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B o a r d o f Tr u s t e e s WHAT IS THE ASPEN INSTITUTE?

Chair man The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international nonprofit dedicated to fostering
Robert K. Steel
enlightened leadership, the appreciation of timeless ideas and values, and open-minded dia-
V ice Chair men
Henry E. Catto logue on contemporary issues. Through seminars, policy
Lester Crown
programs, conferences, and leadership development ini-
Madeleine K. Albright
Paul F. Anderson
tiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to
Mercedes Bass promote the pursuit of common ground and nonpartisan
Berl Bernhard
William D. Budinger inquiry. The Institute is headquartered in Washington,
Stephen L. Carter
F. Peter Cundill DC, and has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the
Andrea Cunningham
Tarun Das Wye River near the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in
William L. Davis*
John Doerr Maryland. Its international network includes partner
Sylvia A. Earle
Michael D. Eisner
Aspen Institutes in Berlin, Rome, Lyon, Tokyo, and New
Leonhard Fischer Delhi, plus leadership initiatives in Africa, India, and

Dan Bayer
Alan Fletcher
Henrietta Holsman Fore* Central America.
Stephen Friedman
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
David Gergen
Alma L. Gildenhorn
Gerald Greenwald
Patrick W. Gross The Executive Seminar Pursuing the Good Life
Arjun Gupta For more than 50 years, this signature Institute seminar Moderated by leadership expert Jim O’Toole, this semi-
Sidney Harman
Hayne Hipp has challenged civic and business leaders to probe time- nar draws on the wisdom of the ages to help mid-life pro-
Gerald D. Hosier less ideas and values. Based on classical and contempo- fessionals explore the various ways successful people can
Ann Frasher Hudson rary texts, it is a powerful exploration of the ideas that divide their time and balance the “second halves” of
Jérôme Huret
Robert J. Hurst
have shaped human history, staged in the sublime set- their lives.
Walter Isaacson ting of Aspen, Colorado, or Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
William N. Joy
Yotaro Kobayashi W ye Faculty Seminar
David H. Koch N a t u re a n d S o c i e t y Offered at the Institute’s Wye River campus, this seminar
Ann McLaughlin Korologos* Formerly the “Wilderness Seminar,” this seminar pairs engages faculty members of liberal arts colleges in the
Timothy K. Krauskopf
Leonard A. Lauder moderated discussions of classical and contemporary exchange of ideas — across disciplines and
Frederic V. Malek texts with expertly guided hikes in the Colorado Rockies institutions — while probing the values that underlie
Robert H. Malott or excursions on the Chesapeake Bay, fostering a reflec- their teaching.
James M. Manyika
William E. Mayer tive examination of our relationship to nature. In 2007,
Bonnie Palmer McCloskey the seminar will be offered at a substantially lower price. Custom Seminars
Anne Welsh McNulty
Karlheinz Muhr Custom seminars enable organizations and companies to
Clare Muñana Global Values and Leadership develop one- to multi-day seminars relevant to their day-
Elinor Bunin Munroe Executives looking to strengthen their overseas and to-day operations. This program has grown to include
Jerry Murdock
Robert H. Murray domestic operations face issues of cultural misunder- many of the world’s leading corporations. To learn more
William A. Nitze standing, conflicts in values, and competing interests. about Custom Seminars, contact Donna Horney at
Her Majesty Queen Noor This seminar addresses these challenges and explores or (202) 736-5835.
Olara A. Otunnu
Elaine Pagels regional and global values that affect global economics.
Michel Pebereau
Thomas R. Pickering
Charles Powell The Monthly Series Limited financial assistance is available for most
Michael K. Powell An opportunity to reflect on the issues that we face as seminars. For more information or to register for a seminar,
Margot L. Pritzker leaders and citizens, the Monthly Series offers the contact Charlene Costello at (410) 820-5374
Peter A. Reiling
Lynda Resnick “Creativity” and “Leaders and Leadership” seminars in or
Isaac O. Shongwe Washington, DC, and in Chicago.
Albert H. Small
Andrew L. Stern
Giulio Tremonti
William H. Donaldson John P. Mascotte Carlo Scognamiglio
Roderick K. von Lipsey
Vin Weber Robert O. Anderson James L. Ferguson Robert S. McNamara Kathy D. Smith
Frederick B. Whittemore Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Jacqueline Grapin Olivier Mellerio Phillips Talbot
Alice Young Raymond Barre Irvine O. Hockaday, Jr. Martin Meyerson Solomon D. Trujillo
Mortimer B. Zuckerman
John Brademas Nina Rodale Houghton Hisashi Owada Paul A. Volcker
*Trustee on leave of absence James C. Calaway Shirley Hufstedler John J. Phelan, Jr. Leslie H. Wexner
Lisle C. Carter, Jr. Robert S. Ingersoll Warren B. Rudman Clifton R. Wharton, Jr.
William T. Coleman, Jr. Henry A. Kissinger Jay Sandrich Dolores Wharton
Alfred Dietsch Gerald M. Levin Lloyd G. Schermer


The Moder n India Seminar
A new offering, the Modern India Seminar will guide participants The Executive Justice and Society Seminar
July 20–27, 2007, Aspen
through a first-hand exploration of the culture, economics, and pol- Seminar July 27–August 3, 2007,
itics of India. It will offer an in-depth look into modern India. By F e b r u a r y 2 4 – M a rch 2, Aspen
combining travel with the Institute’s trademark Socratically moder- Aspen
ated discussions of classic and contemporary texts, this seminar W y e F a c u l t y P re s i d e n t s ’
offers participants an unmatched way to understand the dynamism M a rc h 1 7 – 2 3 , A s p e n Seminar
of India. The dates, which are subject to change, are October July 20–23, 2007, Wye
14–21, 2007. June 9–15, Aspen
Wye Faculty Seminar
July 21–27, Aspen July 21–27, 2007, Wye
The Moder n China Seminar
Returning in September 2007, due to the incredible success of the August 11–17, Aspen* Pursuing the Good Life
first Modern China Seminar in September 2006, this seminar takes July 26–31, 2007, Aspen
place in Beijing, Huangshan Mountain, and Shanghai and com- August 25–31, Aspen
bines Socratically-moderated discussions of classic texts with direct N a t u re & S o c i e t y
exploration of China. Rapid change in China has brought new September 8–14, Aspen August 15–19, 2007, Aspen
contradictions and tensions; participants will explore these ten- October 10–14, 2007, Wye
sions, plus texts by writers as diverse as Mao and Mencius, moving October 20–26, W ye
with equal fluency through the oldest of Confucian ideas and the Global Values and
newest of market socialist policies. Discussions will focus on the Leadership
country’s culture, philosophy, politics, economics, and geography. September 30–October 3,
Topical Seminars 2007, Wye
Monthly Seminar Series
The Socrates Society Forum for Young Leaders Creativity: Dates to be The Moder n China Seminar
This program offers seminars to young professionals over long weekends announced for spring 2007 September (exact dates
three times a year — over Presidents’ Day weekend and the Fourth of TBA), 2007, China
Leaders and Leadership ,
July holiday in Aspen, and once at Wye. Each is based on a theme or Par t II: Dates to be
issue; recent Socrates programs have focused on bioethics, leadership in The Moder n India Seminar
announced for fall 2007 October 14–21, 2007, India
troubled times, and civil liberties. In 2005, the program added special
weekend tracks for teenage participants. For information, Note: All dates are subject to change; please check for updates.
visit or call Mark Chichester at * Women’s Leadership Invitational
(202) 736-1077.

Aspen Ideas Festival A s p e n C o m m u n i t y P ro g r a m s

An annual festival of ideas, this extraordinary weeklong public event The Institute offers residents of Aspen, Colorado, and the surrounding
brings some of the world’s brightest minds and inspiring leaders to the Roaring Fork Valley communities a variety of programs and events
Institute’s campus in Aspen, Colorado, every summer for informed and throughout the year as a way to engage the community in Institute
enlightened dialogue on some of the world’s most pressing issues. For programming. Programs include seminars such as the Community
information, visit or call Deborah Great Ideas Seminar, the Sharing Shakespeare lecture series, and
Murphy at (970) 544-7955. educational programs for high school students. For information, contact
Cristal Logan at or (970) 544-7929.
Aspen Health Summit
Medical, science, and health care leaders, plus interested members
of the public, will gather for this three-day conference highlighting the
latest advances in health and bioscience. The first Summit will take Vets in the News What do Israel,
place October 3–6, 2007. For information, contact Health, Bioscience, Pepsi, and the US Department of Housing and
and Society Initiative Director Dr. Michelle McMurry at Urban Development have in common? Their or (202) 736-2535. chiefs, all recent newsmakers — Prime Minister of
Israel Ehud Olmert, newly named Pepsico President
M cCloskey Summer Speaker Series and CFO Indra Nooyi, and HUD Secretary
Free and open to the public, this series brings prominent thinkers,
authors, historians, business leaders, diplomats, and government
Alphonso Jackson — have all taken Aspen Institute
officials to the Institute podium in Aspen, Colorado, throughout the seminars.
summer. Lineups are finalized in the late spring.


The Society of Fellows is a community of more than 800 dedicated Aspen Institute supporters who donate at a variety of levels. They have
numerous opportunities to participate in seminars, symposia, lectures, discussion receptions, and other special events in Aspen, Colorado, and
Washington, DC. See page 34 for details on recent and upcoming events, and to find out how to become a Society of Fellows donor.
For information, visit, or call Rachel Hahn at (970) 544-7912.



ver the past ten years, the Institute has built on a series of pro- The Central America Leadership Initiative (CALI)
grams for young leaders in the US and abroad — from South The Central America Leadership Initiative (CALI) is a collaborative
Carolina to South Africa. Beginning with and inspired by the venture of the Aspen Institute, TechnoServe, INCAE (Central
Henry Crown Fellowship Program in 1997, these initiatives share a America’s leading business school, in Costa Rica) and FUNDEMAS
common goal of developing a new generation of civically engaged (the Salvadoran chapter of Business for Social Responsibility).
men and women by encouraging them to move “from success to sig- Founded in 2004, CALI is designed to stimulate a new generation of
nificance,” applying their entrepreneurial talents to addressing the business, government, and civil society leaders to more fully engage in
foremost challenges of their organizations, communities, and coun- the foremost challenges of their countries, their region, and their
tries. They also share a common basic structure: each program selects times. CALI Fellows are between the ages of 25 and 45 and drawn
an annual class of approximately 20 proven young leaders and con- from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and
venes them several times over the course of two years for a series of Panama.
intensive leadership seminars. Each fellow is required to design and
carry out a high-impact leadership project in his or her community. The India Leadership Initiative (ILI)
The Institute is now gathering this growing family of initiatives under The India Leadership Initiative (ILI) is a new collaborative venture
a single umbrella: the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN), between the Aspen Institute, the Aspen Institute India, and the Global
with the goal of introducing the “Fellows” to one another across pro- Markets Institute of Goldman Sachs. As currently conceived, ILI will
grams and leveraging their talents on a global basis. See page 30 for convene successive classes of 24 proven young leaders, ages 30–45,
the latest news from the network. drawn from Indian business, government, and civil society. These
Fellows will be joined by up to eight specially selected “Goldman
T h e H e n r y Cro w n F e l l o w s h i p P ro g r a m Sachs Aspen India Fellows” — recruited from across the firm’s global
The flagship of our young leaders’ development programs, the Henry network. The Fellows will meet in India and in Aspen to explore the
Crown Fellowship was founded in 1997 to offer intensive values-based values that drive their leadership, India’s place in the world, and ways
education to young professionals between the ages of 25 and 45. Each in which they can work together to improve Indian society
year, a class of 20 Fellows is selected based on their potential to (
provide leadership at the highest levels of corporate and civic
responsibility. For information, visit or The Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI)
call Martha Lange at (805) 962-9412. Founded in January 2006 by Segun Aganga, a managing director of
Goldman Sachs International, and Dr. Christopher Kolade, Nigeria’s
The Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, the Nigeria Leadership
Each year, the Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership Initiative provides a platform for highly successful Nigerian leaders
program selects 24 of our nation’s brightest young political leaders (“Fellows”) who are uniquely qualified to influence the future devel-
from both parties and all levels of government for two-year fellowships. opment of Nigeria to enhance their values-based leadership skills and
This unique program, which just named its second class of Fellows, to assume a transformative role in the future development of Nigeria.
seeks to improve the quality of political leadership by encouraging The mission of NLI is to create a growing global network of credible
bipartisanship and facilitating dialogue centered on basic values and and accomplished community-spirited Nigerian leaders who are com-
the principles of Western democracy. For information, contact Gia mitted to taking responsibility for driving positive change in Nigeria
Regan at (202) 736-2525 or, or visit and Nigerian communities (
The Liber t y F e l l o w s h i p
The Africa Leadership Initiative The Liberty Fellowship is a program for
(ALI) emerging leaders in South Carolina between
The Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) the ages of 25 and 45. It seeks to promote out-
is a collaborative venture of the Aspen standing leadership in South Carolina, empow-
Institute, TechnoServe, Databank ering the state and its future leaders to realize
Foundation (Ghana), Infotech their full potential. Its mission is to offer each
Investments (Tanzania), LEAP Africa class of 20 fellows the opportunity to explore
Nigeria, Letsema Foundation (South the values that sustain them; cultivate respect
Africa), and CETA Construction & for both the ideas and beliefs of others; and
Services (Mozambique). Founded in become significant contributors to their state,
2001, ALI is designed to develop a new and to society at large. Founded by Institute
generation of effective, enlightened, trustee Hayne Hipp, former Chairman and
and engaged business leaders for the CEO of Liberty Corporation, Liberty
continent. ALI Fellows are between the Fellowship is a partnership of the Aspen
ages of 30 and 50 and drawn from Institute, Hipp, and Wofford College, where it
Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, is based (
South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda
( Fellows of the Africa Leadership Initiative bond
d u r i n g a t r u s t e x e rc i s e a t t h e i r f i r s t s e m i n a r i n
May 2006.

For information on the Aspen Global Leadership Network, contact Abigail Golden-Vazquez at or (202)


Within the Institute are 20 policy programs and partnerships, headquartered in Washington, DC, and New York City. Each has
a different policy area at its core, but all strive to promote dialogue and informed leadership — whether through ongoing
research and innovative projects or by convening experts and decision makers.


GROUP convenes foreign and Inter national PROGRAM brings together leaders in
domestic security experts to e d i t o r F a reed business, government, educational,
Zakaria and
discuss current issues and research, and environmental organiza-
Philip Zelikow,
challenges tions to seek creative solutions to
an advisor to
( Secre t a r y o f domestic and international policy
State issues involving energy and the envi-
THE BUSINESS AND SOCIETY Condoleezza ronment (
PROGRAM convenes innovative Rice, at the
leaders from business, academia, August meeting THE ETHICAL GLOBALIZATION
and the social sector to catalyze of the Aspen INITIATIVE, a partnership of the
Alex Irvin

fresh thinking about the corpora- Institute, the International Council on

S t r a t e g y G roup
tion’s role in society and increase Human Rights Policy, and Columbia
the supply of business leaders University, promotes a values-led glob-
who seek to balance business success with social and environmental alization process that integrates international human rights into efforts
progress ( addressing global challenges (

WORLD ECONOMY promotes dialogue among leaders in business, American public in debates concerning the US response to the opportu-
finance, government, academia, and the media from industrial and nities and challenges that arise from increasing global interdependence
developing nations to generate new approaches to major international (
economic challenges (
THE COMMISSION ON NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND is a 24-month examines societal issues related to health policy, medicine, nutrition,
project to inform the anticipated reauthorization of this landmark legis- and biotechnology through a combination of roundtable discussions,
lation by holding hearings, conducting and distilling research, and speaker series, and public convenings (
developing recommendations to improve its effectiveness.
THE HOMELAND SECURITY INITIATIVE examines the issues relating
THE COMMUNICATIONS AND SOCIETY PROGRAM promotes dia- to US homeland security, assessing progress made by the Department of
logue and innovative decision-making in the fields of communications Homeland Security and developing recommendations for making
and information policy. It convenes leaders to assess the impact of mod- Americans safer (
ern communications and information systems and develops new models
for communications policy ( THE INITIATIVE ON FINANCIAL SECURITY convenes a leadership
group from the financial services industry to explore financial products
THE COMMUNITY STRATEGIES GROUP designs and manages peer that create lifelong asset-building opportunities for the tens of millions
learning among practitioners and policymakers engaged in regional and of working Americans who currently lack access to tax-advantaged or
community economic development, civic capacity building, building employer-subsidized savings vehicles (
family livelihoods, and the development of local philanthropic
resources ( THE JUSTICE AND SOCIETY PROGRAM convenes leaders from sev-
eral disciplines and professions to affect national and international pol-
THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM offers nonpartisan educational icy regarding human rights, international law, transitional justice, and
programs designed to foster leadership on public policy issues among multilateral peacekeeping operations (
members of the US Congress (
THE COUNCIL OF WOMEN WORLD LEADERS AND THE American, Palestinian, and Israeli business and political leaders
INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF WOMEN MINISTERS is a partner- dedicated to working for a peaceful solution in the Middle East that
ship with the Institute that promotes good governance and gender enables the creation of a Palestinian state and maintains the security
equality and aims to increase the number, effectiveness, and visibility of of Israel as a democratic, Jewish state.
women in top leadership roles (
THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM promotes learning supports research and dialogue to improve understanding of non-
about highly promising approaches to poverty alleviation, including self- profit activities and develop creative options for addressing critical
employment, industry-based employment strategies, and financial serv- policy and management issues affecting the sector
ices for low-income consumers ( (

policy issues and encourages new initiatives in education among diverse which leaders working to revitalize distressed urban and rural communi-
groups of policymakers, practitioners, analysts, and other leaders ties can address common problems and share strategies for promoting
( positive change (