As the fall season approaches and Congress is back in session, the Aspen Institute is gearing up for a busy season of events on myriad topics affecting our lives today. We invite you to join us — by watching live online — to witness and participate in these conversations.
Scroll down for seven upcoming events this month that you won’t want to miss. Mark your calendars so that you can watch these events as they happen on our livestream page, and share your comments by tweeting us at @AspenInstitute.
Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson speaks with Jim Shelton, deputy secretary of the US Department of Education, about what educators face as they introduce new technologies into schools.
This discussion will assess the current avenues for re-engagement and the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the wake of the Gaza conflict and in the context of the broader strategic landscape of the region. Featured speakers include Dr. Salam Fayyad, former prime minister, Palestinian Authority, and Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman, under-secretary general for political affairs at the United Nations.
Dr. Brenner’s work was profiled by New Yorker writer Atul Gawande, MD, in “The Hot Spotters” (1/24/11) and in an episode of PBS Frontline (7/27/11). In 2013, he was designated a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.
Taking findings from the release of a new publication on the subject, the dicsussion will offer insights from the first comprehensive look at the opportunities around the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion to drive better outcomes for children and parents together.
The second annual CityLab: Global Solutions to Urban Challenges will bring together 300 global city leaders — mayors, plus urban theorists, city planners, scholars, architects, and artists — for a series of conversations about urban ideas that are shaping the world’s metro centers.
A conversation with Christopher Oechsli, president and CEO of the Atlantic Philanthropies, moderated by Jane Wales, vice president of Philanthropy and Society at the Aspen Institute. Atlantic Philanthropies has been dedicated to advancing opportunity and lasting change for those who are unfairly disadvantaged or vulnerable to life’s circumstances.