Speakers: Goldie Hawn, Michael Eisner

Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence Goldie Hawn joins Michael Eisner over lunch for a discussion about her career and the work she continues to support through the Hawn Foundation, which takes up as its mission the needs of children. Learn how the Foundation uses mindfulness to help young people develop social and emotional intelligence, and, in turn, reduce the distress and distraction within their educations that leads to increased rates of dropout.

Speakers: Jamie P. Merisotis, Joshua Wyner, Gene D. Block, Kevin Cary

The value of a college degree is at an all-time high. At the same time, the price of college is escalating while wages for working-class Americans stagnate. Whose responsibility is it to shoulder the increasing cost of higher education? Can Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other technology-driven education platforms drive costs down? Should community college be free, as is now the case in Tennessee and Chicago? Hear a dynamic panel of higher-education experts discuss the cost and value of a college education in an era of increasing demand for skilled labor and growing income inequality.

Sam Tanenhaus, Garry Wills, David Frum, Cory A. Booker, Jeffrey Rosen, Neal Katyal, Chris Coons, Alan Cooperman, Ken Davis and David Leonhardt discuss recent Supreme Court decisions. 

A Snowmass Town Councilman will likely face a felony charge for damaging infrastructure in the county jail after he was arrested for driving drunk.

In the United States, 25 percent of young adults under age 30 do not claim affiliation with any particular religion.  What does this new reality mean for communities of faith, and culture at large, as a generation of Americans increasingly turns away from such identity-forming institutions? 

David Petraeus - Chairman, KKR Global Institute; Visiting Professor, CUNY; Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; Former CIA Director and Retired US Army General 

Peter Thiel Co-Founder, PayPal; Technology Entrepreneur and Investor, Founders Fund

Paul Ryan represents Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district, serving his ninth term in Congress. 

 

In addition to the farmer’s market being held today in Aspen, the fourth of July weekend brings days worth of activities to town, which is now officially in high-summer season.

 

Bill Tomcich, president of the resorts' central reservation agency, says although most of Aspen’s lodging will be fully occupied through Saturday, occupancy will drop to around eighty percent by early next week.

A Meaningful Life

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Significant disparities in early learning experiences for low-income children can set the stage for achievement gaps that persist through high school and lead to a lifetime of missed opportunities, inequities, and even health challenges. What is the latest thinking on innovative interventions during early childhood? Can the opportunity gap be closed, or significantly reduced, before a child reaches kindergarten when cognitive development is happening at breakneck speed? What solutions can help families maximize their children’s potential from day one?

 

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