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McCloskey Speaker Series

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Thomas Barrack Jr. is Executive Chairman of Colony NorthStar. Barrack was the Chairman of the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee, as well as one of President Trump’s major fundraisers. He discusses his personal insights into the United States' 45th president and his vision for the country.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States spoke with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson. 

Republican governors discuss the policies and programs that serve as the backbones of their respective states. Featuring Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi, Governor Doug Burgum  of North Dakota, Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri and Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson.

Featuring Gen. Keith Alexander, a retired United States Army four-star general, in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson. Gen. Alexander served as Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Chief of the Central Security Service from 2005-2014. During his time as the NSA Director, he was nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate to be the first commander of United States Cyber Command, a position he held from 2010-2014. 

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David Leonhardt is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times. He spoke Tuesday about the future of news.

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 The McCloskey Speaker Series on Aug. 12 was titled Democratic Governors Panel: Leading from the State Level. Democratic governors discussed how to lead a nation by facing the challenges of energy, education and citizens’ rights among other priorities at the state level. It featured Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Gov. Dannel Malloy of Connecticut,  in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson. Gov. John Bel Edwards of Louisiana and Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington were unable to make it at the last minute.

McCloskey Speaker Series: The Presidential Race

Aug 2, 2016
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  With the results of the National Conventions hot off the presses, hear the media’s take on the Presidential nominees and their analysis leading up to the 2016 election. Jonathan Martin of The New York Times and Kathleen Parker of The Washington Post spoke with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson.

McCloskey Speaker Series: Steve Case

Jul 12, 2016

The McCloskey Speaker Series continued on Tuesday with Steve Case, the co-founder of America Online. He spoke with Walter Isaacson, the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. Case spoke to Isaacson about his latest book, "The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future".  It examines some of the most important business decisions in the age of the internet. Listen to their full conversation, below.

Joel Kotkin is the Presidential Fellow of Urban Futures at Chapman University and Executive Director of the Center for Opportunity Urbanism.

 Aspen Public Radio’s broadcast of Aspen Institute’s President and CEO Walter Isaacson in conversation with Hank Paulson, current chairman of the Paulson Institute and former US Secretary of the Treasury.

Democratic governors discuss how to lead a nation by facing the challenges of energy, education, and citizens’ rights among other priorities at the state level. Featuring Governor Steve Bullock of Montana, Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado, Governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut, and Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson. 

Aspen Public Radio is offering a  broadcast of the McCloskey Speaker Series' " A Conversation with Democratic Governors: Leading from the State Level"

  Republican governors gather to discuss their solutions to the issues of health care, the economy, immigration and other areas that are pressing in their states. 

Aspen Public Radio will be offering a live broadcast of the McCloskey Speaker series' "A Conversation with Republican Governors: What the Future Holds" On Tuesday, July 21st, from 6-7pm. You can listen live on the air or stream online.

Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Issacson, in conversation with Evan Williams, the chief executive of Medium, an online publishing platform. Williams is also one of the founders of Twitter and remains on the board of directors.

Dr. Eric Smith argues that we need a new understanding of the nature of life, in which the dominant, Darwinian view of a “struggle for existence” comes second, and life at its core came about as a necessary layer of our maturing planet.

Tune in to Aspen Public Radio on July 7th at 7pm to hear Dr. Eric Smith, professor at the Earth-Life Science Institute in Tokyo and the Santa Fe Institute, present "New Theories on the Origin of Life."

Listen Live!

Jun 23, 2015

Today, beginning at 3:30, Aspen Public Radio will be offering a live broadcast of The McCloskey Speaker Series' presentation of former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

The Past, Present and Future of Humor

Aug 15, 2014

“The Past, Present and Future of Humor” with Robert Mankoff, the cartoon editor for the New Yorker.

More than 950 of his cartoons have been published in the magazine including their best-selling cartoon (captioned "No, Thursday's out. How about never – is never good for you?"). The line also serves as the title to his newest book, a memoir released in March 2014. Mankoff wrote The Naked Cartoonist: A New Way to Enhance Your Creativity (2002) and edited The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker (Black Dog Leventhal), the best-selling coffee-table book featuring all 68,647 cartoons ever published in The New Yorker since its debut in 1925.

McCloskey Speaker Series - A Conversation with U.S. Representative John R. Lewis

Congressman John R. Lewis (D-GA), civil rights leader, and co-author of the bestselling graphic memoir March: Book One (Top Shelf Productions), is the recipient of numerous awards from eminent national and international institutions, including the United States' highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His new graphic memoir trilogy, March, is a vivid first-hand account of Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Book One spans Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.

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