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2011 Community Great Ideas Seminar

This four-day seminar incorporates the discussion and analysis of excerpts from the Great Books series with the practice of applicable leadership and problem-solving skills.

The method of Socratic dialogue and the emphasis of discussion and debate allow the course to delve into the core of human values of our culture, the origins of American democracy, and what it means to pursue Aristotle’s concept of “the good life.” Moderated by Lee Bycel. Space is limited to 25—please register by September 1 to have ample time to read required materials.

Thursday, September 22
Please arrive by 12:45 p.m. for Registration
Seminar Session in the Koch Building
1:00-5:00 p.m.
Group Dinner
Immediately following the Seminar Session

Friday, September 23
Seminar Session in the Koch Building
1:00-5:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 24
Seminar Session in the Koch Building
1:00-5:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 25
Seminar Session in the Koch Building
1:00-5:00 p.m.

Lee T. Bycel is the founder and CEO of CedarStreet Leadership (CSL). He has also served as a senior moderator of Leadership Seminars at the Aspen Institute for over fifteen years.  Lee has an extensive background in leadership positions, including as Executive Director of the Redford Center.  He was Executive Director, Western Region of American Jewish World Service.  He previously served as Senior Advisor, Global Strategy of International Medical Corps and has made several trips to East Africa including five humanitarian trips to Darfur and Chad where he visited several refugee camps.  Born in Los Angeles, Lee graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Philosophy.  He earned his doctorate from the Claremont School of Theology.


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Event information
Thu Sep 22, 2011 - Sun Sep 25, 2011
1:00pm - 5:00pm GMT+0000
The Aspen Institute
The Koch Seminar Building
Aspen, CO, United States