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Oct 26, 2016, 10:15 ET CenteringPregnancy South Carolina Awarded $100,000 McNulty Prize for Improving Birth Outcomes

The Aspen Institute and Trustee Anne Welsh McNulty today announced Dr. Amy Crockett as the recipient of the ninth annual John P. McNulty Prize for...


Oct 26, 2016, 09:57 ET Alliance for Artisan Enterprise Features Global Entrepreneurs at TEDWomen in San Francisco

Today, the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise will feature twelve artisan entrepreneurs at the TEDWomen 2016 conference in San Francisco. The Alliance...


Sep 28, 2016, 10:05 ET The Aspen Institute Launches $35,000 Aspen Words Literary Prize For Fiction with Social Impact

The Aspen Institute announced today the launch of the Aspen Words Literary Prize, an annual award recognizing an influential work of fiction that...


Sep 15, 2016, 09:05 ET Announcing the 2016 Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award Winners

 This year's distinguished Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award winners are innovative business professors teaching about the most pressing "grand...


Sep 13, 2016, 09:07 ET Aspen Institute Names Ten Finalists for 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

The Aspen Institute announced today the ten finalists for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's preeminent...


Sep 06, 2016, 16:02 ET The Cambridge Cyber Summit Presented By The Aspen Institute, CNBC, And MIT To Be Held On October 5 On MIT Campus

 The Aspen Institute, CNBC, and MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) today announced a historic partnership which...


Aug 16, 2016, 16:02 ET Planting Seeds of Change, Prominent Leaders Meet in Los Angeles to Identify Ways to Increase Access to Opportunity for Latino Americans

With race relations, discrimination and the economic wellbeing of diverse populations driving the national discussion heading toward the November...


Aug 08, 2016, 12:00 ET Doscientos prominentes líderes se reunirán en Los Angeles, el 16 de agosto, en una cumbre para identificar formas para aumentar el acceso a las oportunidades para los estadounidenses latinos

Con foco en el diálogo independiente sobre la creciente brecha de oportunidades en Estados Unidos, más de 200 de los más importantes...


Aug 08, 2016, 12:00 ET Two Hundred Prominent Leaders will meet in Los Angeles, August 16, for a Summit to Identify Actionable Ways to Increase Access to Opportunity for Latino Americans

Dedicated to nonpartisan dialogue about the widening opportunity gap in the United States, more than 200 of the most important policy makers,...


Aug 04, 2016, 12:05 ET Two Hundred Prominent Leaders will meet in Los Angeles, August 16, for a Summit to Identify Actionable Ways to Increase Access to Opportunity for Latino Americans

Dedicated to nonpartisan dialogue about the widening opportunity gap in the United States, more than 200 of the most important policy makers,...


Jul 28, 2016, 18:01 ET Members of the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group Issue Statement on DNC Hack

 31 members of the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group, a bipartisan group of homeland security and counterterrorism experts, have issued a...


Jul 27, 2016, 09:00 ET The Aspen Institute today named the inaugural class of its Finance Leaders Fellowship

The Aspen Institute today named the inaugural class of its Finance Leaders Fellowship — 22 finance leaders who will participate in...


Jul 26, 2016, 09:17 ET CIA Director John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and More to Headline the 2016 Aspen Security Forum

CIA Director John Brennan, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security Counterterrorism Lisa...


Jul 21, 2016, 09:05 ET 2016 McNulty Prize Laureates Announced

 The Aspen Institute and Trustee Anne Welsh McNulty announced the ninth annual group of John P. McNulty Prize Laureates, four extraordinary...


Jul 19, 2016, 10:50 ET The Aspen Institute Announces the Resnick Aspen Action Forum July 19 - 22, 2016

The Aspen Institute is pleased to announce the inaugural Resnick Aspen Action Forum. Over 350 participants, including Aspen Global Leadership...


Jul 12, 2016, 09:04 ET Second Cohort of Health Care Innovators Selected for Aspen Institute Fellowship

 The Aspen Institute today named the second class of its Health Innovators Fellowship—21 health care leaders who will participate in a...


Jun 25, 2016, 12:38 ET IMF Managing Director Lagarde to speak on Brexit

WHAT: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde will address the global economic impact of the Brexit tomorrow at the Aspen...


Jun 24, 2016, 10:15 ET Capitol Hill Event Highlights Successes of the 10-Year-Old Pension Protection Act and the Continuing Challenges in Achieving Retirement Security for all Americans

 Marking the 10th anniversary of the passage of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA), widely considered the most important retirement...


Jun 22, 2016, 15:58 ET The Aspen Security Forum Releases 2016 Agenda

 More than 80 leading experts will discuss the most critical questions about national and homeland security at the seventh annual Aspen...


Jun 22, 2016, 14:08 ET Vice President Biden, Governor Romney, Secretary Kerry, Speaker Gingrich, Attorney General Lynch, HHS Secretary Burwell, Caitlyn Jenner And More Headline the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival

Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Former Governor Mitt Romney, Former Speaker of the House...


Jun 20, 2016, 12:52 ET Grades Released on the State of Play for Youth Sports in America

 Today, the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program released a new report, State of Play: 2016, an annual snapshot of how well...


Jun 20, 2016, 11:47 ET Aspen Institute to Host Capitol Hill Event Marking 10th Anniversary of Pension Protection Act

Leaders in Congress will convene on Capitol Hill with business, research, and nonprofit experts for debate and dialogue on the future of federal...


Jun 20, 2016, 10:44 ET The Aspen Institute Launches New Website

 Today the Aspen Institute announced the launch of its new, flagship website. The brand new design was created with a diverse audience in mind...


Jun 08, 2016, 09:45 ET Ricardo Salinas Scholarship Fund Expands Latino Participation in Aspen Institute Events and Programs

The Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program and Ricardo Salinas, president and founder of Mexico-based Grupo Salinas and Aspen Institute...


Jun 07, 2016, 14:12 ET Renée Fleming and Theaster Gates Named 2016 Harman-Eisner Artists in Residence at Aspen Institute

 The Aspen Institute Arts Program is pleased to announce that soprano and musical ambassador Renée Fleming and artist and activist...