The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues.

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Blog Post | July 3, 2015 | Eric Christensen
Above, watch the full conversation, moderated by Jeffrey Goldberg. Is violence a function of our culture? During a recent 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival session, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) and... Read More
Blog Post | July 3, 2015 | Katherine Grygo
Above, watch the full version of the Afternoon of Conversation.If there’s one thread that ran through the Aspen Ideas Festival’s signature event, the Afternoon of Conversation, it was about identity... Read More
Energy and Environment Program
 About the ForumThis annual Forum brings together top energy, finance, cleantech and policy experts for an in-depth and forward-looking examination of the transition to a clean energy economy.... Read More
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... Read More
Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI)
Highlights of the major successes for open nonprofit dataImage courtesy of the Data Transparency Coalition. June 30, 2015 The IRS announced that it is actively working towards releasing... Read More
Education and Society Program
See Program Advisors and Consultants Ross Wiener is a Vice President and the Executive Director of the Education and Society Program at the Aspen Institute.In this role Ross leads professional... Read More
Communications and Society Program
The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Institutional Innovation, formerly named the Roundtable on Talent Development, is a private seminar of top level executives and thought leaders. The concept behind... Read More
Blog Post | July 2, 2015 | Institute Staff
(Photo Credit: istockphoto)Naomi Schaefer Riley is an author, columnist for the New York Post, and former Wall Street Journal editor. Her work focuses on higher education, religion, philanthropy... Read More
Blog Post | July 2, 2015 | Institute Staff
(Photo Credit: istockphoto)James Steyer is the CEO and Founder of Common Sense Media, a non-partisan organization dedicated to improving media and technology choices for kids and families. We caught... Read More