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WATCH LIVE: 7 Events on Peace After Gaza, the Affordable Care Act, Urban Design, and More

September 10, 2014

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.

September 10th: The Connected Classroom Featuring Jim Shelton

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.

September 15th: Peace after Gaza: A New Framework for a Changing Landscape

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.

September 16th: Public Health Grand Rounds with Dr. Jeffrey Brenner

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.

September 18th: The Affordable Care Act: Affording Two-Generation Approaches to Health

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.

September 28th-30th: CityLab: Global Solutions to Urban Challenges

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. 

September 29th: Foundation Presidents’ Series Featuring The Atlantic Philanthropies President and CEO Christopher Oechsli

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.