2019 Festival Dates Announced!

 
Mark your calendars! The dates for the 2019 Spotlight Health and Aspen Ideas Festival have been announced.
  • Spotlight Health June 20 - 23
  • Aspen Ideas Festival June 23 - 29
Passes go on sale for the Institute's Society of Fellows on November 7, 2018. Registration for the general public opens on November 14, 2018.
 
 
Fixing the Refugee Crisis
 
More than 65 million people around the globe are either refugees, asylum seekers, or displaced within their own countries. David Miliband, president of the the International Rescue Committee, says we can fix this crisis. In Aspen Ideas to Go, he tells The Atlantic's Steve Clemons, “The work of rescue isn’t just about the people we’re helping. It’s actually about us." Read more about Miliband and listen to the podcast.
 
 
 
 
 
How to Stop the Spread of Fake News
Renee DiResta investigates the spread of disinformation across social media. She's research director at New Knowledge. In our blog, she says the anti-vaccine movement and other pseudoscience conspiracies on social media sparked her interest in studying disinformation campaigns. In her work, DiResta has advised Congress and the US State Department about propaganda operations online. Read DiResta's advice on how you can fight disinformation.
 
 
 
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I’ve never looked at my calling as creating a house or a park, but how creating a space allows people to live out their best stories." — Liz Ogbu, designer and urbanist with expertise in social and spatial justice, Spotlight Health