AIF Blog - U.S.A.

August 14, 2018
 Dan Porterfield, Paula Johnson, and Samhita Mukhopadhyay talk about the university's role in student health at Spotlight Health. Across the US, students are heading back to college for the start of the school year. Many will wrestle with mental health challenges. Campus counseling offices are busier than ever and peer-run mental health clubs are popping up. Colleges are working to keep up as students...
August 12, 2018
Amy Walter, Reihan Salam, Celinda Lake, and Jamelle Bouie talk about democrats and the midterm elections.Midterms are often seen as the first nationwide referendum on a first-term president. Donald Trump’s ratings have ranged from low to medium-low, but a “blue wave” of victories is far from guaranteed this fall. Where Democrats strive for inclusiveness with regard to race, gender, and immigration...
August 09, 2018
 Christian Picciolini is the author of "White American Youth: My Descent into America’s Most Violent Hate Movement - and How I Got Out." He was a white supremacist leader until the people he thought he hated showed him compassion. Christian Picciolini was 14 years old when a white supremacist with a shaved head and big boots approached him in a Chicago alley. “He pulled a joint from...
August 08, 2018
Jamelle Bouie, Michael Signer, Melody Barnes, and Leslie Greene Bowman share thoughts on how Charlottesville is working to recover one year after hate rallies were held there. One year after a deadly hate rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the city continues to heal. White supremacists gathered at the University of Virginia and then in downtown Charlottesville in mid-August last year. Protesters clashed and a...
August 03, 2018
Bill Browder speaks with Suzanne Malveaux on July 27, shortly after Russian President Vladimir Putin singled out Browder at a press conference with President Trump in Helsinki. Russian President Vladimir Putin in July, singled out American-born businessman Bill Browder at a joint press conference in Helsinki, Finland. Putin, standing alongside President Trump, named Browder and his business dealings. Browder...
August 02, 2018
Eileen Fisher, founder of Eileen Fisher, Inc., speaks on a panel at the Aspen Ideas Festival in June.By Judith Samuelson, vice president, founder, and executive director of the Aspen Institute's Business and Society ProgramAs a reprieve from the antics and egos of certain executives, turbulence in capital markets, mergers imagined and challenged, it’s refreshing to hang out around a business woman with...
August 01, 2018
Mickey Edwards, Allysia Finley, Jonah Goldberg, and Michael Steele talk about the future of the Republican Party at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, Colorado on July 24.Is the Republican Party in the United States having an identity crisis? Are the priorities of the Republican Party, conservative ideals, and the Trump administration’s policies aligning? Or, are we witnessing the factions of the party splintering...
July 30, 2018
 Ashley Nickloes, Christine Matthews, and Rebecca Traister speak at the Aspen Ideas Festival in June about a surge of women running for office. Since 2016, we’ve watched women rack up unprecedented wins in statehouses, city halls, and even Congress — and thousands more are throwing their hats into the ring. How did factors like Donald Trump’s win and #MeToo influence this wave, and why...
July 26, 2018
NBC's Peter Alexander interviews Kirstjen Nielsen at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado in mid-July.Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has defended the Trump administration’s controversial "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has led to families being separated at America’s southwest border. In this discussion, she addresses illegal immigration, saying it reflects a...
July 25, 2018
 Intelligence Director Dan Coats speaks with journalist Andrea Mitchell July 19th at the Aspen Security Forum. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats goes over President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in this discussion held July 19th. These are his first public comments after standing by the intelligence community’s findings on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump has...

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