We preview the new “Shades of Freedom” podcast from the Institute’s Criminal Justice Reform Initiative. The initiative’s Director, Dr. Douglas E. Wood, spoke with Dr. Monique Morris about the criminalization of Black girls. Morris is the founder of National Black Women’s Justice Institute, the executive director of Grantmakers for Girls of Color, and the author of several books, including Pushout. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
30-40 million renters are at risk for eviction because of expiring eviction moratoriums across the country. Katherine Lucas Mckay, Senior Program Manager at Aspen's Financial Security Program, explains how we can stop evictions, the long-lasting effects it has on mental health, and why evictions will make it harder to vote.
Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright recently spoke with Jan Eliasson, Swedish diplomat and former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, about the new thinking required to tackle issues in the 21st century: a pandemic, climate change, war, and more. Madeleine Albright is the founding member of the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Minister’s Forum, which serves as a leading platform for nonpartisan dialogue aimed at building upon and improve the work of key international institutions.
East Harlem is an overlooked neighborhood of Manhattan, made vulnerable by structural racism and gentrification. But even before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, the neighborhood had its own preparedness organization run by women of color who work and live there. Listen as Ann-Gel Palermo—an East Harlem resident, an associate professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and an Aspen Institute Health Innovators fellow—discusses preparing for disaster.
Artist, advocate, and entrepreneur Paula Crown reflects with Artist in Residence Edmund de Waal on his work.
The following is a cross-posted conversation between Dan Porterfield, CEO and President of the Aspen Institute, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving Podcast. On the episode, Dan Porterfield talked about leading the institute into a pandemic, a new social contract, and why this is a moment for servant leadership to shine.
As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly, the global trends around information flows seem to be moving even faster. In this episode, Aspen Digital Executive Director Vivian Schiller answers pressing questions like the long term impact of misinformation on government trust and transparency.
Is universal basic income, or any cash transfer program, a silver bullet or money without accountability?
Every year during National Native American Heritage Month, the Center for Native American Youth puts out a report centered on Native Youth and the issues they are working towards solving in their communities. This year’s report was centered on civic engagement and belonging.
Nov 27, 2019
When it comes to being an immigrant and helping women succeed, former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is unapologetic.
Nov 13, 2019