AIF BLOG - February 2016

February 25, 2016
 Average life expectancy in the developed world is on a fast track to reaching 100 years old, but more and more older people are living in societies that have been built around youth. At the Spotlight Health portion of the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival, Laura Carstensen, founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, explained the current longevity phenomenon, and discussed how we can restructure our culture to...
February 23, 2016
 The “Aspen Ideas to Go” podcast is a weekly show featuring fascinating speakers who have presented at the Aspen Ideas Festival and other public programs offered by the Aspen Institute — including Aspen Words, the Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series, and various events around the country. For a curated listening experience, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or listen to each...
February 18, 2016
Grover Norquist, Michael Gerson, Jim Wallis, Heather McGhee, David Frum, Angela Glover Blackwell, and Ronald Brownstein discuss inequality and the 2016 presidential race at the Aspen Ideas Festival.  The issue of rising inequality has been meriting more attention during the 2016 presidential campaign than in past elections. And for good reason — poll after poll shows that Americans are greatly concerned about not...
February 11, 2016
New York Times columnist David Brooks shares his thoughts on politics, parenting and his profession during the Aspen Ideas Festival. New York Times columnist David Brooks and Katie Couric of Yahoo News sat down to talk about “Love and Life in General” during the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival. Their conversation (one of the most popular sessions of the festival) ranged from Couric’s wedding to reading habits to where...
February 04, 2016
Dalia Mogahed is Research Director for the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. She spoke on a panel at the 2015 Ideas Festival called "Dispatches from the Split Screen: Islam and the Media."  After the Charlie Hebdo attacks but prior to the larger Paris terrorist attack in November, three American Muslims took to the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival stage to discuss the portrayal of Islam in Western media. The...