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Engaging the Tanzanian Market? Hakuna Matata!

Mickey Bergman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Small Business
Mickey Bergman

"Zanzibar" elicits images of sandy beaches, clear calm waters, private resorts, and idyllic vacations filled with great food, spices, music and cultur...

WATCH LIVE: Developing Resilience In A Chaotic World

Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact

Watch Live Nov. 20 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST. The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will feature Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Fo...

Can National Service Save the Economy?

Tae Yoo | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Last year at a conference on national service, I heard a young man named Johann Shockency speak. Johann said that as a child, he had one goal: to serve his country through the armed forces.

Changing The Narrative For Native American Youth

Chaske Spencer | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Chaske Spencer

As Native Americans, we are still connected to our cultures and our traditions, but we live in modern society and the world needs to understand and respect that. Native Americans are not frozen in time; we are not tragic statistics and we are not worn out caricatures. That is not our narrative.

Artists as Global Citizens

Lane Harwell | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

An opportunity for our artists and arts institutions to lead, globally, is to approach their identity and creation of art holistically and with intention--to be global citizens

WATCH: Native American Youth: Changing the Narrative

Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact

Watch Live Nov. 19 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm EST. Native American youth are often overlooked in the national dialogue and continue to be misrepresented...

WATCH: Common Core Implementation: What Do We Know And How Can We Know More?

Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact

Watch Live Nov. 18 from 9:30am - 11:00am EST. The Aspen Institute and Achieve are releasing two tools designed to help school-level staff and state...

WATCH: CDC Director Tom Frieden Discusses Ebola And Protecting America From Diseases

Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact

Watch Live Nov. 17 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST. Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, is director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our nation...

What Poverty Is And What It Isn't

Réjane Woodroffe | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Réjane Woodroffe

Being born into poverty is more than just the circumstance of not having enough money to buy food or other material items, it is about not understanding why a clear glass of water can cause a child to die of diarrhea or why disease is not caused by spirits.

Honoring Veterans by Expanding National Service

Stephen J. Hadley | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Stephen J. Hadley

The service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform has been the foundation for American leadership in the world. That world still needs American leadership. But that leadership does not just require a strong armed forces.

Military and Civilian Service Make for a Powerful Combination

Robert L. Gordon III | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Robert L. Gordon III

Our experience underscores the commitment my family made to serve our country across two generations, and now we watch proudly as our children carry the legacy in national civilian service.

A Common American Future

Jack Gardner | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Jack Gardner

My parents, and most of the parents in the neighborhood where I grew up, were products of the Depression and the Second World War.

National Service and Military Service Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

Dr. Chris Howard | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Dr. Chris Howard

The "National Service Coin" could symbolize the connective tissue our civil society needs, and could weave together important personal service narratives for the young men and women we need in order to sustain our great Republic.

Veteran: A Word That Means a Lot, and More Than You Think

Kevin C. Miller | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Kevin C. Miller

Transitioning from the Marine Corps in 2006 to the civilian world was far from easy. Even after earning a college degree, I struggled to find meaningful employment.

Safety In Youth Sports: Parents Have Spoken, We Have Listened, Now It's Time To Act

James R. Whitehead | Posted 10.28.2014 | Sports
James R. Whitehead

Concussions and other head injuries not only top the headlines these days, they top the list of fears among parents as well. In fact, one-quarter of the parents surveyed have considered keeping their children from playing a sport because of fears of a concussion or other head injury.

Most Americans Can't Even Imagine What Ebola Quarantine Conditions Are Like in West Africa

Utibe Effiong | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Utibe Effiong

News that a second health care worker has been infected with Ebola here in the United States raises serious questions about the preparedness of health systems all over world to deal with the reality of this global health threat.

WATCH: Will Lifting The Oil Export Ban Help US Manufacturing?

Posted 10.16.2014 | Impact

Watch Live Oct. 14 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT. The Aspen Institute Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century program will explore the rationale ...

WATCH: The Alma And Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series Featuring Atul Gawande

Posted 10.10.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 12:00 - 1:30 pm EDT. The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will feature Atul Gawande, staff writer at New Yorker magazine and pr...

As a Team Leader in FEMA Corps, I Helped Educate Youth Before the Next Superstorm

Thomas Trapane | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Thomas Trapane

It cannot possibly get any better than this. I had no idea that I would spend the entire year in AmeriCorps with the same nine people, doing these great things in the name of service.

WATCH: Getting To Work: Improving Public Transportation For America's Workers, Employers And Economies

Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 12:00 - 1:30 pm EST. During this Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program event, panelists will discuss the specific transporta...

WATCH: How Can We Make Our Cities Better?

Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact

Hosted by The Atlantic in partnership with The Aspen Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies, CityLab is one of The Aspen Institute's most innovative p...

Reflecting on WIOA: How Do We Know Sector-Focused Strategies And Career Pathways Help Workers Connect To Jobs?

Christopher T. King | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Christopher T. King

The newly passed Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act contains provisions that will encourage states and local workforce systems to adopt and expand the use of programs focused on specific employment sectors and career pathways. Such efforts -- often referred to as sector strategies -- are reshaping the workforce field.

National Service Now

John Bridgeland | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
John Bridgeland

President Obama should feature national service in his 2015 State of the Union Address, requesting in his final two budgets sufficient funding to put AmeriCorps back on the trajectory a bipartisan Congress authorized.

Volunteering and Service Are More Than a Temporary Response to Tragedy

Ilir Zherka | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Ilir Zherka

In the aftermath of 9/11, we saw the volunteerism rate in the U.S. jump to 28.8 percent, support of governmental institutions was high, and many Americans felt connected to one another. But, moments of national unity can be transient.

National Service Is the Proper Response to National Emergency

Jason Mangone | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Jason Mangone

Prior to 9/11, our reaction to national emergency had been national service. Regrettably, the reaction to our last great national emergency has been a decade-plus of war devoid of any collective responsibility as citizens.