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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.

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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.

    Aspen Ministers Forum: Madeleine Albright in Conversation with Jan Eliasson

    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.

    • 21 min
    The Intersection of Structural Racism and a Pandemic

    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.

    • 20 min
    Artist in Residence Edmund de Waal in conversation with Paula Crown

    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.

    • 32 min
    Dan Porterfield on the Business of Giving Podcast

    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.

    • 23 min
    Containing the Spread of Viral Misinformation

    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.

    • 19 min
    Cash Matters

    Cash Matters

    Is universal basic income, or any cash transfer program, a silver bullet or money without accountability?

    • 25 min

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