With snow heading toward our offices in Aspen and DC, it’s proving true that March comes in like a lion, as the saying goes. Our events this month will keep you engaged and inspired no matter the weather.
Book Talks: On March 6, Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson will discuss her memoir Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice with the Global Health and Development Program. Continuing the Gildenhorn Book Series on March 11, David Leonhardt, The New York Times Washington bureau chief, will speak on the federal deficit and his new e-book Here’s the Deal (New York Times and Byliner) with David Wessel, Wall Street Journal economics editor.
The Minimum Wage: We’ll discuss raising the minimum wage with Rep. George Miller of the House Education and Workforce Committee, the National Employment Law Project’s Christine Owens, The American Conservative’s Ron Unz, and the Economic Policy Insititute’s Heidi Shierholz, moderated by The New York Times‘ Catherine Rampell on March 6.
Veterans Issues: In New York, Wes Moore and Willie Geist will be in conversation about “Coming Home: The Challenges and Opportunities for Returning Veterans.” The Health, Biomedical Science and Society Initiative will launch the Aspen Veterans Initiative: A Call to Action in Washington on March 18.
Philanthropy: President of the Ford Foundation Luis A. Ubiñas will speak about philanthropy as part of The Foundation’s Presidents’ Roundtable Series on March 14.
Education: The College Excellence Program will announce the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence
American History: The Society of Fellows Symposium asks What Have We Learned from Lincoln? in Aspen March 17-19 with Harold Holzer, chairman of the Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, and Craig Symonds, professor emeritus at the US Naval Academy.
See our event page for a complete list of upcoming Institute events. You can keep up with all of our speakers, seminars, and more right here on the Aspen Idea blog, on Twitter @AspenInstitute, or Facebook at /AspenInstitute.