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Why Women are Key to Sustainable Development

March 7, 2016  • Aspen Institute Staff

This past week Aspen Institute Radio features highlights conversations with Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Adam Johnson, author and radio host Michael Eric Dyson, and global health advocate Dr. Fred Sai.

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Aspen Words Presents: Adam Johnson at Winter Words

Adam Johnson is the author of the novel “The Orphan Master’s Son,” and most recently, a collection of short stories titled “Fortune Smiles,” winner of the 2015 National Book Award for fiction, and named one of the best books of last year by USA TODAY, The Washington Post, and NPR, among other publications. “The Orphan Master’s Son” won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the California Book Award, and spent almost a year on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Michael Eric Dyson on his New Book, “The Black Presidency”

In his new book, Michael Eric Dyson explores the powerful, surprising way that the politics of race have shaped Barack Obama’s identity and groundbreaking presidency. How has Obama dealt publicly with race — as the national traumas of Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and Walter Scott have played out during his tenure? What can we learn from Obama’s major race speeches about his approach to racial conflict and the black criticism it provokes?

A Conversation with Dr. Fred Sai, Internationally Recognized Global Health Advocate

Often called the “grandfather of maternal health,” the Ghanaian physician and internationally recognized global health advocate discusses how his life experiences have led him to believe that investing in women is the key to sustainable development.

Champions for Change: Native American Youth Leaders

The Aspen Institute Center for Native American Youth recently announced its fourth class of Native youth leaders selected to serve as 2016 Champions for Change. Champions are young indigenous leaders from across the United States who are leading impactful initiatives that seek to improve their tribal or urban Indian communities. The 2016 class of Champions joined CNAY at the Aspen Institute to share their stories of overcoming barriers to promote hope, create positive change, and inspire positive change in Indian Country.