Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
2007 Aspen Institute Annual Report

2007 Aspen Institute Annual Report



|Views: 4,383|Likes:
Published by The Aspen Institute
The 2007 Aspen Institute Annual Report.
The 2007 Aspen Institute Annual Report.

More info:

Published by: The Aspen Institute on Oct 31, 2008
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial


Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less





2008 Overview
 and 2007 Annual Report
 Embossed Color Type on an Aspen Leaf 
(cover and above)Lloyd G. Schermer Aspen Institute Lifetime Trustee
 A Place Where the Human Spirit Can Flourish
In the years immediately following World War II, Chicago businessman and philanthropistWalter Paepcke was inspired by philosopher Mortimer Adler’s Great Books seminar at theUniversity of Chicago to create in Aspen, Colorado, “a place where the human spirit canflourish.” In 1950, he established the Aspen Institute Executive Seminar to help businessleaders look with fresh eyes at their lives, their work, and the world of which they were a partin order to become “more self-aware, more self-correcting, and hence, more self-fulfilling.Today, the vision and reach of the Aspen Institute extend far beyond its original roots.In policy programs, seminars, public events, and new leadership initiatives around the world,the form and force of the Institute have grown to confront contemporary challenges and mat-ters of collective concern. But in all of its work since its inception the Institute has remainedcommitted to the power of thoughtful dialogue, enduring human values, nonpartisan research,and the search for common ground.Over the years the Institute has attracted statesmen, CEOs, Supreme Court justices,technology pioneers, scientists, scholars, Nobel laureates, artists, musicians, and other lead-ers, all of them seeking to resolve dilemmas, advance policy solutions, examine the socialand moral values underlying human problems, and strengthen their own capacity for self-knowledge and mutual understanding. Like the individuals who founded the Aspen Institute,they want to bridge the gap between the ideal and the real.Since its creation more than half a century ago, the Aspen Institute has rarely stood still. At a time of great change and transformation, it continues to try to anticipate and shape thecourse of that change, serving as a place where major social concerns can be clearly seen,debated, and examined from different perspectives, all in the interest of the public serviceand a better future.

Activity (14)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 hundred reads
1 thousand reads
Luq Hakim liked this
DCSpartan7 liked this
clmcampbell liked this
TCInstituteRing liked this
Cordon825 liked this
alexyz129 liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->