AIF BLOG - September 2011

September 19, 2011
The nation’s youth are back in school, so we’re focusing on our Education track this month. Above, Graham Wyatt shows how we can harness the virtual world and create exciting learning environments. Watch his 15-minute Game Changer talk here.Don't miss these stellar talks on a wide range of education issues.Sal Khan, of the Khan Academy, shows how virtual instruction is moving into classrooms through innovative math...
September 19, 2011
Aspen Ideas speakers are at the forefront in their fields. We hope you’ll be inspired to read their books, which are available in our Bookstore. Here are some new titles to add to your reading list:Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s ViewAssociate Justice Stephen Breyer examines the course of the Supreme Court throughout history and how its role is largely related to how the public accepts its decisions. Watch...
September 08, 2011
Photographer Andrea Booher gave an arresting photo presentation at Aspen Ideas, which documents September 11, 2001, and the aftermath at Ground Zero. Assigned by FEMA to photo-document the search and rescue efforts at the World Trade Center, she was one of only two photographers, designated by Mayor Rudolph Guiliani, with unlimited, 24-hour access to the site. In her quest to capture the devastation as well as the...
September 20, 2011
The Aspen Ideas Festival congratulates Roland Fryer Jr. and Kay Ryan who are among the 22 new fellows named by the MacArthur Foundation.According to the foundation's website: "They will each receive $500,000 in no-strings-attached support over the next five years. MacArthur Fellowships come without stipulations or reporting requirements and offer Fellows unprecedented freedom and opportunity to reflect, create, and...