AIF BLOG - November 2012

November 20, 2012
Tonight’s episode of The Aspen Institute Presents concludes the 10-part series from the stages of the Aspen Ideas Festival. It delves into the state of sports in modern society.So much is at stake for athletes. In fact, many young athletes are groomed to use sports as a ticket out of poverty; but in this process, some would argue, they are not properly mentored in sportsmanship thus changing the game and the very...
November 13, 2012
This episode of The Aspen Institute Presents delves into the importance of art with some of contemporary culture's most creative forces.Moby talks at length about his love of photographing Los Angeles, the joy he gets from collaborating with his heroes, and his process for making music—which he calls a “monastic” experience.Julie Taymor reveals how her experiences living in Indonesia as a teenager profoundly...
November 06, 2012
Is voting an outright expression of personal values? As Americans head to the polls today, our latest episode of The Aspen Institute Presents explores our beliefs.What do we really mean when we talk about values? Do we agree on what it means to have a good character? How is our integrity as a society impacted by the free market?In this episode, Michael Sandel asks, "Do we want a society where everything is for sale...
November 01, 2012
Passes for the upcoming Aspen Ideas Festival are on sale now. The Festival will take place June 26 – July 2.Spanning topics from the economy to television to the outer reaches of space (and many more), the Festival gathers some of the most interesting thinkers and leaders from around the United States and abroad to discuss their work, the issues that inspire them, and their ideas.As with every year, we will begin to...