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Compelling talks and conversations from the Aspen Ideas Festival and other public programs at the Aspen Institute.

Compelling talks and conversations from the Aspen Ideas Festival and other public programs at the Aspen Institute.
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Compelling talks and conversations from the Aspen Ideas Festival and other public programs at the Aspen Institute.

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English


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Love, Sex, and the Brain

6/19/2018
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What makes two people click? What does it really mean to say, “we have chemistry”?

Duration:01:00:22

Race, Youth, and the American Vote

6/12/2018
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What are the ways in which people are viewing voting through the lens of race?

Duration:00:56:24

How Broadway's Hamilton is Radically Relevant

6/5/2018
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Broadway producer Jeffrey Seller talks about working on Rent, Hamilton, and other shows. He goes over democratizing theater, diversifying history, and putting on a really good show.

Duration:00:54:27

How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Industry

5/29/2018
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How will AI transform industry and disrupt business? A panel of tech and business experts, including Tim O’Reilly, Gary Marcus, and Michael Chui, discuss how AI will impact our lives, and what business sectors might be most affected.

Duration:01:00:46

Threats from Abroad: Iran, North Korea, and Russia

5/22/2018
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News from around the globe is dominating US headlines. Former members of the US intelligence community weigh in on these global moving parts.

Duration:00:56:02

The Perils of Over-Parenting

5/15/2018
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By trying to provide the perfectly happy childhood, a generation of parents may be making it harder for their kids to actually grow up.

Duration:00:54:42

'That's What She Said' with Joanne Lipman

5/8/2018
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The #MeToo Movement has exposed sexual harassment in the workplace, but what about the problem of gender inequality?

Duration:00:55:10

Why Being Mayor Is the Best Job in Politics

5/1/2018
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Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter insists that serving in city council is the best job in politics. He talks municipal politics with Jonathan Capehart, editorial writer for the Washington Post.

Duration:00:54:23

Securing the Nation's Secrets

4/24/2018
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As our lives become increasingly tech driven, we’re more vulnerable to cyberattacks, and our workplaces and government are too.

Duration:00:56:10

Philanthropy & Democracy: Risky Liaisons

4/17/2018
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Big philanthropy can contribute to a democratic society by addressing problems that neither government nor the private sector will take on. Yet philanthropic institutions and foundations are institutional oddities within a democracy.

Duration:00:55:48

Luis Alberto Urrea on the Power of Family

4/10/2018
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Author Luis Alberto Urrea says his latest novel, "House of Broken Angels," is inspired by his own Mexican-American family.

Duration:00:55:05

Stopping the Violence in Chicago

4/3/2018
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Chicago has been plagued by an epidemic of nearly constant bloodletting. What strategies have been most promising?

Duration:00:55:42

Runaway Slave: A Story of Triumph, Survival, and Resistance

3/27/2018
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Historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar discusses her book "Never Caught," which chronicles the life of Ona Judge. Judge was a slave owned by George and Martha Washington. At age 22 she escaped from Washington's mansion in Philadelphia.

Duration:00:58:10

Living a Moral Life

3/20/2018
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For centuries the human race has been grappling with how to live a moral life. In this conversation we hear from scholars who think deeply about moral philosophy and helping others.

Duration:01:12:39

What's Possible When Young People Speak Up?

3/13/2018
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Throughout history, young people have been at the center of activism: the Civil Rights movement, Black Lives Matter, the labor movement, and now gun violence.

Duration:01:07:38

The Nature of Evil: Paul Bloom and Graeme Wood

3/6/2018
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Why do people do evil things? We hear from Yale psychologist Paul Bloom and journalist Graeme Wood about the nature of evil.

Duration:00:49:32

Is Gun Violence a Public Health Issue?

2/27/2018
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The debate around gun laws is resurfacing in the wake of the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Can America’s shared sorrow inspire a consensus that gun violence should be tackled as a public health issue?

Duration:00:50:38

How History's Mistakes Guide Today's Leaders

2/20/2018
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Historian Jon Meacham speaks with journalist John Dickerson about what today's politicians can learn from historical figures like Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, and Franklin Roosevelt.

Duration:00:53:41

US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

2/13/2018
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US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith says her true self comes out in her work. Poetry, she says, helps her wrestle with dark, sometimes unresolvable questions.

Duration:00:50:47

Why We Need to Talk About Race

2/6/2018
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If you’re white and middle class, you were probably raised thinking that discussing race was impolite. Color blindness was seen as a virtue.

Duration:00:58:40