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2012 Overview and 2011 Annual Report www.aspeninstitute.org

2012 Overview and 2011 Annual Report

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About the Aspen InstItute The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in

About the Aspen InstItute

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. The Institute does this primarily in four ways:

Seminars, which help participants reflect on what they think makes a good society, thereby deepening knowledge, broadening perspectives, and enhancing their capacity to solve the problems leaders face.

Young-leader fellowships around the globe, which bring a selected class of proven leaders together for an intense multiyear program and commitment. The Fellows become better leaders and apply their skills to significant challenges.

Policy programs, which serve as nonpartisan forums for analysis, consensus-building, and problem-solving on a wide variety of issues.

Public conferences and events, which provide a commons for people to share ideas.

The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Institute also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners.

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presIdent and ceo, the aspen InstItute

TAble of conTenTs

Table of ConTenTs

Taking Time for Civility

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Policy Programs and Partnerships

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Public Programs

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Seminars

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Leadership Programs

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Society of Fellows

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Selected Highlights of Our Work

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Our Locations and International Partners

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Aspen Institute Leadership

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Policy Program Directory

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Board of Trustees

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2011 Annual Report

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Donors

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Taking Time for Civility

F or a few years in the 1960s, in presenting the Aspen Award in the Humanities, the Institute made use of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous fifteenth-century drawing, Vitruvian Man. The human

figure inscribed in a circle and square had become a famous cultural icon in the West — an ideally

proportioned representation of man as the measure of all things and a visual expression of human civilization, human dignity, human civility.

As you will find in the pages of this year’s overview and annual report, true civility is much more than bipartisanship in domestic politics or politeness in civil society. It guides the programs, partnerships, and purposes of the Institute, and it helps leaders of all kinds forge an awareness of what the human community is capable of and what it means to commit oneself to tolerance and civil discourse.

Indeed, civility is at the core of everything we do, from our Congressional Program — which brings together members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to learn about critical topics — to our 30-plus policy programs, which convene key thinkers for dialogue on important national and global issues from poverty to foreign policy to the environment and the arts. Now in its sixth decade, the original Aspen Seminar, as well as the newer seminars it has inspired, continues to give participants a genuine experience of civility. And our public programs, from large public forums such as the world-famous Aspen Ideas Festival to ongoing programs in Aspen, Washington, DC, and New York City, strive to welcome new faces and minds into our community through vibrant discussion on a dizzying array of subjects that matter to us all.

None of this would be successful, or even possible, if civility was not at the very heart of the Institute’s values and mission. It is the spirit of civility — that same all-encompassing respect for the human mind, body, and spirit reflected in Vitruvian Man — that helps us empathize with others, seek new ideas and better solutions to the challenges we face, and work hard to find common ground. This spirit inspires us here at the Aspen Institute, even as polarization and divisiveness increasingly define the public discourse all around us. So as you read on and learn more about our diverse, ambitious, and unique body of work, we hope that this spirit and everything it means will inspire you, too.

TAking Time for civiliTy
TAking Time for civiliTy

PoliCy Programs and ParTnershiPs

Advancing Public Policy

Through Dialogue and Action

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The Aspen Institute policy programs advance public- and private-sector knowledge on some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary society. They frame critical topics, bring new evidence to bear on a wide range of issues, propose innovative ideas, and gather leaders and experts to reach constructive solutions to policy problems. Each program serves as an impartial forum, and each is unique in its substance and approach. Together, however, they share a common mission and methodology, convening diverse perspectives for informed dialogue, research, and action.

Clockwise from left: Dr. Jill Biden presents the inaugural $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence to Valencia College President Sanford Shugart. (photo by Patrice Gilbert) Coloradas Mangas, a member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe and a youth board member for the Center for Native American Youth, discusses the challenges Native American children face on reservations, alongside Center founder Senator Byron Dorgan and Institute President Walter Isaacson. (photo by Steve Johnson) Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep and renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma at the US-China Forum on Arts in Culture in Beijing, hosted by the Institute in partnership with the Asia Society. (photo by Dong Lin)

Policy ProgrAms And PArTnershiPs
Policy ProgrAms And PArTnershiPs

Advocacy Planning and Evaluation Program

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This program helps clients plan and evaluate efforts to shape public policy. Program staff and consultants work with foundations and nongovernmental organizations in the United States, Africa, and Europe assessing advocacy efforts on issues as diverse as curbing obesity, combating human trafficking, and increasing access to family planning resources. The program also leads the Institute’s internal program review process.

Agent Orange in Vietnam Program

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This bipartisan, bilateral program promotes dialogue in the US policy community and among US and Vietnamese officials on eliminating the health and environmental impact of wartime herbicides in Vietnam. It sponsors meetings and briefings on dioxin, the highly toxic chemical compound in the defoliant Agent Orange, and strengthens US-Vietnamese cooperation on mitigating contamination and its consequences. The program also builds public support through education and advocacy for practical solutions such as soil restoration and community health programs, education and treatment centers, improved services for those with dioxin-related disabilities, local environmental training, and remediation work at contaminated sites. In 2010, the program released a ten-year plan to address the toxic legacy of dioxin contamination, and it has organized a public-private partnership in Da Nang to implement some of the plan’s recommendations.

Ascend, the Family Economic Security Program

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Ascend is a hub for breakthrough ideas and proven strategies that move parents, especially women, and their children beyond poverty toward educational success and economic security. The program builds on lessons learned internationally about the power of investing in women and encourages similar investments in the US. It takes a two-generation approach to its work, creating opportunities for and addressing the needs of both vulnerable parents and children together, and it brings a gender and racial equity lens to its policy analysis. The program concentrates on three key content areas: education, economic supports, and social capital. Its core strategies are to spark a new conversation around low- income families in the US; develop a diverse network of leaders through a national fellowship program; and elevate effective two-generation policies and community solutions.

“Questions of responsibility, awareness, and data reliability have for too long generated bitter controversy and stalled research and remedial action. A majority of Americans who have been polled to date agree that it is time to lay those issues aside.”

Addressing the Legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam: Declaration and Plan of Action

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Agent Orange in Vietnam Program

Center: Susan Berresford, convener of the US-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/Dioxin and former president of the Ford Foundation, listens as program director Charles Bailey provides updates on the Institute’s Agent Orange in Vietnam Program. (photo by Steve Johnson) Left and right: The Agent Orange in Vietnam Program has helped raise awareness about people with disabilities in Vietnam whose conditions may be related to Agent Orange exposure during the war. (photos by Catherine Karnow)

Policy ProgrAms And PArTnershiPs

Aspen Global Health and Development

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This program’s mission is to promote solutions to persistent global health and development problems. It strengthens the capacity of political leaders to act, moving country-level best practices to global policy attention, developing and supporting new evidence for these practices, and providing high-level forums for debate and implementation of innovative strategies that have the potential to result in positive, large-scale outcomes. It supports the advancement of a number of ideas, including recognition of reproductive health as a key contributor to other development outcomes; adoption of policy innovations to address the global health workforce shortage, with a special focus on the role of health worker migration and collaborative solutions to health worker imbalance; and advancement of sustainable and equitable efforts to feed a world population of more than nine billion. The program also continues to explore poverty alleviation solutions across areas such as agriculture, banking, water, transportation, climate change, and art.

Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs

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This global network of organizations propels entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Its more than 150 members are drawn from nonprofits, investment funds, multinational corporations, banks, foundations, and research institutions that collectively work in virtually every developing economy in the world. These organizations are at the vanguard of a movement focused on supporting small and growing businesses (SGBs) that create economic, environmental, and social benefits for developing countries. The network advocates that policymakers and financial leaders drive more resources to these entrepreneurial firms. It hosts a wide variety of knowledge-sharing and training programs and offers financial support for innovative partnerships aimed at improving services to emerging market entrepreneurs. It also sponsors annual events focused on the small business sector, including a global conference on key trends and a workshop on metrics and impact assessment. In 2012, it launched a major research effort focused on building the evidence base that demonstrates the power of SGBs to build prosperity for the poor. The network has regional chapters in Brazil, Mexico/Central America, East Africa, India, and South Africa. Additional chapters are envisioned for 2012.

Policy ProgrAms And PArTnershiPs Aspen Global Health and Development www.aspeninstitute.org/ghd This program’s mission is to promote
Policy ProgrAms And PArTnershiPs Aspen Global Health and Development www.aspeninstitute.org/ghd This program’s mission is to promote
Policy ProgrAms And PArTnershiPs Aspen Global Health and Development www.aspeninstitute.org/ghd This program’s mission is to promote

“Cyber technology gives much more power to non-state actors than nuclear technology does, and the threats such actors pose are likely to increase.”

Securing Cyberspace: A New Domain for National Security

Aspen Strategy Group

Aspen Strategy Group

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How can America’s national security establishment better adapt to nascent threats and challenges? As current global trends defy traditional notions of international relations, what common problems do nations face in the 21st century? This program focuses on transnational issues that blend foreign and domestic subjects. Founded in 1984 with a concentration on strategic relations, arms-control issues, and the US-Soviet relationship, its roots as an annual conference for researchers associated with arms control projects at universities and think tanks date back to the 1970s. As the group evolved, it also included legislators, government officials, business and industry representatives, and journalists. The current program has moved beyond its Cold War origins and today includes three generations of policymakers representing a range of perspectives. The approach, however, has remained constant: to use a bipartisan lens to identify the most contentious foreign policy and national security concerns facing our nation and to assess America’s evolving interests. Recent workshops, briefings, and reports have covered cybersecurity, American interests in South Asia, the global economic crisis and its implications for foreign policy and national security, the national security implications of climate change, China in the 21st century, and the challenge of nuclear proliferation. Also convening under the auspices of the Strategy Group are the US-India Strategic Dialogue, the Aspen Ministers Forum, and the group’s latest initiative, the China-Europe-US Trialogue.

Business and Society Program

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This program builds on 60 years of Aspen Institute programming to help established and emerging business leaders put values at the heart of practice. Through dialogue, research, and outreach, the program creates opportunities for executives and educators to explore new routes to business sustainability and values-based leadership. Its Corporate Values Strategy Group for business executives supports long-term thinking in business and investing through change in corporate practice as well as public policy. Its First Movers fellowship is for exceptional business innovators who are integrating profitability and social value in their companies. The program is also home to several signature programs for innovators in business education, including Beyond Grey Pinstripes, CasePlace.org, and Faculty Pioneers, which highlight cutting-edge teaching and research on social and environmental stewardship.

Policy Programs and PartnershiPs

Center for Native American Youth

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Created by former US Senator Byron Dorgan, the center is dedicated to improving the health, safety, and overall well-being of Native American youth through communication, policy development, and advocacy. Despite the efforts of tribal governments and advocates, difficult conditions—including high rates of unemployment, poverty, alcohol and substance abuse, crime, and health disparities—persist in many tribal communities. The center seeks to raise awareness and develop solutions to these issues by bringing together Native youth, tribal leaders, advocacy organizations, academic institutions, and other experts through roundtables, summits, and other events held throughout Indian Country.

College Excellence Program

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Improving college student outcomes is a vital national priority. Only half of all college students graduate, and evidence suggests that the learning that takes place in college is too often limited and not well-aligned with what students need to succeed after graduating. Over the past 50 years, increased college access has benefited millions of Americans, but now the nation must get more students through college with the skills and abilities needed for success in a knowledge-based economy. The goal of this program is to identify and accelerate the replication of campus-based practices and policies that improve student success. The program’s first initiative, the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, awards one million dollars annually to the nation’s best community colleges. The prize aims to bring together community colleges around a measurable definition of excellence, to recognize community colleges that achieve exceptional student results, and to stimulate innovation on campuses nationwide. More recently, the program initiated the New College Leadership Project to inform the recruitment and training of a new generation of community college presidents capable of improving student success. After releasing a fall 2012 research report, program staff will work with leader colleges from the national nonprofit organization Achieving the Dream to further develop the skills and knowledge of exceptional community college presidents.

Commission to Reform the Federal Appointments Process

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The Institute formed this independent, nonpartisan effort to evaluate the federal government’s vetting and clearance procedures, identify opportunities for improvement, and work with interested parties to reform the appointments process. The commission is co-chaired by former US Senators Bill Frist and Chuck Robb and former White House officials Mack McLarty and Clay Johnson. It was created to work with the White House, Congress, and other groups to adopt measures to streamline and expedite the vetting process without sacrificing high standards of quality for government leaders. The goal is to assure that presidents can more quickly fill key positions, particularly during the first six months of a new administration, with the qualified people necessary to serve the public interest, while reducing the burden and intrusiveness on nominees.

“Community colleges are making good on the promise that being poor doesn’t mean staying poor, that college access and success together can fuel the American economy and the American dream.”

The Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence: Honoring Our Nation’s Exceptional Community Colleges

College Excellence Program

“Construction jobs provide low-income adults opportunities to enter the middle class. But the path to quality jobs, including apprenticeships, is often difficult for those unfamiliar with the industry. In many labor markets, pre-apprenticeship training programs connect low-income adults to construction careers and help employers find the diverse, skilled workforce needed to be successful.”

A Solid Foundation: Key Capacities of Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

Economic Opportunities Program’s Workforce Strategies Initiative

Communications and Society Program

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Center: Saru Jayaraman, director of the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York, and Andy Shallal, restaurateur/owner of Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC, discuss how to improve job quality in growing industries at an Economic Opportunities Program panel. (photo by Steve Johnson) Left and Right: Graduates of two Economic Opportunities Program job training courses that help students acquire the skills they need to find better jobs.

This program serves as a venue for global leaders and experts to exchange insights on the societal impact of digital technology and network communications. It also creates a multidisciplinary space in the communications policymaking world where veteran and emerging decision-makers can explore new concepts and develop policy networks. The program convenes approximately ten leadership roundtables each year on subjects such as new technologies and democratic values, institutional innovation, communications industries and the environment, spectrum policy, public service media, mobile technologies, cloud computing, broadband communication policy, and global Internet governance. Leaders from across disciplines and perspectives engage in moderated discussions that culminate in specific conclusions and recommendations. Meetings have led to the creation of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy, new initiatives in public media, and the Federal Communications Commission’s new media inquiry. Conference reports are distributed to key policymakers and opinion leaders around the world and are available to the public online.

Community Strategies Group

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This group equips community leaders to connect with the best ideas, tools, and strategies available to improve economic development, strengthen families, sustain natural resources, create locally controlled philanthropic assets, and build vital and just civic cultures. The group’s hallmark is tailored, peer-to-peer exchanges in which community-based leaders create immediate back-home action plans. It convenes action-learning sessions for teams from multiple locations and organizes site visits for peer communities to examine exemplary community change at close range. It brings together disconnected leaders from a specific geographic region to collaborate and find common aims. The group also joins community innovators with regional and national experts and funders. It develops community lessons into action guides, good-practice profiles, and web resources. Through its Rural Development Philanthropy Learning Network, the group has helped hundreds of community-based business, nonprofit, church, government, and civic leaders work together to grow locally controlled philanthropic funds and use them to improve community outcomes. In its Family Economic Success Initiative, the group is engaging an expanding network of community leaders across the country to help hard-working, low-income families earn more, keep more of what they earn, and grow what they save into assets that reduce family and community poverty over time.

Policy Programs and PartnershiPs

Policy Programs and PartnershiPs Congressional Program www.aspeninstitute.org/congressional This is a nonpartisan public policy education and civility-building
Policy Programs and PartnershiPs Congressional Program www.aspeninstitute.org/congressional This is a nonpartisan public policy education and civility-building

Congressional Program

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This is a nonpartisan public policy education and civility-building program for members of the US Congress in which over thirty percent of the current Congress has participated. At a time of Congressional gridlock and extreme partisanship, the program offers Republican and Democratic legislators the opportunity to learn from internationally recognized academics and experts and to explore policy alternatives. It assists legislators in developing the deeper understanding of public policy options and the personal relationships necessary to help Congress meaningfully address our nation’s problems. Although the program does not endorse specific legislation, for more than three decades it has provided a forum for discussion of policy issues that has often sown the seeds for significant policy initiatives. Current subjects include international economic and security issues, US-China relations, energy security, US relations with the Muslim world, and education reform. The program is funded solely by foundations, and it annually sponsors two dozen breakfast meetings and four conferences. No lobbyists, congressional staff, or outside observers are permitted, and all conference agendas are reviewed by the House and Senate ethics committees.

Economic Opportunities Program

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This program supports fields of practice that make economic opportunity more accessible to those who are struggling in the changing economy, including workforce training and education, microenterprise development, and financial services. It also investigates and documents strategies for economic opportunity that work. Based on their knowledge and ongoing interaction with leaders in the field, program staff members develop practical tools that help organizations better implement promising strategies. In addition, the program offers leadership development opportunities, bringing peers from across the country together for collaborative learning about promising practices designed to help low-income individuals start businesses, find better jobs, and build wealth. The program actively engages leaders of community-based organizations, community colleges, local and state government, business and philanthropy, and it seeks to bring the voices and experiences of local initiatives into policy discussions. The program includes three distinct initiatives: the Microenterprise Fund for Innovation, Effectiveness, Learning, and Dissemination; the Workforce Strategies Initiative; and, most recently, Skills for America’s Future.

Education and Society Program

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Recognizing the importance of effective education policy to improve US schools, this program convenes workshops for federal, state, and local policymakers, education leaders, researchers, and analysts to provide ongoing peer-to-peer learning and professional development. It facilitates knowledge-sharing among urban school district leaders about how school systems can improve the education and life chances of all students. Program participants also work to identify solutions that will support, nurture, and develop new cadres of leaders in schools and classrooms. In addition, the program’s Aspen Senior Education Congressional Staff Network informs federal policy development by assisting congressional staff members in better understanding innovations in the field, shared challenges, and the impact of federal education laws on states and urban school districts.

Energy and Environment Program

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This program provides nonpartisan leadership and a neutral forum for improving energy and environmental policy-making through values-based dialogue. With its intentional dialogues, public programs, annual policy forums, and an environmental leadership initiative, the program creates impartial venues for global leaders to engage in informed discussion around energy and environmental challenges and solutions. The program’s core competency is convening professional, high-level, content- driven dialogues in the policy, science, finance, and business arenas. For more than three decades, its Energy Policy Forum has brought together senior industry, government, environmental and other leaders to report on a broad range of energy challenges and opportunities, including climate change, electricity markets, nuclear power, renewable fuels, and fuel efficiency. The Global Forum on Energy, Economy and Security assembles experts and policymakers to discuss oil and gas global markets. The Clean Energy Roundtable addresses the intersection of renewable energy, clean technology, innovation, and financing with commercial and public policy. The program’s efforts to advance collective knowledge about critical environmental problems have included collaborative dialogues on the impact and governance of climate change in the Arctic, conservation and human development, improving water access, sanitation, and hygiene policy, and international institutional responsibilities for validating emerging carbon markets. The program also spearheads the Institute’s Catto Fellowship Program for young environmental professionals and partners with National Geographic to convene the annual Aspen Environment Forum.

“Transportation fuel options other than oil are being developed and include natural gas, electricity, biomass, and efficiency. All hold promise; all present significant impediments to their adoption.”

Global Energy Markets in a Time of Political Change

Energy and Environment Program

From left to right: Chevrolet displays its electric car, the Volt, on the Aspen Meadows campus during the Aspen Environment Forum. (photo by Michael Brands) Noted biologist E.O. Wilson and Institute trustee and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle during a live broadcast of NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” at the Aspen Environment Forum. (photo by Dan Bayer)

Policy Programs and PartnershiPs

Global Initiative on Culture and Society

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This initiative highlights the role culture plays in socioeconomic development, international relations, and global security. Amidst growing recognition that cultural expression has the power to solve social problems, sustain livelihoods, and create the conditions necessary for social change, the initiative provides a neutral platform for reflection, network-building, leadership development, and cooperative engagement in the cultural sector. Through domestic and international roundtables, forums, seminars, and summits, the initiative raises awareness of the importance of culture in policymaking, peace- building, reconciliation efforts, and international relations. It creates and convenes networks of leading professionals from diverse backgrounds to share information, generate policy debates, and seed new actions in the areas of culture and society. The initiative serves in an advisory role to governments, multilateral organizations, private institutions, and socio-cultural entrepreneurs. Recent activities have included meetings of the Aspen Cultural Diplomacy Forum in France, Spain, and Washington, DC. The 2012 forum is scheduled for October in Tokyo. The initiative facilitated the creation of the Arts and Business Council for the city of Rio de Janeiro and organized a dialogue in Aspen on the interdependence of fashion, culture, diplomacy, and sustainable development. Its Creative Arts World Summit was held at the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman, and planning is underway for follow-up activities. Also on the horizon are cultural diplomacy and cultural enterprise development roundtables in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the US, where a forum on the culture of innovation will be held in San Diego.

Health, Biomedical Science, and Society Initiative

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By convening bipartisan, multidisciplinary forums, this initiative facilitates the exchange of knowledge and insights among decision-makers and helps to forge networks and collaborations with the ultimate goal of improving human health. In 2011, the initiative and its partners hosted two regional meetings in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Raleigh, North Carolina, and one event in Washington, DC. In 2012, it is hosting three regional meetings as well as another Washington event highlighting lessons learned at the regional gatherings and hoping policymakers will utilize these messages to help repair our nation’s broken health care system. In March 2012, the initiative launched the Aspen Health Innovation Project, a new effort to highlight both clinical innovations in diverse settings and opportunities for cost containment in the health care system. Two reports are being released in 2012 on why the American health system is innovative in the development of medical treatments and procedures but not in its delivery system.

Policy Programs and PartnershiPs Global Initiative on Culture and Society www.aspeninstitute.org/cultureandsociety This initiative highlights the role
Policy Programs and PartnershiPs Global Initiative on Culture and Society www.aspeninstitute.org/cultureandsociety This initiative highlights the role

Homeland Security Program

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Years have passed since 9/11, yet holes remain in America’s defenses against terrorism, heightening the risk of another terrorist attack. This program identifies gaps in the nation’s defenses against terrorism and recommends ways to close them. Through reports, roundtable discussions, Congressional testimony, and forums, it strives to convince policymakers, stakeholders, and the public at large to reduce America’s vulnerability to terrorism.

Initiative on Financial Security

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Saving sparks entrepreneurship, increases the gross domestic product, builds the middle class, and creates jobs for the future. But America’s savings system is broken. Working toward restoring financial security for all, this initiative is the nation’s leading policy program focused on helping Americans at every stage of life to save, invest, and own. In roundtables, panel discussions, congressional briefings, and other forums, it brings together federal officials and industry experts to craft innovative policies that enable low- and moderate-income families to acquire financial assets. It designs new savings accounts for children and homeownership, as well as safe and simple investment products for adult savers and lifelong income products for seniors. It also researches new approaches to savings and tax policy and works with federal policymakers to support efforts to increase financial security for all Americans.

“The tremendous protection afforded to religious institutions under the First Amendment is a foundational part of our great nation, and it is increasingly clear that there is a new mandate for our collective homeland security. This new mandate requires religious leaders to remain vigilant and on guard against those who trawl for the uneducated with a perverse and violent version of religious instruction.”

America the Inclusive: Building Robust Community and Interfaith Partnerships

Justice and Society Program

Initiative on Global Food Security

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This new initiative is a global effort to address critical gaps in current approaches to food security, with an emphasis on fostering dialogue across sectors in order to implement breakthrough ideas. It will take a 30- to 50-year view on policy questions and will concentrate on private-sector strategic challenges in four key areas: health and poverty; science and technology; environmental sustainability; and markets and trade. The initiative, a collaboration of the Institute’s Energy and Environment Program, Aspen Global Health and Development, and the Middle East Programs, will launch a dialogue series on global food security in the fall of 2012 for top-level leaders in food security policy, business, and research.

Policy Programs and PartnershiPs

Justice and Society Program

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For more than 30 years, this program has brought together individuals from diverse backgrounds to discuss what justice means and how a just society ought to deal with longstanding philosophical disputes and contemporary social challenges. The annual Justice and Society Seminar, held in Aspen and cofounded by the late Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, continues to be led by preeminent judges and law professors. Public programming in Washington, New York, and Aspen, including the series Intersections:

Critical Conversations on Law, Justice, and Public Policy, invites public officials, established and emerging opinion leaders, and grass-roots organizers to share their perspectives in a neutral and balanced forum. The goal of the series is to foster civil and respectful dialogue, seek compromise, and develop strategies for positive change. The program also conducts rule-of-law training for judges, prosecutors, and other public officials from around the world through programs on the rule of law and American judicial institutions.

Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century

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The US manufacturing sector has long been a source of good jobs, innovation, and global competitiveness, as well as a pillar of both community stability and national security. In the current economic climate many fear the decline of this sector, even though it is leading the stubbornly weak economic recovery and regaining momentum. What can be done to preserve and strengthen this critical part of the US economy and society? This new program brings business, government, and opinion leaders together to discuss and analyze many of the important problems and opportunities affecting the future of manufacturing in an increasingly globalized economy. Policy discussions are convened in Washington, DC, and a CEO seminar is held in Aspen to build consensus on issues important to the sector.

Market Building Initiative

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This initiative addresses the challenge of how countries can move from relative instability, poverty, and exclusion from market opportunity to prosperous and stable societies. At the heart of the breakdown of the social compact between citizens and their governments is the failure to provide for economic opportunity. Millions of young people in countries across the world live with slim prospects for jobs and livelihoods or the benefits of integrated economies. The initiative takes a market-oriented approach to generating innovative ideas for building legitimate market economies. It proposes strategies for positive economic change, informed by the realities of a globalized and interconnected world. It looks for ways to foster common interests among economic stakeholders through the creation of rules, structures, and programs that support legitimate market activities and opportunities; convenes innovative thinkers to refine approaches and toolkits; supports senior economic policymakers on market-building in a number of fragile contexts; and contributes to high-level strategy formulation and implementation.

Middle East Programs

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Partners for a New Beginning, the US-Palestinian Partnership, the North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity, the Emirates-Aspen Partnership, the US-Lebanon Dialogue, and the Huda and Samia Farouki Luncheon Series all focus on a comprehensive approach to the Middle East. Working with prominent American, Middle Eastern, and Muslim business and political leaders throughout the region, the initiatives of these programs are dedicated to achieving a peaceful resolution to all Middle East conflicts and to forging partnerships between the United States and the Muslim world. They concentrate on pragmatic policy initiatives that build trust, enhance innovation, and promote regional stability and economic development.

“Support has shifted away from in-town leagues and school intramurals, often the only options for the late bloomer, the economically disadvantaged, the child of a single parent, the boy or girl of average athletic ability, and the kid who needs exercise more than any other—the clinically obese.”

Sports and Society Program

Among other issues, the Sports and Society Program focuses on increasing participation rates in sports for under-represented youth. Left: Craig Robinson, head coach of the Oregon State University men’s basketball team and brother of First Lady Michelle Obama, at “Sport for All, Play for Life,” a Sports and Society roundtable on the youth sports landscape. (photo by Steve Johnson) Right: US Olympic figure skating medalist Michelle Kwan discussing the importance of Title IX to her athletic career. (photo by Steve Johnson)

They also create new projects that strive to further the prospects for enduring peace, end the Arab-Israeli conflict, and bridge the US-Muslim divide. The programs include targeted economic projects to benefit private entrepreneurs and moderate political leaders. Together, the programs strengthen the region’s private sector and its civic leadership. They serve as a networking forum, and they create a political space in the United States that supports its peace efforts.

Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation

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Through convenings, leadership development initiatives, communications, and strategic partnerships, this program seeks to maximize the impact of social-sector leaders in contributing to the good society at home and abroad. It hosts the Aspen Philanthropy Group, an agenda-setting body of foundation leaders at the cutting edge of change, and it spurs dialogue among leaders from the private, public, and social sectors in working groups on specific issues of concern. Among the program’s current workshop series is the Nonprofit Public Information Project, an effort to ensure high-quality and accessible statistical data on social sector activity. Leadership development initiatives include the American Express Foundation- Aspen Institute Fellowship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders, the Aspen Philanthropy Seminar, and the Seminar for Mid-America Foundation CEOs. The program’s policy work includes the Impact Economy Initiative, which seeks to create an enabling environment for investments and enterprises that generate both financial profit and positive social or environmental returns. To extend the reach of its networking and share the knowledge generated by its convenings, the program partners with the Global Philanthropy Forum to showcase emerging leaders and effective programs.

Program on the World Economy

www.aspeninstitute.org/pwe

Begun in 1981, this program promotes sustainable economic growth and financial stability in the world economy by convening prominent leaders from both industrial and developing nations. It uses an interdisciplinary approach to generate pragmatic solutions to major economic and financial challenges and to advance cooperation on key issues facing the global economic and financial system.

Policy Programs and PartnershiPs

Policy Programs and PartnershiPs Roundtable on Community Change www.aspeninstitute.org/rcc This program distills lessons about how to
Policy Programs and PartnershiPs Roundtable on Community Change www.aspeninstitute.org/rcc This program distills lessons about how to

Roundtable on Community Change

www.aspeninstitute.org/rcc

This program distills lessons about how to revitalize distressed communities and helps policymakers, funders, and practitioners create effective strategies for promoting vibrant, racially equitable communities. It convenes national leaders in the community-change field, reviews community anti- poverty initiatives, and disseminates lessons to funders and practitioners about how to improve outcomes for low-income children, families, and communities. The program also has a premier research and action program on race and racism in 21st-century America, including a seminar series for government, nonprofit, media, and business leaders to improve their skills to work on racial equity and inclusion. Roundtable staff members provide technical assistance and coaching to communities and organizations working to reduce poverty and promote racial equity.

Sports and Society Program

www.sportsandsociety.org

This program convenes leaders, fosters dialogue, and inspires solutions that help sport serve the public interest. It covers a range of topics and is currently focused on developing active children and communities and elevating public conversation around the critical need to keep more children involved in healthy sport into the teenage years and beyond—a key component in confronting the nation’s obesity epidemic. The program brings together high-level leaders from across the sports landscape, as well as those from policy and other realms. Meetings have covered such topics as the role of sport organizations in defeating childhood obesity, lessons learned from video games about competition- friendly environments, access to sports for girls in low-income communities, and the challenge of creating a national sport development model.

PubliC Programs

Promoting Nonpartisan Inquiry

and Engaging the Public

www.aspeninstitute.org/events

Public programs open the Institute to wider audiences, offering opportunities to engage in thoughtful, nonpartisan inquiry. They range from major conferences — such as the Aspen Ideas Festival, the Cultural Diplomacy Forum, and the Aspen Security Forum — to more intimate discussion series and topical symposia offered by the Socrates Program. They take place in Aspen, Colorado; Washington, DC; New York City; and occasionally in varied locations outside the US.

Clockwise left to right: Jazz impresario Wynton Marsalis plays “The Ballad of the American Arts” for the crowd at the Aspen Ideas Festival. (photo by Dan Bayer) Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) at the Washington Ideas Forum. (photo by Riccardo Savi) Aspenite Jill Teehan makes a point during the Aspen Community Program’s “Engaging Young Aspen” event. (photo by Riccardo Savi)

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Aspen Ideas Festival

www.aifestival.org

This annual event in partnership with The Atlantic gathers some of the world’s foremost academic, political, scientific, business, and cultural leaders for a week-long exchange of ideas on the Institute’s Aspen, Colorado, campus. Lectures and panel discussions address wide-ranging topics, including some of the most pressing issues of the day.

Aspen Institute Arts Program

www.aspeninstitute.org/arts-program

This program was established to increase the importance of the arts at the Institute and to enhance the presence of the arts in society at large. It expands the Institute’s already vital dialogue in the areas of science, business, politics, and social policy to encompass the different ways of thinking and communicating fostered by the arts, and it reaches out to artists, policymakers, arts administrators, and philanthropists to connect them to the Institute community. Program activities include the Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence Program, in which distinguished artists join the Aspen Ideas Festival and Institute programs throughout the year; the US-China Forum on the Arts and Culture, which brings together American and Chinese cultural representatives for open dialogues; curated conversations on the arts for the Washington Ideas Roundtable series in Washington, DC, and this year’s Aspen at Roosevelt House series in New York City; the New Views Documentaries and Dialogue series in Aspen; and partnerships with other organizations for new and developing efforts in the arts.

Washington Ideas Forum

The Institute, in partnership with The Atlantic, hosts an annual two-day session of interviews and conversations at the Newseum in Washington, DC, pairing today’s key newsmakers with the nation’s leading journalists in an attempt to ask big questions, identify overarching themes, and bring together diverse perspectives for civil dialogue.

Aspen Writers’ Foundation

www.aspenwriters.org

Founded in Aspen in 1976, the Aspen Writers’ Foundation is one of the nation’s leading literary centers and a stage for the world’s most prominent authors. Its programs employ literature as a tool for provoking thought, broadening perspectives, fostering connections, and inspiring creativity. Since 2009, it has worked in partnership with the Institute to reinforce the humanistic ideals of both organizations and to cultivate the inner life through the exchange of words, stories, and ideas.

Public Programs

McCloskey Speaker Series

www.aspeninstitute.org/mccloskey

This summer program in Aspen features talks by leaders who have a far-reaching impact on society. Past speakers have included Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, Carnegie Corporation President Vartan Gregorian, and physicist Brian Greene, among many others. The series is made possible by a generous donation from the McCloskey Family Charitable Foundation.

Aspen Community Programs

www.aspeninstitute.org/aspenevents

The Institute hosts dozens of affordable and inspiring public events in Aspen that attract a cross- section of community members, from high school students and year-round residents to part-time residents and visitors. Programs include the Great Ideas and Teen Socrates Seminars, Great Books and Great Decisions Discussion Series, Greek and Epic Tragedy: The Foundations of Western Culture, Fireside Chats, The Great Conversation: Engaging Young Aspen, New Views: Documentaries, and the Arts & Ideas Series, which featured a seminar on Renaissance Rome as its most recent program.

Hurst Community Fund

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The new Hurst Community Fund will allow the Institute to expand its seminars for young people in Aspen and throughout the Roaring Fork Valley by introducing a Great Ideas Seminar for middle school students, and by growing the program for 11th grade students. Modeled after the Institute’s flagship Aspen Seminar, this seminar continues to be a popular offering for high school students. In addition, the Hurst Community Fund will establish a new Hurst Lecture Series, enabling the Institute to take advantage of opportunities to present talented, high-profile leaders in conversation for a public audience. These events will be open to all Roaring Fork Valley residents and other participants at a modest ticket price.

Public Programs McCloskey Speaker Series www.aspeninstitute.org/mccloskey This summer program in Aspen features talks by leaders who
Public Programs McCloskey Speaker Series www.aspeninstitute.org/mccloskey This summer program in Aspen features talks by leaders who

Award-winning author Ann Patchett discusses what it’s like to own the only bookstore in Nashville at an Aspen Writers’ Foundation Winter Words

event in Aspen. (photo by Dan Bayer) Sec. Madeleine Albright, former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, Philip Zelikow, former executive director of the 9/11 Commission, and Markle Foundation President Zoë Baird Budinger assess the state of our nation ten years after 9/11 during a 2011 McCloskey Speaker Series event. (photo by Michael Brands)

Aspen Environment Forum

www.aspenenvironment.org

This annual public forum presented in partnership with National Geographic is devoted to the sustainability of human society in the natural world and the challenges of reconciling Earth’s finite resources with its ability to sustain our expanding human needs. The forum convenes leaders in business, government, science, academia, art, and nonprofit organizations to discuss solutions to the pressing challenges of population growth, climate change, water scarcity, food security, energy consumption, and the impact they have on the economy, security, and human well-being.

Aspen Health Forum

www.aspeninstitute.org/healthforum

Presented by the Institute and Time magazine, this public gathering is an opportunity to learn about issues in global health and medical science and their implications for our lives, families, and communities. Participants exchange ideas with Nobel Prize laureates, prominent officials from the National Institutes of Health, health care industry leaders, and other experts in health and biomedicine. Panel discussions and keynote speeches cover topics such as the science of sex, the brain, food for a new world, frontiers in biotechnology, and the challenges and promises of health care reform.

Aspen Security Forum

www.aspensecurityforum.org

What are the key security threats we face as a nation, and how safe are we today? The Institute’s Homeland Security Program, CNN, and The New York Times are presenting this three-day symposium in Aspen that brings together leaders in government, industry, media, think tanks, and academia to explore key homeland security and counterterrorism issues, including the state of aviation, maritime, border, and mass-transit security; critical infrastructure and cyber protection; emergency preparedness; and counterterrorism strategy and intelligence issues.

Conversations with Great Leaders in Memory of Preston Robert Tisch

www.aspeninstitute.org/newyork

Founded in 2009, the Institute’s flagship discussion series in New York City is underwritten by Laurie, Steve, and Jonathan and Lizzie Tisch to memorialize the legacy of their father, Preston Robert Tisch, an extraordinary business leader, philanthropist, and public servant. The series features moderated conversations with influential leaders from all walks of civic life. It also includes the annual Preston Robert Tisch Award in Civic Leadership. Highlights have included conversations with women’s sports pioneer Billie Jean King, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Teach for America founder Wendy Kopp, musician and arts advocate Wynton Marsalis, and others.

Aspen at Roosevelt House

www.aspeninstitute.org/newyork

The Institute’s main venue in New York, Roosevelt House, is the historic home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the Public Policy Institute of Hunter College. Each academic year, the Institute and Hunter put on joint programs at the house focused on critical public policy issues such as the economy, the arts, and the environment.

Clockwise left to right: Then-Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead at a Washington Ideas Roundtable Series forum. (photo by Steve Johnson) Lesley Stahl of CBS News at the Aspen Security Forum. (photo by Dan Bayer) Deputy Secretary of State William Burns at a Washington Ideas Roundtable discussion. (photo by Steve Johnson) Tennis legend Billie Jean King at a ceremony in which she is awarded the Preston Robert Tisch Award in Civic Leadership in New York City. (photo by Yuki Kokubo)

Public Programs

The Aspen Book Series in New York

www.aspeninstitute.org/newyork

The Institute hosts an author discussion series in New York City featuring authors of current books of social, cultural, or political importance. Recent authors have included The Economist’s Vijay Vaitheeswaran and Diana Henriques of The New York Times.

Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series

This regular series in Washington, DC, presents informal conversations with notable authors of current books. It is a chance to discover new books and to talk to biographers, historians, philosophers, political scientists, journalists, scholars, and other writers about their work. Madeleine Albright, oncologist David Agus, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, and energy expert Daniel Yergin were among the recent featured authors.

Washington Ideas Roundtable Series

This monthly Washington-based lunchtime discussion series focusing on world affairs, arts, and culture is made possible by the generous support of Michelle Smith and the Robert H. Smith Foundation. It recently featured US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, former National Security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, Washington, DC public schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson, Washington National Opera advisor Francesca Zambello, and former White House Middle East advisor Dennis Ross.

Public Programs The Aspen Book Series in New York www.aspeninstitute.org/newyork The Institute hosts an author discussion
Public Programs The Aspen Book Series in New York www.aspeninstitute.org/newyork The Institute hosts an author discussion
Public Programs The Aspen Book Series in New York www.aspeninstitute.org/newyork The Institute hosts an author discussion

Letter from Birmingham City Jail

by dr. martin luther King, Jr.

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…I am in Birmingham because injustice is here.

left their little

Just as the eighth-century prophets

villages and carried their “thus saith the Lord far

of their hometowns; and just

beyond the boundaries

as the Apostle Paul left his little village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to practically every

world, I too am

hamlet and city of the Greco-Roman

compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my

particular hometown. Like Paul, I must constantly

call for Aid.

respond to the Macedonian

Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of

all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in

in

about what happens

Atlanta and not be concerned

Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of

mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever

all indirectly. Never again

affects one directly affects

can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial

the

outside agitator idea. Anyone who lives inside

States can never be considered an outsider

United

seminars

Deepening Knowledge and Fostering Leadership

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Aspen Institute seminars help leaders reflect on timeless ideas and values.

Through text-based dialogue with expert moderators and accomplished peers,

seminar participants expand their knowledge, refine their tools of intellectual

analysis, test the wellsprings of their convictions, and enhance their capacities to

think more creatively in solving the problems that confront society.

The Aspen Seminar

www.aspeninstitute.org/aspenseminar

For over 60 years, this premier roundtable has challenged leaders in every field to think more critically and deeply. The seminar is a unique opportunity to step away from the demands of the present and reflect with other leaders in moderated, text-based Socratic dialogue on the concept of a good and just society: What is it? How does it become a reality? What is our role in making it happen? The settings in Aspen, Colorado, and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore are ideal for rejuvenating the mind, body, and spirit of participants who emerge personally renewed and professionally refocused.

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Top to bottom: Socrates Program participants traveled to Havana, Cuba, for an immersive study of “The Making of Modern Cuba.” (photo by Azalea Millan) USAID official Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo at a recent Aspen Seminar.

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Socrates Program

www.aspeninstitute.org/socrates

This program has provided for more than 15 years a forum for emerging young leaders from various professions to explore contemporary issues through expert-moderated dialogue. It also provides the opportunity for participants to enter a diverse professional network as well as the broader range of the Institute’s programs. Its weekend-long seminars in Aspen and abroad and day-long seminars in major US cities are values-based Socratic explorations that facilitate the exchange of ideas. Selected recent topics include the US economy, energy security, technology and privacy, social media and society, Afghanistan and Pakistan, job creation, education innovation, health reform, China and technology, green investing, immigration, Middle East and North Africa revolutions, social entrepreneurship, and sustainable communities.

Wye Academic Seminars

www.aspeninstitute.org/seminars/wye

In a longstanding collaboration with the Association of American Colleges and Universities, these seminars engage faculty, senior academic administrators, and college presidents in an exchange of ideas about education, citizenship, and the global polity. Sessions address the need of a liberal arts institution’s faculty and leadership to exchange ideas with colleagues from other colleges and disciplines while exploring the ideas and values that underlie their teaching. Modeled after the Aspen Seminar and offered at the Institute’s Wye River campus near the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, the seminars focus on issues such as individual rights and responsibilities and the public purpose of education.

Custom Seminars

www.aspeninstitute.org/seminars/custom

These seminars are tailored to address specific leadership issues facing major corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Building on the Institute’s historic strength in professional development through text-based dialogue, these seminars are led by skilled moderators who help organizational teams identify and align fundamental institutional and personal values, think critically and creatively about strategic and operational issues, and build a culture of cooperation and trust.

Public seminArs ProgrAms Socrates Program www.aspeninstitute.org/socrates This program has provided for more than 15 years
Public seminArs ProgrAms Socrates Program www.aspeninstitute.org/socrates This program has provided for more than 15 years

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leadershiP Programs

Developing Leaders at Home and Abroad

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For more than a decade, the Aspen Institute has supported programs

for accomplished leaders in the United States and around the world.

Beginning with the creation of the Henry Crown Fellowship Program, these

initiatives have a common goal of encouraging a new generation of civically

engaged men and women to move “from success to significance” and

apply their entrepreneurial talents to addressing the foremost challenges

of their organizations, communities, and countries. Each Aspen Global

Leadership Network program selects a class of Fellows, approximately 20

proven leaders typically between the ages of 30 and 45, and convenes

them several times over the course of two years for a series of intensive

leadership seminars. As part of the program, Fellows carry out a new

venture, bringing their leadership to bear upon a pressing societal concern.

The Institute has gathered its leadership Fellows and initiatives into an

international network to connect leaders across programs and leverage

their talents on a global basis. Today, the Aspen Global Leadership Network

counts nearly 1,500 Fellows in 45 countries, and it continues to grow.

Clockwise from left: Henry Crown Fellow Jordan Kassalow at ACT II, the biennial gathering of Fellows from across the Aspen Global Leadership Network, in Aspen. (photo by Dan Bayer) Catto Fellows Carrie Norton and Carlo Viviani at a Catto Fellowship seminar in Nairobi, Kenya. (photo by Noor Khamis) Aspen Global Leadership Network Fellows Kim Robinson, Francisco Contreras, and Robin Stilwell at a seminar in Stellenbosch, South Africa, on leading in an era of globalization. (photo by Akshat Rathee)

leAdershiP ProgrAms
leAdershiP ProgrAms

Aspen Global Leadership Network

Henry Crown Fellowship Program

www.aspeninstitute.org/crown

Founded in 1997, this flagship leadership initiative challenges the next generation of leaders, largely from the US business sector, to use their talents and energies to make a difference in the world. The program honors the memory of Chicago industrialist Henry Crown (1896-1990), whose career was marked by a lifelong commitment to integrity, industry, and philanthropy.

Africa Leadership Initiative

www.aspeninstitute.org/ali

This initiative captures the energy, talent, and resolve of an emerging generation of leaders in Africa and engages them in confronting the foremost challenges of their countries. Founded in 2001 by four Henry Crown Fellows, it is a collaborative venture of the Institute, the Databank Foundation (Ghana), Infotech Investments (Tanzania), LEAP Africa (Nigeria), the Letsema Foundation (South Africa), and CETA Construction and Services (Mozambique). The initiative has programs in West Africa, East Africa, South Africa, and Mozambique.

Liberty Fellowship Program

www.aspeninstitute.org/liberty

This program promotes outstanding leadership in South Carolina, empowering the state and its leaders to realize their full potential. Founded in 2003 by Institute trustee Hayne Hipp, it is a partnership of Mr. Hipp, the Institute, and Wofford College, where it is based.

Central America Leadership Initiative

www.aspeninstitute.org/cali

Inspired by two Henry Crown Fellows and begun in 2004, this initiative develops values-based leadership talent in all six countries of Central America to tackle the challenges this region confronts. A partnership of the Institute, TechnoServe, INCAE, and FUNDEMAS, the initiative was formalized in 2007 as an independent nonprofit foundation.

Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership

www.aspeninstitute.org/rodel

This program, introduced in 2005, seeks to strengthen US democracy by bringing together the nation’s most promising young elected political leaders, both Democrats and Republicans, to explore Western democratic values and the responsibilities of public leadership. The fellowships help recipients excel in public service through thoughtful and civil bipartisan dialogue.

India Leadership Initiative

www.aspeninstitute.org/ili

Begun in 2006, this collaboration between the Aspen Institute (US) and the Aspen Institute India helps leaders from across India explore leadership approaches to addressing challenges faced by the world’s largest democracy.

Aspen Institute-NewSchools Fellowship: Entrepreneurial Leaders for Public Education

www.aspeninstitute.org/newschoolsfellows

Inaugurated in 2007 in partnership with NewSchools Venture Fund through a collaboration of two Henry Crown Fellows, this program offers entrepreneurial leaders in US education an opportunity to broaden their perspectives, build networks of like-minded change agents, and hone their skills in values-based leadership to improve US public education.

leAdershiP ProgrAms

Catto Fellowship Program

www.aspeninstitute.org/ee/catto

Established in 2007 with support from Institute trustee Henry Catto and his wife, Jessica, this Aspen leadership initiative seeks creative solutions to global environmental problems by gathering emerging leaders from business, government, and civil society to work collaboratively as a fellowship across public, private, and nonprofit lines. The program is administered by the Institute’s Energy and Environment Program.

Middle East Leadership Initiative

www.aspeninstitute.org/meli

Launched in 2009 by three Henry Crown Fellows, the aim of this initiative is to identify emerging leaders from across the Middle East and motivate them to apply their energies, skills, and resources to the important societal challenges in their countries and region.

Aspen Teacher Leaders Fellowship Program

www.aspeninstitute.org/teacherleaders

Launched in 2012 in partnership with a Henry Crown Fellow and Bellwether Education Partners, this fellowship program is designed to strengthen both the teaching profession and educational outcomes for America’s K-12 students by cultivating classroom teachers, union leaders, and other advocates.

Other Leadership Programs

First Movers Fellowship

www.aspeninstitute.org/firstmovers

Established in 2009 by the Business and Society Program, this fellowship is designed for exceptional business innovators who are integrating profitability and social value in their companies. It meets a growing need for values-based business leaders who understand the interdependency of business success and the long-term health of society.

Ascend Fellowship

www.aspeninstitute.org/ascend

Launched in 2012 by the Ascend Program, this fellowship targets a diverse group of pioneers who are breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Ascend Fellows are a network of leaders from across the country who share their knowledge, develop and test new ideas, and coordinate their efforts. Ascend supports the Fellows with resources and a platform to accelerate the creation, amplification, and expansion of proven and promising two-generation strategies that focus on parents and children together. The 18-month fellowship experience provides a space for innovation and collaboration. It increases the impact of the Fellows’ work, strengthens their leadership capacity and networks, fuels their passion, and—most important—inspires them to action.

leAdershiP ProgrAms Catto Fellowship Program www.aspeninstitute.org/ee/catto Established in 2007 with support from Institute trustee Henry Catto
leAdershiP ProgrAms Catto Fellowship Program www.aspeninstitute.org/ee/catto Established in 2007 with support from Institute trustee Henry Catto

Top: Rodel Fellows Eric Carcetti, Los Angeles city councilman; Washington state Attorney General

Rob McKenna; Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; and Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll dis-

cussed bipartisanship at the Institute’s April 2012 board meeting in Washington. (photo by Steve

Johnson) Bottom: The first class of Ascend Fellows gathers in Aspen. (photo by Dan Bayer)

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soCieTy of fellows

Clockwise from left: Former Harman-Eisner Artist-in-Residence Robert Spano, Music Director of the Aspen Music Festival and
Clockwise from left: Former Harman-Eisner Artist-in-Residence Robert Spano, Music
Director of the Aspen Music Festival and School, at a Society of Fellows event. (photo by
Nora Feller) Members of the Vanguard Chapter, the Institute’s new young donors group.
(photo by Jackie Daly Photography) Institute EVP Elliot Gerson (left) moderates J Street
President Jeremy Ben-Ami and former US Rep. Robert Wexler on Possibilities for Peace in
the Middle East at a Society of Fellows lunch event. (photo by Larry Gellman) Society of
Fellows donor Mike Bezos at a winter symposium. (photo by Nora Feller)

socieTy of fellows

Society of Fellows

www.aspeninstitute.org/sof

The Society of Fellows is a nationwide community of donors who help sustain the Aspen Institute’s work, act as advocates and ambassadors, and participate in its programs. Founded in 1964, the Society of Fellows now has more than 1,000 donors who share a passion for the Aspen Institute and provide vital unrestricted financial support to fulfill the Institute’s mission. Fellows understand the importance of fostering values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and promoting civil dialogue on the crucial issues of the day.

Membership in the Society of Fellows is an opportunity to become more involved in the full scope of the Institute’s programs, including public forums, policy discussions, seminars, and symposia, as well as over 30 special programs and events each year created exclusively for Fellows. These include luncheons, private receptions and talks held in the homes of Fellows, symposia moderated by leading scholars, and discussions with top policy experts and the Institute’s own policy program directors. Because of the depth and breadth of the Institute’s work, Society of Fellows donors enjoy special access to some of the world’s most inspired and provocative thinkers, writers, artists, business people, teachers, and elected leaders. Events are held throughout the year in Aspen, Washington, DC, and New York City, and on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Additional events are offered periodically in other major metropolitan areas around the country.

Fellows themselves are often accomplished leaders in the fields of philanthropy, education, health care, technology, business, and government. In harmony with the Institute’s mission to provide a balanced venue for discussion, events are organized to encourage informal interaction with experts and to engage everyone who attends in the conversation.

The Society of Fellows has several donor levels ranging from $2,500 to $50,000. In addition, it has recently launched the Vanguard Chapter, a young-donor level with more than 60 new members.

Aspen Wye Fellows

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The Aspen Wye Fellows program is a special donor and public outreach initiative on the Institute’s Wye River campus in Maryland. Fellows are Chesapeake Bay-area residents who support and share the Institute’s interest in open- minded dialogue. The program includes discussions, receptions, book signings, and other special events featuring prominent leaders and policy experts.

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2011-2012 seleCTed highlighTs of our worK

• The Aspen Ideas Festival, organized in partnership with The Atlantic, enters its eighth year and
The Aspen Ideas Festival, organized in partnership with The Atlantic, enters its eighth year and
gathers together thinkers and leaders to discuss their work and debate contemporary issues ranging
from life in a world of seven billion and the transformative power of technology to raising the 21st-
century child and cracking the genetic code.
The fifth annual Aspen Environment Forum, in partnership with National Geographic, focuses on
“living in the new normal” and meeting the challenges posed by the changing conditions of the planet.
The Institute announces creation of the Aspen Initiative on Global Food Security—a collaboration of
the Energy and Environment Program, Aspen Global Health and Development, and the Middle East
Programs—to address critical gaps in the current food security dialogue.
The Communications and Society Program releases the first report of the two-year International
Digital Economy Accords project on how to govern the global Internet and promote the free flow of
information across borders in a single global digital economy.
Nayna Sasidharan
Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson
The Institute adds a new policy program on Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century.
New York Ideas, a new series of conversations and panel discussions for thinkers, policymakers, and
business leaders on ideas about America, is held in New York City and sponsored by the Institute,
The Atlantic, and the New-York Historical Society.
The Institute’s Ascend program announces a new fellowship program and an inaugural class of
20 leaders who are pioneering two-generation strategies to move parents and children toward
economic mobility together.
Public and private sector leaders from the US and the Maghreb meet in Marrakech to announce
local projects aimed at promoting job creation as part of an entrepreneurship conference facilitated
by Partners for a New Beginning-The North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity, a US
Department of State initiative administered by the Institute.

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highlighTs of our work

The Justice and Society Program partners with the Institute of International Education to administer the Saudi Judicial Engagement Project, a study tour for Saudi Arabian judges and ministry of justice officials.

Comcast Corporation and the Communications and Society Program host the second Aspen Institute Symposium on the State of Race in America at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

The Aspen Homeland Security Program creates the bipartisan Aspen Homeland Security Group, modeled on the Aspen Strategy Group, to provide recommendations to the US Secretary of Homeland Security and other policymakers. The group issues its first paper examining the role the Department of Homeland Security can and should play in the intelligence community.

The Energy and Environment Program convenes the New Nuclear Challenge Forum in Prague to address such topics as the future of nuclear power, the spread of nuclear threats, and civil- nuclear cooperation.

The Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation is among the conveners of a White House forum on developing strong nonprofit sector leaders.

The Institute hosts US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for a major interview, nationally broadcast on
The Institute hosts US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for a major interview, nationally
broadcast on PBS NewsHour, as part of its ongoing Innovation Economy Project.
Michael Brands
Michael Brands
Michael Brands

The Institute’s Microenterprise Fund for Innovation, Effectiveness, Learning, and Dissemination program, with the support of the Citi Foundation, announces the launch of a pilot program to study building credit and financial opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs.

In partnership with the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Institute hosts a roundtable series of dialogues on civility, democracy, and civil discourse.

The College Excellence Program awards the first annual Aspen Prize and names Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, the nation’s top community college.

Skills for America’s Future announces its expanded partnership with Discovery Communications to help students acquire better skills for jobs in a 21st-century economy.

More than 200 Fellows from 27 countries convene for the Aspen Global Leadership Network’s “Act II” summit meeting in Aspen to share experiences and inspire one another to create meaningful change around the world.

Dele Olojede, editor of the Nigerian newspaper NEXT, receives the John P. McNulty Prize, an award that recognizes the best of the projects undertaken by Fellows of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

The Aspen Institute welcomes the addition of its eighth international partner, Aspen Prague.

The New York Times, CNN, and the Institute’s Homeland Security Program host the third annual Aspen Security Forum, bringing top-level government officials, industry leaders, and academics together to discuss security issues such as counterterrorism strategy, cybersecurity, and border security.

The Institute establishes the Albright Scholarship Fund for Veterans to enable US veterans to participate in a variety of Institute programs and events.

The Asia Society and the Institute host the US-China Forum on Arts and Culture in Beijing, featuring top American and Chinese musicians, actors, dancers, directors, writers, and artists as the first in a series of cultural exchanges seeking to strengthen mutual understanding.

Cesar R. Conde, Thelma Duggin, Michael Klein, Diane L. Morris, Jim Rogers, and Laurie M. Tisch are elected to the Board of Trustees.

The Institute’s Great Decisions Series receives the Foreign Policy Association’s Frank R. Cella Memorial Award in recognition of its diverse participation and its excellent quality overall.

Brent Scowcroft, Aspen Strategy Group co-chair and National Security Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, was honored at the Institute’s Summer Celebration with the Aspen Institute Public Service Award.

At the Institute’s Annual Awards Dinner, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was awarded the Henry Crown Leadership Award, and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Chancellor of DC Public Schools Kaya Henderson, and former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education Joel Klein were each given the Aspen Institute Public Service Award for Leadership in Education.

Left to right; top to bottom: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (photo by Elizabeth Pantaleo); senior Obama White House advisor Valerie Jarrett (photo by Laurence Genon); Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (photo by Dan Bayer); Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (photo by Laurence Genon); former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski (photo by Steve Johnson); Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (photo by Laurence Genon); Texas Gov. Rick Perry (photo by Riccardo Savi); Chancellor of DC Public Schools Kaya Henderson (photo by Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan); Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (photo by Riccardo Savi); rapper and actor Nas (photo by Michael Brands); former Israeli Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni (photo by Michael Brands); former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft (photo by Michael Brands); Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan (photo by Riccardo Savi); Speaker of the House John Boehner (photo by Laurence Genon); former Commander of the US Special Operations Command Adm. Eric T. Olson (photo by Dan Bayer); Columbia University physicist Brian Greene (photo by Nora Feller); Gallup Center for Muslim Studies Director Dahlia Mogahed (photo by Michael Brands); New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (photo by Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan); and Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC). (photo by Riccardo Savi)

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The Aspen Institute is headquartered in Washington, DC, where a variety of policy program events and meetings, roundtable lunches, and book talks are held. The Institute also carries out much of its work on its two campuses in Colorado and Maryland, where natural beauty and quiet surroundings encourage thoughtful reflection and refresh the mind, body, and spirit. Both campuses are also favorite retreats for corporate and organizational meetings.

The Aspen Institute One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 700 Washington, DC 20036-1133 202-736-5800 202-467-0790 (fax) www.aspeninstitute.org

The Aspen Meadows campus, nestled in the quiet West End of the Rocky Mountain town of Aspen, Colorado, was created by renowned Bauhaus artist and architect Herbert Bayer. Its 40 acres, bordered by mountain streams and fields of wildflowers, are just minutes away from the center of Aspen.

The Aspen Institute 1000 North Third Street Aspen, CO 81611 970-925-7010 970-925-4188 (fax) www.aspenmeadows.com

The Aspen Wye River campus is located near Queenstown, on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Its conference centers are set on 950-plus acres on the banks of the Wye River.

The Aspen Institute 2010 Carmichael Road P.O. Box 222 Queenstown, MD 21658 410-827-7400 410-827-9295 (fax) www.aspeninstitute.org/wyeriver

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our loCaTions The Aspen Institute is headquartered in Washington, DC, where a variety of policy program
our loCaTions The Aspen Institute is headquartered in Washington, DC, where a variety of policy program

New York City is home to an increasing number of Aspen Institute activities, including policy work, public programs, and special events. Offices are located at 477 Madison Avenue. Many Institute events take place at Roosevelt House on the Upper East Side, the onetime home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt that is now part of Hunter College.

The Aspen Institute 477 Madison Avenue Suite 703 New York, NY 10022 212-895-8000 212-895-8012 (fax) www.aspeninstitute.org/newyork

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The Aspen Institute has international partners in Prague, Czech Republic; Paris, France; Berlin, Germany; Milan and Rome, Italy; Bucharest, Romania; Madrid, Spain; New Delhi, India; and Tokyo, Japan. These centers conduct independently developed and supported programs, conferences, and seminars on region-specific issues, global challenges, and leadership development. Each partner works closely with the Aspen Institute to develop unique programming but also to stay true to a mission of values-based leadership and enlightened dialogue.

To learn more about the Institute’s international partners and programming, visit www.aspeninstitute.org/about/global-partners.

Aspen Institute España, headquartered in Madrid, was incorporated as a foundation in December 2010. The Institute aims to promote social responsibility and contribute to the strengthening of civil society, providing a neutral forum for public dialogue and reflection through conferences, seminars, and roundtable discussions. In this pursuit, the Institute takes on the values, features, and goals of the Aspen model, adjusting them to the realities of the Spanish context, that incorporates Spain’s close ties with other regions in Europe, Latin America, and the Mediterranean.

Aspen Institute España

Calle Gran Vía 28

  • 28013 Madrid

Spain Phone: (+34) 91 580 8623 mail@aspeninstitute.es www.aspeninstitute.es

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Institut Aspen France was founded in 1983 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit, international center for discussion and dialogue. Based in Paris, it has two goals: to help leaders identify the challenges they face and seek solutions to contemporary problems and to facilitate informal meetings of leaders from different geographical, cultural, and professional worlds. Aspen France organizes policy programs and leadership seminars to address the major economic, social, and political issues of the day. Aspen France hosts two discussion clubs in Paris and Lyon in which approximately 20 young leaders meet with leading experts and discuss a variety of contemporary issues.

Institut Aspen France

20-22 rue des Petits-Hôtels

  • 75010 PARIS

France Tel : +33 1 73 03 04 81 Fax: +33 1 73 03 04 83 contacts@aspenfrance.org www.aspenfrance.org

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Aspen Institute Germany, founded in 1974 for the study and advancement of ideas related to major contemporary issues, is the oldest international Aspen center. The Institute seeks to address the challenges of the 21st century in areas such as global economic change, technological advancement, international security, and emerging leaders. Located in the heart of Berlin, the Aspen Institute Germany convenes a diverse network of representatives from all sectors for discussion in leadership conferences and policy programs, as well as participation in the Aspen seminar and other leadership programs.

Aspen Institute Germany Friedrichstrasse 60,

10117

Berlin, Germany

PH: 49-30-804-890-15 Fax: 49-30-803-3568 vonoppen@aspeninstitute.de www.aspeninstitute.de

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Aspen Institute Germany, founded in 1974 for the study and advancement of ideas related to major

Aspen Institute India promotes values-based leadership, open dialogue, and cross-sector outreach by engaging business, governments, nonprofits, and other stakeholders on issues related to India’s development. Headquartered in New Delhi, Aspen Institute India invites industrial, economic, financial, political, social, and cultural leaders to discuss these issues in settings that encourage frank and open dialogue. Aspen Institute India organizes leadership seminars, policy programs, and strategic dialogues.

Aspen Institute India 2P, Sector 31 Gurgaon 122001 (Haryana) India Tel: +91-124-421 8619/20/21 Fax: +91-124-421 8624 admin@aspenindia.org

www.aspenindia.org

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Aspen Institute Germany, founded in 1974 for the study and advancement of ideas related to major

Aspen Institute Italia is a leader in promoting enlightened dialogue in Europe and across the Atlantic, organizing a number of conferences, seminars, and roundtables each year on economics, business, politics, and security. Its quarterly journal, Aspenia, is read in Italy and abroad, and has been judged one of the best foreign affairs journals in the world. Aspen Italia conferences gather prominent figures in every field thanks to its more than 300 international board members. Aspen Italia focuses on the most important problems and challenges facing society in settings that encourage frank and open debate. The aim is not to reach unanimous agreement or reassuring conclusions, but to bring to light the complexity of our world.

Aspen Institute Italia

Piazza dei SS. Apostoli, 49

00187 Rome, Italy

PH: 39-06-4546891

Fax: 39-06-679-6377 info@aspeninstitute.it www.aspeninstitute.it

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Aspen Institute Germany, founded in 1974 for the study and advancement of ideas related to major

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Aspen Institute Japan is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing values-based leadership in contemporary society. Evolved from the Tokyo liaison office of the Aspen Institute and Aspen Institute Japan Council, AIJ was formally established in 1998. Its flagship program has been the Nippon Aspen Executive Seminars. The Institute offers three seminars annually, providing the leaders and future leaders of Japan with reflective experiences through moderator-led dialogue based on extensive readings of texts from both classic and contemporary authors and from the Western and non-Western world. In addition to the seminars, the Institute offers other executive seminars tailored to the needs of national and local government officials and young business executives. It also organizes periodic lecture programs for the alumni of the seminars.

The Aspen Institute Japan Harks Roppongi Bldg., 2nd Fl. 15-21, Roppongi chome, Minato-City, Tokyo, Japan 106-0032 Telephone +81-3-6348-9208 Fax +81-3-3405-1668 www.aspeninstitute.jp/english

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Established in June 2012, the Aspen Institute Prague is a regional platform for policy innovation and nonpartisan dialogue with an operational focus in Central Europe. The activities of Aspen Prague are divided into leadership, policy, and public programs, with annual conferences, seminars, panel discussions and publications targeting diverse audiences. Aspen Prague will produce a quarterly journal on international affairs, the Aspen Review, to be published in English, Polish, and Czech. Aspen Prague’s aim is to support program participants in contributing to the economic, social, and cultural growth of the region in line with the Aspen Institute ethos of values-based leadership.

Aspen Institute Prague Palackého 740/1 110 00 Prague 1 Czech Republic office@aspenprague.cz

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Aspen Institute Romania launched in Bucharest in 2006, which coincided with the completion of Romania’s transition to a democratic and modern society and formal entry into the European Union. The Institute focuses on the development of leadership networks and the promotion of democratic values, the rule of law, and economic efficiency. It hosts Executive Seminars, policy programs, and a Young Leaders Program.

Aspen Institute Romania 50, Plantelor Street Sector 2, Bucharest Romania Phone: +4021 316 4279 Fax: +4021 317 3443 office@aspeninstitute.ro www.aspeninstitute.ro

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Aspen Institute Executive Officers

Walter Isaacson

President and

Chief Executive Officer

pat.zindulka@aspeninstitute.org

Elliot Gerson

Executive Vice President Policy and Public Programs,

International Partners elliot.gerson@aspeninstitute.org

Dolores Gorgone

Chief Financial Officer

Vice President dolores.gorgone@aspeninstitute.org

Amy Margerum

Executive Vice President Operations Corporate Secretary amy.margerum@aspeninstitute.org

Peter Reiling

Executive Vice President Seminars and Leadership Programs Executive Director Henry Crown Fellowship Program peter.reiling@aspeninstitute.org

Susan Sherwin

Executive Vice President External Relations susan.sherwin@aspeninstitute.org

Key Leadership

Kitty Boone

Director, Public Programs Vice President kitty.boone@aspeninstitute.org

Todd Breyfogle

Director, Seminars todd.breyfogle@aspeninstitute.org

Melissa Ingber

Director, Socrates Program Deputy Director, International Partners melissa.ingber@aspeninstitute.org

Jennifer Jones

Director, Accounting jennifer.jones@aspeninstitute.org

Jennifer Myers

Director, Public Affairs

jennifer.myers@aspeninstitute.org

Trent Nichols

Director Information Technology Services trent.nichols@aspeninstitute.org

Cindy Buniski

Vice President Administration and Human Resources Executive Director, Aspen Wye Campus cindy.buniski@aspeninstitute.org

Peggy Clark

Executive Director, Global Health and Development Vice President, Policy Programs peggy.clark@aspeninstitute.org

Lisa Consiglio

Executive Director Aspen Writers’ Foundation lisa@aspenwriters.org

Mickey Edwards

Executive Director, Aspen Institute- Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership Vice President mickey.edwards@aspeninstitute.org

Dan Glickman

Executive Director Congressional Program Vice President dan.glickman@aspeninstitute.org

Abigail Golden-Vazquez

Deputy Director, Leadership Initiatives

Vice President abigail.goldenvazquez@aspeninstitute.org

Sun Kordel

Director, Financial Services

sun.kordel@aspeninstitute.org

Kristen B. Loden

Vice President, Development and Campaign Director kristen.loden@aspeninstitute.org

Cristal Logan

Director, Roaring Fork Valley

Community Outreach cristal.logan@aspeninstitute.org

Jamie Miller

Director, Public Programs Editor-in-Chief, The Aspen Idea Vice President jamie.miller@aspeninstitute.org

Anne Mosle

Executive Director, Ascend, the

Family Economic Security Program Vice President anne.mosle@aspeninstitute.org

Eric Motley

Managing Director Henry Crown Fellowship Program; Director, Commission to Reform the Federal Appointments Process Vice President eric.motley@aspeninstitute.org

Tarek Rizk

Director, Interactive Services

tarek.rizk@aspeninstitute.org

James Spiegelman

Vice President

Communications and Public Affairs

jim.spiegelman@aspeninstitute.org

Jane Wales

Executive Director, Program on

Philanthropy and Social Innovation Vice President jane.wales@aspeninstitute.org

Peter Waanders

Director, Society of Fellows peter.waanders@aspeninstitute.org

Ross Wiener

Executive Director, Education and

Society Program Vice President ross.wiener@aspeninstitute.org

Damian Woetzel

Director, Program in the Arts and

Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence Program damian.woetzel@aspeninstitute.org

Donna Horney

Director, Administration, Policy and Public Programs donna.horney@aspeninstitute.org

Deborah Murphy

Conference Director deborah.murphy@aspeninstitute.org

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Advocacy Planning and Evaluation Program

David Devlin-Foltz, Director david.devlin-foltz@aspeninstitute.org

Agent Orange in Vietnam Program

Charles Bailey, Director charles.bailey@aspeninstitute.org

Ascend, the Family Economic Security Program

Anne Mosle, Executive Director Vice President anne.mosle@aspeninstitute.org

Nisha Patel, Deputy Director nisha.patel@aspeninstitute.org

Aspen Global Health and Development

Peggy Clark, Executive Director Vice President, Policy Programs peggy.clark@aspeninstitute.org

Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs

Randall Kempner, Director randall.kempner@aspeninstitute.org

Jenny Everett, Associate Director jenny.everett@aspeninstitute.org

Aspen Strategy Group

Nicholas Burns, Director nicholas.burns@aspeninstitute.org

Jonathon Price, Associate Director jonathon.price@aspeninstitute.org

Business and Society Program

Judy Samuelson, Executive Director judy.samuelson@aspeninstitute.org

Nancy McGaw, Deputy Director nancy.mcgaw@aspeninstitute.org

Communications and Society Program

Charles Firestone, Executive Director

firestone@aspeninstitute.org

Community Strategies Group

Janet Topolsky, Director janet.topolsky@aspeninstitute.org

Congressional Program

Dan Glickman, Executive Director Vice President dan.glickman@aspeninstitute.org

Economic Opportunities Program

Maureen Conway, Executive Director maureen.conway@aspeninstitute.org

Education and Society Program

Ross Wiener, Executive Director Vice President ross.wiener@aspeninstitute.org

Nancy Pelz-Paget, Director nancypp@aspeninstitute.org

Energy and Environment Program

David Monsma, Executive Director david.monsma@aspeninstitute.org

Nicole Alexiev, Associate Director nicole.alexiev@aspeninstitute.org

Global Initiative on Culture and Society

Damien Pwono, Director damien.pwono@aspeninstitute.org

Health, Biomedical Science, and Society Initiative

Franmarie Kennedy, Acting Director franmarie.kennedy@aspeninstitute.org

David Monsma, Co-Director Executive Director, Energy and Environment Program

Toni Verstandig, Co-Director Chair, Middle East Programs

Justice and Society Program

Meryl Chertoff, Director meryl.chertoff@aspeninstitute.org

Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century

Tom Duesterberg, Executive Director tom.duesterberg@aspeninstitute.org

Market Building Initiative

Ashraf Ghani, Co-Director

ashrafghani@effectivestates.org

Clare Lockhart, Co-Director

clarelockhart@effectivestates.org

Middle East Programs

Toni Verstandig, Chair toni.verstandig@aspeninstitute.org

Michael Bergman, Director mickey.bergman@aspeninstitute.org

Program on Philanthropy & Social Innovation

Jane Wales, Executive Director Vice President jane.wales@aspeninstitute.org

Cinthia Schuman, Deputy Director cinthia.schuman@aspeninstitute.org

Program on the World Economy

W. Bowman Cutter, Co Chair bcutter@rooseveltinstitute.org

John Lipsky, Co Chair jlipsky@jhu.edu

Center for Native American Youth

Erin Bailey, Program Director erin.bailey@aspeninstitute.org

College Excellence Program

Josh Wyner, Executive Director josh.wyner@aspeninstitute.org

Homeland Security Program

Clark Ervin, Director clark.ervin@aspeninstitute.org

Initiative on Financial Security

Lisa Mensah, Director lisa.mensah@aspeninstitute.org

Roundtable on Community Change

Anne C. Kubisch, Director akubisch@aspenroundtable.org

Sports and Society Program

Tom Farrey, Director tomfarrey@gmail.com

Commission to Reform the Federal Appointments Process

Eric Motley, Director eric.motley@aspeninstitute.org

Initiative on Global Food Security

Peggy Clark, Co-Director Vice President, Policy Programs Executive Director, Aspen Global Health and Development

henry e. Catto Jr.

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henry e. Catto Jr. 1930-2011 The institute lost a dear friend in december 2011, with the

The institute lost a dear friend in december 2011, with the passing of

henry Catto. an integral member of the institute’s leadership team,

henry had been a trustee since 1985 and vice chairman of the board since

1988. shortly before his death, henry made a generous donation to the

institute to help sustain the Catto fellowship, a program that challenges

its fellows to develop new insights about themselves, the role of leadership,

and the need for effective collaborative action to ensure the well-being of

the environment — a mission critically important to henry’s wife Jessica

before she died in 2009. henry was a dedicated public servant, having

held several senior positions in four administrations, including director

of the united states information agency, chief Pentagon spokesman,

and ambassador to britain. he was a true exemplar of the values-based

leadership that is at the core of the work of the aspen institute. henry

will be missed by all who knew him, and the institute will be forever

grateful for having had him as a member of its family.

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The Aspen Institute Board of Trustees (as of April 2012)

Robert K. Steel, Chairman of the Board Walter Isaacson, President and CEO

Madeleine K. Albright

Thelma Duggin

Alma L. Gildenhorn

Chairman Albright Stonebridge Group

Executive Director AnBryce Foundation

Trustee, University of Maryland; Honorary Trustee, Kennedy Center

Paul F. Anderson

Sylvia A. Earle

Gerald Greenwald

Senior Advisor Booz & Co.

Chairman Deep Ocean Exploration & Research

Managing Partner Greenbriar Equity Group

Mercedes Bass

Michael D. Eisner

Patrick W. Gross

Sid R. Bass, Inc.

President Tornante Company

Chairman The Lovell Group

Berl Bernhard

Former Chairman and CEO

Partner

The Walt Disney Company

Arjun Gupta

DLA Piper US LLP Chairman Emeritus

Brooks Entwistle

Founder and Managing Partner TeleSoft Partners

The Aspen Institute

Chairman and Head of Investment Banking

Jane Harman

Richard Braddock

Goldman Sachs Southeast Asia

Director, President, and CEO

Chairman and CEO Fresh Direct

Leonhard Fischer

Woodrow Wilson Center

Chairman

Hayne Hipp

Beth Brooke

Aspen Institute Germany

Private Investor

Global Vice Chair of Public Policy Ernst & Young

Alan Fletcher

Gerald D. Hosier

President and CEO

Principal

Melva Bucksbaum

Aspen Music Festival and School

Law Offices of Gerald D. Hosier, Ltd.

Martin Bucksbaum Family Foundation

Henrietta Holsman Fore

Ann Frasher Hudson

Principal

Partner

William D. Budinger

Holsman International

Javelina Partners

Founder, Former Chairman & CEO

Rodel, Inc.

Ann B. Friedman

Robert J. Hurst

Stephen L. Carter

Educator

Managing Director Crestview Advisors, LLC

Professor of Law

Stephen Friedman

Yale University Law School

Chairman

Walter Isaacson

Stone Point Capital

President and CEO

Cesar Conde

The Aspen Institute

President

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Univision Networks

W.E.B. Du Bois Professor

Jean-Pierre Jouyet

James S. Crown

of Humanities Harvard University

Chairman Aspen Institute France

President Henry Crown and Company

Mircea Geoana

Michael Klein

President

Chairman/CEO

Andrea Cunningham

Aspen Institute Romania

Sunlight Foundation

President Bite North America

David Gergen

Yotaro Kobayashi

Professor of Public Service

Administration Office for Directors

John Doerr

Harvard Kennedy School;

and Officers

Partner

Senior Political Analyst

Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

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The Aspen Institute Board of Trustees (continued)

David H. Koch

Jerry Murdock

James Rogers

Executive Vice President Chemical Technology Koch Industries, Inc.

Co-Founder Insight Venture Partners

Chairman, President, CEO Duke Energy

Marc B. Nathanson

Isaac O. Shongwe

Timothy K. Krauskopf

Chairman

Chairman

Chief Executive Officer

Principal Round Lake Designs, LLC

Mapleton Investments

Letsema Consulting Company;

William A. Nitze

DNA Supply Chain of South Africa

Leonard A. Lauder

Chairman

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Oceana Energy Company

Anna Deavere Smith

The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.

Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue

Chairman Emeritus

Her Majesty Queen Noor

New York University

The Aspen Institute

Humanitarian Activist; UN Expert Advisor

Michelle Smith

Frederic V. Malek

President

Chairman

Jacqueline Novogratz

Robert H. Smith Foundation

Thayer Capital Partners

Founder / CEO Acumen Fund

Javier Solana

James M. Manyika

President

Partner

Olara A. Otunnu

Aspen Institute Spain

McKinsey & Company

President LBL Foundation for Children

Robert K. Steel

William E. Mayer

Chairman

Partner

Elaine Pagels

The Aspen Institute

Park Avenue Equity Partners

Professor of Religion

Chairman Emeritus

Princeton University

Gautam Thapar

The Aspen Institute

Charles Powell

Chairman, Aspen Institute India Chairman and CEO, Avantha Group

Bonnie P. McCloskey

Member of the House of Lords

President

Laurie Tisch

Cornerstone Holdings, LLC

Michael K. Powell

Founder

David McCormick

Chairman The MK Powell Group

Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund

Co-CEO Bridgewater Associates

Margot Pritzker

Shashi Tharoor (leave of absence) Congressman, Lok Sabha

Anne Welsh McNulty

Chairperson Zohar Education Project

Indian Parliament

Managing Partner

Incorporative

Giulio Tremonti

JBK Partners

Peter A. Reiling

Chairman Aspen Institute Italia

Diane Morris

Executive Vice President

Chairman

Seminars and Leadership Programs

Roderick K. von Lipsey

Morris Capital Management

The Aspen Institute

Managing Director UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Karlheinz Muhr

Lynda Resnick

Chairman and CEO

Co-Owner and Vice Chairman

Vin Weber

QFS Capital

Roll International Corporation

Managing Partner Clark & Weinstock

Clare Muñana

Condoleezza Rice

President

Stephenson Senior Fellow

Michael Zantovsky

Ancora Associates, Inc.

on Public Policy Hoover Institution Former US Secretary of State

President Aspen Institute Prague

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James C. Calaway, Chairman

HRH Prince Bandar bin Sultan

Irvine O. Hockaday, Jr.

Thomas R. Pickering

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia

Retired President and CEO Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Vice Chairman Hills & Company

Keith Berwick

Keith Berwick Chair

Nina Rodale Houghton

Warren B. Rudman

The Aspen Institute

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Wye Institute

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton

John Brademas

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Jerome Huret

New York University

Aspen Institute France

Jay Sandrich

 

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James C. Calaway

William N. Joy

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Lloyd G. Schermer

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Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

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Lee Enterprises, Inc.

William T. Coleman, Jr.

Henry A. Kissinger

O’Melveny & Myers

Kissinger Associates, Inc.

Carlo Scognamiglio

Lester Crown

Ann Korologos

Honorary Chairman Aspen Institute Italia

Chairman Henry Crown and Company

Chairman Emeritus The Aspen Institute

Albert H. Small

Vice Chairman Emeritus The Aspen Institute

Gerald M. Levin

President Southern Engineering Corp.

Tarun Das

Retired Chairman and CEO Time Warner, Inc.

Andrew L. Stern

Chief Mentor Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

Robert Malott

Senior Research Fellow Georgetown Public Policy Institute

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William L. Davis

FMC Corporation

Paul A. Volcker

WLD Davis Holdings, LLC

Federal Reserve System (retired)

 

Olivier Mellerio

Al Dietsch

General Partner, Interfinexa

Leslie H. Wexner

Chairman Best Year Yet LLC

Eleanor Merrill

President and Chairman of the Board

Publisher Emeritus

The Limited, Inc.

William H. Donaldson

Washingtonian Magazine

Chairman

Frederick B. Whittemore

Donaldson Enterprises

Elinor Bunin Munroe

Advisory Director

James L. Ferguson

President Elinor Bunin Productions, Inc.

Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc.

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Alice Young

General Foods Corp.

Sandra Day O’Connor

Chair, Asia Pacific Practice

Richard N. Gardner

Chancellor The College of William & Mary

Kaye Scholer LLP

Senior Counsel Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Former US Supreme Court Justice

Hisashi Owada

Jacqueline Grapin

International Court of Justice

President The European Institute

John J. Phelan, Jr.

Retired Chairman and CEO, NYSE; Chairman Emeritus The Aspen Institute

2011 Annual Report (draft audited financials)

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

December 31, 2011 (With Summarized Financial Information as of December 31, 2010)

ASSETS

2011

2010

Cash and cash equivalents

$4,044,309

$6,975,288

Accounts receivable, net

1,493,775

1,131,985

Grants and contributions receivable, net

23,138,354

24,701,726

Investments

80,460,416

76,095,101

Investments held for deferred compensation

1,624,541

1,647,025

Prepaid expenses

476,278

489,754

Inventory

110,458

97,936

Property and equipment, net

57,745,320

59,366,458

Security deposits

205,993

169,542

TOTAL ASSETS

$169,299,444

$170,674,815

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

Liabilities Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$4,645,899

$3,923,553

Grants payable

1,595,139

713,504

Customer deposits

3,468,644

3,717,684

Capital lease obligations

237,582

376,097

Deferred compensation

1,624,541

1,647,025

TOTAL LIABILITIES

11,571,805

10,377,863

Net Assets:

Unrestricted

Undesignated

1,173,549

-

Board Designated

78,026,115

85,844,583

79,199,664

85,844,583

Temporarily restricted

47,779,771

49,067,431

Permanently restricted

30,748,204

25,384,938

TOTAL NET ASSETS

157,727,639

160,296,952

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

$169,299,444

$170,674,815

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STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES

For the Year Ended December 31, 2011 (With Summarized Financial Information for the Year Ended December 31, 2010)

 

- 2011 -

 

Temporarily Permanently

2011

2010

 

Unrestricted

Restricted

Restricted

Total

Total

OPERATING REVENUE AND SUPPORT:

Project grants

$

1,288,402

$26,925,593

$

-

$28,213,995

$28,066,891

Contributions

6,385,334

10,049,818

5,363,266

21,798,418

21,816,525

Investment income appropriated for operations

797,598

1,220,724

2,018,322

2,434,937

Conference and facility fees

9,906,412

-

-

9,906,412

8,504,279

Contract revenue

5,598,083

-

-

5,598,083

4,687,683

Seminar fees

7,229,580

-

-

7,229,580

5,454,695

Other

440,392

-

-

440,392

412,571

Rental income Net assets released from restrictions:

242,203

-

-

242,203

202,357

Satisfaction of time restrictions

18,564,381

(18,564,381)

-

-

-

Satisfaction of program restrictions 19,698,690

(19,698,690)

-

-

-

TOTAL OPERATING REVENUE AND SUPPORT

70,151,075

(66,936)

5,363,266

75,447,405

71,579,938

ExPENSES:

Program Services:

Policy programs

32,689,332

-

-

32,689,332

28,819,276

Campus activities

14,410,920

-

-

14,410,920

13,409,777

Public programs

5,846,406

-

-

5,846,406

4,430,973

Global leadership network

2,394,929

-

-

2,394,929

2,862,859

Seminars

2,039,500

-

-

2,039,500

1,403,976

Other restricted programs

1,096,050

-

-

1,096,050

900,375

Total Program Services

58,477,137

-

-

58,477,137

51,827,236

Supporting Services

General and administration

 

13,947,257

-

-

13,947,257

12,816,092

Fundraising and development 2,416,710

-

-

2,416,710

2,099,874

Total Supporting Services

 

16,363,967

-

-

16,363,967

14,915,966

Total Expenses

74,841,104

-

-

74,841,104

66,743,202

CHANGE IN NET ASSETS FROM OPERATIONS

(4,690,029)

(66,936)

5,363,266

606,301

4,836,736

NON-OPERATING REVENUE

Investment income (loss) in excess of earnings appropriated for operations (1,954,890) (1,220,724) - (3,175,614)

3,407,944

CHANGE IN NET ASSESTS

(6,644,919)

(1,287,660)

5,363,266

(2,569,313)

8,244,680

NET ASSETS, BEGINNING OF YEAR

85,844,583

49,067,431

25,384,938

160,296,952

152,052,272

NET ASSETS, END OF YEAR

$79,199,664

$47,779,771

$30,748,204 $157,727,639

$160,296,952

Society of Fellows as of December 31, 2011

Gold Leaf Society ($50,000 and above)

Greg and Karen Amadon

  • A. Huda and Samia Farouki

Chairman’s Society

($25,000)

Anonymous The Bostock Family Foundation - Roy and Merilee Bostock Martin and Ruth Carver James and Phyllis Coulter Michael Klein and Joan Fabry David and Sheila Fuente The Bruce T. Halle Family Foundation - Diane and Bruce Halle Walter and Cathy Isaacson Bicky and George Kellner Toby Devan Lewis Chauncey Lufkin Scott D. Miller Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson Anne and Chris Reyes Robert C. Pew and Susan Taylor Charles R. Wall and Ms. Nancy Wall Rob and Melani Walton Beatrice and Anthony Welters

President’s Society

($10,000)

Robert J. Abernethy Anonymous (3) Adrienne Arsht James and Donna Barksdale Ambassador and Mrs. Stuart Bernstein Luciano and Giancarla Berti Mike and Jackie Bezos

Steve Black Alireza Ittihadieh and Irja Brant Martin and Aviva Budd

  • C. E. and S. Foundation

Calvin and Jane Cafritz Nancy and Clint Carlson Michael and Sandy Collins Patricia Cox Sara Fraser Crismon Marshall and Jane Crouch Nancy C. Crown and A. Steven Crown Sylvie and Gary Crum Elissa and Gary Davis Gustavo Cisneros and Patricia Phelps de Cisneros John and Catherine Debs Scott M. Delman Claiborne and Elaine Deming David and Dee Dillon Gloria Story Dittus Thelma Duggin Richard and Gail Elden Gail and Alfred Engelberg Ted and Bess Enloe The Honorable and Mrs. Melvyn J. Estrin Shannon and Richard Fairbanks Tara Carson and Barbara Fergus Randi and Bob Fisher Rosemarie Forsythe Jim and Karen Frank Jessica and John Fullerton Meg and Bennett Goodman John Hagel III

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John and Lizbeth Adams Gerhard and Jeanne Andlinger Anonymous Edward Lenkin and Roselin Atzwanger Robert and Cara Barnes Alan and Jane Batkin Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation Kay Bucksbaum Zoë Baird Budinger James D. and Robin F. Carreker Caserve Foundation Richard and Cornelia Corbett J. Lester and Brenda Crain Alexander and Lorraine Dell Jan and Neal Dempsey Maggie DeWolf David and Holly Dreman Margaret and Jerrold Eberhardt Sheldon and Clayton Erikson Joseph and Sherry Felson David and Jaimie Field Marilyn and Larry Fields Jerry and Nanette Finger Christopher B. Galvin Gideon and Sarah Gartner Mr. Edouard and Mrs. Brooke Gerschel Gary and Virginia Gerst Marilyn and Michael Glosserman Richard and Harriett Gold Jeannette and Jerry Goldstone Andrea and Jim Gordon Scott Gordon Anthony and Joanne Guerrerio Gordon and Llura Gund James and Mary Ann Harris Irving Harris Foundation - Joan W. Harris Selim K. Zilkha and Mary Hayley

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Fred and Penny Abrams John K. Adams

Rita and Jeffrey Adler

Chief Judge Inumidun E. Akande

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