AIF Blog

August 25, 2014
Former US Ambassador to the Russian Federation Michael McFaul addressed diplomatic concerns between Russia and the US during the second half of the Aspen Ideas Festival. During the discussion, McFaul conveyed what factors he thought contributed to the nations’ tense relationship. While serving as ambassador, McFaul observed Putin’s foreign policy tendencies and motivations. He shared his theories about how the...
August 22, 2014
As part of an initiative to broaden our audience and share ideas across several generations, we invited a range of high school students and recent graduates to join us at this year's Festival. The Youth Report blog series was born out of interviews these enterprising students did with several AIF speakers. We’re thrilled to share their voices here. By Austin Corona, Middlesex School, Class of 2015I think it’s...
August 22, 2014
As part of an initiative to broaden our audience and share ideas across several generations, we invited a range of high school students and recent graduates to join us at this year's Festival. The Youth Report blog series was born out of interviews these enterprising students did with several AIF speakers. We’re thrilled to share their voices here. By Austin Corona, Middlesex School, Class of 2015With the rapid and...
August 13, 2014
As part of an initiative to broaden our audience and share ideas across several generations, we invited a range of high school students and recent graduates to join us at this year's Festival. The Youth Report blog series was born out of interviews these enterprising students did with several AIF speakers. We’re thrilled to share their voices here. By Dede Heldfond, Georgetown University, Class of 2018In the recent...
August 12, 2014
As part of an initiative to broaden our audience and share ideas across several generations, we invited a range of high school students and recent graduates to join us at this year's Festival. The Youth Report blog series was born out of interviews these enterprising students did with several AIF speakers. We’re thrilled to share their voices here. By Dede Heldfond, Georgetown University, Class of 2018I had the...
August 10, 2014
As part of an initiative to broaden our audience and share ideas across several generations, we invited a range of high school students and recent graduates to join us at this year's Festival. The Youth Report blog series was born out of interviews these enterprising students did with several AIF speakers. We’re thrilled to share their voices here. By Dede Heldfond, Georgetown University, Class of 2018It seems as...
August 09, 2014
As part of an initiative to broaden our audience and share ideas across several generations, we invited a range of high school students and recent graduates to join us at this year's Festival. The Youth Report blog series was born out of interviews these enterprising students did with several AIF speakers. We’re thrilled to share their voices here. By Dede Heldfond, Georgetown University, Class of 2018I joined...
August 08, 2014
Above, watch the full conversation from the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival between former Palestinian National Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and New York Times columnist Tom Friedman about the pathway to Palestinian statehood.As the death toll from rocket fire and aerial offensives continues to rise in both Israel and Palestine, the path to an end to the recent violence remains unclear. In the midst of the...
August 04, 2014
As part of an initiative to broaden our audience and share ideas across several generations, we invited a range of high school students and recent graduates to join us at this year's Festival. The Youth Report blog series was born out of interviews these enterprising students did with several AIF speakers. We’re thrilled to share their voices here. By Dede Heldfond, Georgetown University, Class of 2018Throughout the...
July 30, 2014
During Day Three of the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, civic engagement, especially for the millennial generation, was at the forefront of the discussion for several speakers and moderators. Retired US Army General Stanley A. McChrystal spoke with Director of the US Peace Corps Carrie Hessler-Radelet about the Franklin Project: an initiative to improve the citizenship of young people aged 18 to 28 through one year of...

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