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Elliot Gerson

Entries by Elliot Gerson

A Visit With Aung San Suu Kyi

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 4:54 PM

The Aspen Institute, through its Global Alliance Program under Mickey Bergman, is co-sponsoring a delegation to Myanmar over nine days in late April and early May. The purpose of the trip is to foster social entrepreneurship to address some of the country's most critical needs, including education, clean water, nutrition,...

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Capitalism and Democracy: Time to Refresh First Principles?

(19) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 5:31 PM

The Aspen Institute was founded in 1950 by Walter Paepcke, the CEO of the Container Corporation of America. He and other leaders of some of America's most successful companies felt that they and their peers needed to have a much better understanding of the moral underpinnings of capitalism and democracy.

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A New Leader for Africa

(4) Comments | Posted January 19, 2013 | 1:02 PM

Joyce Banda, president of Malawi since April, is already a beacon of hope for that desperately poor country, but also for good governance across a continent long plagued by its opposite. Banda has captured the world's attention in short order -- and not just by revealing how she believes she...

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