McCloskey Speaker Series

This longstanding summer series presents distinguished speakers who have far-reaching impacts on society, and is made possible by a generous donation from the McCloskey Family Charitable Foundation.

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The Innovators with Walter Isaacson

Jul 11, 2014

McCloskey Speaker Series - The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution featuring Walter Isaacson

President and CEO of the Aspen Institute Walter Isaacson will speak about his forthcoming book, set to be released in October, 2014, by Simon & Schuster. Mr. Isaacson is the author of Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.

In collaboration with the Aspen Strategy Group and The Brookings Institution, this discussion will feature former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development Raj Shah, and other guests in a conversation moderated by Aspen Strategy Group Director Amb. Nicholas Burns.

Governors in Aspen: What’s Working at the State Level?

A conversation featuring with Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Governor Michael Pence of Indiana, and Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin on their priorities, toughest challenges and successes.

This year's panel of governors will discuss important social issues affecting their communities.

Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder: The Air Force's Role in Securing the Nation

Featuring US Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. As Chief, Gen. Welsh serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training, and equipping of 690,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve, and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the General and other service chiefs function as military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council, and to the President.

Moderated by John King, CNN National Correspondent.

In collaboration with the Aspen Security Forum


A conversation featuring Governors John Hickenlooper of Colorado, Jay Nixon of Missouri, Jay Inslee of Washington and Peter Shumlin of Vermont on priorities, issues, and successes. Moderated by Elliot Gerson, Executive Vice President, The Aspen Institute.

Wednesday, July 10

Hurst Lecture Series - CANCELLED

Featuring The Right Honorable Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1997-2007).


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Saturday, July 13

Live Broadcasts of the McCloskey Speaker Series

Jul 10, 2013

The 2013 edition of the McCloskey Speaker Series from the Aspen Institute is shaping up to be an engaging array of people, ideas and issues. Aspen Public Radio has you covered with live broadcasts from the series. If you miss a broadcast, Aspen Public Radio will provide archive podcasts on demand for you within 24 hours of each event.

Here's the current broadcast schedule for the McCloskey Speaker Series on Aspen Public Radio:

Saturday, July 13 - 2pm

Decision-making and Leadership: Views from the Statehouse