The United States was once first in the world in college graduation rates, we are now 14th. Many well-known speakers from very diverse fields at see the need for educational change as a societal, economic and moral imperative
Bold initiatives, such as those highlighted at the Ideas Festival, are necessary and essential for our country to maintain its leadership position in the world. Our political establishment owes it to my generation to show true leadership now.
Every year, my husband and I open our doors for the thought leaders in the Aspen Ideas Festival. At our dinner, I always give a little speech outlining what I have learned from the sessions I attended. Here are some highlights from this year.
Let's assume that the people invited to present at the 2010 Aspen Institute Ideas Festival have important ideas to share. There are important things we can learn from their own career paths: how did they become people with "bold ideas?"
Sovereign Immunity has its roots in old English law postulating that neither the sovereign nor the sovereign state can commit a legal wrong. It is an anachronism of another time and poses a great danger to our security.