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Socrates UK 2019

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Fri Sep 13, 2019 - Sun Sep 15, 2019
Rhodes House
S Parks Rd
Oxford OX1 3RG, UK
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Held in partnership with the Aspen Initiative UK, the Socrates UK Seminar will take place from September 13 to September 15, 2019. This Socrates international seminar will include four seminar sessions, program meals, and local excursions/tours. Seminar tuition is $2,000, which includes lodging, materials, meals, and an excursion in Oxford, UK. Tuition does not include travel. If you are interested in more information about this seminar, please contact us at

Leadership in Flux: Contemporary Challenges

From the readings of classical texts on political thought, to Western and Eastern literature which reflect the range of human civilization participants will analyse leadership and core values at the heart of changing societies. As with all Aspen gatherings, Aspen’s “Leadership in Flux” seminar will bring together a group of distinguished participants from different sectors of society, who’ll use this neutral forum for reflection and debate on both themselves as leaders, and also the current and future state of democratic societies. The seminar will encourage its participants to explore the geo-political, material, and social forces at the root of worldwide tensions today. It will ask them to consider the leadership possibilities that these trends have invited and enabled. They will weigh our evolving desires; assess what it takes to create a marketplace; debate whether there are historic constants in authority and autonomy, and end by envisioning and then building a shared, technology enhanced future.

  Moderated by Leigh Hafrey, Senior Lecturer in Behavioral and Policy Sciences at the MIT Sloan School of Management.