Today TIME Magazine released its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, described as those “who inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world.” This year’s top 100 also includes several who have joined us at past Aspen Ideas Festivals, in New York City, and at our headquarters in Washington, DC.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped launch Partners for a New Beginning in 2010 with our Middle East Programs, and was the keynote speaker at our Innovation and the Global Marketplace event last December.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio is a Class of 2007 Rodel Fellow and spoke at our Washington Ideas Forum last fall. Cami Anderson, a 2008 fellow for the Entrepreneurial Leaders for Public Education Program, spoke at our inaugural New York Ideas program just this week.
We’ve also hosted Hans Rosling, who discussed his work on global economics and population growth. Watch his talk here:
And last, but certainly not least, Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson takes his spot on the list, with Institute trustee and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright explaining why he’s worthy of such an honor here.
We are certainly inspired.