AIF Blog

October 17, 2014
Seven years ago, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington experienced burn out. She was so overtired and overstressed that she collapsed in her office, hit her head, and temporarily damaged her eye. That’s when she knew she needed to make a change. Huffington spoke at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival about unplugging, resting, and enjoying life; and her fourteenth book “Thrive: The Third...
October 08, 2014
When Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Dean Sally Blount's daughter wanted to take a gap year after high school and travel the world, Blount was hesitant. But when her daughter told her, "This is what the person I want to become would do," she changed her mind.Blount told this story at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, during a session entitled, "Our Future: The Best Thinking About the Transformative...
September 22, 2014
The largest climate march in history took place Monday in New York, just two days ahead of the UN climate summit on Tuesday. (More in the New York Times). As world leaders gather to search for solutions, we've compiled all of our climate coverage from the 2014 Festival here.Following are in-depth discussions about climate change that took place this summer in Aspen.Action, Consequence, Reaction, and Change: Getting...
September 19, 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 Mac Taylor, St. Paul's School, Class of 2017Being a prep-school...
September 16, 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 Mac Taylor, St. Paul's School, Class of 2017“Recognizing which...
September 10, 2014
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky doesn’t view his big idea as a radical disruption — in fact, he doesn’t like the term “disruption” at all — but rather a return to how people interacted in a time before big businesses and corporations. In conversation with at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, Brookings Institute Metropolitan Policy Program Fellow Jennifer Bradley, Chesky discussed his thoughts on the sharing economy and a...
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...

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