AIF BLOG - April 2019

April 18, 2019
Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson talks about her book, "Climate Justice," at the Aspen Institute. Her book talk was held by the Aspen Global Innovators Group.Mary Robinson’s book, Climate Justice, records the stories of people experiencing effects from climate change first-hand. They’re not staying silent. From Malawi to Mongolia, people are waging a battle for climate justice, many of them women from poor...
April 10, 2019
Ryan Phelan and Stewart Brand founded the conservation organization Revive and Restore. They spoke with science writer Flora Licthman at the Aspen Ideas Festival.What if we could turn back time and reverse extinction? Famed writer, biologist, and environmentalist Stewart Brand is attempting this with an organization he co-founded. Revive and Restore is building a tool kit for genetic restoration that would allow the...
April 02, 2019
Behavioral economist Arthur Brooks talks about finding happiness throughout life, particularly in later years.Economists who have researched happiness over a lifetime find it starts to decline after adolescence and noticeably dips when people enter middle age. How can we avoid the middle age blues and feel purposeful later in life? Arthur Brooks, behavioral economist and American Enterprise Institute president, uses...