2022 Festival

2022 Yearbook Featured Quotes

The quotes in our yearbook are from presentations at the 2022 Aspen Ideas Festival. We encourage you to delve deeper into the talks and discussions. Many are also featured on our podcast, “Aspen Ideas to Go.”

Jessica Alba Women at the Top: How Bumble and Honest are Paving the Way

Marin Alsop Reconnecting to the Arts–Reconnecting to Each Other

Michael Bennett Reimagining the Future of the Democratic Party

David Brooks How to Build Trust in an Age of Distrust

Arthur Brooks Refusing the Sin of Despair

Austin Channing Brown Shall We Gather at the River

Rachel Romer Carlson Workforce Transformation: What Empowerment Looks Like

Oren Cass New Ways to Measure Our Economy

Jane Coaston The Future of the Republican Party

Jelani Cobb The Power of Speech

Lisa Damour The Kids Are Not Alright–But We Can Help

Richard Edelman Is Trust the Ultimate Currency of Stakeholder Capitalism?

Oskar Eustis Shakespeare in a Divided America

Tony Fadell Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making (Book Talk)

Paul Farber Reimagining our Monuments, Retelling Our Narratives

Marisa Franco The Great Friendship Reset

Carla Fredericks Threatened Guardians of the Earth

David French Opening Session: The Implications of Roe v Wade Overturned

Jonathan Greenblatt Stopping Hate

Eileen Gu Opening Session

Stephen Hadley A Tribute to Madeleine Albright: The Power of Global Diplomacy

Jonathan Haidt Our "Uniquely Stupid" Decade

Errin Haines Political Identity Versus Truth: Can the News Help?

Erin Harkey How to Beautify a City

Winnie Harlow Democratizing Beauty

Whitney Wolfe Herd Women at the Top: How Bumble and Honest are Paving the Way

Dr. Joe Hobot Sunkmanitu Se Tokeya Hiyaye Is Our Ethos of the American Independent Spirit Hurting Us?

Pico Iyer Refusing the Sin of Despair

Ashish Jha What "Trust the Science" Really Means

Linda Kelly

Harold Koh What Good is the UN?

Aidan Kohn-Murphy Can Gen-Z Trust Their Elders?

Ramon Laguarta There's Leading, and There's Leading with Purpose

Janna Levin Black Hole Survival Guide

Sarah Lewis What is Beauty?

Eric Liu What Should Every American Know? (Workshop)

Gene Ludwig New Ways to Measure Our Economy

Frank Luntz Americans and Climate: Words to Use, Words to Lose

Esau McCaulley Power to the Parents? The Culture Wars Come to School

Billy Moore Afternoon of Conversation

Melissa Murray Is the Weakest Branch Becoming the Most Dangerous?

Azar Nafisi The Power of Sharing Our Stories

Moisés Naím The Revenge of Power: How Autocrats Are Reinventing Politics for the 21st Century

Alexander Nehamas What is Beauty?

Bill Nye Bill Nye on Big Storms: How Much is Climate Change to Blame?

Annie Murphy Paul Wired for Connection: How Our Brains Create Communities

Paulina Porizkova A Wrinkle in Time: On Beauty and Aging

Rob Portman Afternoon of Conversation

Sarah Bloom Raskin New Ways to Measure Our Economy

Jen Ford Reedy Philanthropy's Role in Systems Change

Stephen Richer How Do You Know if Your Vote is Counted?

Chuck Sams This Land is Your Land

Machael Sandel Reimagining the Future of the Democratic Party

Kori Schake U.S. Foreign Policy in the New World Order

Simran Jeet Singh Shall We Gather at the River

Anne-Marie Slaughter Will Democracy Self-Destruct?

Steph Speirs Clean Power, Bright Future

Gabrielle Starr The Path Forward for Academic Freedom in Higher Ed

Nadine Strossen The Power of Speech

Tom Szasky Ending the Plague of Plastic

La June Montgomery Tabron Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Begins Now

Paul Taylor What is Beauty?

Aaron Taylor Afternoon of Conversation

Baratunde Thurston America the Beautiful

Kristine Tompkins Seeing Silence: The Beauty of the World's Most Quiet Places

Chloé Valdary Trusting "The Other"

Steve Vladeck Opening Session: The Implications of Roe v Wade Overturned

Barbara Walter Can the United States Be United?

Jess Weiner #DetoxYourFeed Workshop

Jacqueline M. Welch Building a Culture of Connection for our Hybrid Work Future

Sherrie Westin Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?: The Power of Helping Children in Crisis

Jenn White How to Mend Our Fraying Social Fabric

Thomas Chatterton Williams Opening Session

Alaina Wood Climate Change and You

Amy Zegart Will the Next World War Be Cyber?

Volodymyr Zelensky A Hero Amongst Us: An Interview with the President of Ukraine

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