Democratic Presidential Candidate John Edwards to Give Talk at Aspen Institute on August 9

July 26, 2007  • Institute Contributor

Democratic Presidential Candidate John Edwards to Give Talk at Aspen Institute on August 9

Aspen, CO, July 26, 2007 –– The Aspen Institute announced today that Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards, the Democratic Party’s 2004 Vice Presidential nominee, will be the featured speaker at a special installment of the McCloskey Speaker Series, to be held on Thursday, August 9 at 12:00 Noon at the Greenwald Pavilion on the Institute’s Aspen Meadows campus. The series is made possible by a gift from the McCloskey Family Charitable Foundation.

John Edwards served one term as a US Senator from North Carolina (1999-2005). He was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004. Following the election loss in 2004, Edwards began working full time at the One America Committee, a political action committee he established in 2001 and was appointed director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. He was also a consultant for Fortress Investment Group LLC. On December 27, 2006, he announced his entry into the 2008 Presidential election. Senator Edwards and his wife, Elizabeth, have three children, Catharine, Emma Claire, and Jack.

Tickets can be purchased for $10 each and are on sale through the Aspen Music Festival Box Offices starting on Monday, July 30 or by calling 970-925-9042. Other box office locations include Aspen Gondola Office, Harris Hall, and Wheeler Opera House. Aspen Institute Society of Fellows donors should call 970-544-7912. As a full-capacity audience is expected for this program, early ticket purchasing is encouraged. Ticket sales proceeds are intended to cover the costs of the event, not to support this or any political campaign.

For more information on the Aspen Institute McCloskey Speaker Series and other events open to the public, please contact Cristal Logan at 970-544-7929 or, call the information hotline at 970-544-7970, or visit the Institute’s website at

Other speakers to be featured in the McCloskey Speaker Series include:


August 3 Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House
“The Coming Transformation of Government”
4:30–5:30 pm. Doerr-Hosier Center
August 7 Dennis Ross, Counselor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow,
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
“Statecraft: And How to Restore America’s Standing in the World”
6:30–7:30 pm. Paepcke Auditorium.
August 15 Sen. John McCain, 3:00-4:00 pm. Will be held in Greenwald Pavilion. Tickets ($10) are available starting on July 30th from the Aspen Music Festival Box Offices.
August 23 William J. Bratton, chief of the Los Angeles Police Department
“Policing Terrorism”
6:30 – 7:30 pm. Will be held in Paepcke Auditorium. Tickets ($10) are available starting on July 30th from the Aspen Music Festival Box Offices.

The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values. The Institute is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Its international network includes partner Aspen Institutes in Berlin, Rome, Lyon, Tokyo, New Delhi, and Bucharest, and leadership programs in Africa, Central America and India.

# # #

View Comments