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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.

    Behind the Mask | COVID Doctor & Scientist Patrick Hines

    Behind the Mask | COVID Doctor & Scientist Patrick Hines

    Get a window into Aspen Health Innovator Fellow Patrick Hine's experience as a physician during covid-19, as a father of two young Black boys, and how he dealt with the compounding challenges that took place as the pandemic intersected with systemic racial injustice. This conversation is hosted by Indu Subaiya, Aspen Health Innovator Fellow and founder of Health 2.0.

    • 29 min
    Value of Leadership | Healing in the United States: Wonder?

    Value of Leadership | Healing in the United States: Wonder?

    What will it take to bring the country together? The Civil Society Fellowship – a partnership of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Aspen Institute’s Global Leadership Network–AGLN- answers that question by engaging the next generation of community and civic leaders & activists on AGLN’s new Value of Leadership podcast. This episode is a repost of our sister podcast from the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN).

    • 26 min
    State of Native Youth Report 2020

    State of Native Youth Report 2020

    The Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute recently released its annual report. Listen to their Executive Director, Nikki Pitre, explain how it's a resource and roadmap to help decrease barriers and increase the opportunity for Native youth.

    • 13 min
    Decolonize Your Thanksgiving with Nikki Pitre

    Decolonize Your Thanksgiving with Nikki Pitre

    Despite the stories commonly taught about the first Thanksgiving, the truth behind this holiday is much darker. Listen to Nikki Petre of the Center for Native American Youth talk about what work is left to be done around a holiday that is constructed on false history, and how native youth across the country are creating positive change in their food systems.

    • 10 min
    How Schools Can Be Part of Climate Action

    How Schools Can Be Part of Climate Action

    Former US Secretary of Education John B. King and Former Governor of New Jersey Christine Todd Whitman believe the education sector can be a force for climate change. That's why they joined the Aspen Institute's K-12 Climate Action Commission to create a comprehensive action plan to address climate change in the United States by leveraging the power of the education sector.

    • 25 min
    Don't Panic: Election Security 2020

    Don't Panic: Election Security 2020

    It's one of the craziest election years in America's history, and it's inevitably causing a lot of stress. But cybersecurity expert and Aspen Tech Policy Hub Founding Director Betsy Cooper says we don't need to panic. She helps keep things realistic by explaining the different threats to election security this November and how probable the doomsday events actually are.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

J. Barshop ,

Deeply substantial and amazingly practical

It’s obvious that Amina and the AI team put extraordinary effort into finding guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in this world.

And the insight that she brings to bear on the problems we’re facing is still mind-blowing Every. Single. Time.

No matter the topic, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend Apsen Insight enough 🙌

Mala14 ,

Good stuff !!

Really good way to keep up with what’s going on in the world. Super insightful and enjoyable listen ! Keep it up Aspen !

NatureLover32 ,

Loved it

Omg! what an incredible podcast. Just subscribed. Super interesting and informative!

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