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WATCH: Can We Afford Our Health?

The Aspen Institute | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact

TIME: 7:00pm-8:00pm EST How do we bend the cost curve and provide top health care at the same time? On Monday, July 1, Booz Allen Hamilton Vice Pre...

WATCH: Matter Of Debate: Should Pot Be Legal?

The Aspen Institute | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact

TIME: 12:20pm-1:20pm EST Recent elections in the states of Washington and Colorado have legalized marijuana, catalyzing the national debate regardi...

WATCH: What Do The Markets Tell Us About Our Economy?

The Aspen Institute | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact

TIME: 12:20pm-1:20pm EST The Dow reaches an all-time high, yet the economy is still considered fragile. Consumer confidence is rising, yet unemploy...

WATCH: Katie Couric Opens Up About Losing Her Husband

Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact

Katie Couric has not only successfully climbed the ranks in the media industry, most recently launching her own talk show titled "Katie," but has also...

WATCH: In Conversation With Jacob J. Lew, U.S. Secretary Of The Treasury

Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact

TIME: 7:30pm-8:30pm EST On Sunday, June 30, The New York Times Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt speaks in conversation with U.S. Treasury Se...

The Revolution Is Coming and It's Wearing Pink Shoes

Peggy Clark | Posted 08.30.2013 | Impact
Peggy Clark

Pink is not a shy color. Pink demands to be seen; pink is brave and bold and shouts "Here I am -- make room for me!" And this is what the millions of young women all across the world are saying.

WATCH: Will Massively Open Online Courses Transform The Way We Learn?

Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact

TIME: 4:40p-5:40p EST The “MOOC” is perceived as a major disruptive force in teaching, clearly one that the education world is talking about as...

Gay Marriage In America: What Does The Supreme Court Decision Mean?

Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact

TIME: 6:15p-8:15p EST Just days after the Supreme Court threw out the appeal attempting to reinstate California’s ban on same-sex marriage, Prop ...

A Seismic Shift In Our Schools: College Prep, Career Readiness, And The Common Core Revolution

Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact

TIME: 2:00pm-3:00pm EST The world is changing and the American education system hasn’t kept pace. Experts from across the ideological spectrum ag...

WATCH: 'Nest': Controlling Your World And Saving Ours

Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact

TIME: 2:00pm-3:00pm EST Tony Fadell is perhaps best known for his work at Apple, where he created iPod and iPhone hardware. Today, he is building N...

WATCH: What's Holding Back Medical Progress?

Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact

TIME: 11:20am-12:20pm EST Why are rapidly evolving scientific discoveries not being translated into treatments for the country’s most pressing me...

WATCH: Democracy In The Middle East: Islamists, Liberals, And The Battle For The Heart Of The Arab Revolutions

Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact

TIME: 11:00am-12:00pm EST On Sunday, June 30, a panel including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Egyptian-American journalist Mona Elt...

Eric Cantor: DREAMers Shouldn't Be 'Kids Without A Country'

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

During a wide-ranging onstage interview at the Aspen Ideas Festival on Saturday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) made a plea for the childre...

WATCH: How To Increase Your Twitter Following

Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact

Eric Kuhn isn't your recreational social media user. By the age of 24, he had already earned himself a place on Forbes' "30 under 30," in recogniti...

In Art We Trust

Anna Deavere Smith | Posted 08.29.2013 | Arts
Anna Deavere Smith

Many of the artists I admire manage to get out in front of politics, even to get out in front of social activism, and pave the way for positive change. The "Artist As Seer" track suggests that sometimes-courageous artists are the ones who take the first steps in social progress.

WATCH: Afternoon Of Conversation

The Aspen Institute | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact

TIME: 4:00pm-7:00pm EST On June 29, several of the most dynamic speakers from the Aspen Ideas Festival will speak about some of the world’s most ...

WATCH: Kickstarter And The Economics Of Creativity

The Aspen Institute | Posted 08.29.2013 | Impact

TIME: 2:00pm-3:00pm EST Kickstarter is on pace to disseminate triple the amount of money the National Endowment for the Arts distributes in grants ...

WATCH: What Do TV Shows Tell US About Ourselves

The Aspen Institute | Posted 08.29.2013 | Impact

TIME: 1:00pm-2:00pm EST How much can we learn about our society through our TV shows? Can they break the social barrier, or even help catalyze soci...

WATCH: A City As Startup: Zappos And Downtown Project

The Aspen Institute | Posted 08.29.2013 | Impact

TIME: 1:00pm-2:00pm EST On Saturday June 29, The New York Times' David Brooks talks with Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh about the $350 million project he's ...

WATCH: Madeleine Albright On Being A Woman In A Man's World

Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact

She's the former Secretary of State, chair of the global strategy firm the Albright Stonebridge Group, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedo...

WATCH: What Do We Need To Do To Build American Jobs?

The Aspen Institute | Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact

TIME: 4:40pm-5:40pm EST With worker productivity gains on par with economic growth, the prospects for dramatic, or even optimistic growth in employ...

The First Pitch Competition Hits The Aspen Ideas Festival

The Aspen Institute | Karen Sommer Shalett | Posted 06.28.2013 | Impact

By Karen Sommer Shalett, from The Aspen Institute. The Aspen Ideas Festival held its first-ever Aspen Scholars pitch competition as part of the Cas...

WATCH: Finance Journalist Shares Most Important Money Lesson

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.28.2013 | Impact

CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo has committed her career to covering finance, but believes that success has nothing to do with accruing wealth. After a...

WATCH: Are We Safe?

The Aspen Institute | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact

TIME: 7:00pm-8:00pm EST On Friday, June 28, former US Director of National Intelligence and current Booz Allen Hamilton Vice President Mike McConne...

WATCH: The Digital Deluge: Will Traditional TV Companies Sink Or Swim?

Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact

11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST Traditional providers of TV programming now must compete in an ever-expanding, decentralized, multi-platform universe. How ...