The Aspen Ideas Festival team is proud to showcase the diverse writing of our speakers. Their books will be highlighted in talks at the Festival and available at the campus bookstore. See the list below for recent releases by Festival presenters. The books are arranged by Festival track.
Our Way of Life Depends on Building a New, Just Energy System
Jason Bordoff, Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, reflects on the tension between energy affordability and climate ambition and what is necessary for a just energy transition.
As a result of the global pandemic, economic gains for underserved populations — including women and communities of color — have reversed course. Improving the financial health of women is essential to building prosperous and resilient communities. Presented by PayPal.
RE$ET Breakout: A Mission-Oriented Approach to Stakeholder Capitalism
Across her research and writing, author and professor Mariana Mazzucato offers searing criticisms of capitalism. But in her new book "Mission Economy," she sees the possibility for a new “mission oriented” approach to capitalism that embraces inclusivity, sustainability, and innovation.
RE$ET Breakout: Building An Inclusive Recovery for the Long Term
Amidst an overnight transition to digital commerce in 2020, small businesses that lacked the resources to pivot quickly began falling through the cracks. What has this taught us about the state of our economy? Hear smart ideas about building an inclusive recovery that prevents Main Street shops from shutting their doors. Presented by PayPal.
In December 2020, the US economy shed 140,000 net jobs. All were jobs held by women. Another 275,000 women left the workforce in January. Hear about a proposed “Marshall Plan for Moms” that includes solutions like affordable child care, paid family leave, and pay equity.
RE$ET Breakout: Hope Within Context — Mythbusters Workshop on Getting to Net Zero
From renewables to carbon pricing, electric cars to planting trees, what will actually keep our world from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius? You might be surprised. Take part in an interactive workshop and discover real-time solutions to climate change.
RE$ET Breakout: A National Agenda for Financial Inclusion
We are told that the fundamentals of the US economy are strong. So why are so many individuals and communities left behind? Hear from experts who explore how the digitization of our financial systems might translate to an equitable economy. Presented by the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.
The Aspen Ideas: RE$ET team is proud to showcase the diverse writing of our speakers. The books and authors are arranged by RE$ET plenary sessions. To watch the plenaries, click the schedule link at the bottom of the page.
RE$ET Breakout: Reset the Net for American Workers
The pandemic has laid bare the dire consequences of the patchwork system of benefits for working Americans. This session will leave you with a deeper understanding of a pathway toward financial resiliency. Presented by Prudential.