Our program tracks reflect some of the most significant ideas and issues that touch all parts of society.


2020 tracks

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AIF American Idea 2020

The American Idea

In a time when our nation is deeply divided, we have to ask: will the American Idea survive?

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AIF New Capitalism 2029

Redefining Capitalism

Boardrooms across America are rethinking the role of purpose.

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AIF Arts In Action 2020

Arts in Action

How do artists and cultural leaders impact the way we see the world and our role in it?

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AIF Geopolitics Now 2020

Geopolitics Now

Twenty years into the 21st century, the contours of a new global order have emerged.

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AIF Rebels 2020

Rebels: Champions of Change

Where would progress originate if we settled comfortably into the daily march of our established conventions?

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AIF Finding Beauty 2020

Finding Beauty

Should beauty be the goal of art? And why can’t we just love the skin we’re in?

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AIF Planet In Peril 2020

Planet in Peril: Solve for X

The air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water on which we rely is all at risk.

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Aif Gimme Shelter 3000x3000

Gimme Shelter: How We’ll Live

While struggling American families face the stresses of housing insecurity, 70 million refugees around the world are on the move and in need of shelter.

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