A number of enlightening and informative discussions took place throughout the summer at the Institute’s Aspen Meadows campus in Aspen, CO. Watch these talks below.
The McCloskey Speaker Series
The Future of News with David Leonhardt
New York Times op-ed columnist David Leonhardt discusses the role of the media in a time when it is under attack.
General Keith Alexander
Keith Alexander, a retired United States Army four-star general and former director of the National Security Agency, discussed the current threats to cybersecurity.
John Kelly on Securing the Homeland
Then-Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly discussed today’s biggest security threats in the context of a new presidential administration. Hosted in partnership with the Aspen Security Forum.
Republican Governors Phil Bryant (MS), Doug Burgum (ND), Mary Fallin (OK), Eric Greitens (MO), and Scott Walker (WI) joined Walter Isaacson.
US Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
US Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed the legacy of, and her friendship with, the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Thomas J. Barrack, Jr.
Thomas J. Barrack (seated at right) was the Chairman of the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee and one of President Trump’s major fundraisers. He discussed his personal insights into the 45th president and his vision for the country.
The Hurst Lecture Series
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA)
Financial Times US Managing Editor Gillian Tett interviews Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.
America’s Path Forward
The Hurst Lecture Series, in collaboration with the Aspen Strategy Group, featured a discussion on America’s role in the world with former National Security Advisors Condolezza Rice, Stephen Hadley, Susan Rice, and Thomas Donilon, in coversation with Aspen Strategy Group Director Nicholas Burns.
The Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series
Author and New York Times bestselling Gretchen Rubin discussed counter-intuitive strategies for making habit changes.
Dr. Daniel Levitin
Dr. Daniel Levitin is a neuroscientist, musician, and author. He discussed how new research into the cognitive neuroscience of attention and memory can be applied to address the challenges of our daily lives.
Sandra Day O’Connor Conversation Series
US Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan
The inaugural O’Connor Conversation featured Associate Justice Elena Kagan of the US Supreme Court, interviewed by Hon. Margaret Marshall, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.