Last weekend was the 20th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, and
Americans marked the occasion with remembrances and clear-eyed
conversations about what came after. In a discussion with foreign policy
leaders and experts, the Aspen Strategy Group invited speakers to
recount their memories of the day and assess the world-changing decisions
that the US made after it. Reflecting on the 9/11 milestone and the recent
withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, panelists discussed potential
shifts in national security and diplomatic strategies.
Using Faith to Foster Inclusivity
Where religious pluralism is not the norm, grassroots leaders are
connecting their faith to a vision of a more inclusive America and
mobilizing others to do the same. Many evangelical leaders say the country
is changing, and rather than retreating into their communities of faith,
they are reaching out to meet their neighbors. Learn more from the
Institute’s Inclusive America Project.
The Importance of Worker Voices
Workers are a source of innovation and experience that can help
corporations solve pressing issues. Over the past year, the Idea Lab on
Worker Voice in Corporate Governance has been exploring policies,
practices, and structures of corporate decision-making systems. This team
of researchers, part of the Institute’s Business & Society Program,
hopes their work will lead to healthier companies, happier workers, and a
more robust national economy.
In the News
Cybersecurity is a predominantly white and male field; research
indicates only 4% of cybersecurity workers self-identify as Hispanic,
9% as Black, and 24% as women. Aspen Digital and the Aspen Tech
Policy Hub recently issued a series of recommendations to diversify the
industry, with wider, national implications. Speaking to The Washington
Post, Aspen Tech Policy Hub Deputy Director Mai Sistla said, “If you don’t
have a diverse industry, there are all these perspectives you’re
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Better Arguments 101
September 15, 3 PM ET
Join the Citizenship and American Identity Program for a one-hour
introduction to The Better Arguments Project. Participants will reflect
on the role of arguments in a healthy democracy and will introduce the
three dimensions and five principles of a Better Argument. If you are new
to The Better Arguments Project, this session is a perfect way to get
started. Register to attend.
Future of Sports: Climate Crisis and the Role of Sports
September 23, 12 PM ET
What if sports took radical action on the climate crisis? What role can
sports play if more sports organizations and their stakeholders commit to
the United Nation’s Sports for Climate Action Framework? What message of
hope could be delivered if the global sporting community expanded its
engagement in tackling the climate crisis? Join the Sports & Society
Program to tackle these questions. Register to attend.
September 23 - 24, 7 PM ET
Unfinished Live is convening technologist, journalist, thought leaders,
artist and changemakers to tackle one of the most consequential
opportunities of our time: harnessing ethical digital tech to build a more
equitable and sustainable future for all. Join us for Unfinished Live,
a festival exploring the future of tech, taking place at The Shed in NYC
and online, September 23-24. Use code ASPENFREE for complimentary tickets.
Global Inclusive Growth Summit
Join a community of purpose-driven leaders for a day-long summit to take
collective action towards rebuilding an economy that works for everyone,
everywhere. The Summit will bring together leaders from across sectors to
catalyze new partnerships and shine a spotlight on solutions that advance
inclusive and sustainable economies around the world. See the full
agenda and register to attend.
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