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The Aspen Institute: Who We Are

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 dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.

Our Mission

IDEAS
Spark intellectual inquiry and exchange, connecting new concepts to timeless values

LEADERSHIP
Create a diverse worldwide community of leaders committed to the greater good

ACTION
Provide a nonpartisan forum for reaching solutions on vital public policy issues

What We Do

POLICY PROGRAMS
Nonpartisan initiatives that drive dialogue and action on today’s challenges

LEADERSHIP INITIATIVES
Multi-year programs where leaders explore their core values to drive action in their communities and businesses

CONFERENCES & EVENTS
Opportunities for the public to engage with experts and each other

YOUTH & ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS
Initiatives that develop values-driven young leaders and activate the next generation of citizens

SEMINARS
Small gatherings where experts and leaders reflect, connect, and share ideas 

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
A network of partners that address global challenges and develop values-based leaders 

MEDIA RESOURCES
Digital content and publications that promote innovative thinking and solutions

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The Aspen Institute's campus in Aspen hosts programming throughout the year, including the Aspen Ideas Festival.

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