AIF Blog

June 26, 2017
Pastor Corey B. Brooks is the Executive Director of Project H.O.O.D. and Senior Pastor of New Beginnings Church of Chicago. He’ll be speaking on the America I Know track at the Aspen Ideas Festival.The most consequential right afforded each and every American is that we are entitled to the equal protection of the law. I wish that more people woke up every day appreciating this most fundamental and unique right that...
June 26, 2017
Dr. Clarence B. Jones is currently the First Diversity Visiting Professor at the University of San Francisco and a scholar writer in residence at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute, Stanford University, and Palo Alto, California. He served as counsel, political adviser, and speechwriter for Dr. King. He’ll be speaking about what lawmakers today can learn from King at the Aspen Ideas...
June 26, 2017
The 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival will run from June 22 to July 1, but even if you’re not in Aspen you can still watch events and stay engaged with our speakers and the wider audience through online channels. Read below for a list of ways to join the Festival from anywhere in the world.Engage in the conversationFacebook: Watch exclusive conversations and engage with speakers on Facebook Live! Make sure to like us to be...
June 26, 2017
Geoffrey R. Stone is the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the America Law Institute, the National Advisory Council of the American Civil Liberties Union, and a member of the American Philosophical Society. He’ll be discussing truthtelling and the rule of law at the Aspen Ideas Festival.In my new book...
June 26, 2017
Liz Dozier is the managing director of Chicago Beyond, a philanthropic venture fund that seeks to create positive, transformational change for the most marginalized young people in Chicago and beyond. A former educator and high school principal, Dozier may be best known for her work to disrupt the culture of inequity that is often pervasive in urban public education. She’ll be speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival as...
June 26, 2017
Aimée Eubanks Davis is the founder at CEO of Braven, which works to ensure underrepresented college students develop the skills, mindsets, and networks to get strong first jobs after graduation. She will be speaking at the Viewpoints track at the Aspen Ideas Festival. What are the most important things that you think college students need in order to be prepared for graduation and the workforce?Our country’s...
June 26, 2017
David K. Gibson is here to guide readers through the experience of attending the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival and Spotlight Health. Sessions at AIF are divided into program tracks; these provide structure to the festival, and allow both broad overviews and deep dives into defined subject areas. But you can watch whatever sessions you like. These are a few themed paths you can take as you choose your own Ideas adventure...
June 25, 2017
David K. Gibson is here to guide readers through the experience of attending the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival and Spotlight Health.Sessions at AIF are divided into program tracks; these provide structure to the festival, and allow both broad overviews and deep dives into defined subject areas. But ideas don’t exist in a vacuum, so you can slice and dice them into your own tracks.Kum Ba Yah, the No-Conflict TrackThis is...
June 25, 2017
Carl Zimmer writes books, articles, essays, and blog posts in which he reports from the frontiers of biology, where scientists are expanding our understanding of life. Since 2013 he has been a columnist at the New York Times, where his column “Matter” appears each week. He agreed to answer some of our questions before taking the stage at Aspen Ideas Festival to discuss genetics and the future of babymaking.What is...
June 25, 2017
Abdullah Antepli is chief representative of Muslim affairs at Duke University and teaches courses on Islam and Muslim cultures at Duke Divinity School. He agreed to answer some of our questions before speaking at The America I Know track at the Aspen Ideas Festival. What can faith communities do to promote understanding in these divisive times?They can and must do a lot, as often they are part of the problem. One of...

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