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Aspen Ideas Festival, 2010. Ken Robinson discusses how finding your passion changes everything. Speakers: Sir Ken Robinson The Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation's premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of the ideas and issues that both shape our lives and challenge our times. Learn more at: http://www.aspenideas.org/ Follow us on: Instagram http://instagram.com/aspeninstitute Facebook...
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Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson, coauthors of the 2014 best-seller The Second Machine Age, will preview their new book at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Machine, Platform, Crowd brings together economics, computer science, and several other fields to present a practical, action-oriented guide to the changes and disruptions brought by the amazing technological progress of today and tomorrow. The book is aimed at executives, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and anyone else interested in...
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Originally recorded by Sydney Pollack over two days at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, LA, in 1972, and then brought to life decades later by producer Alan Elliot, Amazing Grace is a raw and unfettered documentary of the live recording of the incomparable gospel music album. Join us for a screening of the film that captures the majestic Franklin at the height of her artistry, and which Rolling Stone describes as “…the closest thing to witnessing a miracle,” followed by...
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Cartel Land is a harrowing look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as “El Doctor,” leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Altar Valley – a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine Alley – Tim...
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What makes two people click? What does it really mean to say, “we have chemistry”? The Atlantic's Olga Khazan talks to biological anthropologist Helen Fisher about the four styles of thought and behavior that Fisher has identified through brain scans (using fMRI) that help explain the biological underpinnings of romantic love, love addiction, adultery, and divorce. Based on data collected from 35,000 single Americans, Fisher explains modern courtship, why a trend she calls “slow love”...
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In her latest New York Times bestselling book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, psychotherapist and Atlantic “Dear Therapist” columnist Lori Gottlieb explores the human condition through the lives of four of her patients—and a fifth one, herself. Through this disarmingly funny, thought-provoking, and boldly revealing memoir, Gottlieb reveals our collective blind spots. Tara Westover, author of the runaway hit Educated, joins Gottlieb to examine the truths and fictions we tell ourselves...
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The Aspen Ideas Festival, 2009. Most of us think we know what would make us happy and that our only problem is getting it. But, according to Harvard Psychologist and author Dan Gilbert, research in psychology and economics shows that people routinely mispredict how they will feel when they do and don't get what they are seeking, overestimating both the pleasures of success and the pains of failure. Learn what science has to tell us about why we all seem to stumble "on" happiness...
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Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use. Not, that is, until the spring of 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the new gene-editing tool CRISPR — a revolutionary new technology that she helped create — to make heritable changes in human embryos. The cheapest, simplest, most effective way of manipulating DNA ever known, CRISPR may well give us the cure to HIV, genetic...
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Aspen Health Forum, 2009. Featuring: Michelle Goldberg, Phyllis Greenberger, Kathy Hudson Moderator: Nancy Glick Born of the recognition that there is exploding interest in the future of health care, the Aspen Health Forum brings cutting-edge medical science and health care discussions to the public square. It is the world’s only public gathering that offers a lay audience the opportunity to exchange ideas with Nobel laureates, prominent officials from the National Institutes of Health,...
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Our drive to create makes us unique among living things. What is special about the human brain that enables us to innovate? Why don’t cows choreograph dances? Why don’t alligators invent speedboats? Drawing on their upcoming book, The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World, neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer Anthony Brandt examine the evolutionary tweaks that gave rise to our species’ imaginative gifts. Weaving together arts and science, Brandt and Eagleman...
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Joichi "Joi" Ito has been recognized for his work as an activist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and advocate of emergent democracy, privacy, and internet freedom. As director of the MIT Media Lab, he is currently exploring how radical new approaches to science and technology can transform society in substantial and positive ways. About the Book: "The future," as the author William Gibson once noted, "is already here. It's just unevenly distributed." Whiplash is...
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Interview with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on her book "Americanah" Interviewer: Michele Norris, Founding Director, The Race Card Project, and Host and Special Correspondent, NPR.
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Raised by uncompromising survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover survived extreme adversity, from never being allowed to go to school, to suffering serious physical injuries (and a dad that prohibited doctors or hospitals), to being at the mercy of a volatile and often abusive older brother. How did she not only make it through this childhood, but ultimately achieve success at the highest levels? How does she look back on her childhood and her family? What has she learned from her...
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This session from the 2013 Aspen Security Forum features an excerpted screening of the acclaimed HBO documentary, MANHUNT, based on the book of the same name by noted terrorism expert and CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen. Bergen, and the film's director and producer, Greg Barker, discuss the film and the story it tells. Featuring: Peter Bergen, Author, Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad; National Security Analyst, CNN; Director, National Security...
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A post-screening discussion with Ashley Bell, Judy Richardson, and Michele Norris in collaboration with the Society of Fellows Symposium. The panel reflects on the movie "I Am Not Your Negro," the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and the State of the Movement. This video was recorded on February 23, 2017 in Aspen, Colorado.
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Kati Marton discusses her new book, Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America. When award-winning journalist and author Kati Marton went to Hungary to research her family’s life there, she expected to find some good material. After all, her parents were reporters for the AP and UPI during the heart of Hungary’s Cold War past. Still, it was a bit of a shock when the archivists brought her “shopping carts full of documents about my family.” In fact, Marton’s parents were...
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Has the great American experiment in liberty gone off the rails? Best-selling novelist, public radio host, and acclaimed cultural critic Kurt Andersen tackles that question in his latest book, Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History, due out in September. Get a sneak preview of this provocative chronicle of magical thinking and make-believe that provides a new paradigm for understanding the post-factual present, in which reality and illusion are dangerously blurred. Featuring:...
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Bob Corker and Heidi Heitkamp reflect on the growing crisis in democracy.
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After you've achieved success, what comes next? Featuring New York Times columnist David Brooks.
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Illness and death are universal challenges, but not something we anticipate in our 30s. Kate Bowler and Lucy Kalanithi understand that any of us can confront these harsh realities at any time. Bowler was 35 when she was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. She tried to make sense of it in Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved. Kalanithi, an internal medicine doctor, completed her husband Paul’s manuscript, When Breath Becomes Air, after the neurosurgeon died of lung...
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The televised debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley in the summer of 1968 are the subject of the new PBS documentary. They skyrocketed ABC from dead last in the ratings and birthed a new era in public discourse. Today the heavily scripted exchanges of Sunday-morning television and 24-hour news are a far cry from the explosive but informed vitriol that surrounded the arguments between two of our country’s towering intellectuals. A discussion on the current health — or infirmity...
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Featuring Bill Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, discussing his new book Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice. About the Book: A real-life political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his dangerous mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. Bill Browder’s journey started on the South Side of Chicago and moved through Stanford Business School to the...
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July 11-18, 2008 On July 11, 2008, more than 100 participants arrived in Svalbard in the high Norwegian arctic and boarded the ship National Geographic Endeavour. Lindblad Expeditions, Ralph Lee Hopkins: We listened to the music of vast silences near the top of the world, and felt the heave and subsidence of the sea. We watched seabirds, wild reindeer, walrus, and polar bears living and moving to a different rhythm. But we were not on vacation. Sponsored by National Geographic, the Aspen...
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Esther Perel’s TED talks about fidelity have been watched more than 13 million times, and her book Mating in Captivity is a New York Times best-seller. Dan Savage’s syndicated sex advice column “Savage Love” has been a hit for 25 years, and his “Savage Lovecast” continues to top the podcasts charts ten years in. Jennifer Finney Boylan, transgender activist, author, and Times op-ed contributor, steals the show on “I Am Cait.” Put the three of them together in a nightclub with...
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The world doesn’t lack for creative ideas—it lacks people to champion them. Once you have an idea, how do you communicate it? Adam Grant, Wharton’s top-rated professor and a New York Times bestselling author of Originals, will share insights on how to speak up without getting silenced, and how to find allies in unexpected places.
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Walter Isaacson is the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. He is also the author "Steve Jobs," "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life" and " Einstein: His Life and Universe." The talk will be moderated by David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group.
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“The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it—and then dismantle it,” writes professor Ibram X. Kendi. This is the essence of antiracism: the action that must follow both emotional and intellectual awareness of racism. Explore what an antiracist society might look like, how we can play an active role in building it, and what being an antiracist in your own context might mean. This conversation was recorded during the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado....
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Featuring Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and is the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. Dr. Siegel is the author of numerous bestselling texts and titles, including Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, The Whole-Brain Child, and Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain. Recorded on Thursday, August 11, 2016 as...
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Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson talks about his latest book, Steve Jobs, the only authorized biography of the late Apple Inc. co-founder. This conversation was recorded on January 19, 2012 at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC.
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Family and education is synonymous.
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People are rightly concerned about the impact of Internet porn—on kids and teens, on young adults, on women, and on couples. How is it affecting our views of sex, gender, power, aggression, and bodies? While most parents don’t want their kids getting their sex ed from porn, how can parents prepare kids for the images they’ll see and the lessons they may learn? How can couples productively discuss one partner’s porn use if the other partner objects? Finally, what are some common myths...
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McCloskey Speaker Series, 2010. Daniel H. Pink, author of several provocative, best-selling books about the changing world of work. His latest is Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, which uses 40 years of behavioral science to overturn the conventional wisdom about human motivation and offers a more effective path to high performance. He served as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore from 1995 to 1997 and was an aide to US Labor Secretary Robert Reich. The Aspen Ideas...
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Although death is every bit as much a part of life as birth, we pretend it isn’t there. Perhaps it’s time that changed. The soon-to-be released HBO documentary Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America, tackles this final taboo. Join the filmmakers for a sneak peek and a frank discussion about end of life options. How might we design more meaningful deaths?
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Laura Liswood, Co-founder, The Council of Women World Leaders "Have you ever wondered why: • So few women run companies around the world • Even fewer American companies are run by Japanese men • There are more tall male leaders than short male leaders • Pakistani leadership is filled with cricket fans but not racquetball players Chances are it has nothing to do with outright bias or intentional discrimination. So what happens? Where is the diversity? Businesses around the world...
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Featuring: Gabrielle Glaser, Author, Her Best‐Kept Secret Recorded: May 20, 2015 The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute's fourth annual New York Ideas highlighted the biggest people, ideas and trends that will change the future. Exploring the possibilities that charm and challenge human intelligence and ingenuity, this year's festival investigated how today's questions become tomorrow's answers. http://www.aspeninstitute.org/events/2015/05/20/new-york-ideas
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The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series featuring Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson on his new biography “Leonardo Da Vinci.”
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This Aspen Institute event featured social psychologist and Harvard University professor, Ellen Langer, Ph.D. Dr. Langer is the author of 11 books including Mindfulness; The Power of Mindful Learning; On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity; and Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. The Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series reflects the founding principles of the Aspen Institute – a commitment to nurturing the ‘whole’ individual – by...
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Nancy Andreasen is a leading neuroscientist and psychiatrist at the University of Iowa whose fascinating research into the creative mind has been informed in part by the stream of remarkable writers who gather there. She is now conducting a study that uses neuroimaging to visualize the creative brain in action, examining both artists and scientists. Her work also examines the roles of nature v. nurture and the relationship between creativity and mental illness.
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Art collector Leonard Lauder describes the events that brought together early cubist painters Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. Lauder shares photos and stories from the artists' collaborative period. "Picasso copied Braque," notes Lauder. He describes the influences that moved Picasso's work from a 3-dimensional "analytical cubism" to a 2-dimensional "synthetic cubism." Leonard A. Lauder is Chairman Emeritus of the Aspen Institute and Chairman Emeritus of The...
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The Investment Gospel According to Jack Bogle: “Don’t look for the needle in a haystack. Just buy the haystack.” Does that mean buy, sell or hold — stocks, bonds or gold? Watch this discussion with John C. Bogle, who founded The Vanguard Group in 1974, served as its chairman and CEO until 1996 and senior chairman until 2000. Fortune magazine named him one of the investment industry’s four “Giants of the 20th Century”. TIME magazine cited him as one of the world’s 100 most...
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A film by Greg Poschman (2009). Chicago businessman Walter Paepcke (1896-1960), chairman of the Container Corporation of America, first visited Aspen, Colorado in 1945. Inspired by its great natural beauty, he envisioned it as an ideal gathering place for thinkers, leaders, artists, and musicians from all over the world to step away from their daily routines and reflect on the underlying values of society and culture. He dreamed of transforming the town into a center for dialogue, a place for...
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An expert discussion on the emerging coronavirus and the threat it poses. Featuring: •Anthony Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases •Ron Klain, JD, former White House Ebola Response Coordinator •Nancy Messonnier, MD, Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention •Moderator: Helen Branswell, Infectious Disease and Public Health Reporter, STAT News The first reports of a novel...
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What does the science of psychology say about how to live a happier life? Professor Laurie Santos shares the top insights from her class at Yale, Psychology and the Good Life, the most popular course in the university’s 300-year history. Speaker: Laurie Santos
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Does creativity abide within a “type” of thinker? No. IDEO founder Tom Kelley and his brother David, argue that each and every one of us is creative. They offer both principles and strategies by which we can successfully tap our creative instincts regardless of the type of problem we are solving or goal we drive towards. Fred Dust, design principle at IDEO, interviews Tom.
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As his recent summit with Xi Jinping highlights, President Obama has famously committed the nation to focusing more attention on Pacific affairs, given the rising political, economic, and military influence of China and other actors in Asia. This panel examines the "Pacific Pivot" and explore the whole range of security challenges in this region, including tensions on the Korean Peninsula and in the South China Sea. Gordon Chang, Columnist, Forbes.com; Author, Nuclear Showdown: North...
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Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history’s most influential and enigmatic figures by examining Jesus within the context of the times in which he lived: the age of zealotry. Balancing the Jesus of the Gospels against historical sources, Aslan describes a man of peace who exhorted his followers to arm themselves; an exorcist and faith healer who urged his disciples to keep his identity secret; and the seditious “King of the Jews,” whose promise...
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A three-part mini-documentary released by Toyota recounts the history of African Americans in the automobile industry. It highlights how African Americans helped shape the auto industry, the industry's positive socioeconomic impact on black families, and the continuing need to promote diversity within the industry. The series includes interviews with Wil James, former president of Toyota's Georgetown assembly plant, Frank Washington, an automotive and civil rights journalist who has covered the...
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For decades, film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly “curiosity conversation” with an accomplished stranger. From scientists to spies, and adventurers to business leaders, Grazer has met with anyone willing to answer his questions for a few hours. These informal discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of Grazer’s movies and TV shows, including Splash, “24”, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, and “Arrested Development”, and many others. Whether you’re...
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Aspen Health Forum, 2009. Born of the recognition that there is exploding interest in the future of health care, the Aspen Health Forum brings cutting-edge medical science and health care discussions to the public square. It is the world’s only public gathering that offers a lay audience the opportunity to exchange ideas with Nobel laureates, prominent officials from the National Institutes of Health, health care industry leaders and other top experts in health policy and biomedicine. Follow...
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Today, Maajid Nawaz leads a think tank focusing on such things as citizenship and identity, religious freedom, and extremism. But his young life is marked by years spent as a youth leader and recruiter for a radical Islamist group which ultimately landed him in an Egyptian prison for four years. He shares his remarkable transformation toward liberal democratic values.
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In this digital age, many of the most pressing questions about free speech arise in cyberspace. And increasingly, the answers to those speech questions are defined in board rooms, rather than court rooms. What comments on Facebook constitute hate speech? Which videos on YouTube are likely to incite violence? At the moment, many of the most important decisions about online content, access, and speech are concentrated in the hands of a few private actors. Will they have even more power in 2024?...
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Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Rana Foroohar, global business columnist of the Financial Times, examine American foreign policy and the crisis of the old order. Given 21st century challenges posed by terrorism, climate change, and cyberwarfare within a context in which the policies and institutions that have guided us for decades no longer seem to suffice, is it time for a new approach to the world, a total system upgrade?
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The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series recently featured Dr. Atul Gawande, staff writer at New Yorker magazine and professor at Harvard School of Public Health, discussing his book "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End" (Metropolitan Books). In this video clip, Gawande explains the personal stories that went into the book, and how his research for "Being Mortal" played a role in his own family's health care decisions.
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Einstein's creativity: Where did it come from, how was it reflected in his life, and what can we learn from it? Einstein biographer and Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson brings it to life. Recorded July 4, 2007 at the 2007 Aspen Ideas Festival.
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Leadership In Action Series: In Conversation with Thomas L. Friedman, American journalist, columnist and author. From the Aspen Leaders Action Forum.
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During the president’s State of the Union speech, one Cabinet member is always purposefully absent — by custom — not just from the Capitol, but usually from Washington itself, in case of a terrorist attack or natural disaster. On February 4, 1997, that Cabinet member was Dan Glickman, Former US Secretary of Agriculture and Congressional Program Executive Director. Glickman reflects on his experiences being the designated successor during President Bill Clinton's 1997 State of the Union...
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Ibram X. Kendi is the author of "How to Be an Antiracist." He discusses his recent work with Eugene Scott, a political reporter for the Washington Post’s "The Fix". The two spoke as part of the Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC. About How to Be an Antiracist: From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and...
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Can a Broadway musical actually help destigmatize and further the mental health conversation in our culture? The Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen has proven that the answer is yes – doing just that through sensitive storytelling on stage and the cast and crew's work with mental health not-for-profits off stage. In this panel, Dr. Harold Koplewicz, president and medical director of the Child Mind Institute, and Steven Levenson, the Tony Award-winning book writer of Dear Evan Hansen,...
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The way history books tell it, the story of science and technology is one where the heroes are almost exclusively men. But we as a country have recently come to think of female and trans leadership differently, allowing the stories of past scientific pioneers to surface. This new perspective has enabled talented technologists to take greater leadership in the innovation sector and break down barriers to equality. Margot Shetterly, author of the best-selling history behind Academy Award-winning...
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Since Sam Kass became senior policy advisor for Nutrition Policy at the White House, five years ago, he has been at the forefront of Michelle Obama's campaign to convince manufacturers to reduce fat and sodium and add whole grains to their foods. A legacy of the White House will be improving school lunches — if, that is, the improvements the White House won four years ago don't get rolled back by a Congress that says fruits and vegetables are expensive and kids don't eat them anyway. Kass...
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Leadership advisor Richard Pascale defines “positive deviants” as individuals who live and work within the same limits and constraints as the rest of us, but who find a way to succeed against all odds. Importantly, Pascale encourages us to stop turning to experts to solve our more complex problems, but rather to look within to find those quiet, perhaps “invisible” innovators who just might already have the problems solved.
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The Aspen Health Forum, 2009. In times of joy our intellect is keener and our health more resilient. Everyone delights in good food, drink and entertainment, but these are passing pleasures. Dr. Chopra imparts insights on how to obtain lasting happiness and how it contributes to one’s overall well-being. Deepak Chopra, MD; Founder, The Chopra Center Introducer: Walter Isaacson; President and CEO, The Aspen Institute Born of the recognition that there is exploding interest in the future of...
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Americanah" Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Interviewer: Founding Director, The Race Card Project, and Host and Special Correspondent, NPR, Michele Norris From the 2014 Washington Ideas Forum. Hosted in partnership with the Aspen Institute, the Washington Ideas Forum has developed a reputation for fostering creative thinking about the critical issues affecting our national identity, politics, and core values. Celebrating our six-year anniversary, we relaunched our flagship program at the...
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Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass discusses his recent book, A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order. The discussion was moderated by Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson as part of the Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series. Dr. Richard Haass is president of the non-partisan Council on Foreign Relations. He served as the senior Middle East advisor to President George H.W. Bush and as Director of the Policy Planning Staff...
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A clip from the Aspen Ideas Festival 2012 session, CEO Series: The Next Seismic Shift: Understanding Big Data. Palantir Technologies was founded in 2004 by a handful of PayPal alumni and Stanford computer scientists. Today its analytics products are widely used by the intelligence, defense, and law enforcement communities as well as some of the world's leading hedge funds and financial institutions. Join Palantir's CEO to explore the concept of Big Data and why it matters to you; the privacy,...
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Aspen New York Book Series: The Art of World Building Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Roosevelt House New York, NY The Aspen New York Book Series is presented by New York Public Programs in partnership with Aspen Words. Authors Lev Grossman, Hannah Tinti, and Mark Tompkins will discuss the genre of fantasy writing, moderated by Carole DeSanti, Vice President, Executive Editor at Viking Penguin.
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I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it,” David Brooks has said about his experience writing his latest New York Times bestseller about personal virtues and honesty in a materialistic age. Katie Couric explores this journey with the deeply thoughtful author
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Scheduled to open in 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture promises to be a place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture, where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, and how it helped us shape this nation. Discuss the plans with the museum’s director and curator, and learn about the upcoming book and exhibition, “Through the African American Lens,” which will offer a preview of the NMAAHC's...
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Wynton Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator and a leading advocate of American culture. He is the world’s first jazz artist to perform and compose across the full jazz spectrum from its New Orleans roots to bebop to modern jazz. Jon Batiste is a New Orleans-bred, New York-based musician, educator, and humanitarian, and the new band leader of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The two discuss the genius of jazz with Walter Isaacson. This...
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Aspen Security Forum 2010. Terror in Mumbai: A screening of the HBO film of the same name and a discussion among terrorism experts as to "the vulnerability of the U.S. to a like attack on 'soft' targets and mass transit?" HBO Documentary “Terror in Mumbai” Steven Simon, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; former Senior Director for Combating Terrorism, National Security Council Peter Bergen, National Security Analyst, CNN; Co-Director,...
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Walter Isaacson is fascinated by innovators — the kinds of geniuses whose ideas have transformed industry, science, and society. Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and Benjamin Franklin each grabbed his attention in ways that allow us, as readers, to discover the depth and breadth of their brilliant thinking and creative sensibilities. Now comes Leonardo da Vinci, whose boundless curiosity renders him perhaps the greatest creative genius of all time. Isaacson explains what he can teach us?...
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The Aspen Writers' Foundation's Lyrically Speaking Series, 2008. The Aspen Writers' Foundation, Colorado's oldest nonprofit literary organization, has been bringing readers and writers together since 1976. The organization's mission is to provide programs that encourage writers in their craft and readers in their appreciation of literature. Through its repertoire of eight year-round programs, the Aspen Writers' Foundation annually serves 17,000+ literary enthusiasts of all ages. More...
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A Film and Discussion Featuring: Arthur Bloom Huntington Potter Andrew Revkin, Moderator Michael Rossato-Bennett
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