Aspen Institute and Aspen Young Professionals Association present The Great Conversation: Engaging Young Aspen

October 28, 2010

Contact: Beth Slater
Program Coordinator
The Aspen Institute
Tel. 970-544-7914

Aspen, CO, October 28, 2010––The Aspen Institute, in partnership with the Aspen Young Professionals Association, presents The Great Conversation: Engaging Young Aspen. The Series begins Thursday, November 4, 2010 with a post-election event featuring a Skype conversation with Thomas Mann, Congressional scholar, political analyst, and senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Koch Building on the Institute’s Aspen Meadows campus. Tickets are $25 and refreshments will be served.

This is the first session of a new program offered to young professionals interested in engaging in discussions on national and international issues. Each session will be moderated by Aspen Institute trustee Ken Adelman, executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Arts and Ideas Series, and will include a presentation and discussion with an expert on each individual topic.

The series will continue with one session each month through May of 2011 on the Aspen Institute’s campus. Topics to be discussed include: Education Reform; Demystifying China; Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan/Pakistan (War Issues); Global Immigration; Natural Disasters – Responsibility of US in Haiti and Pakistan; Microlending; and “What Happened to the Middle Class?” 

Event details subject to change.  Tickets are available for $25 per session or $150 for the entire series. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Beth Slater (970) 544-7914 or

The Aspen Institute mission is twofold: to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. The Aspen Institute does this primarily in four ways: seminars, young-leader fellowships around the globe, policy programs, and public conferences and events. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has an international network of partners.

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