Madeleine K. Albright Global Development Lecture
Nov
7
4:00 PM16:00

Madeleine K. Albright Global Development Lecture

At the sixth annual lecture on November 7, 2018 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City, the Aspen Global Innovators Group honored Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Nobel Laureate and former President of the Republic of Liberia. At the lecture, 200 Aspen Institute board members, trustees, partners, and others gathered as President Sirleaf shared her vision to move from incremental to transformative change in Africa.

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What's Next for Women: New Leaders for a New Moment
Jun
26
8:00 AM08:00

What's Next for Women: New Leaders for a New Moment

2017 brought a sea change in gender equity and power. With the rise of the #MeToo movement, new opportunities and challenges have emerged to ensure all sectors — from corporations to government and beyond — are equipped to support women and girls at all levels. How can the momentum for women’s empowerment be harnessed for lasting, systemic change? At Aspen Ideas Festival 2018, the leaders of the Aspen Forum on Women and Girls, Anne Mosle and Peggy Clark, facilitate a dynamic conversation with activists, CEOs, and entrepreneurs who are pioneering bold ideas on the rights, potential, and power of women and girls. 

Speakers: Peggy Clark, Anne Mosle, Reshma Saujani, Tarana Burke

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The Next Generation of Conversations, Leaders, and Solutions
Mar
15
8:00 AM08:00

The Next Generation of Conversations, Leaders, and Solutions

Anne Mosle and Peggy Clark led a rich conversation on how to harness the energy of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements to unite women and men across generations, geographies, and backgrounds to build a just and equitable world where women and girls have equal opportunity to succeed and lead. Key discussion areas included economic impact of sexual harassment and policy solutions for the 21st century.

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The United State of Women
Jun
14
8:00 AM08:00

The United State of Women

The Aspen Forum on Women and Girls facilitated the Aspen Institute's role as a lead partner for the 2016 United State of Women conference, co-hosted with the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Laverne Cox, and other leaders discussed topics ranging from entrepreneurship to equal pay to violence against women. 

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Conversations Across Generations
Mar
7
to Mar 8

Conversations Across Generations

The first conversation of the Aspen Forum on Women and Girls took place on International Women's Day in March 2016 and brought together leaders including Melissa Harris Perry, Alicia Garza, Pat Mitchell, Reema Nanavaty, Vivian Nixon, Rachel Kyte, and Teresa Younger, to share their strategies for economic justice in the U.S. and around the world.

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Reaffirming Resolve: Sustainable Development Starts with Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Sep
25
11:30 AM11:30

Reaffirming Resolve: Sustainable Development Starts with Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

High-level representatives celebrated the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals and reaffirmed resolve for sexual and reproductive health and rights as drivers of poverty eradication, food security, gender equality, climate change response, and economic empowerment, among other development priorities

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Post-2015 Development Agenda: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights - Fundamental Human Rights, Drivers of Progress
Sep
23
7:30 PM19:30

Post-2015 Development Agenda: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights - Fundamental Human Rights, Drivers of Progress

Sexual and reproductive health and rights are fundamental human rights. They also drive progress towards a broad range of sustainable development goals, including poverty eradication, food security, gender equality, climate change mitigation, economic empowerment, among so many others.

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Making Population Matter: Reaping the Demographic Dividend for Sustainable Development
Jun
21
3:30 PM15:30

Making Population Matter: Reaping the Demographic Dividend for Sustainable Development

The Demographic Dividend is an opportunity that arises when a country transitions from high to low rates of fertility and child and infant mortality. This transition creates a generation that is significantly larger than the generations immediately preceding and following it. As this cohort enters working age, they have the ability to enter into productive economic activities and invest savings at relatively high rates, thus spurring heightened economic growth. This growth depends however, on the right enabling policy environment.

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A Long Walk to Water: Women, Population and Access to Safe Water
Apr
18
12:00 PM12:00

A Long Walk to Water: Women, Population and Access to Safe Water

Water is humanity’s most essential need, and yet one third of our planet’s population lacks access to safe water, spreading disease and conflict. As climate change makes draught and disaster increasingly common, leading to melting water sources and wells pumped past the point of renewability, the water we do have is distributed and consumed in a starkly inequitable way. Population growth is making scarce resources like food and water scarcer, and pushing families to join the rush of migration into thirsty mega-cities. In many societies, the struggle to provide water every day falls to women, who are walking growing distances to find it.

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International Women's Day 2012: London Activities
Mar
7
to Mar 8

International Women's Day 2012: London Activities

In celebration of International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2012, the Aspen Institute’s Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), to hold a series of events in London to educate UK policymakers about the critical role that access to reproductive health and family planning plays in economic and social development. The events included an intimate strategy dinner of 22 influential policy leaders, a high-level policy dialogue held at the UK Parliament, and strategic communications activities with print, broadcast and social media.

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