July 1, 2013

Daily Dispatch from the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival: Monday, July 1

Live Video from the Aspen Ideas Festival Today:

A full schedule of live streams is available here: http://www.aspenideas.org/live-now.

Video from the start of the festival, including Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew’s talk with New York Times’ David Leonhardt, available here: http://www.aspenideas.org/latest-video. Transcripts of select sessions are available here: http://www.aspenideas.org/content/2013-transcripts.

Also, catch today’s episode of The Aspen Institute Presents, broadcast from the Aspen Ideas Festival, exclusively on public television’s WORLD Channel (worldchannel.org) at 9:00pm ET. This episode will be available online a few hours before broadcast for media using the following link and password: http://vimeopro.com/user5686209/the-aspen-institute-presents2, password: worldaspen.

Quotes from the Festival Yesterday:

“If all you do is memorize dates, you’re wasting time. If you don’t know what the Declaration of Independence is and its relationship to the Constitution and why we have the Articles of Confederation, you’re not an educated person, and you’re not going to learn it as a 39-year-old on Wikipedia.” —Joel Klein

“If you show a poetry professor your shiny new multiple choice teaching technology, he will invite you to exit his office.” —Andrew Ng

“The ‘we’ in ‘we the people’ has constantly expanded to encompass people of diverse gender, of diverse race, of diverse sexual orientation. It’s recognizing that treating people who are different than you this way is not right.” —David Boies

“There is now, I think, a kind of stunning lack of imagination to understand the impact of the effects of sequestration. You know, on the domestic side it is real impact if you’re not making new grants in NIH in terms of the future of biomedical research and the economic developments that come out of biomedical research. It makes a real difference in the military if you’re idling fighter squadrons, and the planes may not be airworthy and the crews won’t have time in the air to go into battle if they need to. These things aren’t free.” —Jacob J. Lew

The Ideas Report on TheAtlantic.com

More Festival coverage is also available from The Atlantic, which produces the Aspen Ideas Festival in partnership with the Aspen Institute. The Atlantic’sIdeas Special Report” includes:

  • Video from the Aspen Ideas Festival
  • A “Today at Aspen” photo gallery
  • An #AspenIdeas Twitter feed
  • Blog posts highlighting ideas from all sections of TheAtlantic.com, and responses to a new question they put to their readers each day.

Full schedule available here. Full-session video and clips will be featured on the Aspen Institute’s YouTube channel, on www.AspenIdeas.org, iTunesU, and on the Aspen Institute’s video channel. Follow the Ideas Festival on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter at @aspenideas with the hashtag #AspenIdeas.

*Editors: Video and images from the Aspen Ideas Festival are available upon request.*

For more information about the Aspen Ideas Festival, please contact:  

Natalie Raabe

The Atlantic




Jennifer Myers

The Aspen Institute



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