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1950 Aspen CO USA


1950, Aspen CO (USA), at 1st Executive Seminar, as Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies. Present name adopted 1988.


Enhance the ability of leaders in business, government, the nonprofit sector, academia and the media to understand and act upon the issues that challenge the national and international community; help leaders deepen their thinking and broaden their perspectives for decision-making by convening them in seminars and conferences that address topics of current interest, but place the debate and discussion of such issues within the context of the universal and enduring values and ideas that traditionally define civilization. Integrate humanistic values into the choices which must be made in selected areas of contemporary life; bring able people from all sectors of society together in a search for viable approaches to many of the most critical issues of our time.


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Headed by Chairman/Chief Executive Officer. Board of Trustees, consisting of Chairman, 2 Vice Chairmen, Aspen Institute President, 56 Active Trustees, 4 ex-officio Trustees, 12 Honorary Trustees and 43 Emeritus Trustees. US offices in Washington DC (USA), Queenstown MD (USA), New York NY (USA), Aspen CO (USA) and Santa Barbara CA (USA). International offices in Berlin (Germany), Rome (Italy), Lyon (France) and Tokyo (Japan).


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GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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