Noted trial lawyer David Boies, Chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, and former Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson, Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, faced off in 2000 in Bush v. Gore. In 2009, they came together as co-counsel to overturn Proposition 8 in Perry v. Brown, seeing gay marriage not as a liberal or conservative issue but one of basic human rights. The Aspen Institute is pleased to honor them at the 24th annual Summer Celebration with our Public Service Award in recognition of their significant contributions to American jurisprudence and their work to find common ground across both sides of the aisle.
This benefit, chaired by Diane Morris, will begin with a public conversation at 5:00 pm at Paepcke Auditorium featuring David and Ted and moderated by Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson, followed by a reception and dinner at 6:30 pm at the Doerr-Hosier Center.
About the Aspen Institute Public Service Award:
This special award is bestowed upon individuals who professionally and personally exemplify the fundamental values of democracy. Recipients have a record of coalition building and are a strong representative of the timeless ideals of tolerance, justice, and respect for open-minded dialogue.
If you have any questions, please contact Natasha Little at (202) 736-3503. If you are unable to attend the dinner, but would like to support this important event, please make your gift here.