International Partners
The Aspen Institute has international partners in Prague, Czech Republic; Paris, France; Berlin, Germany; Rome, Italy; Bucharest, Romania; Madrid, Spain; New Delhi, India; Tokyo, Japan; Mexico City, México; and Kyiv, Ukraine. These centers conduct independently developed and supported programs, conferences, and seminars on region-specific issues, global challenges, and leadership development. Each partner works closely with the Aspen Institute to develop unique programming but also to stay true to a mission of values-based leadership and enlightened dialogue.
  • Our international partners focus on the development of leadership networks and informed dialogue about the values and principles of democracy, the rule of law, and a wide array of economic, financial, social, and political topics. The centers host seminars, workshops, conferences, and policy programs for high-level leaders and decision-makers to encourage discussion and debate on global, foreign policy, defense, and trade issues as well as current political and international affairs.

    Recent international events have included leadership seminars for young scientific researchers and political leaders and the new leaders in the Middle East and North Africa; conferences on the economic crisis in a globalized world, the challenges of nuclear energy; roundtables on financing technology startups in Romania, reforming Italy’s public administration, and the tradeoffs between privacy and technology; seminars on the classics for Japanese high school students; and symposia on leadership, philanthropy, and human rights advocacy.

    Executive Vice President of Policy and Public Programs, International Partners
    Elliot Gerson

    Director of International Partners and Deputy Director, Aspen Strategy Group
    Jonathon Price

    Senior Advisor on Europe
    Marta Dassù

    Program Associate, International Partners and Energy & Environment Program
    Calli Obern

  • Aspen Institute España

    Aspen Institute España, headquartered in Madrid, was incorporated as a Foundation in December 2010. The Institute aims to promote social responsibility and contribute to the strengthening of civil society, providing a neutral forum for public dialogue and reflection through conferences, seminars, and roundtable discussions. In this pursuit, the Institute takes on the values, features, and goals of the Aspen model, adjusting them to the realities of the Spanish context; a context that incorporates Spain’s close ties with other regions in Europe, Latin America, and the Mediterranean.

    To sign up for their newsletter, please visit their site here:

    Learn More
  • Institut Aspen France

    Institut Aspen France was founded in 1983 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit, international center for discussion and dialogue. Based in Paris, it has two goals: to help leaders identify the challenges they face in seeking solutions to contemporary problems; and to facilitate informal meetings of leaders from different geographical, cultural, and professional worlds. Aspen France organizes policy programs and leadership seminars to address the major economic, social, and political issues of the day.

    Learn More
  • Aspen Institute Germany

    Aspen Institute Germany, founded in 1974 for the study and advancement of ideas related to major contemporary issues, is the oldest international Aspen center. The Institute seeks to address the challenges of the 21st century in areas such as global economic change, technological advancement, international security, and emerging leaders. Located in the heart of Berlin, the Aspen Institute Germany convenes a diverse network of representatives from all sectors for discussion in leadership conferences, policy programs, and offers the Aspen seminar and other leadership programs.

    Learn More
  • Ananta Aspen Centre

    Ananta Aspen Centre is an independent and not-for-profit organization that seeks to foster positive change in society through dissemination of knowledge. The Centre facilitates discussions on issues of international significance, values-based leadership and cross-sector outreach by engaging the civil society, government, private sector, and other key stakeholders.

    Learn More
  • Aspen Institute Italia

    Aspen Institute Italia is a leader in promoting enlightened dialogue in Europe and across the Atlantic, organizing a number of conferences, seminars, and roundtables each year on economics, business, politics, and security. Its quarterly journal, Aspenia, is read in Italy and abroad, and has been judged one of the best foreign affairs journals in the world. Aspen Italia conferences gather prominent figures in every field thanks to its more than 300 international board members. Aspen Italia focuses on the most important problems and challenges facing society in settings that encourage frank and open debate. The aim is not to reach unanimous agreement or to crank out reassuring conclusions, but to bring to light the complexity of our world. Aspen Italia is composed of a community of Sustaining Members, Ordinary Members, Friends of Aspen, and Aspen Junior Fellows.

    Order a copy of Aspenia International

    Learn More
  • Aspen Institute Japan

    Aspen Institute Japan is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing values-based leadership in contemporary society. Since it was established in 1998, the Institute has been providing the leaders and future leaders of Japan with reflective experiences through moderator-led dialogue based on extensive readings of texts from both classic and contemporary authors and from the Western and non-Western world. Based on its flagship program, the Executive Seminar, the Institute today offers various seminars tailored to the needs of national and local government officials, young business leaders, and high school students. The number of seminars it holds annually has grown to over 30. In addition to those seminars, it also offers periodic lecture programs for seminar alumni to strengthen the Aspen community in Japan.

    Learn More
  • Aspen Institute Kyiv

    Aspen Institute Kyiv, launched in November 2015, is dedicated to promoting values-based leadership in Ukraine and neighboring countries. The Institute aims to nurture high-quality open dialogue among Ukrainian leaders facilitating the exchange of ideas that contribute to a good society and support and promote leadership in local, regional, and global contexts that will contribute to the integration of Ukrainian leaders into national, regional, and global dialogue. Among other activities, it has a well-established leadership program and is developing a number of policy programs.

    Learn More
  • Aspen Institute México

    Aspen Institute México launched March 2014 in Mexico City as a nonpartisan center for debate and discussion. One of its main objectives is to foster the development of young leaders and their networks, promoting values and principles of democracy, such as feedom, the rule of law and economic efficiency; and to expand their relations with rising leaders from other countries in the region. The activities are divided into seminars, policy and public programs, leadership initiatives and a moderators training program.

    Learn More
  • Aspen Institute Central Europe

    Aspen Institute Central Europe was established in 2012 in Prague as a regional platform for Central European countries – the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. Since January 2017 it is called the Aspen Institute Central Europe.

    Aspen Institute Central Europe is the Central European partner of the Aspen Institute global network. It is a non-partisan platform for policy innovation, value-based leadership, and international cooperation. To this ends our Institute holds seminars, policy meetings, and public conferences designed to facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue in the region and to enhance responsible leadership.

    Learn More
  • Institute Aspen Romania

    Aspen Romania launched in Bucharest in 2006 is dedicated to promoting values-based leadership in Romania and to encouraging open-minded and informed debate among leaders about the challenges facing Romania today; and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. We do that through a series of objectives:
    Leadership: To harness individual potential and leadership in the context of new Euro Atlantic realities;
    Dialogue: To set a new standard of informed and informal policy debate in Romania through selective membership and values-oriented contributions;
    Entrepreneurship: To increase the efficiency of the Romanian business sector and its ability to succeed in global markets;
    Regional Stability: To use Romania's geopolitical position to promote Aspen values in the region and to develop a regional network of highly successful individuals.

    To subscribe to the Aspen Romania newsletter please send an email to

    Learn More