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Aspen Ideas Festival 2021: Plenary Day 2

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Aspen Ideas Festival - June 28th

The second day of the Festival includes discussions featuring Parag Khanna, Dan Schulman, Shartia Brantley, Lonnie Bunch, and Jonathan Capehart.

Aspen Ideas Festival - June 28th (full episode)

We’ve migrated since the dawn of civilization, but current trends suggest our movement is accelerating. What are the deep trends shaping the future of human mobility, and where might they take us? Hear from a tech company CEO about the investments leaders can make to close the racial wealth gap and build a just economy. We often mistakenly think about museums as places for dusty relics. But, as an expert on the topic explains, they have an important job to do in helping us to contextualize what is happening around us.

America's Next Manifest Destiny

Migration stories are in the news, but they’re not new. In the 19th century, manifest destiny inspired millions of settlers to move westward across the American continent. What are the forces that will uproot Americans in the 21st century? Join Parag Khanna, the author of “MOVE: The Forces Uprooting Us,” for a fascinating look at the deep trends influencing the future of human mobility, and learn how forces like demographics and climate change are already reshaping the American dream.


Investing in Racial Equity: A Movement, Not a Moment

  • Dan Schulman
  • Shartia Brantley

In the year plus since the murder of George Floyd and the global outcry for racial justice, much has changed in the world. And yet, systemic racism still casts its long shadow on many aspects of our lives. Join PayPal CEO Dan Schulman and Shartia Brantley to discuss the economic underpinnings of racial injustice and the investments that leaders across the ecosystem can make to close the racial wealth gap and build a just economy.


Museums as a Home for Hope

  • Lonnie Bunch
  • Jonathan Capehart

Like all institutions operating these days, museums have had to fundamentally shift to respond in real time to a global pandemic, a reckoning around racial justice, and a crisis around the very idea of truth. We often mistakenly think about museums as places for dusty relics. But on the contrary, they have an important job to do in helping us to contextualize what is happening around us, and to imagine the future. How do museums curate meaning from chaos to help us find clarity about how we got here, and hope for a future we can’t yet imagine?


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