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June 28, 2011
Domestic Policy Advisor Melody Barnes and Atlantic Media's Political Director Ronald Brownstein discuss Immigration and its impacts on society. From sweeping reform to the Dream Act, this short clip includes Barnes's assessment of E-Verify and her opinion of where legislation is headed for the 2012 election. Below is a sampling of quotes from Barnes. Watch the full session for more.“The demographics of our country...
June 21, 2011
Guest blogger and former Marine Rye Barcott on patrol in Fallujah.The content of our provocatively titled Aspen Ideas Festival panel will focus on core findings from the former Dean of the Harvard Kennedy School Professor Joseph S. Nye, Jr.’s new book The Future of Power, and my first book It Happened on the Way to War: A Marine’s Path to Peace. It will be moderated by Reuters News Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler...
June 17, 2011
This year at Aspen Ideas, we’re introducing a new format called “Game Changers.” It features inventors and innovators who are driving change in a variety of fields and will introduce audiences to new approaches in these thoughtful, 15-minute presentations that are not to be missed.Meet Game Changer Lauren Walters, co-founder and CEO of Two Degrees. He’s also a past Festival attendee and was inspired to start Two...
June 06, 2011
Friday’s unemployment numbers mark another blow to the US economy. According to the Labor Department, the number of non-farm jobs added dropped for the first time in eight months; and the unemployment rate has tipped up to 9.1 percent. Add this to the fact that manufacturing is sluggish and consumers have pulled back on spending, and it looks like the gains the economy made over the last several months were short...
May 19, 2011
If you've been to our site before, you'll see that we have a completely new look and feel.It's been a significant undertaking, and our goal, above all, is to make it intuitive for users.Much like the festival itself, the site is sorted by topics that you care about: World, Education, Economy, Science, and so on. In addition to hundreds of sessions from the Festival, you’ll find facts, quotes, speaker information,...
November 15, 2017
 Josh Shapiro, Heather Gerken, and Elliot Gerson speak at the Aspen Ideas Festival in June. What happens when the states and federal government don’t agree? Conflict between these institutions stretches back to disputes between Alexander Hamilton, a champion of federal authority, and Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, who supported states’ rights. In a talk at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Heather Gerken, dean of the...
May 26, 2017
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April 18, 2017
 Pamela Reeves, Sally Osberg, Latondra Newton, and Amy Klobuchar on stage at the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival. How are leaders, particularly women, reimagining globalization in this era of great change? The forces of globalization have left entire population segments on the margins, and in some cases, suffering and miserable. How can we rethink societal values so that they reflect a more inclusive future?...
June 28, 2016
Announcing the Aspen Ideas to Go Podcast TAKEOVER. 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 2nd—five Takeover Hosts—Perri Peltz, Franklin Leonard, Maria Hinojosa, Pete Dominick, and Emily Yoffe will bring the Festival to you. The...
June 25, 2016
 https://youtu.be/OjV7l49o-VQWhat are Americans’ concerns when it comes to health and health care? Spotlight Health is exploring topics like healthy food, disease, the cost of care, and health innovations. Those topics are top-of-mind around the country. Watch our short video and share your thoughts and opinions using #SpotlightHealth on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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