AIF BLOG - December 2015

December 11, 2015
While most Americans believe that money has too much influence on politics, much of the focus on this issue has been on increasingly expensive political campaigns, fueled by super-PACs, corporations, billionaires, and, in cases such as Donald Trump’s and Carly Fiorina’s, the candidates themselves. A session at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival delved deeper into the matter, exploring the influence of money on public...
December 07, 2015
The Paris terrorist attacks, carried out by several European Union citizens, and the mass shooting in San Bernardino have once again placed sharp focus on the issue of Western-bred jihadists. Maajid Nawaz, author of Radical: My Journey Out of Islamist Extremism, shed some light on the problem when he shared his own personal radicalization story at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival. Born and raised in Essex, England,...
December 01, 2015
The Bezos Scholars Program at the Aspen Institute seeks outstanding high school juniors and educators for a powerful leadership development and scholarship opportunity to attend the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, CO. Applications must be submitted by February 16, 2016. Visit http://www.bezosfamilyfoundation.org/application to learn more and apply.Twelve high school juniors from across the US and one educator...