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.
Summer in Aspen 2021

Summer 2021 is like no other, with a variety of in-person and digital opportunities to convene and connect around the ideas that shape ourselves, our society, and the world in which we live.

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Pursuit of Happiness Hour

This series of weekly discussions, varying from speaker panels to creative exercises, is meant to provide space for you to consider the larger-scale questions of the current crisis in a productive way.

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Connected Learning Seminars

Join us every Friday at 5:00 pm ET for a weekly micro-seminar to discuss themes like adventure, valor, and belonging.

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Job Quality in Practice Webinar Series

These conversations present actionable tools and guidance to help leaders improve jobs and connect to a growing national conversation.

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Opportunity in America

This series looks at the changing landscape of opportunity across the US and what it means for individuals, families, and communities.

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America's Rural Opportunity

America’s Rural Opportunity is a series that explores innovative and proven approaches to rural economic development.

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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 health and wellness.

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Our Society Reimagined

Our Society Reimagined is a four-week series that provides an opportunity to explore the domestic issues that have shaped our modern society, as well as a chance to gain perspective on the underlying values and ideas that we hold as individuals and as a society, and how these tenets shape our lives.

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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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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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Great Books Discussion Series

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

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Edlis Neeson Great Decisions Series

This eight-week series, participants gather to discuss key foreign policy issues facing the world today, as featured in the 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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Eisner-Lauder New Views Documentary Series

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

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Sharing Shakespeare

Each month from October to June, the group will explore another round of Shakespeare's plays and engage in lively moderated discussions dissecting the themes and 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

The Aspen Institute offers its Teen Socrates Seminar twice each year to teens between the ages of 15-17 from the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. Students convene to take part in this transformational experience and come away with a new perspective on their lives, their futures, and society. 

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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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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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