Fall 2022


THURSDAY, JUNE 16 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Summer Kickoff: Saving Liberal Democracy: Why It’s Necessary and How to Do It

Francis Fukuyama, author, Liberalism and Its Discontents (2022); and Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), faculty member of FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Director of Stanford’s Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy, and Professor (by courtesy) of Political Science.

THURSDAY, JULY 7 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Discussion Reception: Who Will Break the News? The Future of Local Journalism

Nancy Barnes, Senior Vice President for News and Editorial Director, NPR; Sewell Chan, Editor-in-Chief, The Texas Tribune; Mitra Kalita, CEO of URL Media and publisher of Epicenter-NYC, and Vivian Schiller, Executive Director, Aspen Digital, The Aspen Institute.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Discussion Reception: Life Uprooted: A Refugee’s Experience in America

Roya Hakakian, author, A Beginner’s Guide to America and fellow, Yale Davenport College.

JULY 20 or 21 (TBD) | 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Dialogue: Featuring Aspen Security Forum speakers In collaboration with the Aspen Security Forum.

*For members at the Aspen Leaf Society level and above.

FRIDAY, JULY 22 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Forum: Falstaff: Shakespeare and Opera

In collaboration with Aspen Music Festival and School
Renée Fleming, renowned soprano and Co-Artistic Director, Aspen Opera Theater and Vocal Arts, Aspen Music Festival and School; Patrick Summers, Artistic and Music Director, Houston Grand Opera and co-artistic director, Aspen Opera Theater and Vocal Arts; and Alan Fletcher, President and CEO, Aspen Music Festival and School.

THURSDAY, JULY 28 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Dialogue: Greener Pastures: What’s New with Renewables

Varun Sivaram, Senior Director for Clean Energy and Innovation, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.
*For members at the Aspen Leaf Society level and above.

AUGUST 1 – 4 | Three-Day Symposium
Florence: The Birthplace of the Modern World

Bill Cook, Professor of History Emeritus, State University of New York at Geneseo and Founding President of the Bill Cook Foundation; and Ross King, bestselling author of books on Italian, French and Canadian art and history.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Discussion Reception: The “She-cession”: How to Make the Workplace Work for Women

Reshma Saujani, Founder, Girls Who Code and Marshall Plans for Moms, and author, Pay Up: The Future of Women and Work (and Why It’s Different Than You Think) (2022).

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10 | 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Reception: Continue the Conversation

In collaboration with the Economic Strategy Group.
Neel Kashkari, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; Larry Summers, 71st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury; and Greg Ip, Chief Economics Commentator, The Wall Street Journal.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Discussion Reception: Beyond Bauhaus: Building on the Bayer Legacy

In collaboration with the Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies.
Rick Griffith, designer, typographer, educator, and Chair of the National Conference for the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA); Kaleena Sales, Associate Professor of Design, Tennessee State University; and James Merle Thomas, art historian, curator, and inaugural Executive Director, Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies, The Aspen Institute.