-29 in Aspen, CO. The seminar topics included: the Global Economy; Green Investing; Sports and Values; Decision Making; and the relationship between government and business. The Annual Socrates Benefit Dinner was held on June 28.
Environment and Energy: The World We Will Inherit and Build
As teenagers we are joining the conversation about stewardship of the Earth approximately forty years after the first Earth Day, and the early warning signs on global climate change. Former President Jimmy Carter referred often to the need for a transition to a renewable energy economy, and in the mid seventies said that solving the energy problem was the moral equivalent of war.