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The Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation's premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of the ideas and issues that shape our lives and challenge our times.



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The Aspen Writers' Foundation's Lyrically Speaking Series, 2008. The Aspen Writers' Foundation, Colorado's oldest nonprofit literary organization, has been bringing readers and writers together since 1976. The organization's mission is to provide programs that encourage writers in their craft and readers in their appreciation of literature. Through its repertoire of eight year-round programs, the Aspen Writers' Foundation annually serves 17,000+ literary enthusiasts of all ages. More...
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What makes two people click? What does it really mean to say, “we have chemistry”? The Atlantic's Olga Khazan talks to biological anthropologist Helen Fisher about the four styles of thought and behavior that Fisher has identified through brain scans (using fMRI) that help explain the biological underpinnings of romantic love, love addiction, adultery, and divorce. Based on data collected from 35,000 single Americans, Fisher explains modern courtship, why a trend she calls “slow love”...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, Sex, Spotlight Health, Aspen Ideas Festival, 2017
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Featuring Michael Sandel, professor of political philosophy at Harvard University and author of The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good, in conversation with Elliot Gerson, executive vice president at the Aspen Institute. Sandel has been described as “the most popular professor in the world.” In his forthcoming book to be released in September 2020, he examines how we define success and how our meritocracy is hurting the common good. Can we be hopeful for a future that...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2020
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Harvard Professor Cass Sunstein talks to Facebook Founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg about some of the biggest questions facing the internet — including government regulation, shifts to privacy, and innovation. This conversation was recorded during the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. The week-long event is presented by the Aspen Institute in partnership with The Atlantic. Prominent leaders and thinkers across business, politics, media, culture, science, and more participate in...
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In her latest New York Times bestselling book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, psychotherapist and Atlantic “Dear Therapist” columnist Lori Gottlieb explores the human condition through the lives of four of her patients—and a fifth one, herself. Through this disarmingly funny, thought-provoking, and boldly revealing memoir, Gottlieb reveals our collective blind spots. Tara Westover, author of the runaway hit Educated, joins Gottlieb to examine the truths and fictions we tell ourselves...
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This session was part of the 2022 Aspen Cyber Summit. You can learn more about the Summit here: https://www.aspencybersummit.org/ In the aftermath of the 2022 midterms, we'll examine the role of mis- and disinformation on truth and trust in elections. From foreign influence operations to domestic actors, the integrity of our democratic institutions is at stake. Rik Ferguson, Vice President of Security Intelligence, Forescout Yasmin Green, CEO, Jigsaw Chris Krebs, Founding Partner, Krebs Stamos...
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The Aspen Writers' Foundation's Lyrically Speaking Series, 2008. The Aspen Writers' Foundation, Colorado's oldest nonprofit literary organization, has been bringing readers and writers together since 1976. The organization's mission is to provide programs that encourage writers in their craft and readers in their appreciation of literature. Through its repertoire of eight year-round programs, the Aspen Writers' Foundation annually serves 17,000+ literary enthusiasts of all ages. More...
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Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, in conversation with Aspen Strategy Group Director Anja Manuel, describes all of the non-military tools available t...
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The Religious Pluralism Funders Circle (RPFC) is the Inclusive America Project’s diverse network of funders from 40 organizations and growing who share an interest in and support the system of religious pluralism. The RPFC provides a connection point between philanthropic leaders and those in other sectors who work on issues related to religious pluralism, such as academia, civil society, faith institutions, and government.
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Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan talks with Judy Woodruff about his life after Congress. How have the policies he helped implement fared under the current administration? What are Ryan’s views on current economic policies? He'll address what is going well, what we can do better, and the issues he'll prioritize in his post-Washington world. Underwritten by Southern Company. This conversation was recorded during the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. The week-long event is...
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The Aspen Latino Digital Inclusion Task Force is a unique brain trust of prominent leaders committed to scaling digital upskilling best practices. In this conversation, Task Force leaders will examine the necessary steps cross-sector leaders must take to advance digital equity, enhance global competitiveness through upskilling and reskilling, and strengthen the Latino talent pipeline. Featured Speakers: Mike Valdes-Fauli, President, Chemistry Cultura Hector Mujica, Head of Economic Opportunity,...
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From Los Angeles, Civil Society Fellow Rudy Espinoza and Mario Ramos, owner of Mario’s Nieves, a mobile homemade ice cream vendor on activism, human rights, and opportunity.
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The Aspen Institute, 8/12/10. A conversation with Arthur Brooks, president of AEI, on his new book, The Battle: How the Fight Between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America's Future. Book signing to follow. Follow us on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aspenideas Twitter https://twitter.com/aspenideas LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/channels/aspenideas You can also follow the Aspen Institute: Instagram http://instagram.com/aspeninstitute Facebook...
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How do you become someone people want to say “yes” to? Hint: You don’t have to be pushy to be influential. But confidence in who you are is key. In this workshop, Professor Zoe Chance, who teaches the most popular class at the Yale School of Management, will illuminate the skills and strategies necessary to improve your natural ability to persuade. Our perceptions about influence tend to make us tentative — but exploring the psychology, behavioral science, and nature of charisma offers...
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The opening of Aspen Ideas Climate 2022. NBC’s weather icon Al Roker shares his thoughts on this climate moment . Two leading thinkers lay out a blueprint for saving the planet. How we can cut the bickering and cut methane. A top researcher provides a data-rich reality check on emissions goals. Nancy Pelosi lays out Congress’ climate priorities. Al Roker, Weather Anchor, NBC's Today Held on May 9th at 5:00pm at the New World Symphony Hall in Miami Beach, Florida Aspen Ideas Climate 2022
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From Austin, Texas, Fellow Mia Garza McCord and Jorge Martinez, Texas Coalitions Director, The LIBRE Initiative on mobilizing the conservative Hispanic community in Texas.
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NBA legend Kobe Bryant offers advice to parents on providing developmentally appropriate leagues for kids. Learn more: www.ProjectPlay.us. #DontRetireKid
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In today’s world, our data is in a lot of hands. But not in the ones it should be — our own. Consider this: Your location can be tracked up to 14,000 times per day through your phone, even if it’s off. Seventy-three percent of passwords are duplicated across work and personal accounts, making them easier to hack. And 281 million people were affected by data breaches last year alone. We will explore the cost of privacy in the digital age and ask the questions: What does privacy mean today?...
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On March 9, the Aspen Institute’s Project Play will release Sport for All, Play for Life: A Playbook to Develop Every Student Through Sports. The report aggregates the best of the ideas we discovered during our Reimagining School Sports project, serving as an aspirational model for local school leaders and others to help drive systems-level progress.\r \r Join us March 10 for our free, online event to explore these ideas with leading national and local experts about what’s possible....
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A film by Greg Poschman (2009). Chicago businessman Walter Paepcke (1896-1960), chairman of the Container Corporation of America, first visited Aspen, Colorado in 1945. Inspired by its great natural beauty, he envisioned it as an ideal gathering place for thinkers, leaders, artists, and musicians from all over the world to step away from their daily routines and reflect on the underlying values of society and culture. He dreamed of transforming the town into a center for dialogue, a place for...
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NBA legend Kobe Bryant offers advice to parents on how to create more play spaces in small settings. Learn more: www.ProjectPlay.us #DontRetireKid
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Americans are more connected than ever – at home, at work, and in everyday life. Yet few people understand the privacy trade-offs that come with each connection, and companies don’t make it easy to find out. How can we ensure consumers have a fair say in how companies use their personal data? Allstate CEO Tom Wilson and Harvard University lecturer Bruce Schneier sit down with Betsy Cooper of Aspen Digital to discuss the role of business and government in establishing fair and equitable...
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NBA legend Kobe Bryant offers advice to parents on the value of kids trying multiple sports. Learn more: www.ProjectPlay.us. #DontRetireKid
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Hear takeaways and final reflections from Fellows and guests.
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Despite decades of economic growth, the population as a whole — and surprisingly — is slightly less happy. On paper, many have lives that appear awesome, but they're just not feeling it. Even those with great material and financial affluence are not as psychologically well-off as they could be. Laurie Santos, professor of psychology and teacher of Yale's most popular class ever, will explore this paradox. She'll argue that our brains have several dumb features that tend to get in the way of...
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Anja Manuel, Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum Anja Manuel opened the 2022 D.C. edition of the Aspen Security Forum by describing the “tectonic plates” that are shifting the current geopolitical landscape as significant as the Cold War and 9/11. This year, the world has faced Putin’s invasion, the first large-scale war since World War II, which has led to Finland and Sweden aspiring to accession to NATO as well as Poland opening its doors to Ukrainian...
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The science is clear that humans are not alone in their capacity to think and feel. Studies and anecdotes reveal similarities between human and non-human beings in self-awareness, empathy, communication, and even grief. From the whale who guides a lost sailor home in the fog, to the wild elephants who presciently appear at the fence of a reserve before the arrival of rescued orphans, animals don’t just reflect components of our intelligence, they maintain a uniquely mysterious cognition of...
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From Washington, DC Fellow Brittany Hughes and Derek Muller, Ben V. Willie Professor of Excellence and Election Law Professor, University of Iowa College of Law on the state of electoral system in the US.
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Kathleen Hicks, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of DefenseModerator: Anja Manuel In this panel, moderated by Anja Manuel, Kathleen Hicks discussed a wide range of defense-focused priorities in the United States, ranging from the importance of innovation in the DOD to the lessons that Ukraine has taught the United States and Taiwan about how to potentially counter a Chinese attempt at reunification to how the new Congress will approach providing support for Ukraine. Hicks emphasized that the...
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School: Morgan Park High School Challenge: By bringing together unlikely allies, I challenge you to unleash peace to counter the culture of violence present in your community. — Eric Dawson - Co-Founder & President, Peace First Project Name: Straight from the “Go” (as in straight from Chicago) Solution: We are unleashing peace in Chicago by collaborating with teachers to create an interdisciplinary unit about peace movements to be taught at Morgan Park and starting an annual peace...
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Infectious diseases represent one of the greatest threats to global health and security. The failures of the Ebola crisis demonstrated that we remain woefully unprepared, but they also served as a wake-up call at the highest levels of policymaking across nations. The twelve-country Commission on a Global Health Risk Framework for the Future has urgently recommended an international commitment to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious diseases by galvanizing adequate financial resources,...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, Deep Dive, 2017
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“The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it—and then dismantle it,” writes professor Ibram X. Kendi. This is the essence of antiracism: the action that must follow both emotional and intellectual awareness of racism. Explore what an antiracist society might look like, how we can play an active role in building it, and what being an antiracist in your own context might mean. This conversation was recorded during the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado....
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Featuring Francis Fukuyama, author of Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment in conversation with Elliot Gerson, executive vice president at The Aspen Institute. In 2014’s The Origins of Political Order, Fukuyama wrote about the decline of American Institutions at a time when powerful interest groups were on the rise. Since then, the world has seen an influx of political outsiders who seek to connect directly with “the people”. The people, however, tend to be a...
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From purple mountain majesties to cities built on coastlines, American landscapes are as diverse as the people that inhabit them. How does our relationship to the outdoors define us as individuals and as a nation? In his new PBS show “America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston,” comedian and civic educator Baratunde Thurston explores this question, uncovering America’s complicated and passionate relationship to the outdoors, both in rural and urban settings. He speaks with Jenn White, host...
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12/17/2010 A discussion on deficit reduction measures hosted by Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security. The conversation will isolate dominant contributors to the U.S. fiscal deficit, identify practical solutions for restructuring government expenditures and revenues, and highlight political fault lines that threaten meaningful reform. The event will be moderated by David Leonhardt, New York Times columnist. Participants will include: Dean Baker Co-Director, Center for Economic and...
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A clip from Aspen Ideas Festival 2012: The Uncertain Return: How Is the 21st Century Veteran Doing? Not even one percent of the US population has served in the military, but the return of veterans from war has a ripple effect far greater than that one percent. This panel will examine how veterans survive and deal with wounds— physical, emotional, psychological—once they're home. What is the impact on families? What support structures exist and are they helping vets find employment, health...
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5:10 PM Fireside Chat with General John W. “Jay” Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, U.S. Space Force Moderator: Mary Louise Kelly, Co-Host, All Things Considered, NPR
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NBA legend Kobe Bryant offers advice to parents on giving kids a voice in their youth sports experience. Learn more: www.ProjectPlay.us #DontRetireKid
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Featuring Italian high-altitude mountaineer, rock climber, and adventurer Reinhold Messner, in conversation with rock climber, BASE jumper, and wingsuit flyer Steph Davis. The conversation will explore the confrontation between mountain and human nature and will share Messner’s quest for protecting the ideals of traditional alpinism. Presented as part of the Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series.
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Following the Black Lives Matter protests this summer, many professional athletes across sports leagues used their platforms to bring attention to racial injustice and police brutality in the United States. “This is about equality all in all, and it’s not yours, it’s not mine. It’s ours,” WNBA star Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks told HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryan Gumbel” correspondent Jon Frankel. The WNBA has been vocal about social injustice for years, and other...
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Created by the Aspen Global Leadership Network, the six Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Awards recognize and reward excellence for those making a real contribution to innovation, implementation, and communication of energy and environmental solutions. The object of each award is to celebrate success and provoke intellectually stimulating and productive thinking and conversations about ways to emulate and expand upon the success stories honored. The 2009 Award for Individual Thought...
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Devon Spurgeon (Henry Crown Fellow) was seeing the world as black versus white. But when COVID-19 altered her life, she began to see the grey in between. Devon, a crisis communications expert, recognizes the value of rationality in complex decision-making. In a global pandemic, however, emotions run high. By making space for those moments of vulnerability, she realized she could be an even better leader. This looked like gaining a deeper understanding of the people she worked with and learning...
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Common is an award-winning artist, actor, and activist. He delivered a freestyle rap performance to conclude a talk at the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival. Recorded June 26, 2019, during the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. The week-long event is presented by the Aspen Institute in partnership with The Atlantic. Prominent leaders and thinkers across business, politics, media, culture, science, and more participate in hundreds of panels, interviews, presentations, and screenings. Learn more...
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From Towson, Maryland Fellow Melissa Hyatt and Trae Corbin, Public Information Officer for the Baltimore County Police Department on policing.
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Keith Banks and William E. Mayer discuss the safety of investing in the markets.
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An inspiring expression of gratitude for the gifts and opportunities bestowed upon a young woman living in a poor, rural community.
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To unlock the procurement economy, we need a paradigm shift in public and private contracting, away from short-term buying needs—but rather towards leveraging contracting as a tool to promote regional market dynamism, sectoral innovation, and business—and wealth-building. Speakers will discuss innovative models to foster a more deliberate, market-making, and coordinated brokering process to connect minority-owned businesses to procurement opportunities that will drive their growth and...
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The pandemic has heightened many organizations’ focus on job quality: now is the time to shift focus from fixing workers to fixing work. Companies are facing pressure to improve factors that contribute to job quality including wages, benefits, workplace safety, racial and gender equity, and opportunities to learn and grow. But often overlooked is the content of the work—how does what we do align with who we think we are? In his new book, “Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of...
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What does the science of psychology say about how to live a happier life? Professor Laurie Santos shares the top insights from her class at Yale, Psychology and the Good Life, the most popular course in the university’s 300-year history. Speaker: Laurie Santos
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Laura Liswood, Co-founder, The Council of Women World Leaders "Have you ever wondered why: • So few women run companies around the world • Even fewer American companies are run by Japanese men • There are more tall male leaders than short male leaders • Pakistani leadership is filled with cricket fans but not racquetball players Chances are it has nothing to do with outright bias or intentional discrimination. So what happens? Where is the diversity? Businesses around the world...
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Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use. Not, that is, until the spring of 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the new gene-editing tool CRISPR — a revolutionary new technology that she helped create — to make heritable changes in human embryos. The cheapest, simplest, most effective way of manipulating DNA ever known, CRISPR may well give us the cure to HIV, genetic...
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What are the rules when you’re writing about friends and family or reimagining the lives of famous figures in your fiction? We’ll explore this topic with awa...
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Plato's reflections on the examined life continue to echo in our own day--from the government shut down and income inequality to digital security and the future of the arts. Find out how Plato still matters, and why his works still play an important part in the Institute's seminar and other offerings. Featuring Todd Breyfogle, Director of Seminars at the Aspen Institute.
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Find the full talk here: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/video/book-talk-good-jobs-strategy-mits-zeynep-ton About the Book: There's no denying that service businesses like retail and fast-food chains have been engines of job growth. But, these industries typically offer bad jobs—low wages, scant benefits, and erratic work schedules. And not just low wages, but poverty-level wages. Nearly one in four working adults in America cannot support a family. Why such bad jobs? Many...
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Sexually explicit content has its uses, but we need to overcome the stigma around the word "pornography," suggests Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Dr. Ruth spoke during the opening of Aspen Ideas: Health. Watch the full opening here: https://youtu.be/oNks4JBQKeQ Recorded during Aspen Ideas: Health in Aspen, Colorado. Presented by the Aspen Institute, the three-day event opens the Aspen Ideas Festival and features more than 200 speakers engaging with urgent health care challenges and exploring...
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The Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship (AYLF) identifies, cultivates, and amplifies future generations of talent to engage in the values-based leadership essential for transforming their lives and society for the better. The Arkansas/Mississippi Delta is one of AYLF’s cohort localities.
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In 1987, E.D. Hirsch sparked a national debate with his book Cultural Literacy, claiming that there is a foundation of common knowledge every American should know — and codifying it in a list of 5,000 facts and cultural references. Hirsch’s famous list was attacked for being too focused on “dead white men.” But now, amidst giant demographic and technological shifts, we need such common knowledge more than ever, and it needs to be radically more diverse and inclusive. What should...
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Communications and Society presents the Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action, 11/10/10. Learning how to access, analyze, and create digital and media content with thoughtfulness and social responsibility is one of the key recommendations of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy, whose landmark report, Informing Communities, was issued last year. To address this need, Professor Renee Hobbs (founder of the Media Education Lab, Temple University) has...
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Meet and talk with two women helping to lead the charge and empower parents, schools, and communities against gun violence — often without even using the word “gun.” Nicole Hockley Perri Peltz Maria Cuomo Cole
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Aspen Ideas Festival, 2010. Facebook has more than 400 million users Worldwide who cumulatively spend more than 500 billion minutes on the site each month. Fortune magazine's veteran technology editor David Kirkpatrick tells us how Facebook was created, why it has flourished, and where it is going next. Speakers: David Kirkpatrick The Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation's premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and...
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China’s buildup of air and naval capability in the South China Sea shows no signs of abating. If anything, the pace since last summer has accelerated, and the Chinese attitude is more belligerent. Will the economic slowdown, signs of political instability, and US and allied military pushback give China pause or will it double down in the historic race for regional hegemony? Jonathan Pollack, Senior Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution David Shear, Assistant...
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What if technology could read and respond to emotions the way humans do? It turns out that it already can, and in this session you’ll see a mind-bending live demonstration of software that recognizes our feelings based on facial cues. We’ll also explore how everyday tech like text messaging can get in the way of important social connection, but also how applications like Crisis Textline and Talkspace help people in grave danger get quick access to mental health care. This Deep Dive delves...
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Featuring Lisa Miller, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Psychology and Founder of the Spirituality and Mind-Body Institute at Teachers College of Columbia University and New York Times bestselling author, in conversation with Simran Jeet Singh, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Religion & Society Program and author of The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life (July 2022). Dr. Miller presents the findings of her groundbreaking research in her newest book, The...
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While researching an article on the US Memory Championships, writer Joshua Foer was equally dubious and intrigued by one contestant’s claim that even an average memory, if used properly, could win the contest. After a year of memory training, under the tutelage of the world’s top memory athletes, he won the competition. In this session, Foer uses a live test to show that there’s much more room in our brains than we imagine. Using skills he learned on his extraordinary odyssey, he...
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Industry leaders discuss the biggest changes that have shaken up their industries over the last decade. How have their companies not only adapted, but embraced this change? What advice do they have for other leaders on how to implement change across large, global organizations? What have been the toughest decisions each leader has had to make over the last few years – and what was the outcome?
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The older we get, the more we need our friends — but the harder it is to keep them. This is an aphorism in the best of times, but it’s tragically true after more than two years of pandemic. Jennifer Senior's story, "It's Your Friends Who Break Your Heart," published in The Atlantic last winter, touched a nerve and went viral. Are we seeing a fundamental shift in the nature of friendship, or can we expect a return to normal? And was normal all that healthy to begin with?
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Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson, coauthors of the 2014 best-seller The Second Machine Age, will preview their new book at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Machine, Platform, Crowd brings together economics, computer science, and several other fields to present a practical, action-oriented guide to the changes and disruptions brought by the amazing technological progress of today and tomorrow. The book is aimed at executives, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and anyone else interested in...
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Homicide remains an endemic, seemingly unsolvable problem in America. And violent crime afflicts African-American communities to a much greater degree than it does others, as does mass incarceration — and as does police violence. What is the cause of this crisis? What role does racism play? What is the role of culture? Are there any solutions to be had? The mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu, has been confronting this crisis head-on, and Atlantic Magazine National Correspondent Ta-Nehisi...
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Persistent supply shocks and geopolitics point to continued upward pressure on inflation. Meanwhile, the strain on real incomes from rising prices and the Fed’s tightening of monetary policy pose risks to growth. In the longer-term, population aging, declining fertility, and a costly and difficult green energy transition all point to lower long-term potential growth (stagnation). This raises the risk of stagflation, an economic dynamic not seen since the 1970s. How great are the risks of...
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During the "Faith(ful) Resistance: A Racial Justice & Multi-Faith Movement Building Conversation" webinar, Rabbi Sharon Brous talks about a realization she had while attending a Christmas mass, which she was invited to by a friend.
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