AIF Blog - U.S.A.

June 23, 2017
 The Aspen Ideas to Go Podcast TAKEOVER is back for its second year! In the spirit of a diverse exchange of ideas, we’ve handed over the mic to a handful of Festival presenters to take over the show! During the week of the Aspen Ideas Festival—going on now through July 1st—five Takeover Hosts—Julie Rovner, Michele Norris, Joshua Johnson, Pete Dominick, and Susan Page will bring the Festival to you. The Takeover...
June 23, 2017
Chris Coons is the junior US senator from Delaware. He'll be discussing investments in global health at Spotlight Health.At a time when our politics are marked by division and dysfunction, investments in global health and foreign assistance are two key policy areas that have long commanded bipartisan support and engagement in Congress. And for good reason: The small amount of taxpayer dollars (less than 1 percent of...
June 22, 2017
 Glenn E. Martin is founder and president of JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA), an organization dedicated to cutting the US correctional population in half by 2030, and founder of the #CLOSErikers campaign. He will speak at the Aspen Ideas Festival on Friday, June 30. The views and opinions of the author are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Aspen Institute. As a national advocate for ending mass...
June 20, 2017
Eric Liu is the author of the new book "You're More Powerful Than You Think." He leads the Aspen Institute's Citizenship and American Identity Program.Black Lives Matter, the Occupy movement, the Tea Party, and many other groups have developed in recent years as a response to the age we’re living in — an age of epic political turbulence. Author Eric Liu says people across the political spectrum are reclaiming power...
June 16, 2017
Aspen New Voices Fellows pose at the Aspen Ideas Festival in 2016.The challenges of international development can seem insurmountable. The world’s toughest problems in global health, food security, and poverty reduction defy easy solutions. The Aspen New Voices Fellowship, part of Aspen Global Health and Development, is working to address these problems. This year, the program's Fellows will lend their voices to the...
June 15, 2017
 Mark Tercek is president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature. Mark will speak at the Aspen Ideas Festival as part of the program track Feeling the Heat: The Big Ideas on Climate.The Nature Conservancy has historically focused on protecting biodiversity and saving pristine places. Why are you now tackling climate change?The Nature...
June 13, 2017
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke at the Aspen Institute's campus in Maryland in May.As the second female justice confirmed to the US Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg says her experiences as a female give her a unique perspective her male colleagues don’t share. In this episode, Justice Ginsburg talks about her relationships with Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and the late Antonin...
June 09, 2017
 Heidi Beirich leads the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project, which publishes the award-winning Intelligence Report and the Hatewatch blog. She is an expert on various forms of extremism, including the white supremacist, nativist, and neo-Confederate movements as well as racism in academia. She will speak in The America I Know track at the Aspen Ideas Festival.  You oversee the Southern Poverty Law...
June 07, 2017
Former Vice President Al Gore stars in the riveting and rousing follow-up to An Inconvenient Truth, Truth to Power. It's part of our flim lineup for the Aspen Ideas Festival.Public tickets for flims go on sale June 16.  SPOTLIGHT HEALTH LINEUP James Beard: America's First Foodie (June 23) Today's American food movement can be traced back to one man: cookbook author, journalist, television celebrity, and teacher...
June 02, 2017
 With the Millennial Pass, attend discussions, film screenings, and hear from today's global innovators and inspiring leaders. We're making available a limited number of Millennial Passes to members of the public, ages 18 to 35. The offering, new this year, is meant to provide young adults access to the Aspen Ideas Festival public events at a price unlike any offer we've ever provided. The Pass is just $99. We are...

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