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Video | July 24, 2014
A panel of Republican governors address the economy, how they are building skills for a 21st century workforce and share their ideas for improving their state’s education, tax and immigration... Read More
WATCH LIVE: The 2014 Aspen Security ForumThe 2014 Aspen Security Forum, which takes place July 23-26 in Aspen, CO, will bring together high-ranking security and military officials and top experts to... Read More
Video | July 24, 2014
The President famously said at this summer's West Point commencement that "U.S. military action cannot be the only or even primary component of our leadership in every instance. Just because we have... Read More
Video | July 24, 2014
Our still formidable nuclear arsenal and our supremacy in conventional armaments are of limited use in a world now dominated by the asymmetric tactics of terrorists and cyber-warriors. What are the... Read More
Video | July 24, 2014
We are still in the post-9/11 era, but we are also in the post-Edward Snowden era. Citizens' expectation that the government will protect them from security threats is unchanged, but they are much... Read More
Video | July 24, 2014
Are we safer today than we were when DHS was created more than a decade ago? What progress has it made? What more must it do to secure the homeland?Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland... Read More
Video | July 24, 2014
This session discusses whether the United States government is properly structured, financed, and staffed to meet the security threats of today.Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.), Former Director, Central... Read More
Blog Post | July 24, 2014 | Institute Staff
Just over a year ago, I stood on stage at the Aspen Ideas Festival to announce 21 communities across the country that were selected for inclusion in the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF), an... Read More
Video | July 24, 2014
This session will examine threats to the aviation sector and how TSA is responding to these threats with a risk-based approach, as opposed to the post-9/11 "one size fits all" assumption that each... Read More

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