Michele Norris

Journalist; Founder, The Race Card Project; Executive Director, The Bridge, The Aspen Institute

Michele Norris is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, founder of The Race Card Project, and executive director of The Bridge, the Aspen Institute’s new program on race, cultural identity, connectivity, and inclusion. For more than a decade, Norris was a host on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” where she interviewed world leaders, American presidents, Nobel laureates, leading thinkers, and groundbreaking artists. Prior to that, she was a television correspondent for ABC and a staff writer for The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times. An author and sought-after speaker, Norris has also produced special projects for National Geographic, PBS, Lifetime Television, and TIME magazine.

Videos/Audio of Michele Norris

The Afternoon of Conversation is the Festival's signature event. An audience of more than 2,000 gathers in the Benedict... See more
Nowhere have the voices of the 99 percent been heard more forcefully than in the squares of America’s cities—some of... See more
Jackson discuses some of the broad strategies that the Agency has adopted to promote environmentalism. How has the... See more
Welcome by:Justin Smith, The Atlantic, and Walter Isaacson, The Aspen InstituteA variety of 2011 Aspen Ideas speakers... See more