AIF BLOG - September 2012

September 25, 2012
Tonight on The Aspen Ideas Presents: The Transformative Power of Technology. Educators, policy-makers, and young inventers look at technology’s innovative side. From its role in affecting education reform to mapping our cities to revolutionizing everyday lifestyle, the show — presented in conjunction with “American Graduate” — will explore what’s happening and what’s to come. (Follow on Twitter with #amgrad.)Key...
September 17, 2012
 The Aspen Institute Presents series premiere opens with Anne-Marie Slaughter sitting down with Katie Couric. The two women, both hugely successful within their fields, discuss Slaughter’s extremely popular, and wildly controversial, essay in The Atlantic, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” (We covered the session here on the blog – scroll down to check out all of the news coverage that spawned out of Slaughter’s...
September 13, 2012
Just prior to the National Football League season kick off last weekend, the NFL pledged $30 million to the National Institutes of Health to support research on brain injuries and other serious medical conditions prominent in athletes. (Read various news reports.)New York Times Op-Ed contributor Kevin Cook asserts that while Americans are ready for football, the human brain isn't. His piece, Dying to Play, cites...
September 06, 2012
(Bill Clinton speaking at the 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival) During his DNC speech this week, Bill Clinton gave a detailed defense of the Affordable Care Act's cuts to Medicaid and contrasted Obama's plan with Romney-Ryan's plan. (Read Washington Post's analysis about Clinton's defense.)During Aspen Ideas, several panels discussed the ACA as well as the Supreme Court's decision to uphold it. Here, economist Tyler Cowen...