AIF BLOG - October 2012

October 30, 2012
Tonight’s episode of The Aspen Institute Presents explores the global challenges of population growth. As we approach 9 billion people, we will need more food produced in the next 40 years than we have produced in the past 8,000. With nearly 900 million people in the world currently lacking adequate access to clean water, water scarcity is an escalating concern and will likely become the next flashpoint for conflict...
October 23, 2012
On the heels of the presidential debate, which at least in part focused on foreign policy, the discussions in tonight’s episode of The Aspen Institute Presents are both timely and pressing.The show opens with Jane Harman, Craig Nixon, Michael O'Hanlon, James Steinberg, Dina Temple-Raston discussing America’s future military role in the world. There are enormous challenges including climate change, education, economy...
October 16, 2012
As the United States prepares for the general election, the next episode of The Aspen Institute Presents asks if our democracy is still working? Framed over 200 years ago, should our democracy be open to correction – particularly in the presence of crippling political divisions? Is our Constitution serving us in the 21st century?Beyond our shores, is democracy around the world becoming inevitable? What are the...
October 08, 2012
The economy is on everyone’s mind. And that’s why it is the focus of tonight’s episode of The Aspen Institute Presents: Economy Solutions to Crisis.The show opens with David Rubenstein and Mortimer Zuckerman discussing whether or not our recession is actually a modern-day depression. What are the four key post-recession issues that we absolutely have to fix?Tonight's episode also includes Howard Shultz talking about...
October 02, 2012
Episode 3, America 2012: A Country Divided, airs tonight on WORLD, 8PM est. The Aspen Institute Presents: America 2012: A Divided Country.Disparate views shared the stage at Aspen Ideas for civil conversation on health care policy, voter fraud, and political media coverage.Scroll down to see the incredible lineup of policy makers, advisors, scholars, politicians, journalists, and other leaders who joined the various...