Aspen Insight
Aspen Insight
The Aspen Institute
Join host Amina Akhtar as she goes beyond the headlines to unpack complex policy topics and shine a light on leaders who are making a difference. Brought to you by the Aspen Institute.
Shades of Freedom: The Criminalization of Black Girls
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.
Sep 11
25 min
America's Looming Eviction Crisis
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.
Aug 26
13 min
Aspen Ministers Forum: Madeleine Albright in Conversation with Jan Eliasson
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.
Jul 29
21 min
The Intersection of Structural Racism and a Pandemic
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.
Jun 16
20 min
Artist in Residence Edmund de Waal in conversation with Paula Crown
Artist, advocate, and entrepreneur Paula Crown reflects with Artist in Residence Edmund de Waal on his work.
May 8
32 min
Dan Porterfield on the Business of Giving Podcast
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.
Apr 27
23 min
Containing the Spread of Viral Misinformation
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.
Apr 10
19 min
Cash Matters
Is universal basic income, or any cash transfer program, a silver bullet or money without accountability?
Jan 8
25 min
The State of Native Youth in 2019
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
25 min
Madeleine Albright is Unapologetic
When it comes to being an immigrant and helping women succeed, former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is unapologetic.
Nov 13, 2019
16 min
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