Series
Aspen Institute Series help leaders reflect on timeless ideas and values. Through text-based dialogue with expert moderators and accomplished peers, seminar participants expand their knowledge, refine their tools of intellectual analysis, test the wellsprings of their convictions, and enhance their capacities to think more creatively in solving the problems that confront society.
America's Rural Opportunity

America’s Rural Opportunity is a six-part series to explore innovative and proven approaches to rural economic development.

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Community Forum for Transportation and Mobility

Since 1995, the Aspen Institute Community Forum has worked effectively to identify emerging issues and existing trends that have the potential to affect the long-term economic, social, and environmental well-being of the Roaring Fork Valley, and to recommend policies and solutions that address those issues and trends.

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Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series

This series reflects the founding principles of the Aspen Institute by bringing a range of experts, innovators, and leaders to Aspen to discuss their research and share the latest revelations about the link between mindfulness, physical activity, and emotional well-being.

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Aspen New York Book Series

The Aspen New York Book Series, co-sponsored by the Aspen Institute and Aspen Words, features literary offering including memoirs, essays, short story collections, and novels.

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Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series

The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Series is a regular series in Washington, DC, presenting informal conversations with notable authors of current books.

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Aspen Across America

Aspen Across America expands the reach of Aspen Institute programming to new communities and encourages the high quality dialogue for which the Institute is renowned.

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Aspen Around Town

Aspen Around Town invites Washingtonians to explore pressing topics of the day, as well as our nation's enduring values and ideas, through open, rigorous conversation with DC's brightest minds and most creative thinkers.

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Conversations with Great Leaders in Memory of Preston Robert Tisch

A series of discussions featuring inspiring and innovative leaders who are improving their communities and the world.

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Community Great Ideas Seminar

Following a half-century Aspen Institute tradition, this seminar will employ informed, Socratic dialogue to explore some of the core ideas and values that have arisen over 2,500 years of human history.

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2017 Great Books Discussion Series: Continuing the Great Conversation

Founded by University of Chicago educators Robert Maynard Hutchins and Mortimer Adler, the Great Books program offers participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the most significant books in the Western intellectual tradition through a weekly dialogue.

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Edlis-Neeson Great Decisions Series 2017

This eight-week series, participants gather to discuss key foreign policy issues facing the world today, as featured in the 2017 Foreign Policy Association briefing book.

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Hurst Lecture Series

The Hurst Lecture Series enables the Institute to take advantage of opportunities to present renowned and inspiring leaders for public audiences in Aspen.

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Hurst Student Seminars

This four-day seminar is dedicated to enhancing critical thinking, problem solving, and leadership skills for middle and high school students living in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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McCloskey Speaker Series

This summer series presents a unique and diverse roster of distinguished speakers. The series is made possible by a generous donation from the McCloskey Family Charitable Foundation.

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Morris Series: Leadership and Innovation

This San Francisco based series addresses issues related to innovation, technology, and leadership.

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NEW VIEWS Documentaries & Dialogue

A series featuring critically acclaimed documentaries and conversations with special guests, sponsored by Leonard Lauder, and Jane and Michael Eisner.

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Public Health Grand Rounds

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Readers' Retreats

Each instructor will curate a selection of literary works to discuss, ranging from poetry and drama to personal essays, contemporary fiction, and the classics.

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Sharing Shakespeare

Each month from October to June, the group will explore themes running through William Shakespeare's plays and engage in lively moderated discussions dissecting the intriguing characters that still resonate today.

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Our Society Reimagined

This four-week series is designed as a forum for community members to gain insight into specific issues facing our society today, and to provide an opportunity to discuss the underlying values and ideas that we hold as individuals and a society as a whole.

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Teen Socrates

This three-day seminar convenes high school students (ages 15-17) from the Roaring Fork Valley on the Aspen Meadows campus of the Aspen Institute in Colorado, creating a forum in which students can gain insight into timely and important topics. Participants are moved to voice their own opinions, opening a lively dialogue in which diverse viewpoints are shared and valued.

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Aspen at Roosevelt House

Aspen at Roosevelt House a discussion series about timely public policy issues, is a partnership between the Aspen Institute and the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute.

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Art and Walking Tours

Join Art Registrar Lissa Ballinger for a tour of the exhibit "The Legacy of Herbert Bayer: Recent Gifts and Loans to the Aspen Institute" in the Resnick Gallery, Doerr-Hosier Center.

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Washington Ideas Roundtable

The Washington Ideas Roundtable Series is made possible with the generous support of Michelle Smith and the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation.

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Working in America

An ongoing discussion series that highlights an array of critical employment and job quality issues affecting low and moderate-income American workers.

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Reinventing Low Wage Work

Ideas that Can Work for Employees, Employers and the Economy

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Winter Words

Winter Words is a series of readings and talks featuring some of the most prominent writers in contemporary literature.

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