The ROI That Matters: Investing in Kids and Families to Build a New Economy

One of the most effective ways to break the cycle of poverty is to invest in children and families in the earliest years. How do we apply groundbreaking research on children's and parents’ health and educational attainment to ensure that the next generation is poised to transform and maintain America's role in the world? Nobel Prize winner James Heckman and early childhood entrepreneur Jackie Bezos share perspectives.

Festival: 2017

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

The Trump Administration has said that “all options are on the table” in North Korea. What actually are the options,... See more
In recent years, the founding fathers have almost become deities—figures to be revered for their role in creating our... See more
The Afternoon of Conversation is the Aspen Ideas Festival's signature event and hosts an audience of 2,000 in the... See more
Authoritarian populists are gaining power from Ankara to Athens, from Warsaw to Washington. Meanwhile, popular support... See more
This talk rethinks refugees as a potential economic benefit to the societies that host them, rather than simply passive... See more
Spend an hour with two of America’s best teachers, exploring the ups and downs of their experiences on the front lines... See more

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