AIF BLOG - January 2012

January 25, 2012
NOTE: In light of the one-year anniversary of the revolt in Egypt, following is a story about one of the many Aspen Ideas sessions about the Arab Spring. It was first published in The Aspen Idea.In the wake of the incredible changes across the Arab world, Nicholas Burns, director of the Aspen Strategy Group, moderated a vibrant discussion with Marwan Muasher, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment and...
January 23, 2012
Rolling Stone magazine recently published a list of leaders who make a difference by making things happen, "The Quiet Ones: 12 Leaders Who Get Things Done." Among the impressive dozen are several standouts from Aspen Ideas.Attorney General of California Kamala Harris is known for combatting violence and fighting too-big-to-fail-banks on mortgage fraud. She presented at Aspen Ideas in 2010, while she was still the DA...
January 19, 2012
The active-duty soldier suicide rate has dropped slightly according to the Department of Defense and reported yesterday on ArmyTimes.com. However, much more attention is needed for Guard and Reserve soldiers. The article points out that: "In 2010, the number of suicides increased by 59, from 242 to 301, an increase of 24.4 percent. Almost twice as many guardsmen and reservists committed suicide — 145 in 2010, 80 in...
January 18, 2012
This week, GQ released its list of the 50 Most Powerful People in Washington. Among the politerati is a number of Aspen Ideas speakers. Here's a rundown of Washingtonians who have spoken at the Festival. Watch these videos and see what they had to say here.#5 Hillary Clinton spoke at our first Aspen Ideas Festival in 2005, before we were capturing speakers on video. Watch her session on C-Span.#10 Tom Donohue#13...
January 04, 2012
Nicholas Kristof is seemingly tireless when it comes to promoting the cause of equality and opportunity for women worldwide. This is frequent topic of his column in the New York Times as well as an ongoing discussion on his Facebook and Twitter feeds. In the video below, he and his wife, journalist Sheryl WuDunn enlightened Aspen Ideas attendees about their work around the world.Kristof caught our attention again...