Michelle Obama on the State of Youth in Sports

May 23, 2016  • Aspen Institute Staff

This past week Aspen Institute Radio featured highlights of some of the latest sessions from around the Institute. This episode includes conversations with first lady Michelle Obama about the state of play for American youth in sports, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov on his new book “Winter Is Coming,” about the rise of Russian president Vladimir Putin, and a discussion on the recent findings from the 1st annual Global Accelerator Learning Initiative report.

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First Lady Michelle Obama on the State of Youth in Sports

First Lady Michelle Obama headlined the 2016 Project Play Summit in an intimate conversation with her brother, ESPN’s Craig Robinson. Michael Wilbon, co-host of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption” moderated. Three kids from South Side Chicago, all grown up, reflected on their childhood, parenting active children, and the importance of making sport affordable and accessible for all youth — regardless of zip code or ability.

Garry Kasparov on Foreign Policy and Russia

Garry Kasparov, chess grandmaster and Russian pro-democracy leader, discusses his recent book “Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped” with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson.

What’s Working in Startup Acceleration

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs and Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business hosted an in-depth presentation on the recent findings from the 1st annual Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) report